God’s Word to You – Your Manual for Life!
This is a collection of a series of messages from God’s Word to You (Facebook Group) about the Grace of God. It’s
my prayer that you’ll be blessed and enlightened and get to know how to put the grace of God to Work in your
own life, as well as share with others, so they too can put the grace of God to Work in their lives.
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Grace Is Not Automatic
How To Receive Grace
Grace For Every Good Work
Attitude For Grace
Grace is Available
Under Grace – Not Law
Growing In Grace
What Is Grace Anyway?
Grace is Not automatic
For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who
receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the
One, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17 NKJV)
Glory to God! This is Good News. Through Jesus Christ, it's possible to live in triumph over sin,
death, poverty and everything negative! But wait a second; it's not for everybody.
It's only possible for those who RECEIVE God's abundant provision of GRACE.
That shows that grace is not automatic, even though it's available to every believer. Take a look at the
opening scripture again. It says "those who receive abundance of grace..."
In other words, God's arm is outstretched toward you with all the grace you want. But you've got to
The word 'receive' was rendered from the Greek word 'catalambano' which means 'to grasp' or
'take a hold of' something’. So the word says "take a hold of grace!"
You can receive grace for your finances, academics, health, business, marriage and everything that
concerns your life. You can receive the grace to walk uprightly, grace to excel and grace to manifest
what the word of God says about you and so much more.
Just say: "Father, I thank You for Your abundant supply of grace. I receive your grace to go through
this day successfully in Jesus' name!"
You've got to talk it! Grace is not automatic, but it's yours for the taking. Go get yours.
How to Receive GRace
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 (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Like I previously mentioned, grace is not going to come into your life automatically and start
working by itself. You have to receive (grasp, catch, take a hold of) it.
The scripture says “…they which receive abundance of grace…” (Romans 5:17) That means
the grace of God has already been released. As far as God is concerned, He’s done His part in making
grace accessible to you in super-abundance. Just take what you want.
You can receive the grace of God and put it to work in your life and the circumstances of your life by
simple confessions by faith.
Notice I didn’t say ‘confessions’ but ‘confessions by faith’. If you’re going to receive anything from
God, it has to be by faith.
When you declare “I receive the grace to excel in my job, in the name of Jesus”, the grace of God is
immediately deployed and made effective with regards to your job. That is the reality, even though you
may not immediately notice a change.
What will frustrate that grace in your life is when you doubt it existence and as a result, say things
that counter or oppose it. So you shouldn’t yield to the temptation of saying things like “This job is too
much for me”, “This job is killing me”. Don’t talk defeat!
Be conscious of the grace. When things appear to get tough, declare “Father, I thank You for Your
grace upon my job. You make all grace abound toward me, so that I can be effective no matter what.
Grace is yours for the taking. Don’t be disadvantaged.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our
Lord (2 Peter 1:2)
I previously shared on how to receive grace, and the fact that grace is not automatic. Now I want to
share on how to get the grace of God multiplied in your life.
The opening scripture clearly tells that it’s through the knowledge of God and our Lord Jesus, that
grace is multiplied in a person’s life.
The knowledge we’re talking about here, is not just any knowledge, but a knowledge which is
superior and strictly spiritual. The word ‘knowledge’ is rendered from the Greek ‘epignosis’ which
means ‘full and exact knowledge’.
This knowledge can be gotten only by meditating on revelation knowledge which comes from the
word of God.
So when you read the word of God and you get a revelation, you have to dwell on it and meditate
until you get full and exact knowledge concerning the thing it is communicating.
When you get this kind of knowledge, you’ll know because it will influence your life in a way that
everyone will notice.
That’s what Paul meant when he admonished Timothy to meditate upon these things; give
yourself wholly to them; that your progress may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:15) This is what
multiplies grace in the life of a believer.
I used the example of grace for a job previously. So when you have knowledge of God’s word, you’ll
get to know that tithing is very important. Romans 11:16 says if the first fruit is holy, the lump is
also holy. Then you put this to work and have the grace of God multiplied upon your job. Praise God!!!
