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All you need is grace


A single man’s words brought famine over the whole world for three years. The Bible records how Elijah prayed and caused rain to stop and how he prayed again for the rain to be restored. The writer of the book of James records the incident and points out how Elijah was a man just like you and me. But even though he was a man like any other man in Israel, no one could reverse the words he had spoken.

The Bible records that the queen of that time had several prophets that she worked with and some others that were hidden by God, but none among all these men could reverse the word of Elijah. What made Elijah so unique that only at his word could rain be restored?

The late Kenneth E Hagin told the story of how one of his followers, who was a great contributor to his work, died and how he was restored back to life when the man of God prayed and asked Jesus to restore him. When this man was brought back from the dead, he related how he stood in Heaven and was told to go back because Hagin still needed him.

Because Hagin prayed, heaven’s decision was reversed. Why has God endowed some men with power and favour that He has not put upon others? The anointing upon every Christian is the same, even the faith we are given when we are born again is the same. But we are not all the same.

Something separates us and that thing is called grace. We are all Christians, but we don’t all have the same grace working in our lives. Israel had many prophets, but none among them had the grace to reverse the words spoken by Elijah. Elijah was a man just like us and could have had the same emotions as all of us, but something in his life made him different.

Many could have called out in prayer or sacrificed for the famine to end, but none had the grace or enablement to change the situation. It seems unfair that a single man had the authority to turn around the situation over Israel. Some may ask: What is it about these individuals that make them unique?

Remember, I said the anointing we receive is the same, but the favour and grace we have is not the same. If what separates man is favour or grace, the question on your mind should be: What can I do to have more of this grace?

Apostle Paul said grace increases through the knowledge of our Lord Jesus, so the more Christ has revealed Himself to me, the more grace I have. The more of Christ you know, the more grace is manifested in you and through you. There are many prophets or pastors, but what separates them is the grace of God on each individual. Some because they encountered the God who heals manifest the healing anointing. The grace that manifest upon your life is directly proportionate to the revelation of Christ in you.

If a pastor wants to manifest healing anointing, Jesus has to reveal Himself as a healer to them. Grace manifests according to the revelation of God in any area of your life. He can reveal Himself as God the provider to you and He will provide for you in a unique way because you have received revelation of Him as your provider.

Instead of crying over a situation, seek for God to reveal Himself in a way that will impart you with the grace needed to change the situation. Whatever the gravity of the situation, there is grace available. No wonder the Bible says come boldly unto the throne of grace and obtain mercy for your time of need. All you need is an increase of grace.
God bless you.

l Humphrey Mtandwa is an anointed minister of the gospel and teacher of the Word based in South Africa. He has written several books including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness and Theophany. He blogs at mtandwa.blogspot.com and can be contacted via e-mail or WhatsApp on +27 610286350.

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