We Have Access to God’s Grace! How? Through Faith – Ray E Horton
“Faith is our admission, or ticket, into the grace of God”
We have access to the Grace of God through our Faith, not our works or performance. By stepping out in that Faith, we are justified and have peace with God through Jesus’ cross and resurrection. And because of our access to the Grace provided by Jesus, we rejoice in the blessed hope that someday we will be fully like Him, glorified, even as our spirits are already.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have ACCESS by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans5:1-2).
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph. 2:8-9). It’s not by our works of following rules – the law – that we are saved or how we live, it is by the Spirit, trusting in His Grace. As Paul wrote to the Galatians and Holy Spirit speaks to us: “I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard” (Gal. 3:5).
“Faith is our admission, or ticket, into the grace of God. No one is allowed in without a ticket. Our own good works will not grant us admission. God’s grace can only be accessed by faith,” Andrew Wommack points out in his commentary on these verses. He continued: “Paul was rejoicing because of the grace that had been given him and the hope of being glorified with Jesus.”
We Have all we need for every circumstance
“Anybody could rejoice because of those good things, but Paul went on to say that he had the same rejoicing even in the midst of tribulation. Not many people rejoice during the hard times,” Wommack continued. But Paul could make this boast because he was totally convinced of the faithfulness and unconditional grace of God. Those who cannot rejoice during tribulation are not convinced.
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Rom.3-4). Why is it that we can glory with hope in tribulation? “because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Rom.5:5).
It is the Word of Faith, the message about our access to Grace, that we preach, along with Paul, who wrote: “But the righteousness based on faith says ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that is, the Word of Faith which we preach’” (Rom. 10:8).
So let us choose to rejoice in every circumstance and to walk in faith, because we have access to God’s Grace, and we have the peace of God, and we have the hope of glory, and we have the love of God in our hearts since the Holy Spirit has been given to us. We have all we need! Believing that will transform your life.