Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)
Supernatural breakthroughs in our lives happen, not because of our might or effort, but because of our dependence and reliance upon the Holy Spirit who is the spirit of grace. The more we trust His leading and His guiding, knowing He is always working on our behalf, the more will we find ourselves walking into the manifestations of God’s unmerited favor.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2 (KJV)
Pride tends to distort our motivations and it clouds our judgement; it keeps us from acting out of true wisdom. God delights in our humility, because it is the humble heart that is most open and receptive to wisdom. When we look to God for wisdom, when we remain open and teachable, we may be certain that we will never be put to shame.
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
Isaiah 59:21 (KJV)
God’s Word is to never depart from our mouth because our words release spiritual authority. Whatever we say long enough we will ultimately see. And so let us boldly say what God has said about us in His Word—He has already called us victorious!
What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (KJV)
Knowing that God is for us gives us a confidence and an assurance that, no matter the situation, victory has already been made available. We can now move forward with boldness, fully expectant that we will see the goodness of God showing up in our lives. There is not an obstacle in the world that can stop a Believer who knows their right standing with God as a result of the finished works of Jesus Christ!
I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands.
Ezekiel 36:27 (MSG)
This is the power of grace at work in us, and it lifts the pressure off of our shoulders. Our trust and dependence are upon God’s Spirit working in us through His Word, transforming us, giving us the faith we need, and empowering us to become all He has created us to be.
Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:8 (NKJV)
The key to loving is to first receive God’s love for us. The more that we receive His love, the more will we be able to reflect it into our world. May we resolve to live lives of radical love, and in so doing follow the example of the One who loved us first.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
Ezekiel 3:10 (KJV)
God is telling us to let His Words take root in our hearts. As we hear the Word, meditate on it and speak it out loud, we are receiving it into our hearts. And the supernatural power of the Word of God becomes apparent once it has become a living reality in the heart of a believer!
Dear Grace World family,
I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!
We have people from all over the world who have subscribed to these blog posts and emails, and so for many of you Christmas may already be over. But nevertheless, I pray that you had a wonderful and blessed time with family and loved ones! And I wanted to share a little video I felt led to make today. These are just some reflections on the true meaning of Christmas. As we know, it is all about Him! Jesus is truly the reason for the season!
And so as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, and as we get ready to head into a new year, let’s reflect simply on the goodness of our God. Realize that by sending Jesus into the world, He has made His Grace—unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor—available to all who will receive Him. The Bible speaks of good tidings of great joy, which have been made available to all people! (Luke 2:10) And it is His Grace that empowers us and enables us to live successful, victorious and prosperous lives!
And so I pray this little video will be a blessing to you! Be on the lookout for more online content including videos and audios as we head into 2019. As our ministry continues to grow here locally, the Lord has put it on my heart to grow and expand our online ministry as well. Our aim is to reach as many people as possible with this Gospel of Grace!
Thank you all who are a part of our online community! You are a part of our ministry family, and we love you!
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Philemon 1:6 (KJV)
Our faith becomes effectual—it starts working—as we acknowledge the good things that are in us as a result of being in Christ Jesus. The radical truth is that in our born again spirits we have been made just like Jesus. Faith now takes what is already true about us in the spiritual, and it brings it into physical tangible manifestation.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
James 1:22 (KJV)
We are doers of the Word when we allow the Word of God to guide, influence and direct all of our actions. We believe who the Word says we are in Christ Jesus, we allow it to take root in our hearts, and then we act on it in faith. As we act on the Word we take faith steps that move us towards the manifestation of what the grace of God has already made available!