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Grace can be multiplied in our life. James says, "But He gives us more and more grace" (James 4:6, AMP). It's by grace we can do anything of worth in the kingdom. This ability is multiplied in knowing God intimately.


Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Pet. 1:2-4).

Grace can be multiplied in our life. James says, "But He gives us more and more grace" (James 4:6, AMP). It's by grace we can do anything of worth in the kingdom. This ability is multiplied in knowing God intimately.

This is why every believer should spend quality time with God. We should pray, read the Scripture, read inspired books, listen to anointed messages, all the while looking and listening to the Holy Spirit for His revelation. As we do this, grace is multiplied in our lives, which gives us the ability to do more.

I've discovered that the more intimately I come to know Him and His ways, the more effective I become. If I possess an ax that has a very dull blade, chopping a tree down may take all day.

However, if I sharpen it, I can chop five trees down in one day using the same energy. This is what happens when grace is multiplied in our lives. We labor with greater efficiency.

I recall street witnessing at a homosexual parade in Dallas, Texas, years ago. For two hours I told these lost souls about Jesus, and they just looked at me as if I were from another world. Some fired Scriptures back to me as fast as I was speaking them. I sensed somehow I was beating my head against a wall. It was like casting seeds on concrete.

Then the Lord whispered to me, "Look to Me, and I will show you what to do:" In the thirty minutes following, He led me to people and gave me the words to speak. The words were now sinking in, and three men gave their lives to Jesus Christ. Looking to the Holy Spirit and listening to His spoken word in my heart multiplied my efforts.

I've seen this in all areas of life. As I've grown in the Word of God, I've had the ability to do more in less time. I've discovered paths of truth that saved me hours, days, and even months of time. Prayers become more powerful, God's presence stronger, the impact on lives more efficient.

Scripture promises this: "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding. Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life" (Prov. 9:10-11, NLT).

Two things are promised: more years, which means a longer life, and multiplied days are promised as well. This doesn't mean more years, as that would be redundant; but the ability to accomplish more in the same amount of time.

It is described in another place as length of days. "For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you" (Prov. 3:2). The writer speaks of adhering to the Word of God, as Peter discussed above. Notice not only long life is given, but length of days: God's grace multiplies our time and our effectiveness for Him.

Source: Driven By Eternity by John Bevere
Excerpt permission granted by John Bevere Ministries

Author Biography

John Bevere
Web site: Messenger International
 
Over 30 years ago, John and Lisa Bevere met in college. John was a tennis-playing engineering student, and Lisa was a sorority girl. On their very first date, John shared the gospel with Lisa and she gave her life to Christ. Soon after, they got married, and they've been happily married ever since.
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