“Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the head stone thereof with shouting, crying, Grace, grace unto it.” Zechariah 4:7
“Therefore as by the offence of one judgement came upon all men to condemnation ; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life” Romans 5:18
If you want the Spirit of God to be in manifestation in any place then you need to bring the atmosphere of grace into that place because that is where He can be released to function. When you rely on works, you frustrate the Spirit of God; any self consciousness aborts Grace because it can only reign through righteousness.
Grace refers to the beneficial action of God in which He reveals Himself, His gift, His character, His life to man, which grows out of His love rather than any worth or merit of man. Grace is His goodness manifested to undeserving man. If you were not worth it when He saved you, you are not going to be worth anything He gives you.
Grace talks about the all inclusive hand of God, it is saying God is not leaving anyone out, it means everyone is included, it removes everything man has done it is saying “whosoever will, let him come”. “Whosoever will” is a language of Grace, so don’t come to God trying to establish why you don’t qualify; works doesn’t count as a reason why God should bless you.
Romans 4:16 “Therefore it is of faith that it might by grace, to the end the promise might be made sure to all the seed…..”
God’s gift has been freely given by grace, stop trying to earn it. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” you were a sinner before you were born before you did anything wrong, if you were not called a sinner by what you did, you cannot become a sinner by what you do.
You became a sinner by what Adam did, you became a saint by what Jesus did – that is GRACE. All grace ask for is a response of faith. You cannot do anything to qualify for it; it has been given to ALL.