Grace supplies every demand of the receiver.
* God’s grace is a channel of power. His power is sent forth when it is required, when His word goes forth. Should you be confronted by the machination of the devil in his effort to stop you from walking in the freedom that Christ died to grant you, use your God-given power – His word in your mouth. Speak out to establish all things around you, in alignment with what God has said. Does God not uphold all things by the word of His power Heb.1:3? Does grace not supply strength in weakness 2Cor.12:9a? When you humble yourself before the Giver of grace, you receive it abundantly to cause your enemy to flee Jas.4:7.
To glory in infirmity is not to continue in it; rather, it is to give God glory for the enablement to handle it by His power working in you Eph.3:20. It is to prove to the world that His grace truly is sufficient, as you draw upon His power that is in you. Have you not already received power ‘over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you’ Lk.10:19?
* Grace opens the door of the Kingdom of God to you. The message of the One who brought grace and mercy was: ‘… the Kingdom of God is here now.’ Mk.1:15. By Him, believers may ‘come boldly into the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.’ Heb.4:16. Grace answers when you call.
The Spirit of Grace in Christ is also in you; it grants you understanding and wisdom, to appropriate the inheritance guaranteed by the Holy Spirit, God’s gift to you Eph.1:7-14. Grace draws you to the blessing and draws the blessing to you Ps.45:2. Since it ‘is poured upon’ the life of Jesus Christ, and ‘God has blessed Him forever’, ‘in Christ’ you are blessed.
* Grace supplies all you need to minister to those to whom you are sent Eph.3:2. It is fitted to your purpose, therefore, you cannot compare yourself to another, or wonder why they do what they do so well; grace makes accomplishment of your assignment easy. Do not be deceived, God’s grace will not help you achieve your own inordinate desires, outside of His will. This is why the one who is not called to a profession struggles at it!
* Temptation is inevitable, ‘common to man’ – the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life – but God made a way of escape 1Cor.10:13, to flee when expedient, bear it for it shall pass, or deal decisively with the situation, resist it with boldness. That way of escape is GRACE.
By grace you deny ‘ungodliness and worldly lusts’; you can ‘live soberly, righteously, and Godly in this present world’ Titus.2:11-12. By it, you ‘may serve God acceptable, with reverence and Godly fear’ Heb.12:28. Your Kingdom’s walk is not by power of human effort Zech.4:6, but by the Spirit of Grace; grace helps you stay on the path of righteousness.
Can a believer fall from grace?