The Grace of God.
The Grace of God is the most valuable treasure in the life of any Christian on the face of the earth. It is the saint’s immunity against the devil’s whiles that are largely anchored on the weaknesses and character flaws of men. Grace is key! A life without Grace is a life full of disgrace, this is to say that the Grace of God is the gateway of escape from the disgraces that this life offers. This is purely because Grace by (raw)definition, among many other definitions, is God’s involvement in the affairs of an individual’s life, in fact. A man of God whom I greatly esteem defined Grace as *G(od in your)RACE*. The bible confirms this simple definition in the book of Romans 9:16: “So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
Grace is God in your race stretching out His Mighty hand towards you so you can pass on the relay baton to Him so He can finish off the race for you. Try to imagine God coming second in any race……i know, it’s quite a bizarre thing to ask of you, right? but it goes to establish the truth that those who operate by the grace of God remain unbeatable in the the contests of Life.
What is Grace?
It is the heavenly channel through which the helps of God flow from His throne to man(by His mercy) via bold prayers to the Father- heb4:16
It is the saving power of God without which salvation, (reconciliation between man and God, translation of man from death to life, from darkness to light,) is impossible- Eph2:5
It is the divine composite and/or the expression of the ever enduring Mercy and always abounding Love of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. - Eph2:4-5
Grace is the perfection of the divine strength of Jesus in the weakness of man. It is the manifestation of Jesus’ divine strength at man’s weakest point. In 2corinthians chapter 12:9 the LORD Jesus made two extremely profound and comforting statements/phrases to Paul when He was crying out to Him in prayer concerning his weakness, (incapacity , limitation or shortcomings.) The LORD said in response to His cry “My Grace is sufficient for you: [why?] for My strength is perfected in weakness” (PARAPHRASED).
That is to say: the fact that my Grace is more than enough for you is validated by the eternal truth that my Strength is perfected in weakness.
Grace in its plainest definition is God’s Unmerited, undeserved, unearned Favour.
OBTAINING THE FREE GIFT OF GOD (hebrews4:16)
If Grace is so free(undeserved unmerited and unearned) why are so many of our brethren in the faith missing out on the joys and benefits of this Grace?
It is because God has governed the relationship between heaven and earth—God and man, with principles and laws that require some form of interaction between God and man before anything can flow from heaven to earth. There must be an unlocking of spiritual portals, as it were, for heavenly/spiritual virtues or treasures to flow down to man on earth.
By this truth we understand that nothing is actually “Free” in the sense that many believers make it out to be. You can’t eat , drink , sleep and wake up, and expect everything to work automatically in the name of “The free Gift of God.” As free as the gift of salvation is, there is what to do before you are saved, there are steps to take in order to receive the free gift of Salvation, if you are not willing to do what is required of you, you will remain unsaved For as long as you are unwilling.
If we must enjoy the glories of th Grace of God we must cultivate an attitude and lifestyle of prayer. That is the Bible standard.
Heb 4:16 says: Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.