Understanding The Grace Of God

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As Christians, one of the most important things we need to fully understand is the grace of God.

As you will see in the Scripture verses I will list below, there are two main definitions as to what the grace of God is all about. The best way to look at this revelation is to look at it like you are looking at a two-sided coin.

On the one side of the coin the grace of God is the “unmerited favor and mercy” of God. This is the grace that we are saved by with the Lord.

As you will see in the first verse I will list below, we are saved by “grace” through our faith in Jesus Christ.

The second definition of the word grace, which will be the other side of this same coin, is that the grace of God is referring to the divine life, power, and ability of God flowing and operating through us.

This second aspect of God’s grace is the kind of grace we will need to properly function and operate in whatever He is going to call us to do for Him in this life.

This same kind of divine power is also needed in our sanctification in the Lord, along with being needed to help us overcome different types of sins and temptations. In order that you can have this revelation of grace as a two-sided coin, here are the two sides of grace and exactly what is in each of these two sides:

  1. The unmerited favor, mercy, compassion, acceptance, kindness, graciousness, goodwill, and divine assistance of God.
  2. The divine life, power, and ability of God flowing and operating through us in order to give us the supernatural power and ability for ministry and sanctification

Here is how grace is specifically defined by some of the different Bible Dictionaries:

  • Unmerited favor, mercy, compassion
  • Undeserved blessing, a free gift
  • Gods loving mercy toward mankind
  • Favor, graciousness, kindness, beauty, pleasantness
  • God’s disposition to exercise goodwill toward His creatures
  • Synonymous with the gospel of God’s gift of unmerited salvation in Jesus Christ
  • Favor or kindness shown without regard to the worth or merit of the one who receives it and in spite of what that same person deserves
  • Undeserved acceptance and love received from another, especially the characteristic attitude of God in providing salvation to sinners
  • The gift of God as expressed in His actions of extending mercy, loving-kindness and salvation to people
  • Unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification
  • The power and equipment for ministry

I will break these Scripture verses down under 11 different captions so that you can fully grasp and understand what God is trying to reveal to us in these incredibly profound verses.

These Scripture verses are giving you a major key in being able to understand the basics of your eternal salvation in the Lord, along with showing you how God can impart His divine power through you so as to enable you to live a victorious and overcoming life in Him.

This is basic 101 information and knowledge that all Christians should have a firm and solid grasp on so that you cannot only have it for your own personal storehouse of knowledge in the Lord, but so you can also have it to be able to teach and educate other Christians who do not have a full understanding of this revelation from the Lord. Study these verses very carefully and meditate on the revelation that God is trying to reveal to us.

If you can fully grasp what the Lord is trying to show us in these major power verses, you will then walk away with a full understanding of the basics of your own personal salvation in the Lord – along with having the knowledge on how to get God to release more of His grace into your life so that you can then learn how to live this life as a good and mighty soldier of Jesus Christ.

I have broken the rest of this article into 11 different sections that will lead to it’s own article.


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  1. I believe that grace is the gift of God that saves one from sin, keeps one in the path of God, growing daily and helps one fulfill the purpose of God for God’s kingdom and for that individual. The whole Christian race thrives on grace. Even your own personal greatness, how far you can go depends on the grace you are able to draw from God.

  2. If grace is a person, then should not ‘truth’ also be a person, because ‘grace and truth’ came through Jesus Christ!

    • Exactly! Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life” So The truth is also the person of Jesus.

  3. I believe in the teachings of grace. Its the only true teaching that Jesus and the apostles teach in their ministry. Now i need to know more and more deeper. God bless you

  4. Why is grace defined as undeserved? And it is, but everything is undeserved so how does that get in the definition? my food, breath, family, health, etc. In defining breath, I would not say undeserved bread, undeserved food etc. And it is, but not part of the definition.

    • It’s all undeserved because we don’t really deserve it we are sinners and therefore it’s by God’s grace that we get to enjoy such benefits. All good things come from God and nothing bad comes from him. But the fact that we are sinners, our sinful nature separates us from all those beautiful things, however, his grace is sufficient for us, that he still chooses to love us over and over again despite of how much we lose our righteousness.

      • Grace is not a licence for sin, Romans says “shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? “. Of a true, grace brings mercy, but let us not forget the fact that there is no grace after death.

  5. I have recently started studying about grace. Have heard so many versions of beliefs about scriptures and this was one thing I had to get straight from God. I don’t want my interpretation or anyone else’s. God said ask and it will be given. I caught the answer to His grace and He told me it’s complete trust. If you trust with all your heart and not doubt that He is able to cleanse you and take care of you then you are in His perfect rest and His grace is sufficient! Those who backside is because they didn’t completely trust and know Him. We must believe all of the Word and not part of it.
    Just wanted to share.He said what was given to you in the ear to shout on the housetops. You can be once saved always saved if you abide in His perfect grace. Peace and love to you all.

  6. Why is God giving grace to some and not to all

    • brother yemi. The scriptures says the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Titus 2:11.
      ,God has given allof us grace equally it now depends on how we utilize it. tnx

    • God does give the gift of Grace to all who believe but the person needs to be willing to receive it.

