- October 29, 2016
- Posted by: Fola Daniel Adelesi
- Category: Bible, Faith, Motivation
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
1Co 15:10 NKJV
When grace begins to work in the life of a man, things happen that he himself cannot explain. There are things that seem impossible but they not only become possible, they also become easy and in fact, cheap.
With grace, a man may see himself as someone who is not qualified but grace qualifies the person. In the church today, we often say God does not choose the qualified but He qualifies the chosen. This expression simply explains how some people may not look light the right people for an assignment but God can decide to use them and there is nothing no one can do about it.
When God then decides to use someone who does not seem qualified, he gives them platforms, promotes them and they now look qualified for what they were never qualified for. Grace, like oil makes things easier. Sometimes you may have had issues with some locks in the house. The solution might be to pour oil and the lock opens. When you have been trying to get something done without results, grace makes it easier.
Now we are not just talking about grace, we are looking at double grace! Wow! If grace makes things easier, then think about what double grace can do. It means that a life that has been crawling before will be put on flight! You would have been thinking about running but God says no! I will gibe you double grace and take you from crawling to flying.
Double grace is seen at work when Jesus went to the pool of Bethesda and decided to heal only one person. This story is seen in John 5 from verse 1. The Bible says there was a great multitude of sick people. Jesus walked past all of them and walked up to just one lame man who had been there for 38 years. That’s a long time but that does not mean there were no other people who had stayed longer. Grace made Jesus walk past everyone and talk to him alone.
When Jesus got to him and asked if he wanted to be made whole, he started stories. Ordinarily, as seen with those other sick people that Jesus healed, they were the ones crying out to Jesus to show that they had faith. Then Jesus would hear their cry, that is respond to their faith, and heal them. Now you didn’t cry out to Jesus. He came by himself and you were still telling stories. Guess what Jesus did, He said ‘rise, take up your bed and walk!’ Why the man was telling stories, Jesus commanded his healing. That’s double grace. Jesus bypassed everyone and still didn’t respond to his lack of faith.
I pray for someone here today that while you are looking at your limitations, Jesus will bypass those limitations and heal what needs to be healed in your life. You will experience double grace in Jesus mighty name.