God’s Grace

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God’s Grace

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 2 Cor. 13:14 KJV

We all need the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Grace was the umpire, the benefactor, and the cheerleader of Christ’s activities on earth. He performed all God’s requirement for His life by the Grace of God. Grace is God’s merit; “the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward” is a requirement in everyone’s life walk to inherit peace and glory.

About Grace in the life and Ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible says, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Heb. 2:9 KJV). Notice, He (Jesus)…by the grace of God should taste death for every man”. Grace enabled Jesus to taste death for every man.

It is of the need and importance of (this) Grace that the Bible says, The (same) grace that was with the Lord Jesus Christ…be with you all so that like Christ we (also) may achieve the plan and purpose of God for our lives.

About the eminent effect of Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible recorded that Christ pleased God. While in agony and praying in the garden of Gethsemane,  crossed between His (Jesus) will and God’s will, Lord Jesus said, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (Luke 22:42-44 KJV). The enabling strength supplied from Heaven to strengthen Him is no doubt God’s merit and grace richly supplied to Him to do the will of God and thereby pleased God.

The Bible further recorded the eminent effect of Grace when by Grace Jesus said, “As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” (John 17:4-6 KJV). Lord Jesus by Grace (Power given to him over all flesh), He finished the work that God gave him to do. Christ had grace to finish the work God assigned him to do.

Beloved, according to the scriptures, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:14-17 KJV). Grace came to us by Jesus Christ and of the fulness of Christ’s grace have all received…grace for grace. We receive Grace from our Lord Jesus Christ.

May this Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with us all in Jesus Name

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The Sufficiency Of Grace

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord (2 Peter 1:2 KJV)

The knowledge of God is both key and keen to Man’s wellness and goodness. God desires it and Man needs it. The knowledge of God is the prima delight of God in Man. God wants us to know Him personally and intimately.

About making any boast, the Bible does not approve any vagarious boasting except in the knowledge of God. The Bible says; “Thus says the Lord, “Let not the one who is wise and skillful boast in his insight; let not the one who is mighty and powerful boast in his strength; let not the one who is rich boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] abundance; but let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the Lord who practices lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,” says the Lord.” (Jer. 9:23-24 AMP). Notice, God delights in that we understand and know Him.

For too long, Man has neglected the pursuit of God and relegated the quest for the knowledge of the Holy One. This vestige and trend has implicated Man’s real growth in truth and purity. Man has advanced in despicable and destructive knowledge to his detriment. Man knows everything but God whereas The Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Prov. 9.10 KJV).

Beloved, we must invest and pursue the knowledge of God. It is the most precious and rewarding pursuit anyone may have one the Earth. Paul the Apostle said something of note about this pursuit when he wrote, “But whatever former things were gains to me [as I thought then], these things [once regarded as advancements in merit] I have come to consider as loss [absolutely worthless] for the sake of Christ [and the purpose which He has given my life]. But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ” (Phil. 1:7-8 AMP). Note, the knowledge of God has a priceless privilege and supreme advantage. It is a vantage joy to know God; a virtue with strategic advantage.

Talking about the strategic advantage of knowing God, the Bible recorded the classic account of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; three Hebrew men who demonstrated uncanny and uncommon boast in the knowledge of God at the face of extreme cruelty and fiery fatality; they asserted, “our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” (Daniel 3:17:18 KJV). They well settled and assured in their knowledge of God that no threat could terrify them; the king eventually would testified “…there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.”  (Daniel 3:29 KJV) and the three Hebrew men were promoted.

Beloved, the knowledge of God will both save and promote anyone who would hunger and thirst for the Holy One. Please, seek to know the Lord; it shall be health to thy navel and marrow to thy bones. Go for God.

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Riches of God’s Grace

that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (Ephesians 2:7-8 KJV)

Salvation is the keenest God’s interest towards Man. God greatly delights in the Salvation of Man: He’s occupied, consumed, passionate, eager, possessed, etc. by this interest.  Oh! How God is greatly delighted in Man’s Salvation. Simple akin to parents’ passionate interest in the success and wellness of their children, so is God consumed about the Salvation of every Man.  We need to gain this eagerness of God, embrace the same for our goodness sake and (also) forbear to impede anyone from Salvation rather facilitate, expedite and motivate every Man awareness of this boisterous interest to satisfy God’s keenest pursuit.

God desires that ALL men be saved.  About this God’s consummate interest, Paul said to Timothy; “The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth. (1 Tim. 4:1-7 MSG). Notice what Paul said about God, “He wants not only us but everyone saved”.  We need therefore, in our quest to satisfy God, share with God, the importance of our personal salvation, embrace the notion, and value it to the delightsome intent of extending same to others to the exhilarating delight of God. 

Oh! How important it is to God that we (all) be free from all holding and hardship of the adversary…the devil. It is in the context and content of God’s priority interest that God in Christ would venture to nurture all men to the saving embrace of God’s grace including such as other men would consider not so deserving of salvation. Zacchaeus was a notable and notorious sinner in his community; he was tarnished and tainted, a sinner! About him and his encounter with Jesus the Bible recorded; “When Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.”  So Zaccheus hurried and came down, and welcomed Jesus with joy. When the people saw it, they all began muttering [in discontent], “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a [notorious] sinner.” (Luke 19: 5-7 AMP).To the muttering and discontent of his people who had implied and are obscured by his not deserving of God’s salvation, Jesus retorted; “Today salvation has come to this household, because he, too, is a [[b]spiritual] son of Abraham;  for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:9-10 AMP).

Beloved, the Cup of Salvation is God’s invitation to ALL Men to participate, partake, and share, in the glorious release from all adversities and adversaries. God is interested in our wellness and freedom. He just wants us WELL. This is His Cup (of Salvation) revealed and represented by our Lord Jesus Christ extended to everyman that everyone who believes in Him should be saved. (John 3:16-17 KJV).

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