The Word of Life

"Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain", (Philippians 2:16)

(Goodness and Mercy Missions, a ministry of Teh Francis, http://www.gmmafrica.org)

This site's purpose is to highlight my work as I  hold forth the word of life in order to complete the ministry God has committed to my trust. It will help to give information related to my ministry as well as share some spiritual resources. Since 1996 I have been captivated by one word "grace", that is all that God is free to do to us on the basis of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. I grew up in the background where people failed to understand grace in its entirety. They would use the word but always end up with a wrong definition. Salvation was by works, by struggling and if you fail along the way you will never make it to heaven. The spiritual life was lived not in gratitude to God but as means to gain God's approbation. Everything was by the energy of the flesh. The Holy Spirit may come in but only to aid the flesh in its struggle. People were living a righteous life in order to be righteous but not becuase they already have that righteousness which is by faith in Christ Jesus. They were living holy lives to be children of Godnot because they are already children of God. When one mentions grace, people quickly shut the man up saying it is a very dangerous doctrine and will cause people to sin the more, and then just a different thing will be presented to the people.

It was in 1996 while teaching a Sunday School Lesson at our local church that I learned from a Campus Crusade for Christ Pamphlet that Salvation is by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. It was just as if God had opened the gateway for me to learn several other spiritual truths. I also learned that no one can live the spiritual life. Only God can live it for us. (Galatians 2:20). I began understanding phrases like, "those who live in the flesh cannot please God; to be carnally minded is death; walk by the means of the Spirit, etc". From then my entire life has been committed to making others understand these truths.

To those who are still struggling, I want jsut want to tell you that Jesus Christ is our saviour. How, not by teaching us new rules to follow to be right with God but by taking our place and doing all what God desired us to do, becoming what God desired us to become, because we could not do it, and because we were unable to become. Jesus paid in full, paid in toto for our sins, did just everything for us, and there is nothing He left undone. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 2 Timothy 1:9). You can have eternal life by simply believing in His name.

For the post-salvation way of life read Romans chapter 8. The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has said us free from the law of sin and death. We have a new law now called the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. There is a wealth of meaning in that statement. You no longer struggle for anything. God does it for us. We bear fruit. (Galatians 5:22-23).