06 Jun R3 Alliance Online Prayer, The God of All Grace, Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1 Peter 5:10 NKJV
But may the GOD OF ALL GRACE, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while,
PERFECT, ESTABLISH, STRENGTHEN, AND SETTLE YOU.
2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
AND GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE ALL GRACE ABOUND TO YOU, so that in all things at all times,
having everything that you need, you will abound in every good work.
The “Grace of God” and the “God of Grace” are one in the same and among the most abused, misused, and neglected attributes of God and Scripture. The performance pendulum swings between the extremes of legalism and liberalism. One extreme justifies himself through self-righteousness and religious works. The other turns grace into a license to compromise with sin and darkness while denying the Lordship of Jesus Christ overall and in all. The Bible confronts both polarizations of the God of all grace. The tendency is to replace grace with the “yeast of Pharisees” or something that is born of self, done for self, and boasts of self-accomplishments. Likewise, it exposes the true nature of one who operates in self-idolatry and self-gratification while denying grace and allowing their freedom to be ungodly and form alliances with the god of this world. However, the Scripture is plain on this: Live as free men, but do not use your freedoms as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. (1 Pet. 2:11 NIV) And again, You, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sin of nature. (Gal. 5:15 NIV)
We can consider the grace of God the “immune system” of the spiritual man. His entire network exists to fight off intruding invaders that would compromise its health and well being while promoting strength and stamina to labor at higher levels of abilities in greater works fulfillment than one could not have accomplished on their own. Paul the Apostle wrote, By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect, do I worked harder them all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that is within me. (1 Cor. 10:15 NIV)
The original words in Scripture used for the word “grace” define it as to stoop down and lift up or to enable, empower, entitle, and sustain. Thus operating for us in both having the depth of mercy to reach down into the lowest of hells and pits of self-destruction and lift one out and set their feet on a solid rock. He likewise enables and empowers one to endure more or do more than they could ever have done without the acts of grace. Dr. Jerry Bridges of Navigators wrote: Your worst days are never so bad that the your beyond the reach of grace. Your best days are never so good you’re beyond the need of grace. To put it another way, On your best days you are never worthy and on your worst days you are always worthy. This makes amazing grace more amazing to us as the “Great Equalizer” in our relational-interactions with the God of all grace. The purity of His Person is never to be perverted or polluted, added or subtracted from. The yoke of grace cannot be harnessed to a yoke of slavery and permission to sin. Nor can it be reduced as a supplement to one’s best efforts, good intentions, or sincere performance track of ability and morality.
Grace as a commodity has its value and practical usefulness on a day to day bases. In fact, if we take a closer look at the “work of grace” it transcends some nebulous, ambiguous, undefined element of a divine being. Not only does 1 Peter 5:10 refer to Him as “the God of all grace”, Hebrews 10:29 warns against adding to or subtracting from grace as insulting the Spirit of Grace. The commodity of grace means the ability of Holy Spirit to dispense and appropriate the work of grace as He abounds towards us in grace while measuring grace in all things, at all times, in everything we need, in every good work (2 Cor. 9:8 NIV) Think of the Spirit of Grace as the “Spotter” during weight-lifting reps. He is there in case you need help to lift the bar off of you or to assist you to push beyond your own natural abilities to achieve more weight and more reps that you could have done alone.
This is why Jesus warned that He and the Father could be blasphemed and forgiven but he who blasphemes the Holy Spirit commits an unpardonable sin. It simply means that Holy Spirit is the personal lifeline from the Godhead to save us as we are drowning in ourselves and sin. To push away and deny His help is to literally push away the extended Hand of God to save. He is the very-present help in times of trouble, therefore we are sternly warned in Scripture: Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption (Eph. 4:30 NKJV), Do not quench the Spirit…prove all things; hold fast to what is good (1 Thes. 5:19, 21). This is not an accidental slip in cursing God or a struggle with doubting God. It is an on-set condition developed over time as someone hears God’s voice and turns a deaf ear in selective hearing, or transgressing God’s law assuming there are no consequences, or demolishing God’s design in creation suppressing His truth, thus becoming fools. This on-set condition results in a seared-conscience, depraved mind, and hardened heart. It’s not that Holy Spirit does not have grace to reach down to where they are—but where they are they refuse to be reached in deceiving themselves and denying Christ’s Lordship overall with grace.
