Creflo Dollar — How To Get Manifestation
One of the reasons why it is time for us to talk about living in the balance of faith and grace is because you as Christian people, myself included, it's time for us to know how to walk in the manifestations of what grace has already provided.
It is not enough for you to know that by grace you are already healed, by grace you are already delivered. By grace, you're already prosperous. By grace you're already sound. It's great to know, and it's great to know that the favor of God has been made available to you, so that without your performance, and your work, and your efforts, you're not having to do something to cause these things to be made available.
Jesus has already done it. But how do we operate in the manifestations of what grace has already done? In other words, if healing has already been made available, how do we walk in that healing that's already been made available? It's a sad thing that something can be made available to you, and you never are able to walk in it. Something could be made available to you, and it never seems to manifest in your life.
And I believe Jesus wants you to walk in the manifestations. I believe walking in the manifestations of the grace of God is actually the glory of God, and I believe it's time for you to walk in the glory of God. I believe it's time for you to walk in everything that has been made available to you by the grace of God. I don't believe it has to be this thing where, you know, you just know about what Jesus has done for you, what grace has done for you, what Jesus has done for you, what grace has done for you.
Remember, grace is not a curriculum. It's not a subject matter. Grace is a person. His name is Jesus. Jesus full of grace and truth. Grace is unmerited, undeserved favor, and by the grace of God, without your work, and your performance, and your effort, he has made healing available to you. It's available.
He did it 2,000 years ago. By his grace, he has made deliverance available to you, salvation available to you, prosperity available to you. It was done 2,000 years ago. But the question, for those who have understood this grace of God, how do I access it? How do I lay hold of this on purpose and not make a faith mistake and have no idea how to access it? I believe every son and daughter of God needs to know how to access what their heavenly father has made available for them, don't you?
And so we want to begin to look at this, and I want to begin to really bring you into a real intense teaching session, so you can know how to access it. And I declare over your lives that you will walk in the experience of the grace of God, amen. Not just knowing the grace of God, but it's time to experience the grace of God in your life, amen. And so let's look at Romans chapter 5 and 2, and take note of what these are saying here.
Romans 5 and 2 says, "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and we rejoice in the hope," or the earnest expectation, "of the glory of God." So notice he says we can access this grace, but we do it by, what? By faith. So we have access into this grace by faith.
You see, it's important that you live in the balance of grace and faith because, you know, I see people in these last days, you know, "Well, I'm a grace person and not a faith person." Somebody says, "I'm a faith person and not a grace person." No, it takes both of them. You know, sodium is poisonous by itself, and chloride is poisonous by itself, but when you put them together, you have salt, and it will add flavor to your meat.
Well, I want to add some flavor to your life, amen. And the way we do that is to show you how to live in the balance of faith and grace. Not to say that you have to choose one over the other, but you gotta have both of them in order to see that flavor show up in your life, amen? Let's go to Romans 4:16. So we have access to this grace by, what? By faith.
All right, now look at verse 16. "Therefore, it is of faith, that it might be by grace," boy look at that," to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed and not that only which is of the law, but to Abraham, who is the father of us all." Now look at this one in the Amplified Bible. So he says here it's going to be by faith that we'll be able to see all of these things that grace.
Now look at the Amplified. "Therefore, inheriting the promise is the outcome of faith." Man, you can't argue with that. "Inheriting the promise is the outcome of faith, and it depends entirely on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace, God's unmerited favor, to make it stable, and valid, and guaranteed to all of his descendants, not only to the devotees and the adherents of the law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is thus the father of us all."
So notice the outcome, the total outcome of it, is going to depend entirely on faith. So now what does that tell you? You know about what grace has made available, but he says the outcome of that coming on your life is going to be based on faith. So it's not just, you know, "Praise God. I thank God that, you know, that grace has been given."
Yes, you do, but now how do you access it? How do you lay hold on what has been made available by grace? He says you do it by faith. Now look at Ephesians chapter 2, and verse 8. Ephesians chapter 2 and verse 8. We'll look at this a little bit more, because it's important. Now recall the day that you made a decision to make Jesus the Lord of your life. Recall the day that you got born again, the day that you received salvation.
If you can understand what happened when you got saved, then you can understand that that's the same thing you do to get healed, to get delivered, to prosper, to lay hold of what grace has made available.