2Corinthians 3:5-6. ESV.
5: Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,
6: who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Apostle Paul in one of his letters to the Corinth brethren, everytime you see the display of certain uncommon power at work in ordinary man, it is because the man’s adequacies are of God which is not from the realm of the physical. To be sufficient, the scriptures says if you faint in time of affliction your faith is small
What it means is that you need to be well equipped in your journey with God enough to abide in every good work.In 2Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work”.
You can trace the sufficient ability a man possesses when he walk with the Lord and this ability is called Grace. Everytime men receive grace from God there is a possibility that it can be multiplied “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord” (2peter 1:2) KJV.
The story of Parable of the talents in the bible, it was recorded that the Master of the servants come to settle account with His servants, He gave each of the servants talent according to their ability not according to the Love He had for each one and each of them worked as he could to multiple his talent based on the ability in him. Please Read Matthew 25:20-25.
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”. (2Corinthians 12:8-9). NIV
paul was trying to explain to them that on account of the dimensions of grace he had received already was sufficient enough for him to bear his thorns without complaining further to God to take away his bodily infirmities.
In other words there is provision for rising to the realm of enjoying sufficiency in your work with God. Our work with the Lord is predicated not only on our love for Him but also for the sufficient grace which can be multiplied in great dimension of grace and favour of God in our lives. This means we can access higher level of dimensions of grace as we get deep into a good relationship with Him.
In general terms your relationship with God determines the depth and height of the dimension you carry in multiples. To activate this grace means an intentional conscious move in the light of His word.
There are common grace and uncommon grace someone may carry. A common grace is inherited from birth as a person, while uncommon grace is acquired as you begin your journey with God you begin to manifest uncommon powers based on God’s divine grace bestowed on you to achieve uncommon fate. This type of grace can grow from grace to grace as you mature in faith in different dimensions.
As a matter of fact, as we desire to increase in levels of grace, God is well able to give to us in abundance but the most important thing is if we possess the requisite spiritual knowledge alloted to the result we desire for such level of grace. So in this requirement, our passion is not enough, our zeal is not enough even our sincerity is not enough what is enough and which will catapult us to that level of dimension of grace is God’s sufficiency in us which can be gotten through the knowledge of who He Is.
When an individual gets at this point even when he is weak physically and don’t look as though he can achieve any good result but by God’s adequacies of grace which is sufficient on the person, he begins to achieve uncommon result. When you see a man with sufficient grace he is no more the same person you used to know, there has been an impartation of something new which separates him from the ordinary man.
This level of grace I pray we all acquire as we develop our spiritual man to have a cordial relationship with the Lord. May the grace of the Lord abound with you all Amen.
Thanks for Reading. Shalom!!!.
✍️Mrs Blessing I N Onugha ❤️.