12 Days of Glory- Day 8 {Grace}

“Grace is an undeserved, unearned and non-repayable blessing”

Pst. Matthew Ashimolowo

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A word that occurs frequently in the New Testament, especially in the writings of Paul. The main idea of the word is divine means of help or strength, given through the bounteous mercy and love of Jesus Christ.

It is through the grace of the Lord Jesus, made possible by His atoning sacrifice, that mankind will be raised in immortality, every person receiving his body from the grave in a condition of everlasting life. It is likewise through the grace of the Lord that individuals, through faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance of their sins, receive strength and assistance to do good works that they otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to their own means. This grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts.

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Divine grace is needed by every soul in consequence of the Fall of Adam and also because of man’s weaknesses and shortcomings. However, grace cannot suffice without total effort on the part of the recipient. Hence the explanation, “It is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do” .It is truly the Grace of Jesus Christ that makes salvation possible. This principle is expressed in Jesus’ parable of the vine and the branches {John15:1-11}

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Pastor Matthew preached
II Samuel 9:1-10

Don’t allow yourself to be carried away by what people say about the economy. There’s a power so strong that can pull you out of any tragedy.
As Christians, we are not invited to a philosophy but to the grace of God. It’s only in Christianity that God is called Father because He has adopted us as His sons.

{1 Peter 4:10}
Grace is more than a benediction, it is the wonder of the Gospel. It is what makes you a steward of God and what makes Christianity distinct.

{Revelations 22:21}
Grace is something you can abide in. Grace is capable of liberating, pursuing and lifting you.

You don’t need money alone to accomplish your life’s assignment, you also need grace.

Everything God has done for you through Christ is called grace. The action you take to step into what has already been done for you is faith.

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{1 Corinthians 14:3}
God is everywhere but His manifest presence when stirred up is always different.

II Samuel 9:1-10

Grace did five things for Mephibosheth {the son of Saul} which could be made available to anyone who believes;

  1. He was “reassured” of a better future
  2. He experienced “restoration” { Joel 2:13, 2:24}
  3. Mephibosheth received “respect” {II Samuel 9:11}
  4. “Royalty” was bestowed upon him
  5. “Riches” were given to him.

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Grace is with our spirit because Christ is with our spirit. From the moment we believed in the Lord Jesus and were born again. His Spirit entered into our spirit to be our grace.

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