God has also permitted us believers to journey through a world where we will face trials and tribulations (adverse situations). These could be caused by the devil, by the actions of other people or sometimes as a result of our own choices. The devil's attacks are an attempt to steal, kill or destroy what is ours.
However, God empowers us to overcome. Each victory we win puts us in a place of greater spiritual strength.
God tests us not because He does not know what we think or what we will do. He tests us in order to provide us an opportunity to demonstrate in life what we really believe and hold on to. His tests are meant to get us to the next level in our walk with Him. God tests us - but He empowers us by His Word and His Spirit to pass these tests. Every test we pass brings us into a new realm in God.
God relates to us out of His grace, accepting us, doing things for us, giving things to us, which we may not expect and which we do not deserve. Religion requires. Grace empowers! Truth without grace leaves us with a religion that requires but does not empower. It leaves us with a religion that is oppressive and burdensome. On this episode, we study the various facets of his Grace.