"Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:1-2
Grace to you all, and peace, from God. Grace is all you need my friend, and that’s what Paul is requesting on your behalf, grace "for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now" Philippians 1:5.
In order to partake of this grace in your fellowships you need to stand firm "in the defence and confirmation of the gospel” Philippians 1:7. I asked in my other post, Who are you following? And now let me ask you, Who are you fellowshipping with? Paul says, "Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God." Philippians 1:27-28.
Grace is not for everyone, it is for you who stand fast; who approve things that are excellent, you who in your fellowships would allow the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, and you who professes a good confession that "Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death" Philippians 1:20.
You’ve grace operating in you if you’ve also understood that to "you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake" Philippians 1:29. Grace is not for cherry picking Christians.
Yes, grace is favour, approval and blessing; and he said I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6.
Notice, I didn’t say fingers crossed, but I said I’m confident, that if your conversation becomes as the gospel of Christ, you’ll obtain grace upon grace which to you and your fellowships is favour, approval, blessing, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
www.muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation
|Philippians||1||To all the saints - grace ||
Approve things that are excellent
|Philippians||2||Let this mind be in you!|
|Philippians||3||Walk by the same rule!|
|Philippians||4||Experience God’s peace|