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Many are called but few are chosen because many are misled by false teachers Matthew 7:13-15 so we help all who wants to know the truth how to find and know the truth of and by God and not of and by man.


Pastor J. R. Wilhite

I have done studies about Grace, the law, the blood of Jesus, and God's love in the past but none will come close to this one on Grace. That does not mean the other studies are any less effective or good. I believe "Grace" is one of the most misunderstood words in the Bible. To better understand the word we will review its meaning in the Old Testament first; and then in the New Testament.

Numbers 11 (KJV)

  1. And Moses said unto the Lord, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

In the King James, it states "Favour"; but in the Literal, it is "Grace".


|0559| And said

|4872| Moses

|3068| to Yahweh,

|4100| Why

|7489| have You done harm

|5650| to Your servant?

|4100| And why

|3808| not

|4672| have I found

|2580| grace

|5869| in Your eyes,

|7760| to put

|5447| the burden of

|3605| all

|5971| people

|2088| this

|5921| on me?

Strong's Ref. # 2580

Romanized chen

Pronounced khane

from HSN2603; graciousness, i.e. subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty):

KJV--favour, grace(-ious), pleasant, precious, [well-]favoured.

Luke 1 (KJV)

  1. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

In Luke 1:28 in the King James we read, "highly favoured"; but in the Literal it is "receiving grace".


|2532| And

|1525| entering,

|3588| the

|0032| angel

|4314| to

|0846| her

|2036| said,

|5463| Hail,

|9999| {one}

|5487| receiving grace,

|3588| the

|2962| Lord

|9999| {is}

|3326| with

|4675| you.

Strong's Ref. # 5487

Romanized charitoo

Pronounced khar-ee-to'-o

from GSN5485; to grace, i.e. indue with special honor:

KJV--make accepted, be highly favoured.

2 Corinthians 8 (KJV)

  1. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Strong's Ref. # 5485

Romanized charis

Pronounced khar'-ece

from GSN5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude):

KJV--acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).

In the first two, the translators, in an effort to save room or to keep a verse from being to wordy, used favour or favoured instead of grace. To them it was the same. Anyone understanding the Greek and Hebrew language, which reads the Old and New in Hebrew and Greek, would read the verses with both. Most people do not know the either or both of the two languages. If they read the Old and New in English, they would not see the full depth of the meaning of the word grace; at least not as one, that does read them in their original languages.

I am not here to judge the translators of the King James Bible. That, I would not do. The reason is not that we are not to judge, but that they were not incorrect word usage. If anything, some might say they were lazy or slack in not ensuring the purest of words were used in the King James. If you get the idea, you were right in using the non-King James version you read or it is the best (or at least ok), you would be wrong. Every English translation has been based off the original King James Version. Therefore, if the King James was off a little, the rest are off a lot. This is especially conspicuous with the NIV and most, if not all, of the translations of the 20th century. This means almost all versions have anywhere from 100 to 690+ errors in their translation; with the possible exception of the Amplified Version.

The King James Version provides the correct translation albeit not always the most complete translation. If you think about it, we are all guilty for this. Suppose in 1612 A.D. when the King James Version was translated, there was concern over wordiness, this would have affected the depth of translation. How much worse that task would be today. Our fast serve, no wait, hurry up mentality of today would be less likely to read a longer more wordy version of the Bible. This would mean people would have to actually read the Bible in-depth to understand; and most people will not do this any more.

What am I saying? One of our largest email services here at "" is sending the Bible to people, daily. By doing this, they can read it in one year. It took me over one-year to develop the format to accomodate this approach. The result was a structure of scriptures that could be read in less than 30 minutes per day. Even then, many people have complained that it is too much to read.

I wonder how many are watching television only 30 minutes or less per day. Television will not heal them, help through problem times, help with a broken relationship, or add one day to their lives. If anything, it is taking days away from our lives; and causes some of our health and relationship problems. If you do not believe me, think about the time spent in front of the television. What do most people do during this time?

We are neither judging nor coming down on anyone. Instead, we are stating the facts; comparative facts to demonstrate why the Bible would be less likely read today, if it were longer and more detailed.

We have read about "grace" and in the verses from the New Testament, you can see that grace means favored. Before grace, there was only the law. Understand, that does not mean the law is not here and now. However, Jesus fulfilled the law for all who will accept Him. What could the law not do? The answer is: save mankind…only Jesus can do that.


The law was set forth for three reasons:

  1. To point out sin in our life.
  2. To show how to try to avoid sin.
  3. Sacrifice for forgiveness of sin.

{Sacrifice Under the Law - There were animal sacrifices. However, animal sacrifice was lacking in that as soon as they were done, they did nothing for the time after and between sacrifices.

Sacrifice Under Grace - Jesus is a living sacrifice. He keeps us clean with His living blood, not the blood of a dead animal.}

Many live with the law and not grace, and some even think this is correct. Some have made a law out of grace. Then, there are those who are just legalistic in general. At various points in my past, I have operated in each of these groups. Recently, I was reading and realized what a failure I was as a Christian; and how bad I blown it. I focused on that fact that I still sin, yes, not as much as before, but I still sin.

John 5 (KJV)

  1. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

Jesus would not tell anyone to go and sin no more if it were not possible. The man to whom Jesus was speaking was a man under the law, before grace. So I thought, "how much more should I/we be able to live sin-free than he would have?" This idea of how badly I had blown it was getting to me; I was starting to feel like I had strayed because of my ways. God said one word "Grace". Then He said, "My Grace is sufficient". Of course, then I started to realize again how awesome Grace really is.

