Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | July 18, 2022 | THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILLMENT

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | July 18, 2022 | THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE

Acts 11:22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

EVEN AT A TIME LIKE THIS REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND BLISSFUL ETERNITY WITH GOD.

Dearly beloved brethren, the scriptures reveal that grace came through our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:16
And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John 1:17
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:15
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.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

This grace was what empowered Jesus to die for humanity of all ages and turned back from lifestyle of sin to saintliness .

Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. Listen to this.

Grace is God’s righteousness, through Christ.

Grace is God’s redemption, through Christ.

Grace is God’s riches through Christ.

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Romans 16:20
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Romans 16:24
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

1 Corinthians 16:23
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Philippians 4:23
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 5:28
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:18
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Philemon 1:25
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Revelation 22:21
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Then for believers to obtain grace, they must reach out to Christ on the throne of grace.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

Dearly beloved brethren, there are things grace added to the lives of those who have it.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

It added praying power to the career.

Zechariah 12:10
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

It added boldness and great power to the apostles. It also facilitate signs and wonders

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Acts 14:3
Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

This grace help believers to cleave to God all through their lives and fulfill their God given ministries.

Acts 11:23
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Galatians 2:9
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

It is through grace that believers are saved, justified and looking forward to partake in the imminent rapture

Acts 15:11
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Ephesians 2:5
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 3:7
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

This grace edifies believers and made them strong in the Lord .

Acts 18:27
And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

Acts 20:32
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

2 Timothy 2:1
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

It makes the career to overcome sin and be dead to it

Romans 5:20
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Romans 5:21
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

It helps the career to be sober and focus on the ministry God gave them.

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Romans 12:6
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Ephesians 3:2
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to youward:

Ephesians 3:7
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

Ephesians 3:8
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Ephesians 4:7
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

Grace help the career to speak graciously and full of Christ’s words.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Grace makes the career to serve God acceptably.

Hebrews 12:28
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Grace makes the career to be free from bitterness and all forms of defilements.

Hebrews 12:15
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Grace makes the career to avoid false doctrines and false teachers.

Hebrews 13:9
Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

Jude 1:4
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ

Grace makes the career to be humble like Christ.

James 4:6
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

1 Peter 4:10
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

Grace makes the career to be perfect.

1 Peter 5:10
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Listen to what grace did to the following believers.

Believers at Macedonia

2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; 8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. 8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

Believers at Colosse.

Romans 15:15
Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; 1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: 1:7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; 1:8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.

Believers in Thessalonian.

1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: 1:7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

Grace added to Timothy, unfeigned faith.

2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 1:4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Believers that have obtained like precious faith, that apostle Peter wrote too. It makes them partakers of divine nature of God

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

It made elder Gaius to walk in the truth.

3 John 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

God the Father is able to make all grace abound in the lives of believers who desire it .

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

It is the will of God that all believers should continue in this grace till Christ comes.

Acts 13:43
Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

This grace has different names and can do various things .

Great grace.

Acts 4:33
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Abundance of grace

Romans 5:17
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.

All grace.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Exceeding grace.

2 Corinthians 9:14
And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you

Dearly beloved God does not want you in particular to receive the grace in vain or frustrate it but to grow and
abound in it.

2 Corinthians 6:1
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 8:7
Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

Galatians 2:21
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

2 Peter 3:18
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.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

This is because this grace is sufficient and exceeding for you to live victorious lifestyle till
Christ comes.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

1 Timothy 1:14
And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Beloved brethren, Barnabas saw grace in the midst of believers at Antioch and through it were advancing the kingdom of Christ, making sinners to be brought into the kingdom

Acts 11:22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

This grace is available for you too, to do the same thing today.

That through your lips and lifestyle, sinners in your world of influence would be brought to Christ.

So come boldly this morning and receive from Christ at the throne of grace.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF GRACE || REACH OUT TO JESUS AT THE THRONE OF GRACE AND OBTAIN GRACE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND FULFILMENT ON EARTH AND ETERNITY

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