Grace in Christianity is the free and unmerited favor of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowing of blessings. It is God's gift of salvation granted to sinners for their salvation. Romans 3:23-24 tells us, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." We have all sinned. We all deserve to be punished throughout all eternity for our sins, but Christ Jesus has already taken our punishment. God by his grace, that is His unmerited favor toward us, can now be just in saving us, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. What we need to conquer strongholds of sin in our life is the power of grace. God releases His power of grace over somebody’s life. It is true that a Christian who is unaware of the beauty of grace in his life has missed the entire point of living the Christian life. Out of the awareness of grace come freedom, authority, power, love, worship, and life in abundance (John 10:10). Grace comes in our inability and failure, and provides radical changes and a paradigm shift. Grace gives new opportunities and a fresh revelation of God and life. The power of Grace will transform you. When love, faithfulness, and righteousness were united at the cross, grace and forgiveness was offered to us (2 John 3; John 1:12). Grace can never be earned by your good deeds or received as a result of religious performance but grace means God freely and openly receives sinners. Grace is manifested in human failure, sin, weakness, loss, and heartbreak. The power of Grace is a gift that is received by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is by grace through faith that God’s life, power, and righteousness are acknowledged. Grace is about relationships (Revelation 3:20). Grace enlightens our communion with God, with others, and with us. The power of grace or the love of God is given freely to all men. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). “In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7). Paul warns us three times not to take God’s grace for granted: Don’t “receive the grace of God in vain” (2 Corinthians 6:1), don’t “frustrate the grace of God” (Galatians 2:21), don’t “insult the Spirit of grace” (Hebrews 10:29). Grace works to make your salvation reality. You “are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
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