“God’s Grace = Power” 2/18/2018 Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”

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“God’s Grace = Power” 

Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group” @   www.Godsmanforever.com

Ephesians 3:7…  that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, 7 of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power. (NKJV)

My friends…many would define God’s grace as unmerited favor given to us by God, but not deserved…  Here is one definition that I found…  “THE GRACE OF GOD” … So grace is favor, unmerited favor.” Salvation by Grace. Grace is, therefore, God’s unmerited favor – His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. The principal manifestation of God’s grace has been in the form of a gift.”  (https://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/fbf/grace.html

But I believe God’s grace is so much more than just unmerited favor…  It is given to us by God to empower us with His supernatural power…the power of the Holy Spirit… I came across this YouTube video by Tim Conway, that goes right in line with my personal beliefs…  [see 1. below for the video]

Jesus told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem, until God sent down the Holy Spirit (calling Him the power from above), in…

Luke 24:49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”  (NKJV)

We see this amazing power on the Day of Pentecost…when God sent down the Holy Spirit to indwell all of His redeemed children…  You can read all about it in…Acts 2:1-21… at this link…  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts+2%3A1-21%2C+1cor+15%3A10%2C+eph+3&version=ESV;NKJV

After receiving this amazing supernatural power of the Holy Spirit from God, the Apostle Peter stood up and boldly preached what some call “Peter’s Sermon on the Mount”…  I believe the most important point of Peter’s sermon, was the presentation of the Gospel of Christ…when Peter said this, in…

Acts 2:38, 40-41…  Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 40  And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.  (NKJV)

Indeed, it is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ that God uses to save souls; and God wants us as believers to share His Gospel with those in need of God’s saving grace…  [see 2. below for a presentation of the Gospel of Christ]

Books have been written about all that the Holy Spirit does in the life of the believer…  God has given all of His redeemed children the Holy Spirit to guide and direct His children down the right path in life…  Just to name a few major functions of the Holy Spirit…He is our Comforter…our Helper…our Protector from Satan’s attacks…the illuminator of Scripture…He convicts us of our sins and then helps us to pray…and in general, the Holy Spirit gives us His power to overcome any of life’s obstacles…  He can open doors for us that we could never open in our own mortal strength…  We see this penned by the Apostle Paul, in…

Ephesians 3:20…   Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,  (NKJV)

So if you are a “born again” Christian…and you have not totally submitted your life to Christ…you are missing out on the blessings God wants to shower upon all of His obedient children, in the way of spiritual fruit that will grow and develop at maximum speed in the life of the Spirit filled Christian (Ephesians 5:18-20), who is walking in and by the FULL power of the Holy Spirit…

The Apostle Paul says this best, in…

Galatians 5:16…  But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  (ESV)

I reference this commentary by John F Walvoord on…Galatians 5:16… found in 4. below on a regular basis, because does an excellent job in describing what he titles…“The Spirit at Work in the Spirit-filled Life”…  If you have not taken the time to read this excellent post…I would urge you do so…  You will be blessed if you read this post, and apply the principles found there to your own life !!

 

 

Gracious God and heavenly Father, I pray that all of Your redeemed children would come to experience the amazing blessings they will experience, if they would just open Your Word (hopefully every day), and be spiritually fed (Matthew 4:4) with the wisdom they will find in the Bible…  You tell us how to live lives that will not only be pleasing to You…they will be lives filled with all the promises You will reveal to us…  Promises that will give us the supernatural power that the indwelt Holy Spirit is just waiting to release upon our lives… I pray Father, that all of Your children would seek Your face…confess their sins (1 John 1:9)…and live by the FULL power of the Holy Spirit You have given them to guide and direct their lives in Your will and Your ways…  I pray for this fullness of Christ in all of our lives…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

References:

  1. Tim Conway’s video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-uT6e6jlr0&feature=em-subs_digest

  2. If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

  3. Functions of the Holy Spirit…  https://revtrev.com/live-light/70-functions-of-the-holy-spirit/

  4. Commentary by John F. Walvoord –   The Spirit at Work in the Spirit-filled Life”     https://bible.org/seriespage/5-spirit-work-spirit-filled-life

 

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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