John Bradley 1510-1555. John Bradley is said to have coined this phrase, ‘ But for the grace of God Goes I.’ If history is true, he compared himself to others who are enslave by sin.
Brother John was burned at the stakes for crimes against Queen Mary The First, known as ‘Bloody Mary’ whose successor was Queen Elizabeth The First. They were all fighting for the power. The god of this world is a position reserved for liars, thieves and murderers.
Jesus said at His own trial, the only power Herod had over Him is that which was allocated to him by God. Having mercy on whosoever He will.
Jesus answered, “Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore he that delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin.”
Necessary was it for Him to die for the sins of the world in Subjection to the Law of God and man. His gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Fighting against spirit and principalities in wicked and high places. But for the grace of God no flesh is spared. The God in us is greater than the god of this world. Establishing among us the gospel and the power of salvation.
Satan himself wants the worship of a man. Creating for himself the antichrist whose spirit is already in the world.
Imagine a place so damed, hot and lonely. Void to the colors of love, full of darkness and hate. Where demons rule in torment at the sight of Christ, having nothing to do with Jesus, Son of the living God.
“For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” Till this day we can still hear people say
‘But For The Grace Of God Goes I.
Believers are not afraid to engage the World because Jesus has overcome the World.
We are steadfast and aiming from the cross.
Judging not, least we be judged.
Not by the color of skin,
Or even the content of a character,
But by ever word the comes from the mouth of God.
Knowing that as believers The Church is justified in God through Jesus..
All the works of man are like a germ infested rag on a clean table.
But when we abide under the shadow of the Almighty,
Subjected to Him who controls time and all the host of heaven, we are strong.
When we rejoice in the Lord, our strength is renewed.
When we are forgiven for many sins,
we have more reasons to love God, people and even ourselves.
God The Father doesn’t recognize any fault that is forgiven in the works of Jesus, and the work of His hands.
‘But for the grace of God goes me.’ Gairey