Monday, 6 January 2014

Grace Notes - John 1:16

John 1:16,  - "And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace."
Salvation is a finished work; everything that is needed for us to live a fulfilled, victorious Christian life was provided by Jesus at the cross and is available to us by grace.
There was nothing left unavailable or unattainable, the work of Christ was perfect and complete. By grace we can receive, forgiveness, righteousness, peace, joy, hope, security, assurance, love, a sound mind, power. Grace is an overflowing fountain of God’s delights poured out to each and every one of us.
It is all available right now, this instance and it is free.
As Andrew Wommack explains grace is all that God is given to us through Christ: -
The Christian life is not like an insurance policy that only pays off when we die and go to heaven. Every believer has now received the grace of God and the fullness of God. We are now complete in Him (Col. 2:9-10).
When we receive Jesus as our Lord, we are instantly changed in our spirits (2 Cor. 5:17). Many Christians aren't aware of the change that takes place in their spirit. They continue to live within their physical and emotional realms and are oblivious to the new, born-again part of them that has received the fullness of God.
You can't see or feel your spirit. You just have to believe what the Word of God tells you because God's Word is spirit and life (Johnn. 6:63). Your spiritual salvation is complete. Nothing can be added to it. In your spirit, you are right now as you will be throughout all eternity (1 John. 4:17). PRAISE THE LORD!
To the degree that we will renew our minds to these truths and believe them, we will experience this fullness in this life, for as a man "thinks in his heart, so [is] he" (Proverbs. 23:7).
Pray the prayer of Ephesians. 1:15-23 and let the Holy Spirit reveal "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27).
Ephesians. 1:15-23 - “Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.  And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.”

1 comment:

  1. i wonder how the scripture ...'continue to work out your salvation' plays with what you have said...perhaps in understanding our salvation? work out how it plays out in our lives?


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