Look at Ephesians 4:7
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. NKJV
The Amazing Grace of God has been defined in so many ways. It’s almost too big to define. But we know that Grace is what flows from our graciously benevolent God whose very nature desires and craves to bless His people. But what is Grace?
Grace is what was demonstrated through the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was grace manifested in the flesh.
Grace has been called unmerited favor or “getting what we did not deserve” while mercy is “not getting what we deserved.” Grace has also been called God’s riches at Christ’s expense.
Grace is like the “fountain” or the “well-spring” from which everything that God does for humanity comes from. Like a big central bank that never runs out, Grace is “The sum total of all that Christ Jesus did for us, according to the will of the Father, and then revealed and brought into manifestation in our lives by Holy Spirit.”
Hallelujah don’t you love the Holy Ghost? He’s the manifestation of the Grace of God. He brings forth the effect of God’s grace in us. Someone has said that Grace is: “God’s operational power.” His Grace is not dormant; it is His power and ability in operation. Just like you make use of electricity through whichever appliance you plug and turn on, the grace of God has different uses and applications depending on how you use your switch of faith. For you to use your faith for anything, you must know it has been made available to you.
So, just how does God’s Grace operate in and for us? There are different kinds of Grace revealed to us.
- The first kind of Grace is SAVING GRACE.
Saving grace is God’s supernatural ability released toward an individual enabling him to become a new creature. By Grace, you and I have been saved. For this and other Scriptures on Saving Grace, see Eph. 2:5, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11-12 and Titus 3:7.
- The second kind of Grace is: STANDING GRACE.
Standing Grace is God’s supernatural ability released toward an
individual enabling him to stand victoriously and to reign in life.
Saving grace gets you into the kingdom, but standing grace will get you strengthened in the things of God and enable you to stand victoriously. For further information on standing Grace, see Romans 5:2, 17, Heb. 4:16, and 2 Cor. 12:8-9. In that last Scripture, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church told the apostle Paul, amidst great persecution, that: “My Grace is Sufficient for you.”
In other Words the power of God that’s available to you on the inside is sufficient to help you overcome the trials that are coming against you from the outside.
- The third kind of Grace is: SERVING GRACE.
Saving Grace is God’s supernatural ability released toward an individual; enabling and equipping him to minister with the ability of God.
Romans 12:6-8 is talking about that multifaceted serving Grace. (Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.) NKJV
Ephesians 4:7 tells us that to everyone of us, grace has been given. All three kinds of grace have been freely given to you. Serving grace for example is the reason why when you begin to put your hands to work in the house of God (in His Kingdom), His grace begins to enable you to function supernaturally and it feels as though it is so natural to you to do the will of God. When His grace is on your life, it propels you forward to accomplish the will of God for your life. And because you’re sowing seed by serving, you keep receiving the harvest of your work in your family and business. This is why you find that people who serve the Lord are so blessed and happy. Till the next bulletin, keep relying on the Grace of God. It is sufficient for you