DATE: MONDAY, 15TH JUNE, 2020
TOPIC: MEASURELESS GRACE
TEXT: Matt 28:18-20
Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age
We are God’s workmanship that he wants to display himself through. The extent of such grace made available can also be gauged in the commission given to us by the master. He said we should go and disciple the whole world. Let me first ask: is that possible or God just opened his mouth to speak empty words? Just meditate on the reality of that task.
Remember that he did not say we should go and pray that the whole world be discipled. That was earlier said in Matthew 9:38. Neither did he ask them to pray for the harvest of the world. After the resurrection, the grace needed for effective laboring that can harvest the whole world has been made available; so it was no more a prayer point but a finished matter and was given as a command. So, he gave us the command to go and harvest on the premise of an already done work. All power both in heaven and on the earth has been given to him and delegated to us.
The measure of the grace can be seen in the greatness of the task. How impossible the task shows how unfathomable the grace is? Many do not preach because they cannot see the grace birthing the finished works. If they can see, they will effortlessly preach what they are seeing and operating in. People do not give because they cannot see the treasure of heaven freely open to them to utilise at every moment. That is why they cannot give. At this era in the body of Christ, it is impossible for an average saint not to have heard about giving yet we have not reproduced Act 2:45.
What is to be produced by the revelation of grace cannot be reproduced by the law. We cannot give beyond the revelation of what we have been given. Our call is to receive before we can give. If you find it difficult to give, it is a sign that you have not received the true riches. Don’t struggle with the latter but address the former.
Consider the call of Christ. It would not have been known that God could live in the flesh in perfection except Jesus responded to the call of the father. There is a measureless grace already available, ready to be manifested through the obedience of the church to this commission by revelation and faith. Jesus said, “as the father sent me, so I send you” in John 20:21. Have you considered the details of his mission? Just like everything was made available through grace for Jesus to succeed, so also has the church being freely lavished with grace to succeed in this assignment of being the living Christ in the world today. The greatness of the task is a measure of the grace to be revealed.
Beloved, don’t reframe by attenuating the seemingly bogus task but rather see the grace.
Is God speaking to you about a task that seems impossible? Respond to the call and see grace manifest. Else, the small task you think you can do will frustrate you more than the great task fully wrapped up and powered by grace. There is nothing as sweet as running on the energy of grace. It is very refreshing. Respond beloved, new wine in new wine skin. New grace, greater vision unfolding. It may be that your time is near. The commission is forever true in its simplest form. God is raising vessels that will run the course set for this age. It is true that passion for mission is dying in the heart of the youth. But hear this, when this new wine starts pouring, it will produce an greater army than we have ever seen. Men who by revelation can see the heavenly treasure and the earthly things are attracted to them no more. It is by revelation of the grace. Hallelujah, A new day is here!
Lord, i begin to clearly see your Grace made available for every assignment you have given. I will therefore no more fail because this powerful force is at work in me. Amen
Author: Dr Akinlade Isaiah
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