REVEALED WORD TODAY
// READ: EPHESIANS 2:1-8 //
1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God
The grace of God made available for us in Christ is for whosoever is ready to appropriate it. The grace of God is the divine enablement, divine ability for operations for a definite purpose. It is the gift of God for rare manifestation. Grace can be considered in these ways:
1. Grace for Salvation – Ephesians 2:8; Grace for all men – Titus 1:11
2. Grace for operations – Romans 12:6; Philippians 4:7; Ephesians 3:17
3. Grace for Consecration – 2 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 12:28; 13:9
PRAYER: Pray for these graces to be effectual in your life.