“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
-Grace is the unmerited favor of God, His undeserved loving kindness that He shows through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world. When we were still sinners, Christ died on the cross for our sins. When we deserved punishment, God sent His Son to be punished for our sake. When we deserved death for our sins, Christ became sin so that we may have life and life everlasting. When we know that we don’t deserve anything good, Jesus Christ gave us His grace. We should not then continue to sin because the grace of God abounds in us for we are dead to sin and alive in Him. Jesus our great High Priest became a sin offering, died once for all and does not need to offer a sacrifice daily, first for himself like the Old Testament priests, then for the sins of the people (Hebrews 7:27). Jesus knew no sin and in Him there was no sin, but became sin so that we may become the righteousness of God. He has justified us by His grace and set us forth as a propitiation by His blood that we may become righteous through faith in Him. In the Songs of Solomon 4:7 we read that, “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you”. The lover there is our Lord Jesus who makes us beautiful and sees no spot nor spectacle in us. This does not mean that there is no wrong in us, for all have sinned but He sees no wrong in us since He already died for our sins. From Hebrews 8:12 we read that,“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” It is through faith that we are justified, clinging to God’s grace, and hold Him to His promise of salvation. There is no condemnation then for those who are of faith in Christ Jesus for we have sure hope of eternal life with Him.
Thank You Abba Father for this day that You have made, we rejoice and are glad in it. Thank You for the gift of life and the rains that You have provided in our land, help us to bear much fruit. Be with us today and the whole of this week that Your presence may go before us and accomplish all that You desire us to achieve. Thank You Jesus for You became sin so that we may have life and life everlasting. Thank You for Your saving grace upon our lives, families, churches, nation, Africa, Israel and the whole world. Every good and perfect gift come from above, coming down from You Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows, thank You for Your gift of grace. Thank You for giving us the faith in Abraham that we may have an eternal inheritance in You. Remember all those who do not know You that they may come to faith in You. Be with all those who are sick and suffering that You may become their ever present help in times of need. Deliver us Lord from corruption and poor leadership for we belong to You. Remember all the orphans, widows and those who live in the street that Your grace may always be with them. Deliver us from condemnation for we are in You Jesus. Grant us the grace to forgive those who offend us and forgive our trespasses too. Thank you for loving us, forgiving us and forgetting our sins and lawless deeds. Thank You Jesus for setting us free indeed. Only You deserve all glory, adoration, praise and worship, we exult Your holy name now and forever. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now, and forever more. Amen
“And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
-After God gave Moses the law and came down mount Sinai, he found the people worshiping a golden calf and the Lord’s anger burnt against them. Moses melted the golden calf, ground it into powder and instructed them to drink. Three thousand men fell that day. Later when the Israelites murmured and complained against the Lord, He sent snakes to bite them and many died. God then instructed Moses to raise a bronze snake which was a sign of Christ death and resurrection, and anyone who looked at it was healed. When the law of Moses brought condemnation and death, the death and resurrection of Jesus yielded forgiveness and restoration. God gave the law to reveal His standard of absolute righteousness to convict us all of our true guilt before Him, so that we would see our need for the gospel. Jesus did not come to destroy the law or the prophets but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). Jesus summarized the law of Moses in the law of love. This was occasioned by the fact that no one can be justified through keeping the law but only by having faith in Jesus. When the Pharisees kept the law and disregarded the gospel of grace, Jesus called them blind guides; who can only lead people into a ditch. They did not seek the light of the gospel but bound heavy loads on the people with the law. James in James 2:10 says that, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it”. The law brings forth self-righteousness and those who trust in it; judges themselves as good. Jesus said that no one is good but God alone (Mark 10:18). Whoever seeks to be first by keeping the law is the least in the kingdom of God. Jesus condemned the Scribes and Pharisees for shutting up the kingdom of heaven against men and neither them will go in (Matthew 23;13). Under the law of Moses; God says that by no means shall He pass over the sins of men but shall remember them to the third and fourth generations but under grace God says He will be merciful to us and shall remember our sins no more. Under the law; God demands righteousness from sinfully bankrupt men but under grace God provides righteousness as a gift. In Romans 10:3-4 we see that, “since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes”. We are then called to dwell in love for God and for one another, and believe in His gospel by which there is grace and truth, and life in abundance.