The question has been posed, “How much of God can one have?” The answer is “As much as you want?” The same is true of the God of all grace. Not only is the Spirit of Grace the God of all grace, He is also able to make all grace abound to you in all things, at all times, having everything you need to abound in every good work. The Spirit of Grace is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. (Eph. 2:20-21)
Therefore, our prayer endeavor today is to learn to know the Spirit of Grace more deeply, more intimately, across the full range of all circumstances, seasons, and situations. As we pray into the God of all grace we are seeking to unpack, unfold, and fulfill that God is able to make all grace abound to us in every way, shape, and form. Paul wrote, By the grace of God I am what I am…therefore we can conclude that nothing more or less than grace can more directly influence our character and nature, be infused into every event at every moment, impact our every endeavor, and implore our every motive, movement, and monuments of work. There is no person that Grace will reject if He is accessed, there is no place where Grace cannot be if He is invited, there is no time of day where Grace is not available if sought out, and there is no work so impossible or demanding where Grace is not sufficient to the task. It behooves to remember the marvelous message of amazing grace in John 1:14, 16, and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH. AND OF HIS FULLNESS WE ALL HAVE RECEIVED, AND GRACE FOR GRACE.
Therefore we pray today to unpack The God of all grace in His capacity to make all grace abounds towards in five ways:
- ALL GRACE ABOUND TO YOU
- ALL GRACE IN ALL THINGS
- ALL GRACE AT ALL TIMES
- ALL GRACE IN EVERYTHING YOU DO
- ALL GRACE IN EVERY GOOD WORK
Finally, it is worth noting that, as we approach God today, we approach, not the Throne of Judgment, because the altar of the cross became our place of judgment, but we approach the Throne of Grace because of Christ’s work of grace we can obtain mercy and FIND GRACE to help in time of need. As we access all of grace in prayer and obedience we place no limits or restraints on the Spirit of Grace so there are no limits and no restraints placed on Him to will and to do work according to God’s good purpose in us and through us! The only limitations of the God of all grace’s abilities and capacities are the limits of faith and obedience to the revealed will of the Father and the grace offered with it.
- ALL GRACE ABOUND TO YOU
2 Corinthians 9:8, 12:9-10 NKJV
God is able to make all grace abound to you…“My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
For when I am weak than I am strong.
Ephesians 4:7 Amplified
Yet grace [God’s undeserved favor] was given to each one of us [not indiscriminately, but in different ways]
in proportion to the measure of Christ’s [rich and abundant] gift.
2 Timothy 2:1 NKJV
You therefore, my son, BE STRONG IN THE GRACE THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
1 Corinthians 15:10 NASB
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain;
but I LABORED EVEN MORE than all of them, YET NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WITH ME.
