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Swimming in God’s grace


Archbishop (Dr.) Olanrewaju OBEMBE

John 1:16 “AND OF HIS FULNESS have ALL WE RECEIVED, AND GRACE FOR GRACE.” John 1:16 “For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received (all had a share and we were all supplied with) ONE GRACE AFTER ANOTHER AND SPIRITUAL BLESSING UPON SPIRITUAL BLESSING and even FAVOUR UPON FAVOUR and gift (HEAPED) upon gift.” (AMP)

All through the ages, there is ONE DENOMINATOR, one currency, one commodity, one property, ONE PARTICULAR FACTOR that has been the CATALYST for positive change in human life. This factor or currency or commodity has remained the main “GAME CHANGER” or life changer in every geographical location of this terrestrial realm. The word “GRACE” is a Supernatural and Miraculous Word that transforms the life of the recipient of Grace, no matter how hopeless or hapless the situation of that individual is. GRACE, G.R.A.C.E., which is defined as “GOD’S RICHES AT CHRIST’S EXPENSE,” has the tremendous capacity of transforming death INTO life, poverty to prosperity, retardation to acceleration, obscurity to limelight, etc. You cannot have God’s Grace in your life and suffer disgrace. The race of life is always won by the factor of God’s Grace. Ecc. 9:11 “ I returned, and saw under the sun, that THE RACE IS NOT TO the swift, nor the battle to the STRONG, neither yet bread to the WISE, nor yet riches to men of UNDERSTANDING, nor yet favour to men of SKILL; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” Grace makes men of different races GREAT. To be great in life, GRACE must be your constant daily companion. In every Nation, Culture or Civilisation, there is usually “A SUPERNATURAL EXCEPTION.”

Despite the fact that people in Noah’s generation were doomed to be destroyed, the Word of God declares that Noah got a supernatural exception and exemption from death and destruction. Gen. 6:8 “BUT NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD.” Noah, the man of Grace was justified by Grace. In our world today, poverty is a UNIVERSAL CITIZEN. Poverty is available in both developed and third world countries. Yet, there are those who have received the SUPERNATURAL EXCEPTION OF GOD’S GRACE NOT TO BE POOR. Grace is the basis of God’s Holiness to mankind. No one can be holy without the Grace of God. Grace is the basis of our Salvation, Justification, Election, Sanctification, Provision, Elevation, etc. LIFE IS EMPTY, WORTHLESS, and MEANINGLESS without the Grace of the Almighty God. The Word of God declares in Ps. 30:5 “For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favour is life.” FAVOUR IS LIFE. The mystery of Grace is that whomever God picks by His Grace may exhibit human frailty, weaknesses and moral bankruptcy; yet they display the supernatural content of opulence for visible exploits and impacts. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, etc. were all recipients and carriers of God’s Supernatural Grace in spite of their fallibility. Despite the attacks on Joseph’s life by his brothers, the content of God’s Grace in his life was a recurring decimal in Potiphar’s house, in Prison and before Pharaoh. Gen. 39:4 and 21 “And Joseph FOUND GRACE IN his sight, and he served him: and he MADE HIM OVERSEER over his house, AND ALL THAT HE HAD HE PUT INTO HIS HAND”; But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, AND GAVE HIM FAVOUR in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” No matter who you are, you can never have too much of God’s Grace.

Everyone who received God’s Grace in previous generations was distinguished. Daniel, Ruth, Esther, Rahab were all carriers of God’s Grace. Esther 2:15 and 17 “AND ESTHER OBTAINED FAVOUR in the sight of all them that looked upon her; And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained GRACE AND FAVOUR in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, AND MADE HER QUEEN instead of Vashti.” Samuel the prophet was distinguished because he was a recipient of God’s Grace. 1 Samuel 2:26 “And the child Samuel grew on, and was IN FAVOUR BOTH WITH the LORD, and also WITH MEN.” JESUS the Messiah and THE ANOINTED ONE, is THE BAPTISER with God’s Grace and Favour. He is the Grace of God incarnated in the flesh. In His earthly ministry, He also walked in DOUBLE SIDED FAVOUR.

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and IN FAVOUR WITH GOD AND MAN.” The secret of our blessing is not HARD LABOUR. God has conditioned our blessings on HIS FAVOUR. When you are baptised with God’s favour, all the material blessings of this world will manifest graciously in your life. Psalm 5:12 “For thou, LORD, wilt BLESS the righteous; WITH FAVOUR WILT THOU COMPASS HIM as with a shield.” One day of favour is more than 1000 years of labour. It is time to spend the currency of God’s Grace and Favour in your life. The favour for a good wife, husband, children, business, comfort, etc, comes from the LORD. Just ask the LORD to do you A FAVOUR TODAY.

PRAYER: Father God, the GOD OF ALL GRACE I come to You to ask for the Baptism of GOD’S GRACE in my life in Jesus Mighty Name. JESUS the LORD of Glory, Baptise me with Your Grace and Favour today. By faith, I receive the Grace and Favour of God upon my life. From today, I am a carrier of God’s Grace. My life shall always be a visible expression of the Grace of God.

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