Several years ago, I wrote down a question I was asked about the blessings of God. God had moved in a generous way preparing us for what we were going to face in the coming years. It was then I dug deep to find sustaining truths and promises to hold on to what God had done in among the member of our fellowship. I then realized the blessings would last for those who had received an abundant provision of grace. I was able to memo many things which I felt were pertinent to this question. I simply asked what is grace?
LOVE GOING UP IS ADORATION
LOVE GOING OUT IS AFFECTION,
LOVE COMING DOWN IS GRACE
For years I had studied and sought what I fell was applicable in regard to my heart search for, this question. Here is one of the nuggets that I found in my quest. Love is an energy grace is energy it is Christ in action. It is redemptive love energy. One of the things we discovered together is during mighty outpourings we were learning to receive. Matter of fact, we came to the meetings often dozens of nights and days a month to receive.
GRACE IS AND ENERGY
GRACE IS CHRIST IN ACTION
In 1st Peter 4:10, we begin to understand more clearly that grace is declared as manifold. There are various forms of grace to help us counter all types of situations. 1st Peter 1:6 speaks of manifold temptations. I have known people who have never been swallowed by a whale but they have been, nibbled to death by minnows.
Here is one of the lessons learned during the special days when you could feel as someone said, “you could feel the brush of angels wings and see glory on each face.”
GRACE IS GOD’S LOVE ADAPTED TO MY NEEDS
I find great motivation in the revelation that when Adam needed help he gave him a human.
“We all live off his generous abundance, gift after gift after gift. We got the basics from Moses, and then this exuberant giving and receiving, This endless knowing and understanding— all this came through Jesus, the Messiah.
When Paul finished his work in Ephesus, you will find in Acts 20:32 he said, “I commend you to God and the WORD OF HIS GRACE, WHICH CAN BUILD YOU UP AND GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE.”
(Moses was the lawgiver, Jesus is the grace-giver. In the first miracle of Moses, he turned water into blood, resulting in death.
In the first miracle of grace, Jesus turned water into wine, resulting in life and celebration.) It is here we see the gifts of grace are set in motion by the word of grace and they just keep on coming.
When God moves it is best to choose to live in the love zone of grace.
Thank you for celebration, Life Together in the tent, set up on the front lawn of our campus, we would love to have you come join with us. This will be a month to remember atHeritage. We have several greater nights together and you can join us online if you cannot come out to the meetings.
I believe in you, we love you and can’t wait to see you under the tent!
Pastor Cleddie Keith