Living Life on a Divine Plane Pt. 2 – Episode 3

How Can We Pray For You? Have you signed up yet?

Living Life on a Divine Plane Pt. 2 – Episode 3

Thank you for joining World Changers Nation for Service! We are helping people Understand Grace and Empowering them to Change through teaching the word with simplicity and understanding.

For those giving internationally, click here:

This program is brought to you in part by the partners and friends of creflo dollar Ministries.
Coming up next on changing your world.
What is this divine planning? I’m interested.
I won’t end on it because the grace of god has changed my life and and and and so where are
we going with this? There’s a divine plane. There’s a plane that
we as Christians and we as believers of Jesus, and we who are being taught by grace There’s a there’s a there’s a there’s
a level. There’s a standard that we can begin to live on.
You can interact with creflo dollar ministries anytime anywhere.
All of this is at your fingertips with our state of the art custom designed app with the broadcast feature, you can access your favorite messages, sermon series, and more at events to your calendar.
Set reminders, get directions, share with friends and even give securely through this platform, visit creflodollarministries dot org slash app or text app to 51555 today.
This is your world.
Zola’s vow to make it better place.
To say
We unchanged.
Now today, we’re we’re gonna we’re gonna talk about morality, uh, motivated by, you know, the rewards you get from being moral to talking about the things you do that’s motivated by the grace of god and the love of god.
See, if you’re not careful, you’ll become this good moral person without Jesus.
And, and to me, what good is it to achieve a high standard of morality, But to do that with the wrong attitude or to think, well, I’m moral.
And in a lot cases, you’re moral so you can gain the, uh, congratulations of other people.
In other words, the motivation behind being moral is that, you know, you know, you get validated for being And then people say to you, then, you know, you ought to do what you do out of out of out of just being a good moral person, but this is so much more.
And so today, I call this living life on a divine plane.
There is a divine level of living that grace wants to take us to that will produce outstanding life.
But we’ve got to understand that there is a difference. You know?
You, you remember a while back, people would say, well, why do I need to be saved? I’m good.
And what they were saying was, why do I need
to be saved? I’m morally good.
And you remember the response on old days, yeah, but good without god doesn’t count.
That is still absolutely the truth today. What’s the motivation behind that?
So, uh, in Philippians chapter 160 says being confident of this very thing, that he, which has begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
In the NLT Bible, uh, again, it identifies that god is the one that’s working.
He says, and I am certain that god who began the good work within you will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Jesus returns.
Now the performance of this is so very the beginning of the work was saved by grace.
The performance of it is disciplined by grace.
So he started the work He is going to continue the work or perform the work.
And the work, the work that continues and the performance that goes on is the discipline that you get by grace.
As I said to you before, that god never saves a person and then leaves him to himself to finish the good works.
God never starts a good work and then turns it over to you to finish it.
He not only started the good work in you, but praise God, he’s going to finish the good work.
But there is a divine claim that grace wants us to live on.
And this is gonna be a challenge today.
And I, I won’t say challenge, but it will challenge your religious thinking.
The high standards of life, which god desires in those who are taught by grace, it comes from the discipline of grace.
And there is a high standard of living that comes by understanding grace and the discipline of grace It’s amazing how god, through the Holy Spirit, changes your desires.
And here you sit today, I don’t know how long you’ve exposed yourself to the gospel of grace, but there are desires that you used to have that are just not there anymore.
You’re just not interested anymore. Well, who did that? You? No.
If you did it, you could have did it a while back. It was the Holy Spirit.
He’s been working on you changing your tires.
That’s the area the Holy Spirit works on to change your desires.
And so this I, the ideas of Christian conduct are they’re largely limited to high moral standards.
And we don’t wanna do that. We don’t, we, you know, and, listen, listen, morale being morally good.
It’s cool. It’s just how did you arrive there? Okay.
Um, we’re we’re not talking, you know, we’re talking about, you know, being honest and, you know, don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t, you know, having good morals.
And, uh, so the evidence of this being true is emphasized primarily upon attaining a high ideal or a, a, a high level of morality or meeting the call of duty to morality, if you will.
This is your duty. You have a moral obligation to do this or a moral obligation to do that.
And I tell you some Christians could benefit just by doing that.
We should be able to achieve those obligations through the grace of god and through the spirit of grace and not just uh, a human birth of moral obligation.
Does everybody understand what I just said there?
So moral conditions as such are stressed, and that entirely, apart from the believer’s position in Christ.
So we stress moral, um, our moral position, but we don’t stress it from a place of our position in Christ Jesus.
