God’s Word on … Grace
God’s Word on … Grace
GRACE is God’s unmerited favor toward us, and from it flows the empowerment to be who He has called us to be, do what He has called us to do, and have what He desires us to have – victory in every area of our lives!
GRACE is the gospel. (Acts 20:24) Paul referred to the “gospel of the grace of God.” Gospel means “good news”. GRACE is not a part of the gospel; it is the gospel. Every good thing from God – healing, protection, prosperity, deliverance – flows from God’s GRACE. And, that is good news!
GRACE saves us. (Ephesians 2:8-9) The Message version of the Bible says, “Saving is all His idea, and all His work…. We don’t play the major role.” In fact, our only role is to respond and accept His gift; and, that, in God’s eyes, is called faith.
GRACE came by Jesus Christ. (John 1:17) Jesus is the manifestation of GRACE. Read about what Jesus did in His life and you read about what GRACE is doing in the earth today – through believers who receive the power GRACE provides.
GRACE will always be greater than sin. (Romans 5:20) The Message version gets to the heart of GRACE: “But sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down.” No matter how difficult the situation, GRACE is at work to bring about God’s desired outcome.
GRACE comes to us like the waves of the ocean – without ceasing. (John 1:16) The Complete Jewish Bible says, “We have all received from His fullness, yes, grace upon grace”. Like waves that crash without interruption against a cliff and penetrate even the smallest crevices, so GRACE penetrates even the smallest of areas in our lives that need a touch from the Father.
GRACE destroys the mountains in our lives. (Zechariah 4:6-7) When we speak, “GRACE, GRACE” to the challenges we are facing, we are acknowledging the power of GRACE to change any situation to conform to God’s plan for our lives.
GRACE teaches us to live Godly lives.
(Titus 2:11-12) The Message version sums it up well: “We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life.” Contrary to errant teaching, GRACE does not give a believer a license to sin. A true revelation of GRACE brings a desire to honor God in every area of our lives.
GRACE is the strength that overcomes all of our weaknesses. (2 Corinthians 12:9) Trying to change on our own leads to frustration and failure. Trusting in Holy Spirit, the Spirit of GRACE, to bring about change in our lives leads to a GRACE-shaped life.
GRACE, mercy and peace provide the environment in which we can live an overcoming life. (2 John 3) Mercy can be defined as not getting what we deserve; GRACE can be defined as getting what we don’t deserve. Peace in Hebrew is defined as “nothing missing, nothing broken”. Peace with God is the result of GRACE and mercy enveloping our lives. That is what Jesus’ sacrifice did; it redeemed us back into an intimate relationship with a Father who never stops loving us, even when we are unlovely.
1 Corinthians 15:10 (ASV)
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am…
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