Phos – The Daily Devotion
By Ap Maureen Greatness
They which receive Abundance of Grace! How?
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) “ (Romans 5:17)
The doctrine of the Grace of God is one of the foundational pillars of our Christianity. In the voice of Paul, “We are saved by grace through faith, not of our works but it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8. It is the grace of God that brought us salvation. In our opening scripture, we also see that the grace of God plays a role in your reigning in life: the placement of dominion in life.
The writer used the Greek word “charis” for grace, to mean the benevolences, benefits, services, and rewards: in other words, through Adam’s sin, death took opportunity to load dominion over mankind; but much more, those who receive: take a hold, catch with a grip to own; abundance of grace: the benefits, services, rewards and benevolences of Jesus and the gift of righteousness: equity of character, shall reign: exercise kingly power and dominion in this life with highest influence and control by Jesus Christ.
One of the benefits of His grace is forgiveness of sins from Ephesians 1:7 ”In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” Within abundance (exceeding riches) of God’s grace: benefits lies forgiveness of sins, which believers have to receive: catch with a firm grip to own and take advantage of. Ephesians says, WE HAVE IT, but Romans says, RECEIVE IT. The former is in the spirit, the latter is in the soul. We have it in our spirit, we receive it and take advantage of it in our souls.
Many Christians are trapped in the dungeon of “self-condemnation, inferiority complex, guilt consciousness, and fear” because each time they remember areas were they went wrong. They feel God has not yet forgiven them. They have even failed to forgive themselves for their worst past life, to the extent that they feel God won’t answer their prayers or use them or favor them. They push themselves away from any appearances that make them feel they deserve the best, because they think they are unworthy or inferior to have such. The Lord says to you, “RECEIVE: take a hold, take advantage of, catch with a grip to own His forgiveness of sins in your soul, for with it, you shall reign and exercise kingly power victoriously in this life. Understand that God loves you and has forgiven you. Keep saying it and REIGN!
Abba Father, in Christ, they have redemption through his blood: the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of your grace. They receive it and reign in life in and through Him. Amen.
Further Read : Romans 5
What He Says
About: His Grace
“Grace Can Be Found”
“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” (Genesis 6:8)
God had seen the wickedness of man: it was great in the earth and that every imagination of thoughts of the heart of man was only continually evil. Man deserved judgments and cleared out of the face of the earth;
Then Moses makes a resounding statement in amidst of that entire pivot; “BUT Noah FOUND GRACE in the eyes of the LORD”
The word “found” is from the Hebrew word “matsa” which means: to secure, to encounter; but most importantly in this context, it means to LEARN.
In other words, Noah LEARNT the GRACE OF THE LORD in His presence! He saw God’s unmerited favor! He received education into the love of God amidst all reasons to bring forth judgment! He met the GRACE of God that triumphs over judgment!
Today, brethren! You are in His presence! Stay learning His Grace! Be in possession of His Grace! See His grace amidst all judgment and circumstances!
Your grace found us empty and filled us up! We encountered true satisfaction in your hands of love! We found your grace and so we learn more of it!
Further Read : Genesis 6
Confessing The Name of God
“I Found Grace”
I arise! I shine! For the glory of the Lord is risen within-out of me! Amidst gross darkness, your glory LORD thrives through me! Even the heathen come to my light and kings come to the brightness of my rising! I found your grace in your presence, I daily learn of the same!
Sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under the law but under the dominion of your grace! As by one man’s offence, death reigned by one; much more also as I receive abundance of your grace and of the free gift of righteousness, I reign by Jesus Christ!
In you oh Lord, I have redemption through your blood: the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of your grace! And therefore, being justified freely by your grace through the redemption that is in you, I have peace with my Father! Because I know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is with me. Amen
I found your grace! I stay learning your grace! I walk in the teachings of your grace! I am a student of your grace!
Further Read : Romans 5:17