THE LABOUR OF GRACE!

humilityThere are conditions to receiving the Holy Spirit. The condition for grace is humility. We are naturally proud people, so we need to be humbled to come into the Spirit. Whenever the Holy Ghost sees pride, He acts against it and our major problems are caused by us; God never helps those that can help themselves. The world would never admit that they need His help so He would not offer to help. He is never tired of our coming, so do not allow pride to push you away from going to Him over and over again. The Holy Ghost is not meant only for church services, He is meant for us and our day-to-day activities. We need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and pay attention to good thoughts that passes through our mind.

2 Timothy 2:1-2

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

The work of restitution is being truncated. Part of the challenge we have now is that there are no faithful men and women. The work of grace is in two ways or levels; personal and the corporate. We need to arrive at a point where what God is doing personally will show forth corporately.

Ephesians 4:13   

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

We need to know about the corporate life of God because nothing is going to happen to us until we come to the unity of the Faith. We need to learn how to see and recognize the grace of God upon a brother or sister that is not attending our church or denomination-this is a level of sight because the Grace is not only in us, it is also in other people. If we are therefore not acquainted with the way the Holy Spirit interacts with people, we may not identify Him in people.

Revelation 5:10

And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

What kind of message do you think you can preach to a rich man? If you do not know what grace can do, then you cannot talk to a rich man because it takes a level of strength by grace to reach his soul and many of us are not strong.

2 Timothy 2:1

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Grace also uses the mundane things of life to teach us. You need to understand the way grace mentored Paul and how he cooperated with grace to be taught.

Galatians 1:15

To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

There is a working of grace in many of us and we need to understand it. If we look at Jesus based on all our parameters, would we have considered Jesus to be our savior? We need to learn how to judge after the order of the Spirit and get matured. Our instrument of judgment needs to be upgraded and we need to activate the grace of God upon us. Many of us do not see any reason to press into God except we need something from Him. It is a problem of our educational system, we do not read unless we have test or exam, and that we transformed into the things of Christ. In appropriating grace, we need to learn how to work hard and pay attention.

John 16:2-14

Another problem we have is lack of “defined” hope; we do not understand the meaning of Glory. I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us into experiential Truth. Most of us only know truth in our head. Also another major problem is that we pray silently in our hearts telling God not to try things He tried with Job with us. Grace leads us into all suffering. Anytime you lead yourself, you will transport yourself from the path of life to the valley of death. We should therefore not despise His workings and chastening.

If you cannot obey a man you can see, how will you obey a Spirit you cannot see? If we cannot be instructed by men then we cannot be instructed by the Spirit. We need to learn how to submit to one another.  To enter immortality, we have to overcome sin. Overcoming sin is overcoming death. Grace kills sin as long as the Holy Ghost is dealing with sins in our souls. Sin made us fall, righteousness will lift us up. Jesus cannot come now because His body has not attained the stature of the head. There are some prayers we need to pray and some we should not pray. The reason Nigeria is still where she is now is because we have not shifted allegiance. We need to learn the technology to kill death by grace.

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