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day
and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will
make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)
Meditation is an art that has been abandoned by many Christians. It’s probably because many see it
as a practice for Buddhists and followers of other religions. The bible however emphasizes the need for
I previously shared on how the grace of God can be multiplied in your life through the epignosis
(knowledge) of God which comes by His word.
This knowledge is a superior kind of knowledge which you can only get by meditating on revelation
Meditation is rendered from the Hebrew word ‘hagah’ which implies 1.Pondering 2. Muttering and 3.
To ponder implies thinking deeply about the Word over a period of time. Then it says to mutter, that
is saying it to yourself under your breath. No one may hear you, but just keep saying it. Then finally it
says to speak it – talk it! Let the word of God form a greater portion of your communication.
When you meditate on God’s Word that way, it helps to bring you to a conclusion about what the
word of God has said. For example Philippians 4:6 says to be anxious for nothing. So as you
meditate on that, you get to understand that it’s not your nature to worry.
Based on your understanding, you can have a confession (Worry is not a part of me, in the name of
Jesus). Then you mutter it to yourself until all your worry-attitude dissolves. Praise God!!!
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation. (Romans 10:10)
In the previous message about meditation, I shared on its importance. It helps you come to a
conclusion about what God’s word says and causes you to believe.
As you meditate, the Word of God rubs off on your heart (your spirit – the real you). When the
Word gets to your spirit, you will believe. But that’s only enough to make you have a right standing with
God. It is your confession that will catapult you into salvation and the benefits of what you have
The opening scripture pertains to more than just salvation by way of making Jesus Lord over your
life. Salvation is a complete package, and is much more than that.
Confession (Grk. – Homologeo) means to say the same thing as another, or to make a declaration in
agreement with what God has said.
Your confession is what will put the grace of God to work in your life. So you might as well say “With
the heart, you believe in God’s grace and with your mouth, you put it to work in your life”.
Joshua 1:8 says this Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth… That suggests
that you have to keep talking it. The Apostle Paul said “We also believe and therefore speak…”
(Continuous) (2 Corinthians 4:13)
No matter what you’re facing, no matter what you perceive, no matter what negativities are
everywhere, don’t stop the confession. Only say what God says concerning your situation. If you get
frightened by the circumstances and your confession changes, then the Word has departed from your
mouth. Don’t let that be you
And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge... (Ephesians 3:19)
I’ve shared on meditation and confession as a way of getting ‘epignosis’ (full and exact knowledge)
which will lead to the multiplying of Grace and peace in your life. But that is just the process. Now we
need the ingredient.
You need revelation knowledge to begin the whole process of getting full and exact knowledge.
Throughout the bible, there are different kinds of knowledge, but the English rendering doesn’t specify
or differentiate between the types. All you see is “know” or “knowledge” just like you can see in the
opening scripture; and so there’s a need to study further by taking a look at the original Greek or
Hebrew texts to know what exactly is meant when certain words are used.
In the opening scripture, we have two types of knowledge. The first word “know” (Grk. –
ginosko) is revelation knowledge, which is the subject here. Then the second “knowledge” (Grk. –
gnosis) is scientific/abstract knowledge.
Revelation knowledge is knowledge that lies beyond what is accessible through intellectual activity.
The only way to come by this knowledge is for the Holy Spirit to give it to you. You need to be
spiritually attentive for this, while you read the scriptures and stay your mind on God.
Getting revelation knowledge is not hard, and the Spirit of God is more than willing to give it to you.
If you will spend more time in prayer and reading of the word of God, you’ll get it. When it comes, you’ll
know, because it will feel like it dropped on you. Sometimes you’ll find that when you read the word,
you get to a particular verse and it captivates you. You’ll find yourself thinking about it spontaneously all
day. That’s it! Stay on it and then begin to meditate. You’re on your way – PRAISE GOD!!!
Grace for EvEry Good Work
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all
sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
This is one of those scriptures that have a staggering effect on the human understanding. Just to
think of it – you can engage the grace of God in whatever you do, provided it’s a good work.
