The Grace to Live in the next Season!
Scripture : Luke 8: 40 - 54, Ephesians 2:8,
And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him. And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. (Luke 8:40-42, 49, 50, 54 KJV)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Ephesians 2:8 KJV)
Grace, the supernatural power of God, that is proactive, never reactive it is always out front ahead. Grace is never working it out, it has already worked it out! Grace is not responding to us! We must respond to grace! It is unmerited, we don't deserve it, we can't earn it. It is extended to us! This is what makes it so amazing! Grace,
So no matter what condition we find ourselves in, or the situation we are confronted with, Grace has already been extended. It is through our Faith that will grant us the benefits of grace!
We are saved by grace through faith!
But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from Yahweh our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us new life and light to our eyes. (Ezra 9:8 HCSB)
Inspite of what we are facing, if we would move in faith there is grace extended towards us that will grant us favor with God! Proactive supernatural power are ready available. To us!
The bible Tell us that Jairus a leader in the Church, came seeking Jesus, because he has a daughter of 12 twelve years lying at the point of death!
What issues have caused you to seek out Jesus?
You know it has to be serious when you no longer care about your position and your title, when you put your own self out there to possible public shame, He was a ruler a leader in the Church, with a dying child, begging.
But he had now come to the point in his life where he willing to take risk,
And he gets a hold of Jesus and he agrees to go with hIm to his house!
What a relief it must have been to not only get a hold of God, but also to have him agree to come and see about your situation! Jesus is coming to your house!
But how many of us know that whenever God is about to do something in your life there is always a test of your faith,
Jesus is pushing his way through the crowd following you, while others are pulling on him at the same time and someone causes him to stop and stand still! And He desires a roll call, who touched me! In the midst of a large crowd Jesus is seeking the identity of one who possess the kind of faith that pulled healing virtue out of him, without needing a face to face encounter, Just believing that grace was available and only a touch would cause a total turn around of their situation! Who touched Me!
Now the movement of hope and the possibility of change has come to an apparent stand still with what seems to be an un realistic request for a roll call of who touched me, when there were so many thronging him at the same time, that they were pushing their way through the crowd!
look at your neighbor, tell them I found myself in the Middle! in the middle of grace!
For this little lady with her blood stain clothes as the crowd push back that she might be centered stage, Began to tell Jesus about what she had done and what she felt in her that happen.
Instead of the expected death sentence
for breaking the law, Jesus tell her go her way thy faith has made you whole!
it was this demonstration of faith that release the grace for her turn around, Yet how many of you know, when you are on your way to your breakthrough, that the enemy will always try to distract you! And cause you to give up, or give in!
Jesus overhears the conversation and tells Jairus, "be encouraged, only believe, for she will be okay I'm going to your house!"
Listen you must understand and remember grace is proactive, and God has already worked it out,
When you made up in your mind to pursue God and he said yes!
When he started in your direction to your situation, remember that he said yes!
When he tells you everything will be alright !
You have to learn to ignore all the other voices that are not speaking in line with the word of God!
if grace said its alright then it's alright!
The bible says when they got to his house he did not allow anybody in except the Peter, James, and John and the parents
Not everyone will be able to go with you to this next level of grace because they don't have the radical faith like you to go there!
You need to make sure your faith is connected to those who don't mind living at the next level!
Peter who has the water walking faith, James the brother of Jesus who was trusted to look after his Mother and taught us the importance of Patients, and John whom Jesus loved
In this season you must evaluate who's with you.
And the bible says after getting inside the house he makes announcement of life!, in the midst of a dead situation and those who were on the inside waiting on you to come back home and seeing that you brought Jesus with you, like you said you would
Refuse to believe that change is even possible because they know its dead!
not only can you not let everybody in but you even have to put some folk out!
I'm sorry in this season I need believers who expect God to move, believe God for bigger and know nothing is to hard for my God!
Those with faith to access the grace that can turn my situation around! Faith!
That will cause me to pursue and not give up! faith!
Is there anybody here, tonight that has that kind of Faith that will release grace that favor of God to cause the supernatural to occur in your life!
I feel like preaching in this place!
I have the kind of faith that not afraid to trust God and take him at his word!
the kind of faith that believe if he just say the word my situation will turn for the good!
Faith to believe that I can do all things through CHrist who strengthens me! faith!
Faith, not Easley distracted, by outside and even inside voices that are not in line with the will God!
I won't get distracted ny what I see or what I hear because I walk by faith and not by sight!
This is the season in my life that I'm not moved by position or title just give me Jesus!
in this season of grace I'm not allowing the press of life to keep me from the grace that has been extended to everyone who believes!
In this season of grace I won't allow the negative opinions and reports of others to discourage me! I choose to believe God is able!
in this season of grace I connect with those that bear fruit that they been with God!
I will put the nay sayer out of my inner circle
It is that amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now I'm found was blind but now I see!
nothing but the grace of God!