Topic: WALKING DAILY IN THE GRACE
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20:32(KJV)
As a believer we must not forget that we were saved by grace – Ephesians 2:5 & 8. Titus said that the grace brought salvation to us – Titus 2:11. We must also remember that in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we are complete – Col 2:10. This grace is able also to meet all our needs daily – 2 Corinthians 9:8 says that God is able to make all grace available to us that we may be sufficient in all things not one thing and then abound to every good work.
Apostle Paul put it this way in Hebrews 4:15-16 – For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities…… Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Ok! Take note of the word: Find Grace to Help” Our help is in the Grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Walking in the grace of the Lord is a must for us to be able to enjoy all that grace has in stock for us all. The benefit of walking in grace is that we increase in grace per time and this growth is very important. Apostle Paul said in 2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
Growing in the grace and in the knowledge of our lord and savior Jesus Christ? Why the knowledge of Christ Jesus? Why not just reading anything in the “Bible”? That is why I said the bible is not the word of God but it contains the word of God. Yes everything there in was given by the inspiration of God – 2 Tim 3:16. But that does not make them all the word of God. Never forget that animals, demons and Satan, godly and ungodly people with angles etc. spoke in the Bible are they all the word of God?
That is why you cannot just read things in the Bible anyhow and just practice anyhow. Here Apostle Peter said if you want to walk in the grace or grow in the grace daily you must concentrate on the study and understanding of the words of Christ. – Col 3:16. The word of Christ is the word of Grace not that of Moses, Elijah, Malachi etc.
Talking about Jesus, John said “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. If grace came by Jesus then His word is also the word of grace. No wonder apostle Paul’s prayer for all the churches he went through as a minister was for them to walk in grace. See his prayer for the early church in Acts 20:32, he said – And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
We must learn the word of Christ which is the word of His grace, understand it very well, believe it, keep speaking it and acting or doing the word of the grace of the lord. Colossians 3:16 says we must let the word of Christ dwell richly in us. In John 15:7 Jesus said if my word lives in you and you in me, you will ask whatever and it shall be done to you. Do not forget that by grace you were saved and by the grace you can maximize the benefits of salvation in Christ Jesus. The knowledge of the word of grace will set you free from all troubles of life – John 8:32 & 36.
You must believe the word of grace because until you believe it you will never become it – Mark 9:23/ Luke 1:45. You must not just know it and believe it but speak it always, let every word that proceeds from your mouth be the word of His grace – Acts 20:32. Confess it, pray it, command it, declare it and say it. Never stop doing that because very soon if not immediately it will prevail and your life will manifest glory of provision and victory in Christ Jesus – Acts 19:20
It is my prayer for you today that the God of all grace will make enough grace available unto you for all round sufficiency in Jesus name. Amen.
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By Pastor Bakare Stephen