So amazing is God’s grace that we can’t even get saved without it because we’re saved by grace through faith [Ephesians 2:8]. So, just what is God’s grace?
As many of you already know, His grace is His unmerited, divine enablement, but that’s not all it is. I like Charles Capps’ definition of God’s grace: God’s willingness to use His power and ability on our behalf.
Hebrews 4:16 (KJV) 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Notice that God’s throne is called the throne of grace where we find mercy given to those who have a need and provides the necessary resources to fulfill that need. In other words, God is always ready to help us. And not only that, we are told to come boldly to God’s throne of grace, not come crawling in like unwanted orphans. We are His children and heirs with Jesus, which means that everything Jesus has, we have! How awesome!
Romans 8:16-17a (KJV) 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
Galatians 4:6-7 (KJV) 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
The good news here is that God has freely given us His grace. We didn’t do anything to get it. We can’t earn it, beg for it, pray for it, or obtain it any other way. He’s already given it to us through Jesus. Our part now is to receive it by faith. We only access His grace through faith. That’s our part. God has already done His part by freely giving it to us. Our part now is to use our faith to bring His grace into manifestation in the physical realm so that we can operate in His power and ability.
As I’ve said many times, all of God’s promises are in the spirit realm and the way we bridge that gap and bring those promises into the physical realm is with our faith.
Remember, grace is God’s willingness to use His power and ability on our behalf. He wants to do this for us. We don’t have to talk Him into it. He’s already done it. It’s a done deal!
Now, the next good thing about God’s grace is that it can be multiplied to us. Wow! Who woulda thought? II Peter 1:2 tells us that grace is multiplied to us through the knowledge of Jesus, Who is the Word. So, we can say that grace is multiplied to us through knowledge of the Word of God. As the Word gets into us more and more, God’s grace is multiplied in us and our ability to use His power and ability increases. Just think, to be able to walk in God’s power and ability and see the manifestation of His promises in our lives is so utterly awesome and a life worth living!
We need to walk in God’s grace because without it – our acknowledgement and receiving of it – we really can’t do much for His kingdom. We need the supernatural operation of God’s grace in our lives.
Just as we’ve been given the measure of the God-kind of faith [Rom. 12:3], we have to use it for it to increase and multiply and get it into our hearts, so it is with grace. God has already given it, but our part is to receive it and walk in it – acknowledging it in every area of our lives.
As we acknowledge every good thing that is in us and walk in it, those good things from God multiply and increase and we become the powerhouses that God intends us to be – showing forth His goodness and doing the works of Jesus!
2 Peter 1:2 (KJV)
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
James 4:6b (KJV) 6 … Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Romans 12:3b (KJV) 3 … according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Philemon 1:6 (KJV) 6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
John 14:12 (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.