Topic: Grace Upon The Altar [Monday April 10, 2017]
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (2 Cor 9:8)
When everything about an altar is set and the altar has a sacrifice on it, God would sometimes send His own fire to consume the sacrifice. It doesn’t happen to everyone, mark you. However, when that happens, it is called grace.
In all of Israel, God chose Judah to be king because He found praise there. You can trace grace to praise. Out of all Judah, he chose the house of David’s father because of what David’s great grandmother, Ruth, did. God found her to be a faithful person. When you are faithful, God finds you useful.
One thing that goes with grace is jealousy. Anybody enjoying grace must be ready for deep-seated jealousy and envy. If you don’t want anybody to be jealous of you, do not pray for grace. Grace makes you exceptional, as a result, you will become visible even when you attempt to hide. When you are chosen, you become attractive.
Abel was chosen ahead of Cain because he found grace with God. When God saw that Cain was angry, He said to him, (in my own words,) “Why are you angry? Wouldn’t you have enjoyed my grace if you had done well? God was saying to Cain that He saw something in Abel that was not in Cain.
Something attracts grace to you. Grace upon nothing produces nothing. Grace upon what God sees alters decrees and changes everything. Instead of Cain to strive to improve, so he could please God, he killed his brother out of jealousy and resentment.
Today, the grace on you will produce results. Anyone that tries to harm you out of jealousy will cry for it.
Words of Wisdom: Grace upon nothing produces nothing.
Confession/Prayer: Father, give me the grace to excel. Give me the grace that will protect me from envious folks.
Further Reading: Gen. 5:7
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.