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Class 17: Grace


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Part 5: God's practical gift

(This is part 5 of 9 parts in this class)


Grace is to have a dynamic influence on us. We need to have a revelation of this. Grace is an intensely practical gift from God. To have grace is to have possession of adequate resources! With grace you've got the means to make it successfully through all that you face.


This is why Peter exhorts us,

Set your hope perfectly, wholly and unchangeably, without doubt and despondency, upon the grace that is being brought to you upon the occasion of the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:13 - Kenneth Wuest's Expanded Translation


Do you find yourself faced with circumstances beyond your strength or tasks beyond your talent? Then seek grace and set your expectation upon it. Come - through Jesus - before the throne from which grace is granted. From there grace will freely flow out to you accompanied by faith and love. 1 Timothy 1:14.

Andrew Murray tells us, "That grace (God's grace) is for timely help, literally well-timed help, just the special help we need at each moment."


At one point Paul lost sight of this grace. In that condition he got to pleading with God to remove from him what he himself actually had the dynamic empowering of grace to deal with. Afterwards, he reported what God said to him.

He wrote,

And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 - NKJV


We have all been through times when we have tried to get God to remove a task or a situation confronting us. What we should have done was employ God's grace. In future, like Paul, we need to hear God saying to us, "My grace is sufficient for you."


Paul writes,

Those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through One, Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:17 - NKJV


To have grace is to always have what it takes to accomplish the task and to reign in the circumstance set before you.