Have you ever heard the expression “hyper grace?” Over the last two weeks I have heard it so often that the Holy Spirit asked me to look at what it really means. The term “hyper grace” is generally used to express the excesses of grace and those that use the message of grace as a licence to sin.
Grace is the full manifestation of God’s goodness, love, mercy, kindness, compassion, etc., which He manifested towards us through the life and death of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The word “hyper” means to be highly strung, highly excited, extremely active, above, beyond, super, excessive.
Grace, coming from the Greek word Charis, means the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude, acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace, joy, liberality, pleasure, thanks. It springs up from being full of cheer, calmly happy or well off.
So “hyper grace” means to be excessively excited about God’s grace to where its influence upon your heart causes you to be grateful because you are acceptable to God, your life is filled with His divine benefits and favour because He has given these things to you, which causes you to be free, excessively happy, filled with joy and very thankful. (My definition).
Now, anyone that is “hyped up” on God’s grace is not looking to go and sin!
In fact, when you are hyped up on God’s grace, He teaches you to say, “NO!” to sin.
Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “NO” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.
I hear ministers all over the place calling believer’s to repent of their sin because if we, or you, do not repent then God is going to punish us by doing x,y, & z. And so, we bawl and squall and cry, feel guilty, condemned and hopeless, hoping that God will forgive us and that somehow, we will now be acceptable before Him so that we won’t have to suffer. Now I have a question for you, how much bawling and squalling before God has ever caused you to leave His presence hyped up and excessively excited about your life? How many times have you gone before God feeling bad about something you have done or something you are struggling with, just to leave His presence to go and do it all over again?
Why is this? It is simply because we are trying to become acceptable before God through our own effort and sacrifice instead of the gracious gift of grace that God has extended towards us through Jesus Christ. We look at ourselves instead of Him. We do this because we do not know His grace, neither do we know how to access it. Not knowing and understanding the fulness of God’s grace towards us through the cross keeps us locked into religion instead of the freedom that is found through His shed blood which has purified us from ALL sin ONCE AND FOR ALL.
The only thing that will cause you to be set free from sin is to turn your heart and mind to thoughts and expressions of gratefulness for what He has done and is doing in and through you. It is to be completely focused on Him to where you become ecstatically joyful because nothing depends on you – He did it all!
My prayer is that you come into the experience of God’s “hyper grace” to where it radically changes you, your life and the lives of those around you.
PS: Anyone that tells you God’s hyper grace is a licence to sin does not understand nor know the liberating power of God’s grace.
Have an ecstatically grace-full day! 💓💓