According to the opening scripture above, the grace of God makes you have all sufficiency in all
things. The word ‘sufficiency’ is rendered from the Greek ‘autarkeia’ which refers to a perfect
condition in which no aid or support is required. Can you imagine that?
Many times, we talk as though there is no help or no hope. But the solution is right here and so
clear – engage the grace of God.
There is so much we cannot handle by ourselves, but with God’s grace, everything will work out
with ease – no matter what you face.
Are you to work on a tough project? Do you need to make a crucial decision? Is it an exam you’re
facing or you’re going for an interview? Put the grace of God to work.
Never again say “I can’t” or “It’s no use”. God is able to make all grace abound toward you. In other
words, He’s willing to give you more-than-normal grace, so that you become self-sufficient enough to
require no support. This is big!
Dear friend, you’re a child of God. Grace is yours for the taking. Go for it, and give no place to
Attitude for GrAce
"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." (1 Peter 5:5b)
There is an attitude required if you want the grace of God to influence your life in a greater way:
With pride, God will oppose you Himself, and that’s very serious. If the devil were opposing you or
even a fellow human, you could do something about it. But who will rescue you from the hands of
In the Living Bible, our opening scripture is rendered like this: God gives special blessings to
those who are humble, but sets Himself against the proud. (1 Peter 5:5b). So you see grace is
a special blessing – only meant for the humble.
In verse 6 of 1 Peter 5, He says “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of
God, that he may exalt you in due time” In other words, when you humble yourself and God gives
you grace (special blessings) it will lead to your exaltation. No wonder it is said that promotion comes
The power of promotion is Grace. Someone rightly said that Grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s
Expense (acronym) – Very beautiful.
Verse 7 of 1 Peter 5 goes on to show us what it means to be humble. It says “Give all your
worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.” (NLT)
Do you see how easy it is to be humble? Very easy – in other words, when you choose to worry
about your troubles rather than leave them with God, you’re being proud.
Friend, don’t put yourself in a position where God opposes you. Learn to trust God and be humble,
and then the grace of God will influence your life in a greater way.
Grace is available
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Everyone that names the name of Christ has access to grace. No matter how small or big, you have
it, and you can put it to work in your life.
Notice that Christ has given everyone grace, but not everyone has received grace. That is why you
may find children of God in whose lives, many things aren’t right. Grace is like a phone call. You’ve got
to answer (receive) before you speak.
Again, the scripture says that grace has been given us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. This
has to do with His will, and so what He wills is what He gives you.
Don’t be troubled that yours may be small. This can be likened to the parable of the talents.
(Matthew 25:14-30) The master knew the abilities of his servants and gave them talents accordingly.
Don’t act like that slothful servant who deemed what he had as worthless and buried it. You’ve got
to work on it – put it to use in your life and grow in it.
I previously shared about how Grace can get multiplied in your life through the knowledge of God
and Jesus our Lord (2 Peter 1:2)
You have no reason to be disadvantaged in life. The bible says “…be strong in the grace that is
in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1) The word strong (Grk. – endunamo) means to receive strength.
It doesn’t matter what problem you encounter. You can rise above that problem. Go for grace, and
Under Grace – Not Law
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under
grace. (Romans 6:14)
It’s quite unfortunate how many Christians attempt to live their lives according to the dictates of the
law in the Old Testament. This is not to make light of the Old Testament at all. It’s very important
because we’re told that it’s there for our learning. (Romans 15:4).
The truth is this: That law is a law of sin and death, where it’s a SIN AND DIE affair as indicated in
Ezekiel 18:20 - The soul that sins, it shall die. The fall of Adam placed humankind in a state where
sin is the natural way of life. Man just had to sin, and as a result had to die. It wasn’t possible to live
without sinning. But thanks be unto God because the solution has been unveiled: JESUS!!!
His death and resurrection made it possible for us to become new creations and to have a life and
nature where righteousness is the way to go. Then He gave us a new law – the law of the spirit of life.
