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There is nothing as powerful as God’s grace and what encompasses that grace.
God’s great love is involved. So is Jesus’ blood that proves God’s love toward humanity.
God’s grace is defined as the unmerited gift of the divine favor in the salvation of sinners and the divine influence operating in individuals for their regeneration and sanctification.
God’s grace has the power to lift someone out of the lowest depths of sin and transform them into a new creature in Christ.
Psalms 40:2-3 states, “He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God…”
God’s grace truly is amazing.
Here are three aspects or concepts of God’s grace: It removes our sin and enables us to be right with Him. It gives us strength to endure. It provides power to effectively share the truth.
The beautiful song “Amazing Grace” covers the first listed aspect. Jesus was delivered for offenses and was raised again for our justification.
That was a mighty span that was covered to set forth God’s grace for humanity.
God has a way of letting every person know about it, because He loves us so much.
His grace is so powerful it can make what was wrong right. It brings peace with God – something that nothing or nobody else can do.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” (Titus 2:11-12)
God’s grace brings salvation and also the power through sanctification to live a life pleasing to Him.
I Thessalonians 4:3-4 states, “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour.”
The second listed aspect refers to God’s grace strengthening us in times of need. Paul experienced this aspect when he sought the Lord to remove the thorn in his flesh.
Paul knew where to go for this need. He sought the Lord diligently – three times – through prayer before receiving God’s answer.
The Lord’s response is listed in II Corinthians 12:9: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee…”
That is a powerful statement. Though the Lord chose not to heal Paul in this instance, He informed him that the power of His grace would see him through.
No matter what circumstance we may encounter, God’s grace will help us push through and overcome. That even includes physical death.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…” (Psalm 23:4)
His presence with us and in us will enable us to overcome. We can do it joyfully, as well.
John 16:33 states, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
The third listed concept of grace is that it provides power to lead others to the Lord. That concept is declared in the Book of Acts, when the church operated in great unity and love through the power of the Holy Ghost.
The early church submitted to God’s authority. The result was a highly functional church that displayed with effectiveness God’s grace, produced many converts and was bold in the face of opposition.
A look into Acts 4 reveals this success and the cause for it.
Verses 31-33 state, “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”
That great grace that was upon them provided the apostles with great power for witnessing of Jesus’ resurrection.