It is important for a believer to know that grace is the foundation in which salvation is built and at the same time sustained. The moment a believer forget this principle and presume to the flesh is the moment they will even backslide .
Yes before you get saved, you must first know it is not your own doing but the mercies of your Savior that have picked you up from the wallowing and the decay of sin. After you have been picked up and washed pure with the blood of Jesus, never reach a place to think you achieved it by your own righteousness or deeds.
Also remember grace is what sustains salvation, in other words once a believer get Born Again, daily reliance of the Cross is mandatory, you must daily pick up your cross and follow Jesus, you must be willing to die and resurrect with Him daily in order to be able to overcome challenges and temptations. You must seek for his grace through prayer and infilling of the Holy Spirit daily, only by this, a believer can walk in Victory through Christ Jesus.
Many people often want to pass exams but they are not willing to become students to be taught and be able to pass the test.
A disciple is a diligent student who not only follow the teachings of his/her leader but allow those teachings to shape his/her life , to lead, to instruct , to impact, to protect and even to spread the teachings to the world.
I always say that spiritual covering and authority is not in the church wall or the name of the Ministry under the servant but it is hidden in the teachings God is giving to the servant. Whoever will diligently follow the teachings and live by them will be protected by God Himself and the authority God has put in that servant.
The challenge we have a generation who like to move by wind but aren’t paying attention to what The Lord is saying through the servant , they aren’t paying attention to the Word of God, they aren’t paying attention to the vision and call of the servant to fulfill it, therefore many are in the church but out of covering therefore falling into various afflictions and harm from the enemy for they are out of the covering.