Grace is known today as channel of Christianity and basic of faith that makes us counted saved by faith in Christ Jesus. Just as Paul told Ephesians that it’s by grace through faith that we are saved.
In Paul’s writing to Roman he described God’s grace as a medium into salvation of all humanity through which God usd in achieving his plan of redemption. so we shall share briefly into detail basic truth of grace applied to our redemptive life in Christ Jesus.
Grace is a metaphoric unmerited favor of God upon us through Calvary not by our efforts of works nor is base upon our knowledge of God but upon God’s revelation of his son Jesus Christ our Savior. Before Calvary birth of grace God’s grace was not intended unto salvation but upon whom he loves He gives them mercy
So Grace was revealed from Abraham since amongst his ethnics people he found favor with God to be father of all nations when he believes God so we see an opportunity of Birthing promise “of a son who will establish everlasting kingdom ”
There many Abrahamic promises but one most significant to God was of establishing his kingdom not kingdom of Israel as they mistook but kingdom of heaven or God
So when God called out Israels in order to fulfill his promise he made with Abraham from Moses came law as a guiding principles to make them possessed that promise. So law came as signets of government or kingdom since where there is law there’s a kingdom and where there’s a kingdom there’s a king and where there’s a king there’s a commandments that govern territory.
God gave Moses the righteousness of law but because they were carnal they failed to obey it but the aim was meant to Truely establish a kingdom in Israel but because they were harden in their hearts in the wilderness they ended up perishing.
Since the law is holy and spirit it became impossible for them and even upto today to obey because carnal people can’t behold spiritual things since they are undiscerning. so through Christ comes the righteousness of faith which is possible to obey since faith itself is agift of God’s spirit hence convicting you into righteousness and all this is by grace and not depending upon anyone’s works or effort so let’s understand the mystery of grace in light of God’s truth and not our own translation of grace
In redemption grace is most urgent before faith release into one’s heart to believe the gospel.am meaning the unbelievers must understand God’s grace as basic of his salvation not by work. So it’s important for us to understand the fact that the knowledge of grace empower our faith and thus make us unleash glorious truth of faith which come from the gospels of salvation.
The Bible says that before law there wasn’t sin and immediately the law was doctrinatinated man became aware of sin this was once in Eden God told man “from the tree in middle of garden thou shalt not eat from the day thou shalt eat surly yeah shall die” this was already guiding principles given to man but the Bible says
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
The word was very clear by disobedience of one everyone has fallen and also by obedience of one man righteousness came through his grace.
So we need understand how can we walk and live in this righteousness through our faith in Christ and to live in it is to obey the law of God which is possible only If walk and live by spirit because the law is spirit
Someone will say am dead to sin and I will ask you how are you dead to sin? If you are dead to sins then you must be Alife to spiritso that Christ in his reigns upon his templewuicken your mortal bodies thus make you overcome the world.
If we want reigns in life that’s means we must except to live and walked by spirit which is by grace. How is it possible to flow in God’s grace without stumbling because there’s a stone set as stumbling block to those who think they are able to walk by their efforts.
We understood that Sin and death reigned upon those under similitude of Adam’s transgressions but free gifts of God’s grace reigns through Christ Jesus our obedience.
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
THE BLUEPRINT OF GRACE
There are some important blueprint of grace that shall establish your understanding of grace and then unleash you into another level of glory
You are baptized into his death and raised into new life
Romans 6:3-8, 11-12 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
- planted together in the likeness of his death
- our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed,
- we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.
- dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts
INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
- Yield yourselves unto God as alive from dead
- Be open vessel of grace
- Be channel of glory
- Open doors of the gospel
GRACE UNLEASH MY DOMINIONS AGAINST
Romans 6:7, 11 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Makes me free from being servant or slaves of sin
Makes me free from desire or lust of the flesh
Makes me free from temptation or test of demonic strategies.
Makes me free to operate my light admidst wicked world without fear
Servant of righteousness
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Jesus said in John 15:16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
That he has ordained me his minister and send me to go and bring forth fruit which is everlasting.
We must now be servant of righteousness unto holiness and eternal life because of Christ establishment of our righteousness since before we were conform to infirmity of lust and servants of uncleanness and iniquity but we’re redemped unto holiness and thats means we’re peals of holiness meant to endorse godliness.
FREE FROM DOMINIONS OF LAWS
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
You’re dead to the law by body of Christ and married to Christ ( or alive in Christ)
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
The flesh unleash the motions of sin that dominate my functionality to godliness but bring fruit unto death but because Christ’s unleash me into dimension of newness of spirit and not of the oldness of letters (Moses)
YOU DELIVERED FROM LAWS TO SERVES IN THE NEWNESS OF SPIRIT.
