How to Recognize the Hyper-Grace Gospel

The hyper-grace gospel declares that God’s love for you is unconditional and His grace is superabounding. It’s the how much mores that Jesus spoke of and the grace upon grace that John wrote of.

The hyper-grace gospel is easy to recognize for it is nothing more than boasting about Jesus—who He is and what He has done and what you can now do because of what He has done. If the message you’re hearing causes you to fix your eyes on Jesus, and moves you to shout for joy and give thanksgiving and praise for all He has done, chances are you’re hearing the hyper-grace gospel.

While a mixed-grace gospel is recognized by the presence of carrots and sticks, the hyper-grace gospel is marked by invitations. Here’s one:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)

Here’s another:

“I want to come in and be with you.” (Rev. 3:20)

A mixed-grace gospel drives people with the law, but the hyper-grace gospel draws them with love. This is how Martin Luther distinguished the two messages:

A lawdriver insists with threats and penalties; a preacher of grace lures and incites with divine goodness and compassion shown to us; for He wants no unwilling works and reluctant services, He wants joyful and delightful services of God.

In a quest for holiness a mixed-grace preacher may preach a little law, a little self-help, or a little pop psychology, but it’s all just a flesh trip. In contrast, a hyper-grace preacher preaches Christ alone. Whatever your need, whether it’s salvation or sanctification, your supply is found in the One who promises to meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Php. 4:19).

It is essential that you learn how to distinguish the hyper-grace gospel from the many mixed-grace messages that may distract you from it. To help you do this, I have prepared a table showing 20 differences between the mixed- and hyper-grace gospels that you can print out and keep in your Bible.

The hyper-grace gospel is simple. You don’t need to read Hebrew or Greek to get it. Nor do you need to go to seminary or Bible school. To paraphrase Joseph Prince, the hyper-grace gospel is so simple it takes theologians to complicate it.

The hyper-grace gospel is the revelation of Jesus. It is the announcement that He is the beginning and the end, the first word and the last. It is the confident assurance that He who has begun a good work in you will carry it on unto completion. It is the happy revelation that in Christ, your searching is over and you have found your eternal resting place. In Him, you are already home.

Jesus is the hyper-grace gospel!

[Adapted from The Hyper-Grace Gospel, pp.18-19, 22.]

32 Comments on How to Recognize the Hyper-Grace Gospel

  1. John campbell // May 15, 2014 at 1:08 am // Reply

    Yes Yes Yes and Amen and Amen!! God had granted you a wonderful revelation in the grace and knowledge of Christ Jesus, our Lord and High Priest of the New Covenant. It is SO SO encouraging to hear someone else say these Biblical, DIRECT teaching truths from God’s wisdom book.
    If you get a chance check out Wayne Monbleau at ” Loving Grace . Org”
    Since 1978 Wayne has been teaching exactly what you are teaching with a Christ in us, New Covenant and pure gospel of Jesus The Christ. You will be very very encouraged as will he when he reads the same ” flow ” of Word and Spirit of God. If you would like an introduction let me know!

  2. johnbawest@gmail.com // May 15, 2014 at 1:08 am // Reply

    I am definitely a Hyper Grace Gospel Believer and I’m thrilled to glorious joy to be part of your ministry! At 62 I’m hungry and thirsty for more! John West, South Africa!

  3. A Hyper-Grace believer becomes an offence to the Mixed grace believer. Just as Jesus was an offence to the religious leaders of his day.

  4. Jonathan Childs // May 15, 2014 at 4:04 am // Reply

    Amen!! I thank God through Jesus Christ for the revelation that I received of the ONE AND ONLY GOSPEL!!! It’s a wonderful thing to know the truth, and the greatest thing about it is, when you do receive it, you don’t have to do a thing but Praise Him. He’s the vine, we’re the branches.. Hallelujah!! It really is effortless, fruitful living. I’m 100 pages into The Hyper Grace Gospel and I love the book.. I’m very thankful for the Grace ministers and I truly Believe the everlasting Gospel Angel is moving to preach this life – changing Gospel.. The Gospel of Christ is the Gospel of Grace.. ThankYou ! ! !

  5. excellent!
    “mixed-grace drives with the law…”
    “hyper-grace draws with love…”
    the profound difference between these two is whether or not a preacher is resting in the truth of the finished work of Christ. i think that mixed-grace preachers somehow feel it is their responsibility for the good behavior of their flocks, instead of trusting the Holy Spirit to work in them…

  6. Finding Jesus to be our all – happy revelation indeed! That’s hyper grace. Hyper grace supremely glorifies God more than anything else among the sons of men in this life. If the chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever then man does not fulfill his chief end until he accepts and embraces hyper grace.
    “To the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. …. with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14 NASB)

  7. Hyper-grace given by a hyper-God because He is hyper-love.

  8. And the knowledge of the Lord shall fill the earth.

    • Amen! John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. We truly know (perceive) the Lord thru his own knowledge (perception) of himself. It amazes me how our Father has given us our Lord Jesus Christ and his Spirit of Truth; yet we often tend to turn to man, even our own thoughts, to find and perceive the knowing of our God. Jesus said, “if you have seen me – you have seen the Father”, “if you have heard me – you have heard the Father!” Our loving Father and Lord Jesus Christ will graciously tell us all about himself from his own point of view! As Paul has said, “the hyper-grace gospel is the revelation of Jesus!” Amen, thank you Lord Jesus!