General Direction: That we comprehend that the fullness of all of grace came through Jesus becoming the Author and Finisher of our faith in grace; and by the Spirit of Grace we will become as I Am who changes who I am; He perfects, establishes, strengthens, and settles us—giving us open access to the throne of grace to find mercy, obtain grace to help us in time of need. (Heb. 4:16)
- 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 16 [a]And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.—Jn. 1:14, 16-17 NKJV
- 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written:“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;their righteousness endures forever.” 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! –2 Cor. 9:6-15 NIV
- 6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. –Zech. 4:6 NKJV
- 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. –Jn. 3:30, 34 NKJV
- 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” –Jn. 7:38 NKJV
- 15 “If you love Me,[a]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [b]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. –Jn. 14:15-18 NKJV
- 26 “But when the[a]Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning. –Jn. 15:26-27 NKJV
- 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He [a]will take of Mine and declare it to you. –Jn. 16:7-15 NKJV
- 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.–Heb. 10:29, 35-36 NIV
- 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. –Jn. 10:10 NKV
- 20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? –Rom 5:20-6:2 NKJV
- 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died [a]in vain.” –Gal. 2:20-21 NKJV
- 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; –Heb. 12:14-15 NKJV
- 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb. 4:16 NKJV
- 5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
- “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” –1 Pet. 5:5 NKJV
- 6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” –Jam. 4:6 NKJV
- 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” –Rom 1:17 NKJV
- 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. –Rom. 3:20 NKJV
- 20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. –Rom. 5:20-21 NKJV
- 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. –2 Cor. 12:9-10 NIV
- 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus [a]Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.” –Acts 15:11 NKJV
- 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!5 Let your [a]gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to [a]be abased, and I know how to [b]abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through [c]Christ who strengthens me. –Phil 4:4-7, 11-13 NKJV
- 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. –Phil. 2:12-13 NKJV
- 8 The Lord will [a]perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. –Ps. 138:8 NKJV
- That Jesus lived in total dependence upon God’s provision to Him and did nothing without the Father’s supply and therefore God gave Him the Spirit without limits because Jesus placed no limits on the Spirit –in the fullness of grace and truth.
- That Jesus taught and modeled that kingdom prosperity is not always striving to “get more” but learning to “be content with less”.
- That our God is the God of ALL GRACE and therefore He is able to make ALL GRACE ABOUND towards us leaving no area untouched, we are lacking no good thing, we shall not want, we are satisfied into the fullness of the measure of the statue of grace.
- That the God of all grace promised He would provide to those who are called and tested by trials to perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle us in His will and ways.
- That God has sent to us the “Spirit of Grace” to work in us both to will and to do according to His good pleasure and purpose.
- That fullness of grace means—He has stooped down and lifted us out of the pit of destruction and has empowered us to be what He has called us to be and to do what He has called us to do—as we labor in grace given to us.
- That the Spirit of Grace gives us access to the throne of grace to find mercy, obtain grace to help us in times of need.
- ALL GRACE IN ALL THINGS
Romans 8:28-32, 37 NKJV
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
1 Peter 5:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
The God of all grace…is able to make all grace abound to you…IN ALL THINGS…
2 Peter 1:2 NKJV
GRACE and peace BE MULTIPLIED TO YOU in the knowledge of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ.
General Direction: That we learn that grace is always available at all places, in every circumstance and that all things are working together for our good and that in all things we are made more than conquerors in Christ Jesus the God of all grace who offers a 24/7-365 supply of all grace so that we will abound in all things.
- 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. –2 Cor. 12:9-10 NIV
- –Rom. 8:28, 31-39 NKJV
- You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure[a] hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and [b]may the Lord give you understanding in all things.—2 Tim. 2:1-7 NKJV
- 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. –2 Cor. 8:9 NKJV
- 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. [a]But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. –Rom. 11:6 NKJV
- 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. –Eph. 2:4-6, 18-20, 22 NKJV
- 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. –Titus 2:11-14 NIV
- 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. –Titus 3:7 NIV
- 16 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be [a]sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all…20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. –Rom. 4:16, 20-21 NKJV
- Therefore, having been justified by faith, [a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces [b]perseverance; 4 and perseverance, [c]character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. –Rom. 5:1-5 NKJV
- 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb. 4:14-16 NKJV
- 24 “The Lordbless you and keep you;25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,And be gracious to you;26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’ 27 “So they shall [b]put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.” –Num. 6:24-27 NKJV
- 4 He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;The Lordis gracious and full of compassion. –Ps. 111:4 NKJV
- 4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. –Ps. 112:4 NKJV
- 8 The Lordis gracious and full of compassion,Slow to anger and great in mercy. –Psalm 145:8 NKJV
- 13 So rend your heart, and not your garments;Return to the Lordyour God,For He is gracious and merciful,Slow to anger, and of great kindness;And He relents from doing harm. –Joel 2:13 NKJV
- 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary [a]edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, [b]clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. –Eph. 4:29-32 NKJV
- 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify[a] you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. –1 Thes. 5:18-23 NKJV
- 10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.I would rather [a]be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You! –Ps. 84:10-12 NKJV
- That we can experience the all-sufficient-grace from the God of all grace in every time and season; past, present, and future—Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever in His amazing grace.
