OUR STANDING IN GRACE
Rom 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this GRACE WHEREIN WE STAND, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is THE TRUE GRACE OF GOD WHEREIN WE STAND..
Every Christian , those justified by faith and at peace with God, has a standing in the grace of God. Our standing gives us legal rights of access to things others do not have to remedy life’s challenges and problems. Our standing in grace gives us access to:
1. MERCY AND HELP IN TIME OF NEED.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
2. STRENGTH AND ENABLING POWER IN TIME OF WEAKNESS.
2 Cor 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
3. WISDOM THAT IS SMARTER THAN ANYTHING THE DEVIL CAN THROW AT US.
1 Cor 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
4. PROMISES THAT GIVE HOPE BEYOND NATURAL LIMITATIONS.
Rom 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;