Growing In Grace
Grace is God’s ability in the life of an individual. The Christian has been designed with the capacity to enjoy the fullness of the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. A grace has been made available to the Christian and this grace is called the Grace of our Lord Jesus. This means the Christian has at their disposal every divine ability Jesus enjoyed while on earth and every ability he is presently enjoying at the right hand of the father. The limit of grace available to the Christian is this grace; the grace of our Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord has to do with all the anointing, wisdom, favour and strength Jesus enjoyed while on earth and all power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and praise he is enjoying in heaven (Revelation 5:12).
Grace is Christ, and we have been made partakers of the fullness of him.
It is God’s will that we become mature, attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). Within the Christian is the inherent ability (grace) to do greater works than Jesus. We have the fullness of the grace of our Lord available in us. We all have within us the ability to heal the sick, raise the dead, walk on water, turn water into wine and move mountains. There is no situation too big for the Christian to overcome. This ability already resides in us. However, at present, we do not see the majority of Christians doing half of what Christ did. When we became born again, we were born by the seed of Grace; by faith (Eph. 2:8). We are to grow in this grace until we mature to the point where we begin to function like Christ.
‘But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.’ 2 Peter 3:18.
It is our responsibility to grow in this grace. According to Ephesians 4:13, we do not stop growing in this grace until we attain the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. In other words, we do not stop growing until we become the exact copy of Christ in our daily lives. We are already like him in spirit, but we need to be like him practically. And we haven’t achieved this until we begin to respond to situations like Christ. We need to keep growing, we need to grow until we begin to love like Christ.
You might be at a level in your growth of grace, but there is still more. Christ is our limit, he is the author and finisher of our faith. Fix your eyes on him (Hebrews 12:2).
By Pastor Paul Korley