“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified” (Ac 20:32)
This evening we had our first prophetic prayer class in the new sanctuary. We worshiped God with singing and dancing. Then we interceded for the land of Effurun, where God was pleased to give us this building. We took authority against every territorial ancestral spirits and bound them in the name of Jesus. We rejected sicknesses, fear, poverty, intimidation, manipulation, seducing spirits, poverty and empty religion. Then the message came:
God the Father is a Builder. God the Son, Jesus Christ is also a Builder. The Holy Spirit is a Builder. “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it” (Ps 127:1). Jesus said: “I will build My Church…” (Mt 16:18). One wonderful peculiar way God builds His people is by ‘the Word of His Grace’. In this church, we preach the Gospel of Christ Crucified and Resurrected. It is also called the Word of God’s Grace. This preaching is designed to build up the believers in Christ. Any other type of preaching does not build the character of the people. This is the sad story of many churches. Even after going to church for many years, the people still remain spiritually weak and unstable.
What is grace? Grace means the unmerited favor that comes from God to the believers, purely as a result of the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. No man ‘merits’ salvation. The only thing we ‘merit’ is going to hell. God the Father sent God the Son to come on earth to display and distribute the fullness of ‘grace and truth’ (Jn 1:14). The Holy Spirit helps us to understand this truth. Before Jesus came on earth, men had no idea of what ‘grace and truth’ really is. In Greek, the word ‘grace’ means the saving influence of the Holy Spirit upon the hearts of men with its peculiar fruits. The soul who experiences the grace of God becomes eternally saved, full of joy, strong, generous and grateful. This is a fact proven by millions of believers in all generations: the more you understand the revelation of this amazing grace the stronger you shall be! This revelation of grace is designed by God to ‘build you up’. In Greek, the word ‘build’ it means to have a strong foundation; to become spiritually stable, bold, strong, mature and fruitful!
We want to know Jesus in a deeper way. We want to know His amazing grace. This is our desire! “Father God, please take all the glory!” We ended the meeting with joyful thanksgiving for the revelation of the word of His grace!