  9. Wow! I love the table. I will be sharing this with folks. The Good News is and always will be always just that, “Good News!” I noticed on the Hyper Grace side of the chart, everything has already been “Finished”, and the Lord Jesus is inviting us to be “Finished/Complete” IN HIM!

  10. Thank you so much Paul for preaching the Super abounding grace! This pure gospel has come to our area down here in a small village in Johannesburg! Though we are persecuted for preaching this message, it is honour for me to suffer for the gospel! I’ve learnt so much from your blog, wish I was able to get a hold of your books here in South Africa as well! Blessings to all

    • Grace and peace be multiplied to you and your village in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
      2 Peter 1:2

      Blessings

  11. Jesus is like outback steakhouse. No rules. Just right.

  12. stevescansen // May 17, 2014 at 3:52 am // Reply

    Thanks Paul, for articulating so well the message of the Gospel of Grace. Your chart of 20 differences has been extremely helpful to me and for those I have shared it with. It has enabled them to more clearly see the differences and identify the mixed grace gospel that is so common. I have a suggestion for the section of the chart Be Holy Because. In the mixed grace side we are to watch ourselves so you could add on the Hyper Grace side, Look to Jesus. It is as we see Him in all His glorious grace that we are transformed into His image. I think of Psalm 135:18, We will become what we worship!

    Blessings

  13. Amen…I have started to like the work of Paul Ellis because whatever he is writing is gospel truth.I thank God for him.

  14. “Irresistible grace” is my preference. It is irresistible!

  15. I love God’s grace but God does require of His Children/Slaves.
    For Once saved always saved is not Biblical and repentance is not simply a change of mind.
    A new special revelation of Grace in the 21st century? I don’t think so. Many personal biases have caused error to mixed with truth.

    • Confusion regarding identity is the greatest cause of barrenness and anxiety in the church. People hear that God loves them like a Father, but they must work like slaves. This is not only confusing (and psychotic), it’s the opposite of what Jesus said (John 8:35).

      An apple is not an apple tree. Neither should we confuse repentance with the fruits of repentance. In the Bible, repentance is nothing more and nothing less than a change of mind. Here’s a picture.

      To preach insecurity and uncertainty on the “once saved, always saved” issue, is to call God’s character into question and to doubt his many promises.

    • I doubt that you love Gods grace, your personal bias with regards to you right standing before God, clearly shows this.You believe you provide the right standing, a spirit that ascends to Gods mountain on its own strength.When there is a free offer to carry you up.

    • To put it more clearly, you cannot wait for your inheritance, you choose to murder the king.

    • David Sablan // July 22, 2015 at 11:19 am // Reply

      Right on Darren!

  16. Mixed grace, hyper-grace, no-grace, law, no-law. What’s it matter when your premise is that it’s all unconditional? Unconditional = no distinctions. All is one. Sin, love, hate, murder, Pharisaical, non-Pharisaical…

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconditional
    unconditional: not limited in any way

    https://escapetoreality.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/20-differences-table.pdf
    “Reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to Christ”

    Don’t actually avoid sinning, just think (reckon) it doesn’t exist. Why? Because you really love holiness. Confusing? No simple:

    “The hyper-grace gospel is simple. You don’t need to read Hebrew or Greek to get it. Nor do you need to go to seminary or Bible school. To paraphrase Joseph Prince, the hyper-grace gospel is so simple it takes theologians to complicate it.”

    The Apostle John makes this very simple, “Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”

    • This is confusing a bit. What is sin again? Oh yeah. Not believing in Jesus. Basically Paul said any sin that leads to death is worth praying about.

  17. Pr. Kintu George William (Remnants Vessel Church-Kisowera, Uganda, East-Africa // December 28, 2014 at 9:39 am // Reply

    Before i came to know and embrace the hyper-grace gospel, i was never at a complete rest, but like those in Jer 50:8, always seeking the way to Zion! But now, by His grace i am no longer seeking, for His free offer carried me me straight there and i am always in Zion. What a love is our Lord!

  18. went over the table comparing mixed grace gospel vs. hyper grace gospel. I was refreshed again seeing why I believe what I believe. All the mixed grace gospel does is point to our obedience, or performance or ability to be found faithful. The Lord just shared with me those who chip away at the truth of eternal security are in reality chipping away at the hope believers have in Christ. Jesus adds to our hope He doesn’t chip it away!

  19. Larry Shute. NZ // December 5, 2015 at 11:37 am // Reply

    It is so wonderful to hear the message of the new covenant being preached now and taught all over the world. I am a sixty seven year old man, got saved in jail and for years I lived under a performance gospel. In fact it cost me a marriage many years ago. Thank you brother for the truth the lord is using you to reveal. God is taking us into our sonship as sons and daughters. Bless you heaps.

  20. Simple, refreshing, pointing to THE truth, THE source…sigh filed with peace and joy!

  21. David Satterlee // August 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm // Reply

    I’ve always heard the term ” Hyper ” when applied to the grace message, as something bad. Apparently, you apply ” hyper ” as something good ? Wonderful ! Grace changed me !

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