“We then, as workers together with Him (Jesus, Yehushua), beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God (Yehuwah) in vain !” II Corinthians 6:1
In all of the new testament, there is not a more powerful Word given to both saint, and sinner ! In every text throughout the new testament but one, the same greek word is inspired by the Spirit of Christ (Moshiac).
“Grace” = 5485, – graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): – acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious).
The Scriptures tells us, that “For by Grace are ye saved. through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the Gift of GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) !” Ephesians 2:8
Lets look at this Scripture again,
“For by Grace (the Divine Influence upon your heart) are ye saved (delivered, rescued, set free, healed and made whole), through faith (trust in His Word) . . . For faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of GOD . . . and that not of yourselves, It (the Grace and the faith) is the gift of GOD !”
Not our faith, but the faith of Jesus (Yehushua); and not in our strength, for it is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit saith the LORD ! ref: Revelation 14:12 & Zechariah 4:6
Grace – The Divine Influence (Spirit) upon the heart !
We are told in Hebrews 4:16, to “Come boldly to the throne of Grace, that we may receive mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need !”
And what exactly is It, that we find as our Strength at the throne of Almighty GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) ?
In the old testament Sanctuary, and in Solomon’s Temple, It was the Glory of the LORD, the Angel of His Presence, His Power and His Spirit which abode upon the mercy seat, between the two cherubim. And it is there, in the ‘Secret place of the Most High’, that we are to find our strength, assurance and power. ref: Psalm 91:1
Read aloud the exceeding great and precious Promise given us in Zechariah 6:12-13.
“Behold, the Man Whose name is The BRANCH; and He shall grow up out of His place, and shall build the Temple of the LORD (Yehuwah) . . . Know ye not that ye are the temple of GOD, and that the Spirit of GOD dwelleth in you ? . . .
And He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule (reign) upon His throne; and He shall be a Priest upon His throne: and the Counsel (agreement, Covenant) of Peace shall be between Them Both (The Almighty Father and His Only Begotten Son) !” ref: I Corinthians 3:16.
It is verily, ‘Christ in you, the Hope of glory !’ The grace and Divine Presence of the Son of GOD which is waiting patiently to complete that good work which He has begun in each of us.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock: If any man hear My Voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. And to him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down . . . at the right hand . . . with My Father in His throne !” Revelation 3:20-21 & ref: Hebrews 1:3 and 10:12
“Wherefore, as the Holy Spirit saith, Today (even Now!) if ye will hear His Voice, harden not your hearts . . . in unbelief !” Hebrews 3:7-19
“For the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life !” John 6:63
If only we will believe His Word (His sure Promise), surrender our will to His, as He did to His Father, and step out in faith, knowing that His Word (which is Living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword) will accomplish that where unto It is sent . . . And It shall never return unto Him void ! ref: Isaiah 55:11, Hebrews 4:12
We urge all our brothers and sisters in the LORD, to read again those Scriptures in the New Testament, which use the Word of “Grace.” Read them out loud, read them again with the real greek definition given and see the beauty and power which is assured to every child of the Most High.
May the LORD bless and give you strength today, both to will and to do His good pleasure !