But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter
Freedom from concupiscence or sting of sin
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
There’s some slight difference between law and commandments but it’s not much importance but simply the law is a rule laid down for the guidance of an intelligent being, by an intelligent being having power over him.”
And commandments means “word” (dabhar ) as the ten words of God (Exodus 34:28 ) or king’s “command” (Esther 1:12 ); “precept” (micwāh ) of God (Deuteronomy 4:2 ), of a king (2 Kings 18:36 ); “mouth” or “speech” (peh ) of God (Exodus 17:1 ), of Pharaoh (2 Kings 23:35 ). They express theocratic idea of morality wherein the will or law of God is imposed upon men as their law of conduct (2 Kings 17:37 ).
So law is a guiding power to do or not do things in aparticular kingdom but commandments is a principles guiding or theocratic motions displayed to govern or imposed to control domain of authority
The word concupiscence means
Romans 7:8; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:5 . The Greek noun, like the verb from which it comes, meaning “to yearn,” “to long,” “to have the heart set upon a thing,” is determined in its moral quality by the source whence it springs or the object toward which it is directed
Law and commandments upholds concupiscence or substance that triggers the lust of the flesh so if you walk to live by flesh you will walk in sin but if you understand the grace in the Holy Ghost sin won’t reigns supreme over them
Spiritual replenishing of carnality.
We were all sold into similitude of Adam’s transgressions and so we walked in carnality and that’s means the first breath of God that made us a living being was corrupted into carnality who is very disobedience and rebellious but when the second Adam came he became a life giving spirit
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
So here Paul was unveiling to us the mystery of sin and the power of lust of the flesh that has dominated Man.
We have all experience one or even you might still be struggling in doing good but it seems it’s impossible to do what you want to do but instead what you don’t want.
Why do think this is prominence dogmatic life climax experience?
- We were sold into slavery of sin
- Slaves has no powers over their Master. So The law been a school master over man’s conscience and will abhorred man from seeking that which is Loving, Pure, Holy, and that which is eternal.
- We were weaken and conquered of walking by spirit but sold to lust of flesh( Carnality)
- Blinded by the gods of this world
- Fallen of God’s glory
- Burnished of Eden
THE DYNAMITE SPIRITUAL REIGNS OF GOD
This the greatest achievement of redemption Christ has offered as a in applications of redemption that’s unleashing us that spirit of truth who stood a seals and mark of our salvation because through Him we’re called into God’s family of holiness
There’s a great tendencies fighting within our being and sometimes we are defeated and begins to cry yet Christ is the hope glory. Romans 7:24
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
It’s time we need embrace the truth delivered to by Christ Jesus because the answer of any struggles whether sin, demonic possession into lustful journey in life is not our efforts to leave it but Christ Jesus who is ;
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
So God did greatest breakthrough by replenishing of the face upon face of earth when He fulfilled Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:28
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
There are relationship between our sinful nature and our carnal life which inhabit our spiritual life flow. If our sinful nature which is another law within us cause us to sin hence fulfilling the lust of our flesh. There’s need to deal with the right problem which is carnality since it can’t obey the laws because the law is spiritual
If the law is spiritual only those who are spiritual can walk in it and obey it because our inner man spring life by the spiritual discernment so if it’s corrupted by the carnality it will be impossible to please God
Remember what led to fall of man and the effects of the fallen glory. This was irrevocable by all means of law, tradition nor cultural appropriation that man may make to please God since Man felt because of disobedience of law. There’s no law by any means man can obey since he was already walking by carnality
Secondly God had already suggested man’s trends of breakthrough from that very day he said in
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
This was the promise of redemption through the seed of a woman who was Christ Jesus our savoire
Just imagine His birth wasn’t through any carnality but in reality a supernatural birth just as Galatians 4 told us Galatians 4:4-6
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
So the same is our spiritual life has a strong relationship with the law of God since the both agreed to be spiritual in this our unction of obedience is compatible since this time it’s the Holy Ghost will be the one to speak behind us to turn to left or right
The spirit of sonship is already in our hearts and Now fulfilled Jeremiah’s prophecy that’s
Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
This was when the temple of Israel was broken and destroyed by Babylon because their rebellion and disobedience against God’s law.
So God saw that writing the law on their wall or even their foreheads couldn’t save themselves and thus there was a great need to deal with the heart of man since it was desperately wicked and the only thing was to was to deal with the wicked heart of man so God spoke through Jeremiah that He will make a new Covenant with them again
“I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people”
This was fulfilled in Christ Jesus the seed of a woman who redemped us from the curse of laws and immediately God send forth spirit of his son into our spirits hence adopting us into sonship.
So we right now live not to obey the regulations of laws but Christ Jesus the author and finisher of our faith and by obeying his voice through the Holy spirit That Small Still we fulfil the law of God because our own spiritual life bears witness to the world the nature of our God
we shall continue next time but study it deeper