GRACE

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INTRODUCTION

2 Peter 3:18 ”But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever”. Amen.

WHAT IS GRACE?

Grace is the divine influence on the heart of a man and it is reflected or expressed outwardly. In other words, it is the out-working of a divine inward influence in your heart through God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. Grace is the glory of God working in a man’s spirit. The Greek word for grace is Charis’. It beautifies the spirit and would always show on the outside. Grace functions at different levels in our life. It locates you and brings you into the good place at the right and opportune time. Some people do define Grace as “unmerited favor” but this definition is from a negative point of view and is somewhat limited.

There is such a thing as to increase in grace, to grow (Auxano). As Christians, the Bible admonishes us to grow in grace even as we grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t work against Grace in other people; acknowledge, respect and help grow it when you find it manifesting in others around you.

 SEVEN (7) OUTWORKINGS OF GRACE

The Grace of God can be seen in what it produces; as much as Grace is a divine working on the inside of a man, it manifests itself on the outside of a man in diverse ways:

 1. ACCEPTABILITY.

There always is something about a man/woman with Grace that attracts people to him/her. Grace singles you out; they just don’t know why they are attracted towards you. Grace has got nothing to do with one’s status, profession or gender. You can turn on grace in your life; God gives you more Grace as you put to use the Grace He already made available to you. Grace causes nature to respond to you and there are levels of Grace at which different Christians function. It should be your desire to function at the highest level of Grace possible.

 2. THE ADVANTAGE.

Grace brings and gives you the Advantage. As a Christian, you need to ALWAYS be conscious of the Grace of God upon your life, this is what makes it work and you need to recognize that you have got grace working for you. You do not need to struggle for/with anything in your life, if you put the Grace to work, it will deliver them to you, on a platter. Hallelujah! Grace is the glory of God working in a man’s spirit and it beautifies. Only the man with Grace recognizes Grace. Never try to work against Grace in a man’s life; one who does it, fights against the Source of Grace; Deity.

 3. FAVOUR.

Grace brings you FAVOUR. Good is turned towards the man with Grace and forgiveness always knocks at his door. Even when he seems to have made great mistakes, the Grace of God speaks for him. To walk in Grace means to walk in and with divine influence. It makes you have the mentality of “if I want anything, I will get it!” You are God’s trophy, and He wants everyone in the world to know how much he loves you. He is the ‘I am’ and you are the ‘in Him’. There is no need for the struggles and the worry wrinkles. Grace is available to deliver favour to you. Favour that comes by Grace comes by divine influence. Hallelujah! All He says is “yield to my Word”.

 4. JOY.

Grace brings about Joy; joy indescribable and unspeakable. As a Christian walking in grace, let Joy work out through your life. When you take advantage of grace, the world will not be able to explain how you are always up there. Where they let worries and the cares of this life control them, they do not understand how you have become a distributor of joy. With grace in your life, you become dauntless even in seemingly difficult situations. When challenges come to you look inwards for the solution, because you know that: THE BIGGER THE PROBLEM, THE BIGGER THE TESTIMONY.

 5. LIBERALITY. 

Grace brings LIBERALITY into your life. You have got to recognize that Grace opens a two-way channel; it is called giving and a receiving channel.  Recognize that giving is a Grace. When Grace opens up that passion to give; it also opens up your CAPACITY to receive.

 6. PLEASURE. 

Grace brings about PLEASURE. Do you know that Pleasure comes spiritually and that you can take pleasure in all that God has created? Your life is for Him; recognizing this makes everything in your life pleasurable and yet pleasing to God. Now, Grace brings about a kind and happy pleasure that should make you appreciate the people and the things in your life.

 7. GIFT.

 Grace brings GIFTs into your life. Grace brings about an uncanny ability to do what others cannot do. This can manifest itself by form of a skill, quality and understanding of certain areas. It’s important that you recognize the gift of God upon you and put it to use, it makes God’s power to come upon it.

YOUR ROLE WITH GRACE

The Scripture is laden with accounts explaining how God has given us the measure of Grace. Much more, we have a huge role to play in making sure that the purpose for the Grace is accomplished.

God expects us to put his Grace to work by careful study and meditation of His Word, which is the Word of Grace.

Make up your mind to put to work the GRACE upon your life. The Bible says in Romans 5:17 ’’For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ’’. You can decide to put to test the grace upon your life and you can be sure that your testimonies will be those of unprecedented manifestations of the Holy Ghost.

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  1. Father God,thank You for Your sufficient grace in my life,and as Your strength is made perfect in all my weaknesses. Lord,give me the grace to trust You with all my heart in every situation,in Jesus name.thank You Jesus for using the man of God Pastor Chris to transform our lives,may You continue to bless him and his family more abundantly,in Jesus’ mighty name,Amen!

  2. The message has expounded detail by detail every aspect of the word, Grace in a way that any reader would be able to grasp and internalize the truest essence of the word. Thank you so much! Keep on preaching brother by the GRACE of GOD that is in you.

  3. Heavenly father thank you so much. Give me more Grace in my life, in every place I go through; winning soul to your world. Thank you for giving us Pastor Chris to enable the world with your word.

  4. Hallelujah, I am always blessed reading these messages.
    Grace is the focal point of our Christian walk. It is by grace that we come into the image of Christ, which is already in our spirit but must be expressed in our souls and body. Through grace we overcome lusts, sin and overcome this world: Titus 2:11- For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
    12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
    13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. This is the ultimate definition of grace. It teaches a life, that denies ungodliness, worldly lusts, and empowers us to live righteously, and soberly, as we wait for our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. This is the ultimate work of grace in the life of a believer. Hallelujah. Thank you Pastor. You bless me always.

  5. Thank you so much for this article. As I read it, I could literary feel grace increasing in my life. I’m accepted, I have the advantage, joy, favour, pleasure, gifts and liberality in Jesus name.

  6. Actually; this is a bomb. It bost my brain. Word alone cannot be anough to say thank you sir. What I believe is, this particular Topic is design just for me, I’v already claimed it. Pastor you are indeed A blessing to these Generation.
    Glory to God

  7. Wow, I have always wanted to truly understand what Grace does for me. I am grateful for this article. I have a better understanding of How grace works in my life, that makes it easy to recognize it in me and in others. Thank you so much Pastor.

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