Almighty Father, we come before You with humility in our hearts. Great is Your love; reaching to the heavens and Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Let us hear Your loving-kindness this morning; for we put our trust in You. Teach us the way in which we should walk, for to You we lift up our hearts to understanding. You are full of mercy and love, forgive us for all the sins we have committed knowingly and unknowingly. Do not withhold Your mercy from us, our families, churches and nation Lord; but grant us the grace to seek Your face always. We are nothing without You Jesus, guide us in Your truth. We boldly come to Your throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and grace to help us at our time of need. Help us to love You and our neighbors as ourselves and may Your faithfulness always protect us. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; we praise You with our entire beings. Help us and all Your people to seek You and believe in the gospel of truth that many may enter through Your Door of grace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
“Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
-Jesus went into the temple where a woman caught in the act of adultery was brought to Him. The Pharisees and Scribes judged her according to the law of Moses which she was liable to keep, otherwise her sentence was stoning to death. Jesus instructed them saying, whoever does not have sin let him cast the first stone. He then wrote on the temple ground made of cobalt stone, a symbol of the law which was written on stone tablets. Since the law was kept under the mercy seat, Jesus demonstrated that mercy precedes judgment. Jesus was simply saying that, no one has ever kept the perfect law apart from Him who is the law (love). Probably one of Pharisees or Scribe condemning her was the main suspect in the sinful act. When Jesus wrote on the ground, all of them were judged by their conscience and they left one by one. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgement (John 16:8), and calls us to seek first His righteousness. Sometimes we think of ourselves more highly than others and tend to judge them. Jesus reminds us that if we judge we shall also be judged, and if we condemn we shall also be condemned, but He calls us to forgive and we shall be forgiven (Luke 6:37). When the law condemns the best of men, grace saves the worst of men. Jesus comes to shine His light of salvation in our hearts and saves us from the chains of sin, condemnation, and death. Jesus empowered the adulterous woman to sin no more through His unfailing grace. It is only through God’s grace that we can live righteous lives and not by our own power lest anyone should boast, and fall. But we have confidence in the Lord for since we are not under law but under grace, sin has no dominion over us (Romans 6:14). The Holy Spirit our Helper leads us not into temptation and delivers us from all evil. Let us then approach His throne of grace with boldness that we may obtain mercy and grace to help us at our times of need.
Father You are merciful and Your mercies endures forever. Holy Spirit You are loving and Your love endures forever. Jesus You are gracious and Your grace endures to all generations. We cast all our burdens and cares unto You Jesus for You care for us. Deliver us and all the members of the society from the snares and accusations of the evil one and grant us perfect peace. May Your light shine in our lives, families, societies and nation to draw away all evil desires for the glory of Your name. We are not under law but under grace, thank You for loving us Jesus. Shine Your light of salvation on all Your people Jesus, we humbly ask You. Dwell in us and with us deeply Holy Spirit and comfort us with Your eternal grace. Only You are worthy Lord, only You are gracious and full of kindness. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
“Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.”
-Stephen a man full of wisdom and grace was chosen with six others to administer the distribution of food among the widows in the Hellenistic Jewish communities. They were facing harassment from the Hebraic Jews and intervention was imperative. By the grace or God, Stephen performed many signs and miracles which was a blessing to many. Through these signs, he gained traction thus offending members of the Sanhedrin. They accused him of speaking ill about the law and the temple with the intention of killing him. When the Sanhedrin council looked at him, he appeared like an angel displaying the presence of God in their lives. Stephen had great faith in the Lord and when he was confronted to abandon his commitment to God by condemnation to death, he remained steadfast. He was stoned to death and in the process, he looked into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God (Acts 7:55-56). Jesus says, “blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10). As Christians, we know that persecutions will come but Jesus has promised us that He will never leave us nor forsake us, and through His grace, we will overcome it all.
