If the second definition of grace is that it is referring to the power and ability of God flowing and operating through us, these next two verses are now going to add something very interesting to all of this.
The power of God flowing through you is really the “anointing” of God. The anointing of God is the presence and power of God flowing and operating through you to accomplish whatever the Lord wants you to accomplish for Him.
However, when you cut a little further into the anointing, what it really is – is the power of the Holy Spirit Himself operating through you.
The Bible tells us that Jesus was operating under the anointing of God when He embarked on His three and a half year miracle ministry before He went to the cross to die for all of our sins. But then a little further on in the Bible it tells us that Jesus was performing all of his miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit Himself.
The anointing of God is really the presence and power of the Holy Spirit Himself flowing and operating through you.
Now here is what these next two verses are going to give us. If the second definition of the word grace is referring to the power of God operating through us – and the power of God is really the power of the Holy Spirit Himself operating through us – is it possible that the Holy Spirit Himself may then be the Spirit of God’s grace? I believe the answer is yes and these next two verses will prove that point to you.
Both of these verses specifically state the Holy Spirit Himself is the “Spirit of grace.” In other words, the Holy Spirit may just literally be the grace of God Himself. If God’s grace is God’s power flowing and operating through us – and the power of God is really the power of the Holy Spirit Himself flowing through us – then it makes perfect, logical sense that the Holy Spirit Himself would then be considered to be the Spirit of the grace of God.
Here are the two verses giving us this specific piece of revelation:
- “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29)
- “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” (Zechariah 12:10)
When the Bible says that the Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of Grace” in these two verses, the “S” in the word “Spirit” is with a capital “S,” not with a small “s” – which means it is referring direct to the Holy Spirit Himself.
Put all of this together like pieces to a jigsaw puzzle, and I believe that the Bible may be giving us an incredible revelation in that the Holy Spirit Himself may be the actual grace of God. As such, all Christians actually have the grace of God already residing on the inside of them since we all have the Holy Spirit literally living on the inside of us.
This is part of our series on the Grace of God, you can read the rest here,
An Introduction to the “Understanding The Grace Of God”
1. We Are Saved by “Grace” Through Faith in Jesus Christ
2. Grace is the Power and Ability of God Operating Through Us
3. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Grace
4. The Grace of God Was Upon Jesus Christ
5. The Grace of God Was Upon the Apostle Paul
6. Let Your Speech Always Be With Grace
7. Do Not Abuse the Grace of God
8. Stay Humble With the Grace That God Will Give You
9. Do Not Receive the Grace of God in Vain
10. Continue in the Grace of God
11. How to Receive the Grace of God