Grace : Believer’s Leverage – By David Ibiyeomie

John 10:10b (KJV)  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Life is for enjoyment not for “endurement”. God did not create you to endure things; He created you to enjoy life. God’s intention, plan and program for His children as revealed by the scriptures is to enjoy life and not to struggle.

Ephesians 2:8 (KJV)  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Romans 3:24 (KJV)  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Without Grace, there is a limit you can enjoy life. Just like the jack—a mechanical device used to lift and provide support for heavy objects— Grace is a divine leverage from God. Grace is a state of divine acceptance with God. It is an exclusive reserve of God. By God’s grace, we are saved and justified.

Zechariah 4:7 (KJV)  Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

Every Kingdom giant is Grace-made. When you operate under Grace, people don’t see efforts; they only see results. You don’t struggle, yet you succeed. Many in the body of Christ are under so much pressure and struggle because they forsake the place of grace.

Righteousness is simply having a right standing with God. It’s a free gift of God provided by Jesus Christ at Calvary, through the Grace of God that counts us (Christians) acceptable before God. Righteousness consciousness means living with a mindset developed to accept the finished work of Christ at Calvary and walking into it.

However, despite Christ’s finished work at Calvary, some are still bearing unnecessary burdens thereby living outside Grace. One reason people do not live in Grace is due to lack of knowledge

Hosea 4:6 (KJV)  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Ignorance of Goďs Word is the most undoing of many Christians because the unawareness of your rights allows you to be trampled upon by the enemy. I pray that as you gain adequate knowledge of every benefit of new birth, you will begin to walk in the righteousness consciousness and command results effortlessly in Jesus name!

Another reason is self-help. We are Grace-made not self-made. Trying to achieve results by strength and willpower will drain you and leave you with no results.

1 Samuel 2:9b (KJV) for by strength shall no man prevail.

The third reason is due to alternatives. Remain focused on the help that comes from God; refuse to live with alternatives.

Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

The fourth reason is depending on man. We have been commanded by God to depend on Him. God withdraws His grace whenever we bank on man.

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)  Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you.

Life of Grace is the distinguishing force that makes the difference from one believer to another. Bank on God’s grace and you will know no limitations in life.

God bless you!

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