This Bible Study is taken from Chapter Seven: Understanding God’s Grace of "Working The Works of God" By Dr. Andrew M. Nkoyoyo
God only requires our total dependency on Him and absolute obedience to His will for our life. That morning, I trusted God to accomplish what He wanted to execute in that service and that is what He performed.
I do not deserve to be used by God, but because of God’s grace, I can be a vessel through which the divine virtue of the Almighty God flows—touching the lives of people around me. Another thing I learned from that life-transforming encounter is to rest from any struggle to display the miraculous.
Here is the secret in Zechariah 4:6:
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.
The Holy Spirit reveals the working of the Father and the service of the Son. So, what we need is an experience with the power of the Holy Spirit. He is the source of power. Recognizing that you are not capable of manifesting the supernatural in your own power will help you unlock God’s power.
Yes, you do the speaking, casting out demons, and praying for the sick. But remember, it is God’s power (grace) operating in and through you to produce the miraculous.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (Mark 11:23)
He gave power and authority to the Church:
And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. (Mark 6:7)
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
The grace of God is made perfect in total humility:
Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. (1 Peter 5:6)
Understanding the concept of the grace of God will completely transfigure your life, and you will advance to new heights in your relationship with God. To live a constant, prosperous Christian life, however, you must exercise your God-given privileges to obtain all that God has for you.
God’s grace is sufficient, and we should thank Him for it. For by it, we work the works of God. Everything we are, we are by God’s grace. It is so vital; our very salvation is dependent upon it.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)