GRACE WHEREIN WE STAND: The God Factor

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Rom 5:2 KJV

Have you been struggling with how to live a righteous and a holy life being true to your commitment to God? Have you wondered how you can stand till the end and be worthy of a worthy reward when we all stand before the judgment throne of Christ? Well, I’ve got a good news for you. God says he didn’t intend that you fulfill His standard by yourself. He didn’t give you a command and stood aloof watching you struggle with achieving a tall objective. God wants to let you know that he’s able to keep you standing in the faith. He it is that can help you to be committed to your commitment. In Rom 14:4 KJV the scriptures says, “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand”.

Of a truth, God has not changed His standard of Holiness neither has God stopped demanding that we stand firm till the end. What has changed is how to achieve this feat. In the past, men tried to live up to God’s standard by obeying the law. Like we observed in past teachings, some people have advocated self discipline and the use of willpower. Others have advocated fasting. But all such man-made formulas have failed. This is because no man can stand or live up to God’s standard by himself. But glory to God, God has revealed in His word that He’s able to make you stand.

I can tell you of at least three eternally potent things that God has done and and is doing to make you stand. Before now, men did not have it in their nature to stand upright before God. That is why they can’t obey the law of God. Rom 8:7 says “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be”. That is why will power and determination failed them and that’s why they’ve failed you too. Just imagine a goat trying to stand on two legs. It may succeed for a short while but definitely not for very long. 

But now, in Christ, God has given you His nature so you can do exactly what Christ could do. This nature of God which is inherent in the eternal life that you received is a product of grace. For we know the grace of God that although He was rich (with the divine life) yet for your sakes, He became poor (he laid it down) that you through His poverty (the laying down His life) might become rich (filled with the same eternal life) (2Cor 8:9).

If you walk according to your new nature, you’d never fall. Fine, you may not have been good in leveraging on the potentials of this new nature. That does not detract from the fact that the ability to stand till the end resides within your spirit man. 2Pe 1:3 (20cNT) says, “For his divine power has given us everything that is needful for a life of piety, as we advance in the knowledge of him who called us by a glorious manifestation of his goodness”. Stop trying all those man made efforts and ideas. It’s time to learn the rhythm of grace. You’d soar and never sink again.

LET US PRAY

Father, thank you for your grace that has given me the divine life

I declare that by the grace of God I have the divine life and the nature of God. By this life, I have all the resources to stand till the end.

Never again shall I fall, never again shall I fail for the life of God is in me

Father open our eyes to see all you’ve invested in us that we may live thereby in Jesus Name

FURTHER STUDIES

2Cor 8:9

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