- That there is no good thing withheld for those who receive grace and glory from the Lord God who is a sun and shield to those who walk uprightly in grace and truth.
- That we learn that El Shaddai is the “God who is enough” and that there is nothing whether, abased or abound, tribulation, or triumphs, destress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril , or sword where His grace will be more than even to keep us in the sphere of God’s love and enable us to endure and overcome to the end.
- That in all of grace we will be perfected in the God of all grace as He will accomplish that which concerns us and that all things are working together for our good because of God’s goodness.
- That we have confidence knowing the Author and Finisher of our faith will fulfill His purpose and that no-thing or no-one can separate us from His ability to make us more than conquerors—and not death, life, principalities, power, or things, present in things nor height, not depth, nor any other creature can prevent God “in all things” making us more than conquerors in Christ!
- ALL GRACE AT ALL TIMES
1 Peter 5:10 ; 2 Corinthians 9:8 NKVJ
The God of all grace…is able to make all grace abound to you…AT ALL TIMES…
Hebrews 13:8-9 NKJV
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever…For it is good that THE HEART BE ESTABLISHED BY GRACE…
Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY,
BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
General Direction: That the God of all grace is able to make all grace abound 24/7-365—through every season and situation, to make the most of every window of opportunity; to realize that the Spirit of grace is an ever-present help in time of need and He will make all things beautiful in His time and accomplish what concerns me and fulfill my purpose.
- 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. –Rom. 8:37-39 NKJV
- 9 “But now entreat God’s favor,That He may be gracious to us.While this is being done by your hands,Will He accept you favorably?”Says the Lord of hosts. –Mal. 1:9 NKJV
- 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. –1 Pet. 2:3 NKJV
- 3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, –Gal. 1:3 NKJV
- 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. –Gal. 6:18 NKJV
- 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, –2 Pet. 1:2 NKJV
- 1 I will extol the Lordat all times;his praise will always be on my lips. 3 Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.–Ps. 34:1, 3-5 NIV
- 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”–Est. 4:14 NKJV
- 32 of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command; –1 Chron. 12:32 NKJV
- 5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. –Col. 4:5-6 NKJV
- 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. –Eccl. 3:11 NIV
- 12 Remember your Creatorin the days of your youth,before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say,“I find no pleasure in them”— 13 Now all has been heard;here is the conclusion of the matter; Fear God and keep his commandments,for this is the duty of all mankind.14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,including every hidden thing,whether it is good or evil.–Eccl. 12:1, 13-14 NIV
- 12 So teach us to number our days,That we may gain a heart of wisdom. 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,And establish the work of our hands for us;Yes, establish the work of our hands.–Ps. 90:12, 17 NKJV
- 4 “Lord, make me to know my end,And what is the measure of my days,That I may know how frail I am.5 Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,And my age is as nothing before You;Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah –Ps. 39:4-5 NKJV
- 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow [a]we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” 16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. –Jam. 4:13-16 NKJV
- 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; –Col. 1:10 NKJV
- 11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk [a]properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. –Rom. 13:11-14 NKJV
- 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives…14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. –2 Pet. 3:5-9, 11, 14 NIV
- 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. –Jn. 4:34-36 NKJV
- 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. –Gal. 6:7-9 NKJV
- 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. –Lk. 10:2 NKJV
- God is our refuge and strength,A[a] very present help in trouble. –Ps. 46:1 NKJV
- That the God of all grace is able to make all grace abound at all times in every moment, every season, past, present, and future. As the Eternal God—He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
- That the God of all grace will establish me in grace from the rising of the sun till it’s going down—24/7/365, winter, spring, summer, and fall.
