Everyday things are getting much more difficult and things are not going to change, but you life amidst them can change. I want to give you something the Lord has given me that you might run with it in the year 2013. The end of time is getting closer and this is evidenced by the fulfillment of biblical prophecies. The Lord asked me to tell you that the year 2013 is a year of GREAT GRACE – a year of greater opportunities. It is a year of greater open doors. The bible says those who know their God shall be strong and shall do exploit – Dan 11:32. This thus teach us also, that as the days go by so shall it be getting better for the church; as it gets darker out there it will get brighter for the church, hallelujah!
Isa 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee,…. but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Some wonderful opportunities have come our ways previously as individuals and as a family but in the year 2013 we are going to witness greater and effectual doors. That is what the Lord says 2013 is going to be. Life is in cycles and these cycles usher in great and better things. The bible says the glory of the latter house is better than that of the former, Hag 2:9. Pro 4:18 “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” God says what will happen in 2013 is greater than what happened in 2012 but you have to plug into it. What didn’t happen in 2012 was reserved for 2013. A common adage says man proposes but God disposes; but I want you to know that many times through unbelief, careless living and stupid decisions we dispose the good plans that God has for our lives. In 2013, you will not dispose God’s promises for you in Jesus name.
According to Acts 4:31-37 and 1 Cor 16:9, the new year is a year when God will open powerful doors but mind you there will always be adversaries, but this should not bother you as it is their usual works not certain to happen. Whenever God plans great things for His children there are always adversaries but you see because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world He will always put us over. When the apostles had finished praying, great power and grace was released upon them and with this they went ahead to witness the resurrection of Jesus, hallelujah! The great grace God is going to put on our lives must be properly understood so that it can be actualized and taken advantaged of appropriately. Some people call it luck, others call it hard work.
Grace is the basis of all that God does in our lives. God works in the life of His children by grace. Grace is the father’s overwhelming desire to treat people as though sin never existed. Grace is called “Charisma”: something somebody has that he did not work for – God gave him. It is by grace we live the Christian live. It is by it we came to Christ and gave our lives. Grace is ill-deserved favour. It is the very drive of the Christian life. It is grace that kept and preserved us all through 2012 but God is promising to give us greater measure in 2013. You have to actualize this through faith. The work of grace does not mean you are smart but your faith in grace. We stand by faith in grace. You have to believe that there is grace working inside you. Your life will so shine in 2013 that it will bring people to God.
Eph 2:2-9 “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
1Cor 15:10 “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
Rom 4:16 “Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.”
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.”
THE WORKS OF GRACE IN THE BIBLE
- Noah found grace with God – Gen 6:8
- Joseph found grace in captivity – Gen 39:2-4
- Ruth found grace with Boaz – Ruth 2:10
- David found grace in the sight of Jonathan – I Sam 20:3&13
- Paul found grace to be a master builder – 1 Cor 3:10
MANIFESTATIONS OF GRACE
- Grace is the strength of God released on the church
- You can abound in grace – 2 Cor 9:8, 2 Cor 8:7
- Grace can multiply
- You can be strong in grace – 2 Tim 2:1
- You can grow in grace – 2 Pet 2:18
I want to charge you to keep the grace of God in your heart and thought and to keep reminding yourself that grace is working in your life irrespective of the season or condition you may go through, Psalm 84:11 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
Continually say in your heart that God is giving you grace and glory; make this your constant memorized scripture this year. This is the grace that does not consider our inadequacies and shortcomings but comes to us unconditionally. If you are not saved you cannot tape into the vastness of grace. The only way to find grace is to find Christ. Come to Jesus if you are not saved, give your life to Him today and find grace in abundance.
God bless you.