What shall separate us from Your love Jesus Christ, shall trouble or hardship, persecution or famine, nakedness or danger. Nothing shall separate us from Your love Jesus, we praise You and glorify Your holy name. Thank You for this far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. We humbly ask You Lord to grant us the grace to preserver and overcome hardships for when we are weak then we are strong, because You are always in us and with us. Bless all the priests, pastors, bishops, teachers, apostles, prophets and all the ministers of Your gospel who proclaim Your truth. Be with all the persecuted Christians that they may have the faith and courage of Stephen, to preserver to the end. Fill them with Your wisdom, knowledge, understanding and grace that You may use them as vessels for the advancement of Your kingdom. Have mercy on all those who are sick and weak, and facing different challenges in life that Your may hear and answer their prayers. Be with all our school going children that You may comfort them with Your peace as they wait to go back to school. Be with all those who are unmarried and those who are in the process of marriage, that Your wisdom and counsel may never leave their homes. Guide all those who are married with Your grace that they may serve You in their union. Thank You for loving us Jesus Christ and for Your favor and grace upon our live. All glory, honor, power, strength and grace belongs to You now and forever. Amen
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
-Grace is a gift from God. God loved us so much and sent us His only begotten Son that we may abound in His grace. Through His grace, sin does not have dominion over us, for we are not under law but under grace (Romans 6:14). If you are under grace and not under law, sin and everything that is brought through sin, shall not have dominion over us. Whether sickness or poverty, death or condemnation, for Christ became poor so that we may become rich and abound in the grace that yields victory because He has overcome the world. We therefore do not boast because of our works but in our infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon us. To each of us God has apportioned the gift if grace that we may abound in His truth and love.
The grace of God is undeserved favor and unmerited mercy granted to us through His everlasting love. God chose us to reign on earth and have everlasting grace through the death of His Son Jesus Christ. When we deserved to die for our own sins, Christ died for us. When we deserved everlasting condemnation, Christ granted us everlasting grace. Sin has no power over us for we not under the law but under grace. It is by grace through faith that we are justified, for the just shall live by faith. Through faith in Jesus Christ we have been saved and it’s not through our own power but it is the grace of God. The Pharisees and Scribes kept the law and forgot to believe in the gospel of Jesus. They imposed heavy loads on the people with the law and did not follow the teachings of Jesus. Jesus rebuked them for hindering the people from His kingdom knowing that they themselves will not enter. When Moses gave the law bringing forth death, Christ offered us the gift of grace that yields everlasting life. When the woman caught in the act of adultery deserved death by the law, God granted her grace. On the other hand, when Stephen deserved to live because of his strong faith in God, he was stoned to death. The grace of God absolves us from sin causing death, and gives us the strength to preserver even during times of persecution. Likewise Jesus who did not deserve to die because He was without sin, He died so that we may live forever with Him. If the grace of God then abounds in us, we should say no to all ungodliness and worldly passions and live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age (Titus 2:11-12). Like Jesus let us humble ourselves before the Lord for He gives more grace to the humble and opposes the proud (James 4:6). God’s grace is sufficient for us and His power is made perfect in weakness for the power of Christ dwells in us. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence to help us at the time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Christ adopted us in His family through His death and resurrection that we can now call Him Abba Father. The grace of God is sufficient for us and when we are weak then we are strong in Christ Jesus, and we have the hope of eternal life in Him.
