The Grace in Christ Jesus
Focus: 2 Timothy 2:1 - KJV
1. Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 6:1-2
By the activities of our forebears, all men were meant for destruction with the enemy of God who revolted in heaven. But something happened when Jesus died for us on the cross and later rose from the dead: He had fought the battle of life for us and won; had substituted us in the place of death and therefore, without us having to do anything but just to believe, we are translated into heavenly places by Him and we are seated with Him there far above all principalities and powers. Even now, where He is, He speaks on our behalf before the eternal Judge of the world to the effect that when we err, His blood speaks on our behalf. This is the grace available to every believer in Christ. Ordinarily, the enemy, who is the accuser of the brethren is constantly railing accusation about everyone since he is conversant with the things that God desires even more than any man. Moses was a friend of God who had a lot of flaws in his walk with God. When eventually his body was to be retrieved to heaven, the accuser of the brethren contended with the arch angel who came for him just so that Moses would not make it. But the same yesterday and today and forever was available. So, all the angel had to do was to well up that grace by saying “the lord rebukes you Satan”. That saved the day for Moses.
My very dear friend, please do not allow the grace found in Christ Jesus be in vain over you. As much as Christ is never tired of interceding for us, you cannot continue in sin and ask grace to abound towards you. Far be it! God does not support evil. You cannot be an evildoer and assume the grace will avail you. It is important for you to understand that unless you pursue holiness as a person, it may be difficult to have the grace avail you for long. Focus on God and be holy even as He is holy.
SOLUTION: It is only right that we reciprocate the love of Christ whose grace is available unto us by being obedient to His commands. Disobedience may make the grace vain over the disobedient.
May the grace of God, found in Christ Jesus, avail you to the very end in Jesus’ name. May you never frustrate the grace in the name of Jesus. May God count you worthy of reigning with Christ to the end in Jesus’ name.