John 1:116-17 [Amplified Bible]
For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favour upon favour and gift [heaped] upon gift Grace means the favour of God. But that is not all! It also means empowerment. The Grace of God is not only the opportunity to do something, but also the ablity to do it
There is Grace (opportunity and ability) to be born again. There is Grace (opportunity and ability) to be a businessman. There is Grace (opportunity and ability) to be a parent. There is Grace for each and every one of us to do what God has called us to do! With the Grace of God we can do all things!
When God gives us the opportunity to hear the prophetic Word of God, He is also giving as the ability to immediately believe it and receive it.
Yes Lord! Thank You that I am leaving my hostile environment! Thank You Lord for ALL the fatness fullness and abundance that You have for me right now in my life! I will not reason about these things! I will only believe! I am a believer! It is my job to believe!
By Christi Grobler
The language of prayer began in Genesis 4:26 with this statement, “men began to call on the name of the Lord.”
Why not call upon the Lord? Because of the fact that God and His name are one mighty force. God Adonai is the mighty creator, whilst YHWH is the generally unpronounceable name of God, who under Hebraic culture made it so out of respect. Wherever the two words stand together in the Old Testament, it is a compound name of God rendered Sovereign LORD, or “the Lord, the Lord Almighty.” Thus we have the two words ‘Lord’ in lower case, and ‘LORD’ capitalised to draw this distinction. Unfortunately their understanding of a personal and Almighty God was somewhat tainted. He had promised to be near.
Deuteronomy 4:7 [NIV]
“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?”
Romans 10:12 [NIV]
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
1 John 5:14-15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, in whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of Him.