Your grace Lord is sufficient for us and our strength is made perfect in weakness, we have confidence in You Jesus Christ. All our hope and trust is in You Jesus. We are more than conquerors in You Jesus for You dwell in us. We come to You Jesus asking for healing and deliverance for Your grace abounds in us. When we are weak then we are strong Jesus for Your grace abounds in us. Lord help all the children living in the street and grant them favor. Thank You for the gift of grace upon our lives Jesus Christ. Thank You for the gift if salvation upon our lives and our descendants. May Your grace abound in us in all things that we may realize our true mission in You Christ. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
-The grace of God is generally defined as obtaining His unmerited favor. It is acknowledging God’s promises given through His covenants in our lives. We have received grace that came through Jesus Christ by His love. Grace is normally attributed to the number five or the month of May, which denotes divine fruitfulness. In Leviticus 25:19 we see that, “But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way your harvest will be increased. I am the Lord your God”. God reminds us to approach His throne of grace with confidence knowing that we are His children and we belong to Him. Ephesians 2:6 reminds us that, “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus”. As children of God through faith in Jesus Christ, let us know our position in Christ and have the confidence required to encounter Him in our lives. Sometimes we labor to find rest and the results are not desirable. God calls us to enter His throne of grace through prayer and thanksgiving, He will give us mercy and grace resulting to rest. Apostle Paul encountered a thorn in his flesh and three times he pleaded with God to take it away from him, and the Lord said to him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9). It is through God’s grace that we experience breakthrough in every stormy situation that we face in our lives, families, nation and the world. When we dwell in God’s presence; His mercy and grace will surely follow us and we will obtain favor and His blessings.
We thank You Lord Jesus for Your kindness, mercy, compassion and grace as we move forward into this new month of May. May we always obtain mercy and grace to help us during our time of need. May You take away all our fears, anxieties and shortcomings, and grant us rest. May You forgive us all our trespasses and wash us with Your precious blood. May You heal everyone who is sick and heal our land dear Jesus. May You Jesus Christ take away all our burdens and grant us Your grace. May Your sufficient grace always be with us and Your power be made perfect in weakness. May You grant us divine fruitfulness and increase our harvest. May You bless and expand our territories dear Jesus. May Your grace nourish us divinely and strengthen our faith in You. May You anoint us afresh to walk in Your divine blessings and purpose. May Your promises come to pass in our lives. May You grant us new technologies, methodologies, tactics and innovative strategies that are cutting-edge to execute Your plan and purpose in our lives and society. May You give us Your grace to do Your will in our lives. May we always encounter You in our lives, families, nation and the entire world. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us now and forevermore. Amen
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
–God has poured the gift of grace in our hearts that when we deserved death, He gave us eternal life. When we deserved wrath, He showed us His everlasting mercy. It is not that we have done anything good to the Lord for us to deserve His grace, but it is through His unending love that He died for our sins. God has redeemed us with His grace and set us free from the yoke of slavery. He gives us divine enablement through His grace that we may abound in every good works prepared for us in advance. Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches, He calls us to abide in Him as He abides in us that we may bear much, for without God we can do nothing (John 15:5). It is by God’s grace that we have been saved and not by our own works. Let us then humbly ourselves before the Lord and He will lift us up. God is gracious and full of kindness. He calls us to share in the immeasurable riches of His grace through faith in Christ Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father, we come before You today, we praise You for all You have done in our lives and for who You are to us. Truly You are great, mighty and powerful. You are worthy to be praised and exalted. You are enthrone above everything in heaven, on earth and under the earth. We thank You for Your gift of grace that You have given us. It is by grace that You have given us saved us and not by our works lest anyone should boast. Forgive us for the times we have boasted and harbored pride in our hearts. We did not deserve it but You have shown us great mercy and love. Thank You Jesus for loving us. Today we pray that the same grace of salvation shall come upon the whole world. We pray that more souls will be drawn to You Jesus. Father, remember the less fortunate in our society, that You may provide for all their needs. We pray for all the lost and stolen babies that they may be restored back to their parents and guardians. May You also heal all the sick in hospital and at home merciful Savior. May You remember our leaders in every area and give them wisdom and understanding on how to govern us faithfully. We pray for all those are preparing for their exams and presentations that You may grant them favor. We pray for divine protection in our country that any terrorists planning attacks will be arrested. We pray that You will expand our territories and enlarge our business dear Jesus. Provide for us contracts upon contracts and give us the capacity to handle them. Increase our spiritual capacity to hear Your voice and do Your will. Increase our faith Holy Spirit and help us to fully execute our mandates here on earth. Give us the grace to do good works prepared for us in advance. We pray for victory and favor everywhere we step. Thank You for Your victory in our lives. Thank You for hearing our prayers and answering our hearts desires. May You do all things according to Your will dear Jesus. Amen
“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.”
-Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law. In the Old Testament we see the word grace thirty nine (39) times which translates to sufficient grace for every book and each of us. God introduced the law and none could keep it in entirety. James 2:10 says that, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it”. God therefore gave a solution to sinfulness through a lamb which served as an atonement, sacrificed once a year for the sins of the people. This is a sign of grace which absolved God’s people from their sins. Jesus became the Lamb of sacrifice and died once, and for all for the sake of the entire human kind. We therefore died to sin and have a new life in Him, with the hope of resurrection on the last day. We then do not sin because grace abounds but live in holiness because we have been crucified with Christ and it is not we who live but He who lives in us. 1 Corinthians 6:20 reminds us that, we were bought at a price and therefore we should honor God with our bodies. We are called to live holy lives in Christlikeness, holding fast faith in Christ and love for Him and one another.
Abba Father, we thank You and appreciate You for Your full of grace and mercy for us. We give You all the glory and honor for You are good, and Your mercies endures forever. Thank You for Your sacrifice on the cross; for our sins, we bless Your holy name. Thank You for Your everlasting love in our lives. We love You Lord our God. We appreciate You for who You are and what You have done unto us. Thank You for protecting us, sustaining us, providing for all our needs, loving us and keeping Your divine promises in our lives. You are not a man that You should lie nor a son of man that You should repent, all our hope and trust is in You. We humbly ask You to forgive us all our sins and wash us with Your precious blood. Protect us, our families and nation with Your hedge of fire, and keep us safe. Give us the grace dear Jesus to always do Your holy will. Create in each one of us a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Fill us with the Spirit of Your fear Lord; that we may always do and think about all that pleases You. May we obtain favor before You, and before men and women, in every way. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”
-Abraham the father of faith; believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness and he was called a friend of God (James 2:23). He believed that God who promised would give him the courage to sacrifice his only son Isaac. He applied the same faith he had before the birth of his son Isaac; at an old age. Because of his strong faith he was justified, for the just shall live by faith (Galatians 3:11). God made a covenant of grace with him, one that was a reflection of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through faith then, we are justified and have the hope of seeing Christ as He is when He is revealed. By this hope we purify ourselves, just as Christ is pure (1 John 3:2-3). Through this covenant of grace that comes through faith, we have become friends of God and not only that, but children of God also, and the Holy Spirit makes an eternal seal within us. God therefore imparts unto us an eternal blessing; that is the gift of salvation, and we live in grace, prosperity and peace forever.
