Escaping Failures lies in the realization that God is your life.
Escaping failures must begin by realizating that man without grace is doomed to misery and spiritual death. When the grace of God is rejected, and in some cases just the misunderstanding of grace is experienced, people suffer the heartache of agonizing darkness, degradation, and death. This path to damnation can be seen in Paul’s letter to the Roman saints. Beginning with the statement that the “wrath of God is revealed from heaven” (Rom. 1:18) and moving to “they which commit such things are worthy of death” (Rom. 1:32), Paul reveals the process of spiritual death when grace is rejected and God is forgotten by a people, a nation, or even an individual person. He proclaimed at least four steps in this process, which he calls the revelation of “the wrath of God” (Rom. 1:18): vail imaginations, worship creature, vile affections, and reprobate mind.
Escaping failures is in the knowing of the process of death and dying.
The beginning of the end for those in question is given by Paul when he writes:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse (Rom. 1:18-20).
Paul states that even though mankind could not know the essence of God, he can know by the majesty of the creation that there was indeed behind that creation a power source. God revealed the invisible things, “his eternal power and Godhead,” by the things clearly seen, the creation. There is evidently enough of the revelation of God in creation that all men “are without excuse.”
The reason why man is without excuse is simply that when they knew that which could be known of God (His eternal power and Godhead) they did not worship God as God. By the very essence of creation they had enough knowledge to know that there had to be a power source far beyond their understanding behind the things they saw and experienced. Although they knew, they did not “[glorify God] as God, neither were thankful” (Rom. 1:21). The path to damnation had begun.
The people who travel this path of wrath are destined for damnation. This death is not only seen as judgment, but it also represents the natural conclusion of each preceding step in the rejection of grace. With sin carrying its own punishment, “dying thou shalt die” (literal translation of the consequences of sin as recorded in Genesis 2:17) is the reality of everyone who moves out from under the provisions God has given for mankind to experience His life.
Escaping failures only occurs when the principles of death and dying are avoided.
The wrath of God is such that principles of death and dying are set into motion when man forgets God. The consequences of that rejection will be experienced in increasingly progressive levels of severity. The sinner, becoming so self-alive and eventually “filled with all unrighteousness” (Rom. 1:29), will commit acts of sin which will further ingrain the principles of dying until ultimate death is experienced. Grace being bestowed in vain is a downward path which leads to ultimate damnation.
The downward path begins when man begins to live his life with God being forgotten. Begin your day, live throughout the day, and end the day with the simply realization that “This is the day which the LORD hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). You live because you experience the breath of God. All that God desires of you is for you to live your life knowing that it is God that produces it. The downward path can be averted by the simple confession from the heart that God is your life.
Escaping failures can be experienced in, by, and through the grace of God.