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Graced up for Rest, Rested in Grace

by Dr. Kelechi Duru and myself

Grace, power and promotion it brings,
Rest, peace and quietness it sings,
Grace, Divine influence upon a heart,
Rest, God's Shalom upon your path,
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!

In Isaiah, He says, "Not bronze but gold"
But this covenant is of old,
Now He says, "Have my grace,
In exchange for your disgrace,"
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!

"They shall never enter My rest, no never!"
This He spoke of the disbelievers,
The Hebrews, the Jews in the wilderness,
The promise of His rest still stands nevertheless
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!

Today, believe, stand before the Throne,
Make His presence your home,
For therein abides His abundance,
His Grace, His rest forever your stance
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!


We wrote this poem years ago (somewhere in Mellamby Hall) while we were undergrads and members of a great community- Pen of A Ready Write…

We are the Special Ones!

In Romans 1:6 Paul writing to the Roman Christians says that among all the nations (Gentile nations and indeed all the nations of the world) they too are the called of Jesus Christ.
He says: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ. Rom.1:6 KJV.
This means that, the Roman Christians, though geographically part of the Gentiles (nations), were a distinct people in that they too, alongside other Christians, were the called of Jesus Christ.

In other words, Christians everywhere, wherever there may be and regardless of the circumstances of their birth, though geographically part of different earthly nationalities, are a distinct people, separate from all peoples, tribes, races, or nations of the earth by virtue of being the called of Jesus Christ.
The word 'called' here simply means saints; people set apart by the Lord unto Himself.

Notes on Romans 1:6

*Updated 19th December 2016
Verse 6
Rom 1:6 KJV: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
“Among whom…”
That is, the Roman Christians, though geographically part of the Gentiles (nations), were a distinct people in that they too, alongside other Christians, were the called of Jesus Christ.
This means that Christians everywhere, wherever they may be, though geographically part of different nationalities, are a distinct people, separate from all peoples, tribes, races, or nations of the earth by being the called of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! We are a unique people: special, separate and completely different from all others for amongst all the nations we are the called of Jesus Christ. See: 1Pe 2:9 KJV