2 Corinthians 12 (KJV)

  1. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


|2532| And

|2046| He said

|3427| to me,

|0714| Enough

|4671| for you

|9999| {is}

|3588| the

|5485| gracious love

|3450| of Me.

|3588| the

|1063| For

|1411| power

|1722| in

|0769| weaknesses

|5048| is perfected.

|2236| gladly

Strong's Ref. # 5485

Romanized charis

Pronounced khar'-ece

from GSN5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude):

KJV--acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).


Strong's Ref. # 1411

Romanized dunamis

Pronounced doo'-nam-is

from GSN1410; force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself):

KJV--ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength,violence, mighty (wonderful) work.


Strong's Ref. # 769

Romanized astheneia

Pronounced as-then'-i-ah

from GSN0772; feebleness (of mind or body); by implication, malady; morally, frailty:

KJV--disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.


Strong's Ref. # 5048

Romanized teleioo

Pronounced tel-i-o'-o

from GSN5046; to complete, i.e. (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consumate (in character):

KJV--consecrate, finish, fulfil, make) perfect.

Briefly put, in His love is strength, power, and a force strong enough to overcome all; that is as long as we are not too strong in ourselves for ourselves. If we are weak, He is strong in us. We have the ability to allow Him to work through us and for us. This fact goes very much against those who believe in predestination wrongly. Let me clarify - there are some who believe God foreknew some; and those He foreknew He predestined. At this point, they are correct. Where they are wrong is when they state - God foreknew some, not all; and those He foreknew, He predestined to be saved…the rest are not. They are saying we have no voice in the matter, and nothing we do can change it. This skewed thinking gives rise to some believing that they can live life as they want, no worries; because either they have made it or not. Ergo, since it has nothing to do with how they live, they can live life anyway. There were some God foreknew, but it did not deal with salvation; it is dealing with the elect.

Most people believe once they are saved, they are of the Church and of Christ. On this, they have missed it, because that is just not true. There is a progression - salvation, then the church, and then Christ. Many times, when people are called by God to be saved, they (not all but some) misunderstand it to be in the ministry as a leader. In actuality, the calling is for their salvation.

Hosea 4 (KJV)

  1. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Revelation 1 (KJV)

  1. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.)

This site, "", is here mainly to help people learn how to hear from God. It is here to deal with that lack of knowledge described in Hosea 4:6. Yes, we do help people, who are lost come to the Lord. That, however, is not our main goal. Some may take that wrong; some may even call us all kinds of things, because our main goal is not salvation. However, there are not enough sites, churches, or even people out there to help the millions coming to the Lord in understanding what to do next. That is: Learn how to hear from God and be directed of God only.

I am not as fortunate as my off-line counterparts are in that they can look out at the congregation and see faces in every service; talk one-on-one with members; and counsel them as needed. The inability to regularly do these things occasionally bothers me. Although this ministry is an awesome blessing to me, it is at times a lonely one. However, I receive many emails from people stating:

That really helps, especially during the long late hours put in to provide this access.


None of this would be possible if it were not for my number one friend and guide in Life…my Father, God. He guides me as well as I let Him. Even so, in no way am I in any way perfect. Some pastors will condemn me for being so open. However, the truth is the truth…no one is perfect. Until everyone realizes that pastors are people just as they are…with desires, wants, and troubles, the problems of the church of this world will continue to intensify.

If you are looking for a Billy Graham or Kenneth Copeland type pastor, you are at the wrong place. I would not presume to classify myself with either of these two; but one thing I know is that I do know the truth. Most importantly, no matter what - as long as I do, I am always in grace with God; and that is what really matters in the end.

If you have addictions, you sin, you lie, cheat, steal, or whatever…it is wrong and a sin. But, with God it is able to be overcome, and in the mean time He will never leave you. He will not judge or condemn you. Actually, in the end, it is our words of our mouth that will do that. As long as you believe in your heart, your words of your mouth will do you no wrong. But, if you do not believe, the words of your mouth will condemn you.

John 3 (KJV)

  1. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
  2. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  1. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
  2. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

As long as you believe in your heart your words of your mouth will do you no wrong. But if you do not believe the words of your mouth will condemn you.

Romans 10 (KJV)

  1. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
  2. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

{Grace is awesome. Under the law, belief was not enough; but under Grace, if you believe in Jesus and stand for what He stood for and do not listen to man but God alone, you will make it.}

John 14 (KJV)

  1. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

If we listen to God and be taught all by God, why should you listen to me or anyone else? You should not. At best, I hope with the knowledge in this site that it will stir in you something buried wanting to come out. That being: The Spirit God gave us all when we were conceived. As it is fed the word it grows, hopefully in time it will be strong enough to connect with God directly; and help you through the remainder of your life here. Otherwise, all I can offer is a time saver. It takes me days, weeks, and sometime months to write a study. In the end, it will take you less than an hour to read, and then verify with God if it is true or not.

Simply put, Grace is a time where the normal rules do not apply. It is a time to get right with God in a way never before on the earth. It is like a grace period on a bill; it is due on the 1st, but it is not counted late until after the 5th…that gives you a 5 day grace period.. God has given mankind a two-thousand+ years grace period to get it right with Him.

A generation in the Bible is 40 years; Jesus said this would be the last generation. He lived 33 years, tribulation is 7 years, 33+7=40. Tribulation was to start at the end of Jesus life; but instead God stuck grace in between to give us all one last chance.


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