KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 6:14 KJV ” For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace”.
Grace is God’s supernatural or divine provision made available to the child of God, to excel. The grace of God can only be received by faith. It is given to help us achieve more than the natural human strength can do. Grace comes to make us perfect. Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the grace of God. John 1:16 KJV “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace”. The following is an illustration of grace and works. For example, if one is asked to make a journey of ten thousand kilometers on foot or to use an airplane. Traveling by an airplane is what grace is all about. It has no effort. All you need is to board the plane and you would be there in a matter of a short moment.
Making this journey by foot would be almost impossible. Please consider the following. How could you be traveling by the jet and have any difficulty? How can you be living by grace and still live in sin? It is simply impossible. The man who lives in sin is just like the man making that long journey by foot, he has forsaken to use the plane. Note: A man must put grace aside before he or she can sin. How do we access the grace of God? Rom 5:2 KJV “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God”. This ‘airplane’ called grace is accessed by faith, and it carries you with no effort on your part. Your part is to believe, and yield your body, and you can do anything.
Our Lord Jesus is grace personified. The law was fulfilled and perfected in Him (Rom 10:4). When you believe in Him and trust Him to express His life through you, the perfection of the law is expressed through you, like the plane carrying you. A man would walk in sin if he does not acknowledge The Lord’s presence and power functioning through him. You were crucified with Him, and the life you now live is purely an expression of His Spirit working and functioning through you. If this is so, how can anything enslave you, and make you live in sin? When you believe in your heart that He is presently alive and functioning through you, you have entered into His grace. This is the reason Romans 6:14 says, sin cannot have dominion over you when you are living in, or under the grace of God. The idea that the grace of God gives license for sin is incompatible with the truth of divine grace.
I have received the grace of God. There is a supernatural ability working in and through me. I am very superior to any challenge that rises against me. The greater one lives in me. Nothing overcomes me. I know who I am as a result of the one in me.
Romans 6:1, 2 ” What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Rom 8:3, 4 ” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh”: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.