We were in a camp meeting several years ago. As we were exploring Zechariah 4, these prophetic words jumped out to us; “Shout Grace unto it!” That became a major take home from that year’s camp. It was going to be the secret to fighting the abortive spirit; Shout Grace unto it!
Friend, the abortive spirit is real. But more real is the provision of God for us via the finished work of Christ. Where opposition abounds, Grace super abounds! We need to learn how to appropriate and maximize Grace for a life of progress and fulfilment. We need the finishing Grace.
“…I have finished my course…” (2 Timothy 4:7). There is Grace for different junctures of our lives and phases of our journey. There is the Grace to start. There is Grace for the middle of the road, and there is Grace to finish. A lot of people only have Grace to start. But when it comes continuing and finishing, they lack the Grace. This is what differentiates those that succeed from those that drop out.
“The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it…” (Zechariah 4:9). It is not the will of God for you to start and not finish. God will not start with you what He will not finish with you. God actually finishes before He starts; when you follow God well, you would not only start, you would also finish (Philippians 1:6).
“Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher… ” (Hebrews 12:2). You need to company with finishers if you hope to gain victory over the abortive spirit (Proverbs 13:20, 1 Corinthians 15:33). Who you look at you look like (Isaiah 51:1-2, Hebrews 12:2). You cannot fight abortive spirit if you always company with dropouts. You cannot continue in marriage if your close friends are single parents and divorcees.
“…and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it” (Zechariah 4:7). We must learn to bring Grace to bear on all we do. Is life looking unbearable? Shout Grace unto it! Is it looking like that marriage is heading nowhere? Shout Grace unto it! Don’t give in to that voice that says you should drop out of school; shout Grace over your academics! Shout Grace over that business! Shout Grace unto it!
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church