Abba Father, we thank You for Your mercy and grace upon our lives. Your grace is sufficient for us, we praise Your holy name. Thank You for making us Your children, we bless Your holy name. We count our blessings and name them one by one. We thank You for making us Your friends, we exult Your holy name. We raise Your banner high in our lives, homes, relationships, places of worship, work places, schools and nation. May Your name be greatly praised in all the nations. May You be worshipped by all; in heaven, on earth and under the earth. Only You Jesus are worthy to be glorified and praised. Only You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. We thank You and bless Your holy name. Thank You for granting us favor and peace. We commit our families and nation unto You Jesus grant us peace and unity always. We commit all those who are married and those who are unmarried under Your able hands, may You do a new thing in their lives. Be with all our children as they prepare to go to school and grant them wisdom. Impart in all those are undertaking exams and presentations with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, that they may excel in all that they do. Guide all those who intent to undertake construction and other project with Your wisdom. May You heal all the sick and mend every broken heart dear Jesus. Give hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak for You are a loving and caring God. Be with all lost children that You may reunite them with their families. Remember merciful Father all the street families and children living in the streets that You may provide a better life for them. Father, may You resurrect all that has been dead in our lives, families, finances, businesses, career, economy, health, all for the glory and honor of Your name. Increase our faith Jesus and allow may to believe in You. Surely; there is none like You Lord, receive all the praise, honor and adoration. Surely; goodness and mercy shall follow us; all the days of our lives and we shall dwell in Your house Lord; forever. Amen
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
-Apostle Paul embraced the mandate entrusted upon him, to preach the gospel of grace and he made bold steps to accomplish them, even though in some instances they caused his imprisonment. He suffered for the gospel but recounted this as joy for the gospel of grace. Christ has apportioned upon each one of us different levels of grace as we serve Him and His people in different capacities (Ephesians 4:7).
When the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). God painted a picture of the cross through Abraham when he obeyed the instructions to sacrifice his only son Isaac. Later, when Moses brought forth the law which causes sin consciousness, God still made a way of redemption through the sacrifice of a lamb for the sins of the people once a year. Christ brought forth the conscious of grace which is caused by faith in Jesus who became the Lamb of sacrifice for the sins of the world. He died once and for all and lives forever. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for as it written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” (Galatians 3:13). The blessing of Abraham came upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. The Holy Spirit thus helps us in all our needs and guides us into all truth. We are called to look at the positive aspects of life and count our blessings each day. To confess positive thoughts and declare the blessings of God in our lives that come through faith leading to undeserved favor. It is through grace that we were made children of God and a distinction is made between children of faith and those who rely on the law. Grace is a precious gift from God that we enjoy, not by our works that anyone should boast. We have been justified through faith in Christ and have received grace and truth, and boast in the hope of His glory (Romans 5:2). The Holy Spirit comes into us and guides us in all truth. He convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgement, that we may live holy lives. His grace is sufficient for us and in our weaknesses we are strong because of He who lives in us. When we are weak then we are strong in Him. It is not by our works that we are saved but it is through grace. The Holy Spirit enables us to live victorious lives for the glory of His name. He calls us to testify the gospel of grace to all the nations that salvation may come upon them. As grace is apportioned in us, each one takes part in the body of Christ for the advancement of His kingdom. The Holy Spirit guide us in our mandates and gives us His gifts and fruit, and most importantly the grace to finish strong as He has made a mark upon us who believe in Him, for we belong to Him.
Our Father and our God we come before You today with thanksgiving in our hearts. Your grace is sufficient to us and Your power is made perfect in weakness. When we are weak then we are strong for You are always with us. We called on You and You answered us, and delivered us from all our troubles. Thank You for You are good to us and Your mercies endures forever. Thank You for the gift of life and the air that we breath. Thank You for the far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. Thank You for Your mercy and grace upon our lives, families, churches and nation. Open any closed door and make every crooked path straight dear Savior. May You give more grace to all teachers, preachers, evangelists, apostles, priests, bishops, so that they may preach Your gospel of truth. Give us more grace to serve You and other people as You have called us Jesus. May Your grace and peace be multiplied unto each one us, in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Your grace upon grace and truth through Your loving kindness Holy Spirit. May You give us more grace to do Your will. May You give more grace to all nations and people who are suffering from COVID-19. May You give more grace to all medical practitioners, security and investigative agencies who are dedicate to serve Your people. May You give more grace to our president and other leaders that they should make prudent decisions affecting us. Thank You for Your gift of salvation upon us and all our descendants. Thank You for Your goodness and mercy upon our lives. We praise You and glorify Your holy name now and forever. Amen