Have you ever been in a situation where you feel the need for God to intervene? At such times the need for the grace of God became so important.
And you wished there was a way to call on grace and activate it for the problems at hand.
There is a way to activate the grace of God and you will learn it in this post.
And to start you must know one thing – God is never far from you in the time of trouble. He promised that he would send the Holy Spirit and He would abide with you forever.
Thus even if you make a mistake and the result of the mistake seems to be the cause of your trouble be sure that God is in it with you.
Grace makes great things happen in your life and no amount of use of the Grace of God can deplete the supply.
And of His fulness have we have all received; grace upon grace.
The reason I made the point above is to assure you that you can never run out of the grace of God.
The more you use the grace that is available the more supply you get.
Hence God knows your problems and wants you to use all grace that is at your disposal.
You are a king/queen and a priest of God.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1 Peter 2:9
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Revelation 1:6
You are royalty.
But the ignorance of this truth makes you live a defeated life.
Why do you go about as one with no hope in the world?
No wonder Apostle Paul made it a point to always remind the church through His letters of who they are.
He also prayed that the knowledge of who they were and what Christ did on the cross will come to light in their hearts.
The question is do you know who you are?
You will have problems in this life as long as you are here on earth.
But your disposition to the problem is important to get out of the problems.
Here is what I mean…
Your reaction to a bad news determines how long you stay in the problem.
As a child of the most-high God, you must know that you already more than a conqueror. You are not trying to be blessed. All things are already yours.
Once you make up your mind and approach life with the heart of success in Christ Jesus…
…then you are already reigning as a king/queen.
Hence I make it a point to remind you that you are royalty.
You are already blessed with all the blessings of God in Christ. God’s goodness and grace in and through Christ are available for you today.
All you have to do is to receive as much as you want and reign in life through Christ Jesus.
Reigning in life by the grace of God
…So might grace reign through righteousness… Romans 5:21
The word reign in that verse means to rule as king.
And as you can see grace reigns through righteousness. Hence the way to activate the grace of God in the time of your need is through righteousness.
Righteousness in the new covenant is not right living. It is right believing. And right believing will lead you to live right.
Christ is your righteousness. It is a gift you must receive all day long.
The reason grace will only reign through righteousness in Christ is that of your past.
And the Devil is good at reminding you of the past. If he succeeds in making you assume your problems are because of your past mistakes…
Then he has succeeded in defeating you.
Thus as you continue to go in life and mistakes will happen. You must never take your eyes off your righteousness in Christ Jesus.
There is a righteousness that comes by good behavior. And it was a righteousness that was predominant in the old covenant.
But the new covenant righteousness is the righteousness that comes by believing in the righteousness of Jesus Christ for you.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
The way to reign as kings in life and over all troubles and tribulations that come your way is the gift of righteousness.
Once you accept the gift of righteousness you must continue in it.
This is how you permit the grace of God to flow into your troubles and the Holy Spirit will show you the way out.
Are you saying my sins does not stop the grace of God?
Yes! That’s exactly what I am saying.
Today is no longer a sin problem but a belief problem. The Holy Spirit does not remind you of your sin.
You have a conscience. And when you do something bad you know it.
This is the point where the enemy comes in as a reminder to tell you that God has forsaken you because of your mistakes.
But there is no proof in the gospel that the Spirit reminds you of your sins.
In fact, the Holy Spirit reminds you of righteousness.
Because receiving the gift of righteousness will deliver you from sin domination
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Today the Holy Spirit convicts the world of the sin of not believing in Jesus. And convicts you the believer of your righteousness in Christ.
If there is one thing you must always hold on to as you continue your Christian walk with the Lord…
You must hold on to the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Today the Lord does not remind you of sins because Jesus Christ dealt with sin once and for all.
You have the righteousness of God and this is what activates the grace of God in the time of need.
Always affirm to yourself that I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.
How to apply this to your life.
The Lord designed the gospel to revealed the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
You must never rate your righteousness by your behavior or actions.
If you depended on your performance you will remain in your troubles for long. Because your mistakes, in actions and thoughts, will always outweigh your so call good deeds.
Hence when you find yourself in trouble, either by your making or not, the first thing is to revert to your righteousness in Christ.
So it doesn’t matter what happened. What is important is for your to know your stand in the Lord through Christ.
Immediately you convince yourself that the Lord is on your side on any challenge you might be going through…
…you have the peace of God in your heart to get directions and instructions from the Holy Spirit.
But if the enemy succeeds, unfortunately, this happens in most cases, to remind you of your past. Or convince you that God is still angry with you then defeat persists.
Make up your mind today to revert to the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus daily.
As you do this and persist in it the grace of God is activated to lead you out of the troubles.
God doesn’t stop loving you even when you are the cause of your problems.
The Devil always tries to keep you defeated by reminding you of your past. He uses this strategy to convince you that God abandons you when you make mistakes.
But contrary to the Devil’s opinion grace is always available for you in the time of need.
And all you have to do to activate the grace of God is to receive the gift of righteousness.
As you continue to affirm to yourself that you are the righteousness of God in Christ…
Grace comes to help you face and defeat any challenge in your life.
How has the knowledge of the grace of God through righteousness helped you in time past?