Repeatedly, they are the same deliveries from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ through the same apostle, twelve (12) times.
Why? They are what we need day and night — as long as we are on this planet of raging warfare by the murderer (the devil) seeking to destroy us.
They are not some cute Christianese greetings from Paul to us.
Rather, they are life-saving Words from God to protect us, preserve us, and to provide for us.
Let’s look at them, and pray them (say The Words out loud):
1 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:3.
2 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:2.
3 “Grace to you and peace from God The Father and our LORD Jesus Christ,” Galatians 1:3.
4 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2.
5 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:2.
6 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” Colossians 1:2.
7 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 1:1.
8 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:2.
9 “Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our LORD.” 2 Timothy 1:2.
10 “Grace, mercy, and peace from God The Father and Christ Jesus our LORD.” 2 Timothy 1:2.
11 “Grace, mercy, and peace from God The Father and The LORD Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 1:4.
12 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.” Philemon 1:3.
These are MOST SERIOUSLY INDISPENSABLE prayers to pray always for yourself and others.
For yourself for example, you can pray all twelve (yes, all twelve; The Holy Spirit prayed them 12 times for a Divine Reason. I’ll explain that in a moment….
Grace to me and peace from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ.
Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our LORD to me.
Grace, peace and all other things of God are by His Mercy and in His Mercy. God loved us and saved us “according to His Mercy” because He “is RICH in Mercy,” (Titus 3:4-5; Ephesians 2:4-8).
I FERVENTLY ask for, and THANK GOD for His Mercy always. I depend entirely on The Mercy of GOD.
In addition to my formal name, I believe that in Heaven, I am also known as “Brother have MERCY on me!” For that’s WHAT I cry out for and sing to God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ always.
Crying out for MERCY moves GOD exactly thus: MERCIFULLY to our aid.
David knew this great Spiritual Truth, and, through out the Psalms, he prayed It as well as praised God with It for his deliverance swiftly.
“Have mercy on me, O LORD! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You Who lift me up from the gates of death,” Psalm 9:13.
“Be merciful to me, O GOD, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your Wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by. I will cry out to GOD Most High, to GOD Who performs all things for me. He shall send from Heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. (Selah) GOD shall send forth His Mercy and His Truth.” Psalm 57:1-3.
And blind Bartimaeus also knew this Truth of GOD, probably from David. He needed his sight, and he DESPERATELY cried out to The LORD, saying: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:46 – 52).
And IMMEDIATELY he received his sight. Jesus responded to his faith in His Mercy.
You can receive your need from Jesus by crying out for His Mercy. Whatever the situation, “Mercy triumphs over judgment,” (James 2:13).
Furthermore, it is pleasure to GOD when we fear Him and hope in His Mercy:
“The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His Mercy” Psalm 147:11.
In Luke 18:9-15, The LORD Himself spoke a parable in which a tax collector “beat his breast, saying, ‘GOD, be merciful to me a sinner!’” And he went down to his house justified….
And The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Jude, saying: “keep yourselves in The Love of GOD, looking for The Mercy of our LORD Jesus Christ unto Eternal Life,” (Jude 1:21).
For all our life, for Eternal Life we need GOD’s Mercy. Therefore, brother, sister, PRAY the Grace, Mercy, Peace Scriptures/ prayers above always. All twelve.
Biblically, the number 12 represents The Foundation and Establishment of GOD; The Authority and Rule of GOD; Divine Accomplishment; Divine Finality.
On The Cross, our Saviour Jesus Christ said: “IT IS FINISHED!” (John 19:30). All things were now accomplished by The Blood of His Cross, (Colossians 1:20).
Indeed, when The LORD was Crucified, the cosmic, Spiritual and Divine Judicial Gravity, Importance and Consequence of The Cross was manifested when “there was darkness over all the earth“, “the sun was darkened, and the veil of The Temple was torn in two.” (Luke 23:44-45) from noon (12).
Hence, NOW we are “having boldness to enter The Holiest by The Blood of Jesus, by a New and Living Way which He consecrated for us, through The Veil, that is, His Flesh,” (Hebrews 10:19-20). We now go directly to GOD on The Throne for His Grace, Mercy and Peace..
And guess what? The Throne of GOD is also called The Throne of Grace. And there at The Throne of Grace, we obtain Mercy and find Grace to help us — all the time. Hallelu-YAH!
“Let us therefore come boldly to The Throne of Grace, that we may obtain Mercy and find Grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16.
The phrase “in time of need” does not mean only in desperate times. No. All our lifetime on earth is “time of need” for GOD’s Grace and Mercy. In fact, we who are in Christ Jesus are called “the vessels of mercy” (Romans 9:23).
I pray Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our LORD to you always.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1). As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.