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DINING IN HIS GRACE
…a tool to successful living
© 2017 by Akintayo Emmanuel Akinsunmade
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Contact: Akintayo Emmanuel Akinsunmade
This book is dedicated to the Almighty God for His unceasing revelation and outpour of
His spirit, and for the gift of His Son Jesus Christ.
All praise to God for making the publication a reality, and for His special empowerment
and revelation in putting this Grace Piece together for the consumption of Sons and Daughters of
Thanks to all who contributed in no little way to the success of this publication, may the
good Lord bless you exceedingly in Jesus Name.
Special thanks to my darling friend Oluwakemi, for her support and immense
contribution to the success of this grace piece. God bless you darling.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE…………………………… GRACE IN ACTION
CHAPTER TWO……………………………GRACE IN YOUR CONVERSATION
CHAPTER THREE…………………………YOUR CONCLUSION MATTERS
CHAPTER FOUR…………………………..GRACE NOT A LICENSE TO SIN
CHAPTER FIVE……………………………PRODUCT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
CHAPTER SIX……………………………..GRACE MAKES US FRIENDS
CHAPTER SEVEN…………………………CHANGE YOUR MENTALITY
CHAPTER EIGHT …………………………A NEW MIND
CHAPTER NINE……………………………WHY THE LAW
CHAPTER TEN…………………………… ...BE EQUIPPED
CHAPTER ELEVEN ……………………….YOU ARE CONFIGURED FOR IT
CHAPTER TWELVE …………………………..THE VICTORY YOU HAVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN ……………………….COMMON WEALTH THROUGH GRACE
CHAPTER FOURTEEN ………………………ACT RIGHT
Grace is an unmerited and undeserving favour of God; it simply means God’s love in action
towards men. It is not a function of work; it is a system made available due to His love which
was shed abroad in our heart. [Romans 5: 5-9].
It is quite unfortunate that grace has been underrated, and only few sees it as a system
that contribute to an effective living, rather, today’s believer sees it as a license to go out of will.
One of the caption of the system of grace is, while we were yet sinners, living totally out of God,
Christ died for us, this step revealed to us that even in that dark region of ours, busy exhibiting
sinful traits, living with no definite bearing, God was pleased to send Jesus His only Son to
provide a way so we could get out of darkness, and resume to enjoying His definition of light.
This manual addresses the work of grace, the need for grace, and the reflection of God’s
love to man. No man dares separate himself from this love, as it remains the driving tool that
helps our consciousness even as we journey in life.
We need to be conscious of this love, stay close and never take a break. I call the staying
process dining in grace. It’s a meal you cannot afford to miss. Just as we need a balance diet to
keep the body strong, we need grace meal to keep our spirit being active and healthy. Grace is a
system that activates packages we cannot settle for in the natural, it qualifies the disqualified, and
bring us into a perfect alignment to the image we are designed for.
GRACE IN ACTION
race is at work, the death and resurrection of Christ brought grace into full action. There
are facts about grace that when one apply them to daily living, it makes one live to the stature of
Grace was made available so we could be right with God, if you look deeply into the
syntax of creation (Genesis 1:28), man was made to dominate, total dominion over everything
created by God. Man was made to dwell in Garden of Eden where everything was made
available, but when man failed, the first thing God did after placing a curse on the ground for
man’s sake, was to drive man out of the garden. He was deprived of the initial place of rest
(Genesis 3:21-24). Grace is likened to that Garden of Eden. In the Garden of Eden, everything
was made available; likewise grace has made everything available to us all. Grace is not a
stigma, it’s a gift. And it’s for all, no restriction.
Despite the fact that God drove man out of the Garden of Eden, He was still very much in
love with man. One fact about grace is it has been in existence even before man was created.
Christ brought it in abundance, and that same Christ is the word which was spoken, that made
everything came into existence.
When man was formed from the dust of the ground in the likeness of God; He breathed
into His nostril and the ordinary portrait from clay which was lifeless, got life. That life is grace.