    • God’s grace is for all. How receive it depends on how much you can go in as far as trusting him with your everything. It all begins with that little leap of faith and completely trusting him.

    • God’s Grace is available to all but only those who receive it, apply it, believe in it and trust Him for He is the epitome of His Grace and we cannot and won’t be able to live the Christian life without Him, His Grace. He actually lives His Grace in and through us as we allow Him to. Hope this helps. Receiving His Grace and living in His Grace does not mean we won’t incur heartaches or difficulties but it does mean that Grace will carry us through.

  7. That believer is absolutely right. Grace comes, essentially, in two parts: 1. The gift and 2. The Giver of the gift. All the inspiring points highlited in this great article are all gifts from God. 1 Pet 4:10 says, ‘As every man hath received the GIFT, even so minister the same one to another,
    as good stewards of the manifold grace of God’. The idea of grace being a person is found in Titus 2:11. ‘For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath APPEARED to all men, TEACHING us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world’. The take home point in all of this is, as much as we strive to understand and utilise the grace of God upon our lives, we should never lose sight of the One, Christ, from whom the grace emanated.

    • Amen AOS Olaniji- grace certainly emanated from Christ, God in person revealing to us His grace and truth. There is no hint in the original Greek that grace is a person or shows the attributes of a person. Yes, Jesus, THE person, our main man, full of grace- salvation came through Him. But grace is not a person.

      I ask myself, “What is the motive of the proponents of the teaching that GRACE IS A PERSON? Do they stand to gain anything?

      John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. If ‘grace’ is a person, should not ‘truth’ also be a person? And since the Law came through Moses, shouldn’t LAW also be called a person?

  8. Dearly Beloved In Christ,

    Greetings to you in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Iam so glad to write this loving letter to you. We are so glad to see your good works on the website. I also thank Lord for giving us a great communication to share one another. Before introducing myself, we are assuring our continued prayers for your ministry and for your dear family in all our prayers and you! please do pray for us and for our ministry in Kenya. My name is Pastor JANE NYAMISA ONYANGO We have been preaching the gospel and also Evangelism and doing our best as much as we can for 5 years and we are heartily inviting you and your team to Kenya to partner with us and share your wonderful teachings with us which will really equip us and also win thousands of souls into the Kingdom of Heaven through your powerful and spiritually filled messages.

    Kenya is with many religions, but we are Christians who are intending to know more about the Kingdom of God. There are more villages in Kenya where people still do not know Jesus. Our goal is to plant churches in such areas and we as a team go over there preach the gospel and stay over there and see that a church is planted over there and leave a new Pastor over the work. We support the Pastor for a period of 2 years until he becomes self sufficient with the growing church. We have planted more than 3 churches in our area and we thank Lord for His provisions. Please do pray for us and encourage us to plant more churches and win more souls into His Kingdom

    Apart from the Church planting, we do care for 10 Orphaned and abandoned children. We save these children to win them for Christ. We are accommodating them in our homes and we are praying for having an Orphanage Home. Please do encourage us and do help this children if you are led by the Lord. The name of our orphanage is Faith Children’s Home. We need your support for this project. We are also are in need of drilling a well in the village for giving water to the brethren since water is an essential element in our daily life. Please do encourage us in these areas if you can save a village with a well of salvation.

    We do also support 5 widows in the church and there are so many widows who desperately need help. (James 1:27). Please do pray for the needs of our ministry and also we are requesting you to please visit Kenya so that you will know that we are a genuine ministry. Please let us know of your schedule and please inform our ministry activities in whatever way you can help us, or encourage us to your churches, friends, relatives, crusade speakers who are interested in helping with the work of Lord in Kenya.

    Our letter is not to solicit you for funding all of our activities, but we are only telling you of our activities and if you are only led by the Lord, we ask you to encourage us and guide us and support us and visit us and give your valuable suggestions and also pray for us as God answers our prayers and fulfill our needs.

    We also request you to please send us your messages which will be in form of Cds, books and also the Bibles. We will really be thankful for your support and products.

    We close our letter with love and greetings and hugs to you. Your consideration regarding this matter will be highly appreciated. Love to hear from you good news.

    Your Loving sister

    Pastor Jane

  9. This is an excellent article. I agree wholeheartedly with the aspect of grace being the power of God within us, sanctifying & enabling us to live above sin. The key to entering into this experience, as with salvation, is faith. We can have the relationship with God that we will believe Him capable of granting. Many Christians refuse to seek holiness due to their carnal nature, but many more live lives of spiritual defeat because of unbelief. They don’t believe God has provided the grace to allow them to live Godly lives, in unbroken communion with Him, therefore they are up and down in their Christian lives all the time. “Be willing to enter into a full and complete surrender of your entire life with the Lord so that He is fully free to guide you into His perfect plan and destiny for your life.” Like I said, some miss it due to their unwillingness to crucify the flesh, others want to, but fail to enter in because of unbelief.

  10. what do you say to a believer that says “grace is a person” meaning Jesus?

    • You must agree. because yes grace is a person. Its not and influence Jesus is grace personified. John 1:14

    • I’m so much grateful for this teaching on God’s grace!!

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