The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
2 Corinthians 13:14 – The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
2 Corinthians 13:14 – The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.(Message).
Today, you will be graced and not disgraced. Grace is ‘Charis’ in Greek and ‘Chen’ in Hebrew. The definitions of grace include unmerited favour, spiritual blessing, divine influence upon the heart and its reflection in the life. It also means to be acceptable, to benefit, to have favour, gift, pleasure, joy and liberality.
Walking in grace is likened it to a person telling his/her friends and family that he/she is flying from one place to another. From face value you would think the person could hop up and fly by him/herself. However, we know that is not what they mean. What they are telling us is that they would get on a plane that is flown by a pilot, thousands of feet above sea level and that they would be transported to their destination.
This is the same as walking in grace; it is flying on GRACE AIR far above principalities and powers and dominion, from where you are now to your divine destination. Your pilot in this case, is the Holy Spirit. The angels are your flight attendants. Through grace, you will prosper and excel beyond your efforts and abilities. You will reap far more than you sow and the people around you will see the evidence of divine influence on your life and will give glory to God. Believe it, receive it and you will walk in it.
“So how do I tap into the grace of God”, you may be asking? Firstly, you need to know that you don’t have to merit it to enjoy it. Secondly, you just need to desire it and receive it from Jesus Christ by faith. Thirdly, have a clear understanding of the new covenant you have in the blood of Christ. Fourthly, imagine yourself walking on earth, living and reigning just like Christ did. Fifthly, proclaim it every day and in every area of your life that you are living and walking in the grace of God. Sixthly, always remember that it is by the grace of Christ and not by your works or skill. Remember, it is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. This grace is what made Jesus the Christ. It is what made Paul the most celebrated apostle, despite him being an ex-murderer who masterminded the death of the first Christian murder (Stephen) in the New Testament. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ takes anyone that it reaches or touches from the gutter-most place to the uppermost place, before God and man.
This is the season for us all to reflect on what we really have in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is time for us to truly enjoy and distribute the grace of Christ on earth. We are to be agents of grace. There are different graces for different places. All these graces are yours in Christ so take advantage of it and enjoy a graceful day. The grace of Jesus Christ is the greatest honour and privilege that any human being can ever discover and enjoy. Grace brings heaven to earth. It holds back time and unleashes divinity on earth. It makes the irrelevant become the centre of attraction. Friend, one day of grace surpasses thousands of years of labour. That was what happened when Jesus Christ saved us by grace at Calvary over 2000 years ago. From the fall of Adam to Christ, it was all labour and downhill but when Jesus Christ came, His grace wiped out the curse and established the blessing. Now, that grace is yours for the taking.
For Further Study
2 Corinthians 8:9, 1 Corinthians 15:10
Personal declaration for the day
Today, I will be graced and not disgraced. I will enjoy unmerited favour and God’s spiritual blessing. The impact of God’s grace on my heart will reflect in every area of my life. I will enjoy preferential treatment, divine acceptance, benefit, favour, gift, pleasure, joy and liberality in Jesus’ mighty name. I will achieve more success beyond my effort and ability. I will reap far more than I sow; I will reign just like Christ, in my circle of influence. Amen.
Questions for you to reflect on
How have you enjoyed grace in your life?
How does it feel to enjoy what you did not merit?