- That God’s grace is sufficient when we are tempted, tried, and tested –morning, noon, and night.
- That the Spirit of grace is the ever-present help in times of need.
- That whenever and whoever I am find grace will find me and lift me from the pit of destruction and perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle me.
- That there is ALL of grace ready when my appointed time to the kingdom arrives and when I need understanding and guidance in my times and direction.
- That grace teaches me to number my days with wisdom and make the most of every opportunity—redeeming the time.
- ALL GRACE IN EVERYTHING YOU NEED
1 Peter 5:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
The God of all grace…is able to make all grace abound to you…IN EVERYTHING YOU NEED.
Matthew 6:31-33 NKJV
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Philippians 4:19 NKJV
And My God shall SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS.
General Direction: That we comprehend that the God of all grace is able to make all grace abound to us in everything—as El Shaddai—He is more than enough; He is our ALL in all in love, mercy, forgiveness, kindness, strength, security, safety, defense, strong tower, refuge, peace; He is the God of abundantly, above all we ask or think, overflow in bountiful abounding supply.
- 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace—Eph. 1:7 NKJV
- 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. –Eph. 2:7 NKJV
- 10 to the intent that now the [a]manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the [b]principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, –Eph. 3:10-11 NKJV
- 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. –1 Tim. 1:14 NKJV
- 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. –2 Pet. 3:18 NKJV
- 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. –Jam. 1:5-8, 16-17 NKJV
- 2 …Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. –Jam. 4:2b-3 NKJV
- 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to [a]be abased, and I know how to [b]abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through [c]Christ who strengthens me. –Phil 4:11-13 NKJV
- 38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” –Lk. 6:38 NKJV
- 8 And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?” –Gen. 15:8 NKJV
- 25 Whom have I in heaven but You?And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.26 My flesh and my heart fail;But God is the [a]strength of my heart and my portion forever. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all Your works. –Ps. 73:25-26, 28 NKJV
- 5 Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. 6 Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a moment that you know it all. –Pro. 3:5-6 TPT
- 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance [a]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been [b]grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not [c]seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls. 10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. –1 Pet. 1:3-11 NKJV
- 11 I will set My [a]tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people. –Lev. 26:11-12 NKJV
- 9 The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the [a]fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the Lord will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, –Deut. 30:9 NKJV
- 15 I will abundantly bless her [a]provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread. –Ps. 132:15 NKJV
- 9 Honor the Lord with your possessions,And with the firstfruits of all your increase;10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. –Pro. 3:9-10 NKJV
- 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; 12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” –Mal. 3:9-12 NKJV
- 23 Then He will give the rain for your seed With which you sow the ground,And bread of the increase of the earth;It will be [a]fat and plentiful.
In that day your cattle will feed In large pastures. –Is. 30:23 NKJV
- When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am [a]Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” –Gen. 17:1-2 NKJV
- 6 So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together. 7 But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”And he said, “Here I am, my son.”Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the [a]lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.”–Gen. 22:6-8 NKJV
- The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in [b]green pastures; He leads me beside the [c]still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. –Ps. 23:1-5 NKJV
- 9 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble;My eye wastes away with grief,Yes, my soul and my [a]body! –Ps. 31:9 NKJV
- 24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. –Joel 2:24 NKJV
- 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. –Eph. 3:20-21 NKJV
- 24 Now to Him who is able to keep [a]you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To [b]God our Savior, [c]Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and [d]power, Both now and forever. –Jude 24-25 NKJV
- That we comprehend that the God of all grace is able to make all grace abound to us in everything—lacking nothing, we shall not want—He is our everything—our ALL in all—All-Sufficient-One –El Shaddai/Jehovah-Jireh!
- That we learn to depend upon the God who gives all things, who owns the cattle on 1,000 hills and the gold and silver under it.
- That we understand that it is not things we need—but we need God who is our shield and great reward—that our Heavenly Father already knows what we have need of and He is able to take care of us.