So think about what happens, uh, I’m moral, but without Christ.
That’s gonna be an issue. Okay?
We, we don’t have any problems with you doing right thing or doing the good thing, but
it always is gonna go back to what motivated you to do that.
Because if it started with the wrong motivation, it may stop because of the wrong motivation.
So, all of these by themselves.
I mean, moral conditions such as, you know, uh, you know, being honest and being conscientious all those things.
I mean, that that’s cool, but, uh, it is entirely possible for a natural man to learn to do and to be moral not only because he must, but also because he chooses to do so.
Again, let me give you a little list because I want you to hear me when I say morals.
Um, moral man is honest. A moral man is conscientious. He’s diligent.
A moral man is kind. He’s loving. He’s manly. He’s self controlled. He’s Chase. He’s courteous.
Uh, he’s self sacrificing. He seeks the welfare of his fellow man, all because calls.
He esteemed these virtues, and he’s esteemed because of these virtues.
He esteemed these virtues and he is esteemed because of them.
Now, I wonder if that will become the motivation for being more.
I’m gonna be moral because I’m esteemed. I’m held in high honor because I am moral.
People have weird motivations behind the good they do.
They have weird motivations behind the good they do, you know, doing Thanksgiving.
Everybody feed feed feeding hunger. Because it’s a it’s a I’m esteemed on Thanksgiving, if I’m feeding folks. And I
ain’t got a problem with that.
Please understand. Good. Great. Glad. Want everybody to feed everybody.
But but but when but when the motivation is out of love,
it’s not just on Thanksgiving.
Give me some time.
I’ll I’ll I’m I’m working on the utterance of this.
Man can learn to resist the, the, what I call, the basier things of life by, by the sheer power of his natural self And I think that Christians would, um, be more useful.
If they present it and press in more on some of these moral ideas, I, I really do.
I, I, I think something Something is wrong when someone’s motivated, even by the wrong thing, but the output should be greater coming from people who motivated out of love and grace than people who are motivated the wrong way.
You you don’t say, well, just comes there motivated wrong to feed the poor that you don’t feed the poor.
No. No. No. No. I’m saying us who are in the church should be the demonstration of that.
We should be the demonstration of morality more than people who are doing it
for the wrong reason. So I can’t get mad at people who are doing it for the wrong reason, because in some cases, if they don’t do it, they don’t get done.
You sit around with the church folks do it. They got to feel something before they do something.
I feel led. We’ll go
and get on to one of cars outside, fill some lead, and go and do it.
How are you gonna be critical of somebody who’s getting the job done?
And, you know, anyway,
just leave that alone. So the the those qualities alone don’t measure up to the high standards of life that are taught by grace.
Those morrow those morals alone, there’s something about a high standard of life higher than what I just described.
That should come by the grace of god.
And so the purpose of grace is to produce in the believer of life on the divine plane.
No, I asked, I, I said to myself, I’m like, Oh, there’s a higher plane.
There is a divine plane.
And I became interested. What is this divine level? What is this divine planing
I’m interested. I won’t end on it because the grace of god has changed my life, and, and, and, and, and so where are we going with this?
There’s a divine plane. There’s a plane that
we as Christians and we as believers of Jesus and we who are being taught by grace, there’s a, there’s a,
there’s a, there’s a, there’s a level. There’s a standard that we can begin to live on.
And as I became interested in
it and started studying it out, I
was like, uh-uh. This cost And I wasn’t gonna teach it to you because it was still freaking me out.
But I
figured we might as well
go together on the divine plan, because we’re gonna need some help on this journey. Alright?
Alright. So let’s begin. Someone say I thought we already started. No.
I’m trying to fill this thing out and see how we can get it to you.
The very purpose of grace again, is to produce, in the believer,
a life on that divine plane.
That’s, that’s the purpose of grace. It’s far more than character building. Thank god for character.
But this is we’re talking about a divine level. I’m not being critical, uh, of morality.
I’m uh, I’m saying, um, we I wanna take it to the next level.
I’m trying to move you out of this religious kind of kernel level, and let’s see.
If if nothing else, let’s take a look at this divine plane. Okay?
The divine plane, because the divine life is expressed through through human through their human body, uh, the expression is similar if it’s motivated by grace as it is the morality and expression of that when we see it through they both are demonstrated through the body.
So whether it was a wrong motivation or a grace motivation, that they both are gonna be demonstrated through your body.
Okay? They’re both gonna be demonstrated through, through your, through your life.
So it’s far more than character building because the divine life is expressed through the human body.
The expression thereof can can be similar or even identical with the expression of the finer qualities of human life.
