Topic: THE GRACE OF GOD
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. Romans 5:15 (KJV). Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:5&8 (KJV)
By the way of introducing this subject it is good we define grace in a most simple way for the benefit of good understanding. So what is grace? It is Christ at work for the believer; Grace is God at work in a believer to do the will of God and to enjoy the best package of redemption. Titus 2:11-12 says “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
The grace of God that brought salvation has appeared to all men; from that statement it is good we let it known that Jesus Christ does not have grace He is the grace of God. The implication of that statement is that His grace can never reduce or finished, we can draw as much as we need per time and everyone of us can have more than enough. No wonder John said “He is full of grace…of His fullness of grace we also receive a grace for grace” – John 1:14 & 16.
Paul said I am what I am by the grace of God – 1 Corinthians 15:10; meaning that we can never be saved without His grace– Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Likewise it will be difficult to serve God acceptably and rewardably without the grace of God at work in us – Philipians 2:13 says “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”..
Without the grace of God, success or greatness and help in time of trouble will be difficult to access or accessed with ease, why? On the platform of grace is where we access help from God and the help of God makes the help of men that matter available to us. Our prayer will only be answered if it is grace compliant – Hebrews 4:14-16 says “For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (KJV)
I pray that from today you will be increasing in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ daily in all areas of your life in the mighty name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Say amen! See What Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 9:8 – “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
It is good we remind ourselves from that scripture above that God does not give things He only give grace. Do you get it! A lot of us likes asking wrongly and gets frustrated with no answer because we do not know the scripture – Jesus said “Mathew 22:29 – Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God” repeated in Mark 12:24. Just the same way James said we pray and get no result because you do err in your prayers – James 4:3.
No wonder why Apostle Peter demanded on the believers to daily grow in the grace of God – 2 Peter 3:18. Why? This is the root of the Christianity that we profess. That implies that we don’t have need because of any other reason than insufficiency or lack of grace. The same way our inability to please God or serve rightly in our worship to God is also of no other reason than lack of grace or insufficient grace. Grace actually makes great! No boasting not priding…..who you are today is simply by His grace, it is a praise to God and Our Father for His grace through Christ Jesus.
When grace is operational in your life it makes you to live in sufficiency – 2 Corinthians 9:8. If by grace you were saved then by the same grace you will be great and successful. The reason you must value the grace gospel. Everything about Jesus Christ is defined by grace.
I declare that I am full of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, by this grace I enjoy abundance, sound health, robust spiritual life, prosperity and victory over all troubles and evils of life daily in Jesus name.
I hereby recommend you to the grace of the Lord from today and forever for a life of abundance and sufficiency in Christ Jesus. I pray that from today you will be increasing in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ daily in all areas of your life in the mighty name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Say amen! Amen.
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By Pastor Bakare Stephen