- That God gives more grace when we cast all our cares upon Him—that where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more—grace is greater than all our sins.
- That the God of all grace will provide grace to change, transition, transform, and overcome any obstacle, mountain, and giant in our way.
- That God is faithful to perform His promise to provide any need according to His riches in glory as the God of all grace.
- That, not only is Jehovah-Jireh,—provider,—He is El Shaddai,—He is more than enough—He provides bountifully, abundantly above all we ask or think; overflows, our barns are filled and vats overflow, pressed down, shaken together, and pouring over.
- That we make the God of all grace our first priority and first love and all other things will be added to me.
- ALL GRACE TO ABOUND IN EVERY GOOD WORK
1 Peter 5:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
The God of all grace…is able to make all grace abound to you…IN EVERY GOOD WORK.
Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV
FOR BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED THROUGH FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works,
lest anyone should boast. FOR WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS FOR GOOD WORKS,
which God prepared beforehand THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM.
General Direction: That we fulfill the Father’s works and will by being about His business, laboring in His harvest, occupying till He comes as good Samaritans and serving “the least of these” let our lives so shine that they see our good work and glorify our Father in heaven; to be found full of good works, rich in good deeds, fruitful in every good work.
- 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. –Mt. 5:14-15 NKJV
- 3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord [a]God and our Lord Jesus Christ. 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And on some have compassion, [a]making a distinction; 23 but others save [b]with fear, pulling them out of the [c]fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. 24 Now to Him who is able to keep [d]you from stumbling, And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To [e]God our Savior, [f]Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and [g]power, Both now and forever. –Jude 3-4, 20-25 NKJV
- 18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, –1 Tim. 6:18 NKJV
- 7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility…–Titus 2:7 NKJV
- 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, –Heb. 10:24 NKJV
- 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. –Jam. 2:17 NKJV
- 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. –Jam. 1:25 NKJV
- 17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. –Jam 4:17 NKJV
- 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ –Mt. 25:40 NKJV
- 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things,I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ –Mt. 25:21 NKJV
- 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. –Mt. 24:46 NKJV
- 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. –1 Pet. 2:12 NKJV
- 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” –Mt. 22:37-40 NKJV
- 25 And behold, a certain [a]lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
- 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among [b]thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, [c]when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ 36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” 37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” –Lk. 10:25-37 NKJV
- 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” –Lk. 10:42 NKJV
- 7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. 8 But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 9 For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.”
- 10 But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. –Mt. 26:7-10 NKJV
- 36 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named [a]Tabitha, which is translated [b]Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. –Acts 9:36 NKJV
- 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. –Acts 10:38 NKJV
- 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, –1 Thes. 1:3 NKJV
- 49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” –Lk. 2:49 NKJV
- 20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word,[a]accept it, and bear fruit: some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” –Mk. 4:20 NKJV
- 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;so you will be My disciples. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. –Jn. 15: 8, 16 NKJV
- 21 “Not everyone who says to Me,‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: –Mt. 7:21-24 NKJV
- 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, [a]hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. –Lk 6:35 NKJV
- 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. –Heb. 13:16 NKJV
- 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;–Col. 1:10 NKJV
- That the God of all grace is able to make all grace abound in us that we will abound in every good work and hearing much fruit in every season.
- That God uniquely wrought and created our abilities and giftings to coincide with the days fashioned for us and as His handiwork we are to walk in good works.
- That by laboring in grace we are to take the paths of preordained works of grace and live the good life prearranged for us.
- That where our treasure is there will be our hearts also and where God’s pleasure is found should be where we store house treasures.
- That we find fullness of joy when we are about our Father’s business, full of good fruit, and that our fruit remains for His glory.
- That we are to follow Jesus’ life and ministry by going about doing good and healing all who are oppressed of the devil and working the harvest field.
- That our great desire is to be found servants serving, faithful stewards, and rich in good deeds, fishers of men, and loving God and others as ourselves.
- That God our lives so shine that others will see our good works and glorify in Father.