So let’s take an example now, and let’s see if we can move into this.
There let’s just say you have two persons that may contribute to the welfare of their fellow man.
Now in the one case, it may be the expression of a purely human life.
In order to gain favor with others from a sense of fulfilling an obligation or even because of pleasure that’s derived by it.
So you got one situation where there’s an expression that comes motivated by the favor that I gained from other people.
Some of you already know, a lot of times people do good things just to get favor from other people.
A lot of times, Preachers do good things to get a favor from other people.
Hey, if I do this, they’ll give me an award.
Hey, if I do that, you know, they’ll, they’ll notice me.
Really, have you thought about it? Can you do what you do without no favor from nobody but Jesus?
Why? This is always important with everything you do in life.
What moves you to do what you do?
And you gotta start asking yourself a question when people often want to be connected to you, just pause and say, Not trying to be rude, but It seemed like everybody wants something.
Tell me what
it is you’re trying to get out
of this, and I can let you know if you’re wasting your time or not.
In that right. So it’s like, what? Why? Why?
And so what happens sometimes is, you know, religion has you to use religious stuff to make it seem like you’re one up on on on people that are doing it out of wrong attitude to to to be moral.
They they both are expressed, but one of them is, you know, he’s doing it for a favor.
He’s doing it for the pleasure of it. He’s doing it for a lot of other reasons.
Now in the other case, it is because the love of god has been shed abroad in his heart.
When you do it, because the love of god is shed abroad in your heart, you’re not looking for any reward.
Whatever comes your way, it comes through grace and by Jesus Christ.
But you’re not you’re let me let me let me go back. You’re not looking for any reward from man.
Now for some people, that’s hard.
Well, well, why why do it then?
Because the love of god is shed abroad in your heart.
That’s all the motivation you you need. Why do it? Because I do it out of love.
Uh, well, don’t nobody do that, no more. Everybody gotta have a reason. No.
I I do it. I love. I want you this morning to examine why you do what you do.
And as a morning young Christian, I am praying that is because the love of god that’s been spread, uh, shed abroad in your heart that that moves you to do what you do.
It’s kinda weird to meet people who are holding those field, fire baptized, and they are being moved by the wrong motivation.
And it has been my experience, almost 41 years, that when people are moved by the wrong motivation, they don’t last long.
Because if the motivation changes,
or if the motivation is no longer there,
guess what? They’re not either.
If they’re not getting appreciated enough, well, I’m gonna leave because I don’t feel appreciated. Oh my goodness.
I thought you were doing because the love of god was shed abroad
in your heart. Well, I came through the church, and I cut the grass, and then nobody said, thank you.
Well, wasn’t doing it for no thinking in the first place.
Right. Right.
When I was serving in my church before I entered in as the pastor and I would do a lot of stuff.
I wasn’t doing it to be validated by people.
I was doing it because The love of god was in my heart, and I know god was checking it out.
Too many Christians are looking for and I have people tell me this today, what people just wanna be appreciate.
And I, I get that. It’s alright to appreciate people. It’s a good thing to do.
But if you don’t it ain’t gonna move me from where god called me.
It ain’t gonna move me from where god called me. Yes.
I believe people ought to be appreciated. I believe people ought to be thanked.
I believe people ought to be celebrated, but it doesn’t it’s not gonna move me out of the place.
It ain’t gonna move me out of the place if you don’t get me no passes appreciation once a year.
Are you kidding me? Or you keep the most important appreciation that I am looking for is when I stand before the law of Jesus Christ, I need that appreciation.
And I need to be alright with just doing what I do because the of god has been shed abroad in my heart.
you following me here?
This is this is so, so, so important to me this morning.
Now, so the 1, let’s go back and forth. Each each case, you have an outward expression.
That’s the same. But to god, there is a difference.
The one is a life in self determination and, you know, willpower and the other one, and for personal gain, self determination, and personal gain.
That’s what the one is. So self determination and personal gain is gonna look good on my portfolio.
You know, if they ever give me a wharve, they can say that I feed the hunger and I do this.
And I can set up the impact myself on the back and say, oh, you are awesome. You are wonderful.
And that’s that’s I’m I’m I don’t want that. And neither is god.
The other one is independence upon god and is a result of the teachings of grace.
Now, one of the things I found out is that false cults, they place a great emphasis on these finer qualities of human conduct.
They false cults demand certain emphasis on more reality.
And and, like I said, nothing wrong with morality, but it’s, it’s, again, why are we doing it?
Now look at 1st Corinthians chapter 13 and 3.
I think you I didn’t say that as many ways as I know how to say it. So watch this.
