The Word And Prophecy
The Word And Prophecy
G.R.A.C.E.
John 1:17   For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Eph. 2:8     For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
"Grace" =   unmerited favor, gift, benefit, kindness, divine
influence upon the heart, and it's reflection in the life of the
one who is a partaker of that grace.  This divine influence
and it's reflection can be  interpreted as "virtue,"  which is
inherent commendable qualities,  or the essential nature
placed within a person at birth. In the case of a born again
child of God "virtue" is the Christ-like nature that is placed
within them at the new birth, by the Spirit of God.

What does the Covenant of Grace entail? In other words
what does  "Grace"  cause to bring about,  or cause to
ensue, in the life of a born-again child of God?

The answer is in these 5 questions concerning the God-
purposed life and living.   

1. What?   2. Where?  3. When?  4. Why?   5. How?  

1. What?   = The Covenant of Grace
2. Where? = Inside the vessel, the inner man
3. When?  = At the new birth
4. Why?    = So there could be divine influence upon the
heart of man, the inner man changed; and a reflection of
grace (Christ-like qualities) in the life of the child of God.
5. How? By the Spirit of God

Take note that there are 5 letters in the word "Grace," and
5 questions that hold the answer to God-purposed life and
living.  And God gave as gifts  to the Church the five-fold
ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and
Teachers.  Remember the five stones  that David picked
up when going up  against his enemy,  Goliath;  he only
needed one stone to defeat his enemy,  but I believe that
the five stones that David took up are symbolic of, and a
type and shadow of the five-fold ministry,  given by God
to the Church for  the perfection of the saints,  for power
to defeat of our enemy, Satan.

The 5 letters in the word "Grace" hold the answer to what
grace represents,  and what grace accomplishes,  in the   
lives of God's children.  Everything that  Jesus was and
everything that He accomplished at the cross of Calvary  
are all wrapped up in the word "Grace."

G. = "God" = the Almighty,  the Creator,  the Judge,
heavenly Father, Jehovah (self-existent, the Eternal)
God is the  beginning of Grace,  and all that will be
accomplished by grace through faith.

Gen. 1:1     In the beginning God created the heaven
and the earth.

Gen. 17:7   And I will establish my covenant between me
and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for
an everlasting covenant,  to be a God unto thee,  and to
thy seed after thee.

Ex. 23:25    And ye shall serve the Lord thy God, and
He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take
sickness away from the midst of thee.

Lev. 26:12   And I will walk among you, and will be your
God, and ye shall be my people.

R. = "Redemption" = to redeem, ransom, purchase, buy
back, deliverance, salvation, to set free. Christ's work of
"redemption" is our salvation.

Eph. 1:7     In whom we have redemption through His
blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches
of His grace.

Col. 1:14    In whom we have redemption through His
blood, even forgiveness of sins.

Heb. 9:11-14  But Christ being come an high priest of
good things to come,  by a greater and more perfect
tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of
this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves,
but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy
place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For
if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an
heifer sprinkling the unclean sanctifieth to the purifying
of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit  offered himself without
spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works
to serve the living God?

A. = "Atonement" = to cleanse, be merciful, to pardon
(free from penalty),  to reconcile (restoration, Jesus
restored us back to God after estrangement). In the Old
Testament of the Law  there always had  to be a high
priest that would  make an atonement  for man's sins by
the sacrifice  of animals.  So Jesus became our  "High
Priest," and He was also the sacrificial "Lamb," that was
sacrificed for our sins (the high priest and the sacrifice,
one and the same).

Num. 15:25    The priest shall make an atonement for all
the congregation of the children of Israel,  and it shall be
forgiven them.

Rom. 5:10-11   For if, when we were enemies, we were
reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more,
being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not
only so, but we also joy in God  through our Lord Jesus
Christ,  by whom we have now received the atonement

(mercy, pardon, and reconciliation).

C. = "Christ" = the anointed one,  the Messiah, the
consecrated (dedicated to a God ordained, sacred
purpose and service).

Luke 2:11    Unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 9:20    Jesus said unto them, "But whom say ye that
I am?"  Peter answering said, "The Christ of God."

Gal. 3:13     Christ  
(the anointed one,  the Messiah, the
"One" called and sent by God for a sacred purpose)
hath
redeemed us  from the  curse of  the law,  being made a
curse for us:  for it is written,  cursed is  every one that
hangeth on a tree.

Eph. 3:8-11 & vs.16    Unto me,  who am less than the
least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach
among the Gentiles  the unsearchable  riches of Christ;
and to make  all men see  what is the fellowship  of the
mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been
hid in God,  who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the
intent that  now unto  the principalities  and powers in
heavenly places  might be  known by  the church the
manifold wisdom of God,  according to the eternal
purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
That he would grant you,  according to the riches of his
glory,  to be strengthened with might  by his Spirit in the
inner man.
(This was the eternal purpose and plan of God
for sending Jesus into the world to accomplish the plan of
redemption and salvation, to change what is in the vessel,
to change the inner man.)

E. = "Eternal Life" = perpetual (continuous), everlasting,
for ever, for eternity, time without end.

John 3:16   For God so loved the world that he gave
his only begotten Son,  that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 6: 53-54    Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily,
I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man,
and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth
my flesh,  and drinketh my blood,  hath eternal life;  and I
will raise him up at the last day.

John 10:27-28    My sheep hear my voice,  and I know
them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal
life;  and they shall never perish,  neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.

Titus 3:7    That being justified
(being declared innocent
and blameless)
by his grace,  we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.

1 John 5:11-13    And this  is the record,  that God hath
given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that
hath the Son hath life;  and he that  hath not the  Son of
God hath not life.  These things have  I written unto you
that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may
know that  ye have eternal life,  and that  ye may believe
on the name of the Son of God.

We are saved by "Grace;"  and the work of grace, and all
that grace entails and accomplishes  in the lives of God's
children is revealed in the spelling of the word, G.R.A.C.E.

"Thank God For Grace!"
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