The life in you is the grace of God; you wouldn’t have questioned God if He created you a goat,
a reptile or a tree. It pleased God to pass a copy of His to you. You carry a portion of God’s
grace in you, even when you fail God, understand that you have His life in you, you have
chances of coming back because He’s not interested in seeing you go out of Him.
When God created man, actually there shouldn’t have been an end point called death, but
because of the ignorance of man, death came, despite this, God made an alternative for man,
why? The life in man is more precious and important to God. He will not watch us go into
damnation. This made Him proffer a lasting solution out of death, to save that life which He
breathed into man during creation, so man could be free from everlasting damnation.
John 3 verse 16 talks about the love of God “….for God so love the world” what made
God loved the world? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Do you think it is because of
the precious stone, gold, waters, seas, mountains and the likes which were created by Him?
Definitively NO! What made God loved the world was the life which He breathed into the nostril
of man, a copy of Him in us.
We possess the life of God, everything about Him is replicated in us, and that makes Him
love the world. The world the Father loves is your life, He is not interested in that flesh in you.
God told Adam and Eve, from the dust I formed you, and to it thou shall go back, but He never
made mention of the life, because He knew quite well that the life belongs to Him and it will
surely return to Him. (Genesis 3:19)
For that life to be secured, He sent the word, Jesus, to come in the form of man so He can
die and activate grace so the life in us can live forever, which completes the sentence in John 3
verse 16 … whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life. And
that’s the activation of grace.
As many that believe in Jesus, they are granted a return back to God; Adam the first man
was driven out of the Garden of Eden, but Jesus came to restore us back. That’s the function of
grace. John 1:12.
Grace has displayed to us that God loves us, and never wanted us to perish. All we need
do is get things right. If you’d ever tasted a delicious meal cooked by a neighbour of yours,
whenever you are invited by that neighbour of yours to dine, you will have a perfect assurance
that the meal is going to be a delicious one. You’ve got to start dinning in grace; there are great
packages in the gift of grace.
To build a godly lifestyle, a life that is panted after Christ, you have got to have a
constant meal of grace, and nothing more. When you dine constantly in grace, you are used
mainly to the fruits and the aroma of the meal. This will build up your life, and you see
everything blending to the taste of the one who has called you out of damnation into marvellous
GRACE IN YOUR CONSERVATION
Apostle Paul said to the Colossians, “let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with
salt that ye may know how ye ought to answer everyman” (Colossians 4:6)
You’ve got to be conscious of grace, in fact, if there should be something you should be
more conscious of, it is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When you are conscious of grace,
everything you speak is seasoned with salt, grace helps you to speak what is right in the right
proportion, no addition, no subtraction.
In the account of Jesus and the Pharisee (Matthew 22:15-22), they asked Jesus about
payment of tax, remember what Jesus told them, He dished out the required; He gave them
exactly what they needed to hear. This, grace can do in one’s life, it equips your mind, it makes
your heart get alerted to things to come, and you are always ready to speak the word seasoned
“Salt doesn’t attracts rodents, insect and the likes, it purifies”
Dearest, the word must be seasoned with salt and nothing more, not a sugar coated word
that attracts different kinds of reaction. Why must your conversation be seasoned with Salt?
Matthew 5 verse 13, Jesus said we are the salt of the earth; He further said, but if the salt
has lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast
out, and be trodden under foot of men.
The breakdown of this is, because you are saved, you possess the power of sonship to the
Most Supreme Kingdom. You must portray the things of the kingdom. We are salts of the world,
we are Christ ambassadors, and we are saved to speak refreshing, and to speak life just as our
When you dine constantly in grace, you’ll retain your position as salt, you won’t lose
your savour, because the moment you lose your savour you are out of shape. When you have a
dine in grace, you live in grace, grace helps you retain your taste. It thus calls for staying on the
right path, having right mentality so you won’t be made out of place, and not end up being a
vessel which is really needed, but it’s absolutely useless.
A conversation seasoned with grace, will lighten the paths of the listeners, and when you
lighten the path of your listeners, they will often want to stay in that path, so they could get more
from you. That was exactly what the disciples of Jesus experienced, they saw something in Jesus