The Grace of God is always the headliner even when it is not heading the operation. There is one thing that we can always count on when it comes to Grace, and that is everything is alright. Jesus has come and put the business of eternal life to rest: it is a done deal for all if they just continue to hang with the Lord until their end comes. There is no other headliner that can replace the headline of grace: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life:” so “without further ado,” Father gave us Grace. So no matter what happens between our two bookends: one bookend being the life in Christ as a child before the age of accountability, then on into life in Christ after the age of accountability where the person can now know what it means to accept, or not accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of ones own freewill. This bookend will pair up to contain all of our life’s endeavors with bookend number two, the time in which we are appointed to die: Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” The thing that Grace would like for us to hold on to while going through all the things between our bookends is that no matter what happens between those two ends, just hold on to Jesus; and I got you. The same deal that was done at the first bookend, is the same deal that remains ours at the second bookend: eternal life is our done deal. I want to leave us in the right frame of mind with Grace, before I jump into the next paragraph to deal with Faith. The frame of mind should be like it was when the old grandmothers use to hug us when ran into the house from all that trouble that was chasing us to beat us up as immature little children. My grandmother would say that everything is alright now, and it really was alright now; even though, if I went back outside without her, it would not be alright now. Grace wants us to know that regardless of what happens from all of that which is chasing us between the bookends to beat us up, everything is alright now, for it is a done deal now. When Faith Leans On Grace.
So we have the done deal of eternal life from the Grace of God that is ours from bookend one: we except Jesus by faith as our Lord and Savior, and we are good to die. Now Grace has headlined this operation to rescue our souls from eternal damnation, and Grace is now ready to lead us on unto our corrected path for our lives according to the Will of the Father. When we say that Grace is ready to lead us on, we don’t mean what most mean. Most think that it means that we are to lean on Grace whenever we are in the middle of an operation to bring to pass that which we hope for; and hopefully, many of us are continuously in operations according to the Will of the Father to bring to pass that which we hope for. However, Grace will lead us on by already having led us to eternal life. When Grace has already given us the eternal light, or eternal life that is at the end the tunnel or to the end of our second bookend, then we only need to follow that same light between the bookends to get us to the end where that light or life is waiting for us. Whenever we need to come into the house to reset after being chased by all that which is trying to beat us up, Grace leads us on by reminding us that everything is already alright: it is already a done deal. Now get back out there and live life between the bookends for you have nothing to lose; however, this time be mature and live your life more abundantly. When Faith Leans On Grace.
It is okay to lean on Grace, but we seem to forget that Grace wants us to still fight for that which is ours. There is a part two to our living life, and also to that in which the Grace given to us expects us to do with the life given to us. John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” You see it in the first part of this scripture where Jesus came that we might have life: so we have Grace and life from his coming. There is a part two in which he expects us to go after, and that is to have the life more abundantly. We were already given Grace the moment that Jesus paid the price for us to have life; but, we did not have life more abundantly yet. Now to get to the end of the light where we can bring to pass that which we hope for to live life more abundantly, we have to follow the light itself. We don’t follow the light itself by Grace, but we do follow the light itself because of Grace. We follow the light itself regardless of where it leads us as we already know the outcome, and this is what leads us: we already know the outcome of eternal life because of Grace. We are in a win win situation if we just follow the light itself. And we don’t follow the light itself to have Grace or life, but we follow the life itself to have part two of John 10:10: that we might have life more abundantly. Whether you have life more abundantly or not, you still will have Grace and life; so why not might have it all: Grace, Life, and Life More Abundantly? When Faith Leans On Grace.
In order to might have life more abundantly, we will need to might have power more abundantly. If we do not have the power of God to be aggressive in out operations, we will not have life more abundantly. When Jesus came where we might have life, then that was Grace; however, when Jesus came and we might have live more abundantly, now that is Power. The Word is always the light that draws the power of God to move. When we make our request known to the Father, we don’t worry about Grace because that will not change. Our eternal life is a done deal as we live our lives according to the Will of God. However, we need to concern ourselves with the power of God, if we want to bring change in order to live life more abundantly. We will use our Faith to Lean on Grace when processing is slow, but only has a reminder that we already have a done deal, so keep working this out by the light. Jesus would not allow the Apostles to go forth into abundance in the Word until they were endued with power from on high. The Apostles had the direct word in person from the one that is Grace, and they were told to just keep it regular for now here in Jerusalem. Luke 24:49, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” We don’t have to tarry any longer in order that we might have life more abundantly. We just need to follow the light that leads to that in which we hope for in order to have life more abundantly. So know that the word is the light to follow as you receive it from God as the answer to your request, and then go bring to pass that which you hope for to have abundant living. We need the power of the Holy Ghost working with us through our own gift, or through a gifted member, or through the presence of the Holy Ghost himself as he is ushered into the midst. The word will lead us at times into areas that will require the power of God to move on our behalf first. It is no surprise if we run into barriers or bumps in the road, but we do not have to be stopped by the barrier or bump in the road. And here is where we will lean on Grace if the faith operation is held up to where time is not on our side: we let our Faith lean on Grace as we produce the necessary fruit of the Spirit to wait for the light to move forward. We can wait in peace for our next move as we already know the outcome regardless of how this operation ends. Let’s become skilled in the use of our power, and let’s always remain on the offensive by moving when our faith substance is moving. Literally take that which you hope for by the weapons of spiritual warfare. When Faith Leans On Grace.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.