Dear bretheren and visitors,
I would like to share with you my reflections on the sufficiency of God's grace for faith.
(2 Corinthians 12:9)(KJV),"And he said My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
Grace in general is the still small voice that awakens our knowledge of God as our Creator and that our inheritance is in Him. The conscience becomes aware of this fact. Grace also inspires us to seek God with what He has provided for our faith; which is why many who are convicted of sin end up looking for a church to go to. But is your current church a healthy Christian environment? Would God direct you into a covenant church home or into an institutionalised denominational church?
There are currently just over 7 billion people in the world and God desires none to perish (John 3:15). He has a perfect plan to raise us up as His own for His own purpose which is to be glorified through Christ Jesus. So God issues His grace daily to everyone so that we can build His kingdom in the second covenant priesthood and take on His divine nature.
Why is grace sufficient?
In the apostle's doctrine we learn the key definition, operation and purpose of grace. We learn (amongst others) two operations of God's grace which are that grace draws faith from the heart and that grace strengthens the will to serve God according to His standard and expectations. With faith we can do all things in Christ (Philippians 4:13) which has to do with the terms of the second covenant. Obedience to grace is faith. Believing and a willingness to reflect on the doctrine and a willingness to yield to the work of the Spirit in the soul is faith. The communication of grace is sufficient to draw the response of faith so that we can overcome spiritual death and take on the divine nature of Christ by bearing the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The value of the fruits of the Spirit is realized increasingly as we experience the quality they bring in our lives.
For your edification and growth: "When the power of God's grace is upon the will we can walk out our cycles of growth enduring any circumstance."
Yours in Christ,
Second 8th Week Apostolic Institute of Theology