The law of the sin and death had to do with the flesh (actions) but the law of the spirit of life has to do
with the heart (motives). So God doesn’t bless or punish our actions anymore but our motives.
This is the grace we’re under dear friend. It’s no use trying to put yourself through the rigor of
obedience to the law.
The bible says that through faith we obtain salvation BY GRACE and not by our fleshly works.
Galatians 5:4 says that …whosoever of you is justified by the law; you are fallen from
grace. In other words when you try to function by the law, you remove yourself from God’s grace
(through which salvation is obtained) – do you notice the danger?
If you want rules for Christian living, the teachings of Jesus is where to begin from. Then you go
over to the epistles which were given by the inspiration of God to the church.
GrowinG in Grace
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter
I previously shared about how grace has been given to everyone according to the measure of
Christ’s gift. In other words, Christ has given you whatever measure of grace He willed to give you.
Whether He gave you little or gave you much is irrelevant, because you can grow in it.
In our opening scripture, we’re told to grow in grace. The word ‘grow’ comes from the Greek
‘auxano’ which means to augment (add to something in order to make it larger).
This is just like your human age. The longer you live, the more you age. I’ve previously also shared
on how to receive grace (Romans 5:17), and how to have it multiplied (2 Peter 1:2). You’ve got to
put the grace of God to use in your life, and then as you use it, you keep going for more and you keep
using it, until you become skilful enough to be able to engage it always and in everything.
The Living Bible uses ‘spiritual strength’ as a synonym for grace in 2 Peter 3:18. That shows us
that grace is spiritual strength. In Ephesians 6:10 TLB, the Bible says to let your strength come
from God’s mighty power within you. In other words, depend on the strength God gives you.
Challenges are perfect circumstances to put that spiritual strength to work.
If it’s an exam you’re facing, put the grace of God to work as you prepare. Declare “Father, I receive
Your grace to study what I need to study for this exam, in the name of Jesus.” Then when the exam
itself comes, engage the grace again. “Father, I receive grace to write the right thing in Jesus’ name”.
As you engage the grace of God this way in all aspects of your life, you’ll come to a level where you
literally depend on God for everything. He never fails, so you cannot fail. That’s growing in grace.
What is Grace anyWay?
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:18)
I’ve shared much on the grace of God so far, and I believe it’s been a blessing to each of you. But
someone may still be thinking: What is grace anyway?
Grace cannot possibly be described in one simple statement, because it means a lot. Grace is the
exertion of God’s holy influence upon a person, which produces joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness,
charm, loveliness, good will, loving-kindness, favour, strength, increase, promotion, and all other
wonderful things included in the package of salvation.
In 2 Peter 3:18, the word of God says to “grow in grace…” In The Living Bible, ‘spiritual
strength’ is used as a synonym for grace. That means grace is spiritual strength.
When you read again in 1 Peter 5:5, it says that God gives grace to the humble. In verse 6, it
says that when you humble yourself under God’s hand, He will exalt (promote) you. That promotion is
the result of the grace God gives to you because of humility. So grace is the power of promotion.
Ephesians 2:8 says for by grace are you saved through faith… In other words, faith will line
you up for salvation, but it is only by grace that a person will possibly even hear the gospel, which is the
power of God unto salvation. It’s only by grace that anyone at all is numbered for salvation, and that’s
why we need not boast about our salvation. Grace is what makes salvation possible.
The scriptures are full of indicators by which you can understand the diversity and vastness of God’s
I said this more than twice, and I say again: Grace is yours for the taking. You have no excuse for
being disadvantaged. Go for grace!!!
About God’s Word to You
Just as you can’t use an electronic device to its full potential without a
user’s manual, so you cannot live your life and attain maximum success
without God’s Word.
Our vision is to sensitize Christians on the need for the Word of God,
because our very life depends on it whether we know it or not.
God's Word is the manual, by which you can live the successful,
victorious life that God planned for you.
For this cause, we say:
God’s Word to You – Your Manual for Life!
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