Grace Supplies Everything, Forever!
Yes, according to the Word of God, we already have everything we will ever need, all provided through the Grace of God. Jesus is the Grace of God poured out and offered as a gift offering to be received. So our job is simple, RECEIVE Christ and be SAVED!
Ephesians 2:8 - "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;"
Grace has already provided everything we would ever, or could ever need. There is no limit to God’s provision of Grace, and He loves to lavish it upon us. Try to imagine Grace for a moment. The God of the universe claims to love us and wants to lavish us with His love, His Grace, which means He wants to give us EVERYTHING.
Ephesians 1:4-6 - "just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved."
Here's a Question to Consider... How does one fall from Grace?
Ephesians 1:7-8 - "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight"
Falling from Grace happens when we believe that we need more than what Jesus has already provided through Grace.
Colossians 2:14 - "having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross."
How did Adam fall from Grace? First, the Bible demonstrates that to fall from Grace is to believe that Jesus (The Grace of God) is not enough.
2 Corinthians 5:21 - "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."
If anyone believes that Jesus is not enough, or if anyone believes they have to do something on their own behalf to be saved, then they have fallen short of Grace. To be short of Grace is to miss Grace completely. We either receive it as a free gift of mercy, or we fall short and lose it all.
Ephesians 3:20 - “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
Falling from Grace happens when we believe that we need more than what Jesus has already provided.
1 Peter 2:24-25 - "and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls."
Jesus did what we could not. Jesus died on the cross; more importantly, He was resurrected to redeem man. He did it to pay our debt, a debt we could never pay. HE DID IT ALL, AND THIS IS WHAT WE CALL GRACE.
1 Peter 2:9-10 - "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."
Whenever we think we still need to add to Jesus… whenever we mistakenly think we must do something else (perform) to receive Grace, we lose all grace. Jesus plus ANYTHING is nothing; it’s less ZERO. The Grace of God is the truth that Jesus did it all.
Romans 3:22 - "even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;"
Strong's translates grace as a favor, thanks, and pleasure. According to Strong's, the Biblical Usage of Grace is joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, and loveliness.
Philippians 1:11 - "having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God."
Strong's continues to define the Biblical usage and definition of the word Grace as; the grace of speech, goodwill, loving-kindness, favor of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection.
Romans 5:17 - "For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ."
Strong's claims Grace is defined as something that kindles believers to the exercise of the Christian virtues, the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace, benefit, bounty, recompense, reward, graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or acts the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude.
Philippians 3:9 - "and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,"
From cover to cover, the Bible tells us about a love story between God and man. It is a love story of God's unmeasurable love for His Beloved Son, and through His Son, extended to us through Grace.
Romans 8:10 - "If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness."
Grace was with God before He hovered over the waters of the earth before He created anything. The Grace of God is the wisdom and understanding of Jesus as revealed by the Holy Spirit. Grace is the mystery of Christ revealed. Grace can't help but change everything it touches. Grace is more than enough