Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might – Ephesians 6:10
Being strong in the Lord doesn’t mean being strong in your physical might or muscles; no! It means to be strong in the grace that’s in Christ Jesus; to take advantage of His grace. The Apostle Paul said to Timothy, “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus“ (2 Timothy 2:1). Not everybody is strong in the grace that’s in Christ Jesus, but God’s Word says to take advantage of His grace (Hebrews 4:16; 2Peter 3:18). So it’s something you have to do for yourself. Understand what that grace has brought to you and take advantage of it.
For example, the grace of Jesus Christ has brought us divine health in the Gospel; take advantage of that grace and stay in divine health. Refuse to be sick. His grace brought us prosperity as well; therefore, refuse to be poor: “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). His grace has ushered us into a life of righteousness: “…They which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17). Grace reigns by righteousness. Therefore, take advantage of His grace and keep reigning in life.
Understand what it means to be endowed with God’s grace; it means God has given Himself to you, thereby giving you all that He has. By grace, you received His life and nature of righteousness, with dominion to rule over the devil, sickness, disease, the world, and its systems. Blessed be God!
Refuse to be swayed by the adversities of life; take advantage of the grace of God in Christ Jesus. Live the Word; that’s what it’s all about. Study the Word to know more about your heritage in Christ. You can’t take advantage of His grace until you know what His grace has done for you, given to you, and made you. No wonder He says in 2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ….”
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Dear heavenly Father, I’ve received an overflowing of your grace. That grace working in me is the power of promotion, unending success, and an extraordinary life of excellence, victory, and dominion. I take advantage of it now and always. I refuse anything and everything that’s inconsistent with your perfect will for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: John 1:17; Hebrews 4:16