As the Month of Recovery draws to a close we look forward to a new theme for the new month of September. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome encouraged God’s people never to be afraid as the saints can never be defeated, when he announced at the last Global Communion Service that “this month, we will overtake and recover all,” and urged all participants to pray and make prophetic declarations. He also charged ministers of the Gospel to invest more time in prayers before preaching.
“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Ephesians 4:7).”
“The grace of God on your life is the divine ability in you to be successful in every endeavor, and you’re to grow in that grace: “…grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…” (2 Peter 3:18). Grace is the power of promotion; it’s the thing that causes your life to move from one level to another, every child of God has been given grace in abundance (Romans 5:17), but the degree to which you let it reflect is up to you. The more you fill your heart with God’s Word and have the Holy Spirit work in your life, the greater the grace of God that’ll be manifested in your life.” Pastor Chris Oyakhilome explained, as he discussed the various out-workings of grace in one’s life.
How Does Grace manifest?
Pastor Chris explains how the grace of God can be seen in what it produces; as much as grace is a divine working on the inside of a man, it manifests itself on the outside of a man in diverse ways: below are seven manifestations of grace in a man’s life.
There always is something about a person with grace that attracts people to them. Grace has got nothing to do with one’s status, profession, or gender. You can turn on grace in your life; God gives you more grace as you put to use the grace He already made available to you. Grace causes nature to respond to you and there are levels of grace at which different Christians function. It should be your desire to function at the highest level of grace possible.
- THE ADVANTAGE
Grace brings and gives you the advantage. As a Christian, you need to always be conscious of the grace of God upon your life, this is what makes it work and you need to recognize that you have got grace working for you. You do not need to struggle for/with anything in your life, if you put the grace to work, it will deliver them to you, on a platter. Grace is the glory of God working in a man’s spirit and it beautifies. Only the man with grace recognizes grace. Never try to work against grace in a man’s life; one who does it fights against the Source of Grace; Deity.
Grace brings you favor. Good is turned towards the man with grace and forgiveness always knocks at his door. Even when he seems to have made great mistakes, the grace of God speaks for him. To walk in grace means to walk in and with divine influence. It makes you have the mentality of “if I want anything, I will get it!” You are God’s trophy, and He wants everyone in the world to know how much he loves them. He is the ‘I am’ and you are the ‘in Him’. There is no need for the struggles and the worry. Grace is available to deliver favor to you. Favor that comes by grace comes by divine influence. All He says is “yield to my Word.”
Grace brings about joy; joy indescribable and unspeakable. As a Christian walking in grace, let joy work out through your life. When you take advantage of grace, the world will not be able to explain how you are always up there. Where they let worries and the cares of this life control them, they do not understand how you have become a distributor of joy. With grace in your life, you become dauntless even in seemingly difficult situations. When challenges come to you look inwards for the solution, because you know that: “The bigger the problem, the bigger the testimony.”
Grace brings liberality into your life. You have got to recognize that grace opens a two-way channel; it is called giving and a receiving channel. Recognize that giving is a grace. When grace opens up that passion to give; it also opens up your capacity to receive.
Grace brings about pleasure. Do you know that pleasure comes spiritually and that you can take pleasure in all that God has created? Your life is for Him; recognizing this makes everything in your life pleasurable and yet pleasing to God. Now, grace brings about a kind and happy pleasure that should make you appreciate the people and the things in your life.
Grace brings gifts into your life. Grace brings about an uncanny ability to do what others cannot do. This can manifest itself in the form of a skill, quality, and understanding of certain areas. It’s important that you recognize the gift of God upon you and put it to use, it makes God’s power to come upon it.
Don’t miss the Global Communion Service for the month of September on Sunday the 6th of September at 4:00PM (GMT +1) or watch live on all LoveWorld Networks.