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The Extension of Grace

God’s grace is inexhaustible. It comes to believers from God the Father, then Jesus Christ, the Son. One must understand that the natural man does not receive the things of God (2). He (the natural man) cannot manifest the life of God by himself. Yet, when we received Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, we received a treasure in our earthen vessels.

It takes a vessel to be broken for the treasure to be manifested. If it does not happen, then the treasure will not be expressed. This is why there are times of pressure an trials in a Christian’s life because God wants His life to shine through our mortal bodies.

I Peter 1:7 tells us that God tests us for the purpose of approving us. After he approves of us, He gives us an abundance of His grace. Now, the believer receives this love and than extends it to the world, making an invisible God visible. Those who do this reveal the heart and purpose of Jesus Christ in Satan’s backyard (this world).

God wants us to grow int he inward man, and He does it through the death of the natural man (4). The believer must live from faith to faith (5), according to an eternal value system. “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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