1st Corinthians 13 verse 3. Paul said this, He said, and though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned or literally I burn doing good, good moral things.
And I have not charity or love, he said, it there is no profit. It profited me.
What’s this? Nothing. Look at this same verse in the NLT. It profited me nothing.
He said, if I gave everything I have to the poor and even sanctified, sacrificed my body, I could boast about it.
Yep. But if I didn’t love others,
I would have gained nothing. I can boast about it.
We can boast about all the great things we do for other people.
We can boast about it, but if we didn’t love them, I have nothing to gain, except that which the world can get me.
Now the last thing I wanna do is teach the gospel of grace only to raise up people who neglect the love piece.
And every now and then, we have to talk about the love piece.
Now in 1st Corinthians 13, the life produced by the teachings of grace has the outward manifestations, but it also has the right attitude towards god.
I am moral, but I got the right attitude towards god.
I’m doing these things, fulfilling moral obligations, but it’s not even obligation anymore.
It’s having the right attitude towards god to to help me to do what needs to be done.
How are you moved when you face tragedy and unfortunate situations that other people go through.
I’m teaching this because we’re there’s coming a greater experience in our world today, where your brothers and sisters are gonna see how deep we do love.
It’s so easy to say that ain’t my problem. Easy.
But what happens when you got people who have sat under a teaching of grace that missed the whole thing where the love of god is concerned, and can’t even and won’t even think about if it was me out there with no food, what would I do?
That’s their problem. I got my own problem.
I ain’t eat last night. One old body trying to give me some see, wrong wrong motivation to do that.
Dude, I just don’t wanna be that kind of dude. I don’t wanna be that person.
Where I don’t have a heart of compassion for people who have a hard time.
Does your lifestyle reflect who you are in Christ?
God wants us to live on a divine level, but that’s impossible with our human ability.
In the series living life at god’s altitude. Creflo dollar leads us on a journey of discipline through grace.
The very purpose of grace is to produce, in the believer,
a life on that divine plane, thinking of others That’s better than myself. That’s the divine plane.
Grace helps me to treat people better than myself, not to treat people the way I wanna be treated, but to treat them better
than the way I wanna be treated.
Only grace can take you there. You can’t do it.
You can get all three messages today for a love gift of 20 US dollars for CDs for 30 US dollars for DVDs.
Simply visit creflodollarministries dot org and click e store, scan the QR code, or call the number on your screen to get yours before they run out.
Changes here, and it’s waiting for you.
2020 force change in experience tour kicks off with the first stop in Los Angeles, and you need to be here.
Join creflo dollar on Friday, February 2 2024 for unmatched experience of praise, worship, revelation, and getting some 91 equipped.
It was amazing. Psalms might’ve won hear all these believers, people from all overcomes. It was powerful.
Just building the power of the Holy Spirit in the room, and it just felt like we were just one.
But when you have the opportunity, to be anointed in person by someone who’s so anointed by god.
That’s the choice that you should be making for the change in your life.
Just to be there in person, to see the passage teaching, I wouldn’t miss that for for the while.
If you had the chance to change, would you take it?
Text change 2024 to 51 555 scan the QR code on your screen or visit to reserve your spot today.
I think you would be amazed at what creflo dollar ministry does every day around the world.
Testimonies come in from all over about the impact we had.
And I wish you could see the kids we feed.
Their lives are changed and impacted for the better because of you, our givers.
The seeds you sow into this ministry make a mark that, uh, that can never be a race.
And I wanna thank you so much for your financial contributions into the kingdom of god and into this ministry.
If god placed it on your heart to support the vision of this ministry to reach the world with the gospel of grace.
You may call in to make your financial donations or log on to creflo God bless you.
Look no further for encouragement to walk in the grace of god.
The creflo dollar ministry’s TV app provides rewarding content that is sure to nourish your mind and soul.
He is the god of miracles.
All it takes is a mustard
seed of faith. All it takes is for you to believe
and dare to stand
and dare to trust god.
Treat yourself enriching messages from Pastor Dollar on Grace and walking in the likeness of Christ.
God has already given you his son and told He’ll give you everything else.
He don’t need you to try to exchange something to try to get something.
All he wants is your complete dependence on him respond to me and show me that you depend on me.
Download the creflo dollar ministry’s TV app on your Roku Amazon Fire TV.
Apple TV and streaming devices today to stream messages of hope, grace, and understanding when you need them most.
Thank you, partners and friends.
Your love and financial support makes it possible to bring this message into millions of homes all across the globe.
The preceding program was brought to in part by the partners and friends of creflo Ministries.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button