THE GRACE OF GOD
Firstly; What is the grace? Grace means virtue, while the grace of God is Gods virtue in a man that causes him to achieve things ordinarily he ought not to achieve, though many people believe that grace means unmerited favour, it is far more than that, it is the power of God around a man that causes that man to shine any day and any time. So many times in life, even when people are faced with difficulties, they come out victorious, and the glory of God still remains in them this is because, they carry the grace of God. The grace of God is mercy, when people have the grace of God, they actually have mercy everywhere they go, if they were to be jilted by people, grace moves them from such people, if they were to be sick of deadly ailment, the grace of God prevents them from being sick. The grace of God is Gods protective spirit to see a man through in life, that is why it is important for every child of God to carry grace, though most times they don’t understand perfectly what grace is all about, but they need it so they can be able to do all what God has called them to do, that is why it is important for every child of God to study the bible diligently, so they can have perfect knowledge of God’s word, because until they decide to make up their mind to study the word, they will be ignorant of the word.
Only diligent study of God’s word will make any child of God realise what he ought to do because most times, the things of the world stand as a stumbling block for children of God to come to full knowledge of their benefits in Christ Jesus. Grace is one of the benefits of a child of God; not everyone or even some Christians carry it, this is because, either they don’t understand what it is all about or they see it as just one of the sayings in church, not knowing how important it is. Christians need to crave for grace for it is one of the gifts of God but we need to qualify for this precious gifts that has been made available to us. One very special thing about grace is that it is not a gift for everybody, this is because, it is not cherished by some people, most people don’t understand the meaning and so they don’t crave for it the way they ought, and they take it as a mere word, especially after every service in church when the prophets or the pastor declare may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the love of God and the communion of the spirit be with you all Amen after each service, they take it as mere words not knowing that they actually need this grace to go through all that time until they go back to church service and after service and the man of God still declare this last prayers, which they feel it’s just ordinary.
The grace of God is the love of God and that love makes you want to have communion with God at every point in time, you don’t ever wish to miss any church services because it is now food for your spirit the grace of God will cause you to grow spiritually and will also make you excel in life. But today, most Christians don’t see themselves enjoying the grace of God, they feel they have to do extraordinary things, to have God’s grace upon their lives, they feel the grace of God goes with pretended service to God, doing all the church work out of pretence, this is absolutely wrong. The grace of God is a gift of God it is the gift that God gives to a man without works, you don’t try to please God to get grace that is why the bible says all our righteouneneses are as filthy rags before God Isaiah 64 vs 6. Everything we try to do so God will be pleased and everything we do that is not from our hearts are as filthy rags before God, God detest such things He doesn’t accept them. The only thing that is required for us to have grace is to develop a mutual relationship with God, we have to let God be present at all times in our lives, and we have to let Him take absolute control of everything that concerns us, so we can be under His grace and mercy, though often times, people do things that are not pleasing to God, they commit terrible crimes that is worthy of death, but if only they could give their lives to God, grace will be available to save them, that is why grace is important, when there is grace, the mercy of God is present to save, but one thing is sure, as a child of God for us to continue to live in grace, we have to be close to God at all times, and constant fellowship in church or at home is of top most importance. In Hebrews 10 vs 25 the bible says not forsaking the assembly of ourselves together as manner of some is but exhorting one another: so much as ye see the day approaching; inorderwards, not neglecting constant fellowship but serving God at all times because the end is near.
the bible let us to know that God created man in His own image and likeness, and made everything available for him, fruits trees, sea food etc. all these were grace, man will not have to struggle to eat or struggle for anything. In Genesis 2 vs 7 and the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostril the breath of life, and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden in eastward in Eden and there he put man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence, it was parted and became into four heads.
When you look at the scripture above, you will realise that God created man with grace, man had everything to survive in the world, man will not have to work before he eats, because in the garden, there was every kind of fruit tree, and everything that man needed to feed on. Now God has given man instruction to eat of every tree, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that man should not eat from it. But when you read in the latter part of this scripture, you will realise that God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him as help mate for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof, and the rib which the Lord God had taken from man
Made he a woman and brought her unto man. The man and the woman God has made became one and begin to live together. They never lacked, and they lived under grace. Now this part of this scripture helps us to to understand how man that God has given His gift of grace can fall short of God’s grace, just because of a negative voice. This is the case today, many people fall short of God’s grace, either as a result of wrong association or bad company. However, this make them fall short of Gods blessings. The truth is that every man that God had created, have certain gifts which are made available for them, God had already made the things of life available for that man, but later as that man decided to go the wrong way, they will be disconnected from the source.
Today God has made His grace available to Christians, but when they decide to live in sin, or find themselves in wrong association of people that don’t trust God, they will begin to fall short of God’s grace upon their lives. The grace of God is very important because grace is God’s gift for the righteous, it is God’s gift for those that has decided to live right, trusting God for everything they do, and ready to live the rest of their lives for God. That is why Apostle Paul said in Galatians 2 vs 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God upon my life, this was because Apostle Paul understood that he carried grace, he knew that grace protect him all the time, and he cherished the grace that God has bestowed upon him. When you study throughout the scripture, Apostle Paul encountered so many challenges while preaching the gospel, but the grace of God saw him through in life. Even during his earthly ministry, while he was being threatened as regards preaching the gospel, he still went about to preach the gospel, but he wasn’t killed, this was because God’s grace was upon him, he wasn’t afraid to preach the gospel, and throughout his period of preaching, he was saved by God, and he stood firmly knowing fully well that God was on his side, all of this was as a result of the level of grace that he carried. Grace is a very important virtue that every child of God ought to have, because without grace the plans of God for a believer is not accomplished.
The grace of God gives the ability to be able to do things that God has called us to do. Every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. In order wards, every single child of God has the measure of grace from God, the question is what are we to do with this grace; this grace first of all is for the gospel to be preached everywhere and at every given point in time so people will come to the full knowledge of God, this was also what Jesus was trying to teach, and during his earthly ministry, Jesus tried as much as possible to preach the grace of God to everybody that followed him, the Pharisees and the Sadducees never understood, but instead they laid up charges against Jesus, but Jesus fulfilled his ministry on earth through the grace of God that was upon his life, that is why in vs 8 of the book of Ephesians 4 says where for he saith, where he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto all men, now that he ascended first in to the lower part of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens that he might fill all things. And he gave some apostles: and some Prophets; and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the, ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ. This is what the grace of God does. The grace of God is what submit all of these precious gifts that is why today, these different categories of gifts goes with different measures of grace. As Christians, the grace of God is what we need to go through in life, but without grace, many things we need to accomplish cannot actually be accomplished, because grace is a special gift that has been made available to us, it is a virtue for the real sons of God, and that is why it is important that we grave for grace, so we can always walk in the right path of life that God has already set out for us. So having grace as a virtue is what will help us to be ahead in everything that we have set out to accomplish in life.