And of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:16-17.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33. My grace is sufficient for you to accomplish, fulfill, and overcome anything. 2 Corinthians 12:9. My grace has appeared offering salvation to all men. Titus 2:11. Grace and truth came to you through Jesus and of His fullness you have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16-17. And Paul most often opened and closed his letters to believers wishing them the grace and peace of Jesus Christ.
Grace is extremely important. Those who RECEIVE the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through Christ Jesus. Romans 5:17. My grace is offered to all but not everyone receives My grace, with many I offer that grace as My gift in vain, even to believers who never make use of the grace in which they stand through faith in My Son. Amazing grace, you sing, but many of you have no idea what it is or how to put your roots into the free flow of grace from My throne of grace. It is time you took possession of your possessions and began to reign in life. I made you by My grace to be more than a conqueror but some of you are still running around behaving like weak grasshoppers. But My grace is sufficient to make you more than a conqueror for in weakness My power reaches perfection, for it is clear it is from Me and not from you. Acting on your own in your earthen vessel you can do nothing but you can do all things in Christ who strengthens you, for My grace flows to you through Him as the vine to the branches. He is the vine that connects you to Me. A conduit of humanity and divinity in One, the Godman, My Son Jesus Christ your Lord. And I gave Him to you as a gift, filled with grace and truth.
So what is grace? I tell you it saves you, I tell you it strengthens you, I tell you it gives you skills and wisdom, I tell you it makes you victorious, I tell you it makes you holy and perfect in My sight, I tell you it teaches you to live godly, I tell you that it puts you in divine favor, and I tell you that it makes you walk in peace. And I tell you it is My free gift to you that cannot be earned by works. It is far too costly for you ever to buy with works or possessions of your own, it must be a gift or no man would qualify for so great a treasure.
Grace is My divine life being poured into you. The more you have the more powerful, loving, kind, truthful, peaceful, insightful, perfect and wise you become. Grace teaches you to live godly lives and to bear good fruit. Why? You become more and more like Me because grace makes you a partaker of My divine nature.
Listen to what My servant Peter wrote about grace, which he had truly experienced in his life and seen in the early community of believers, for great grace was upon them all, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:2-4.
Grace fills you with My fullness, as much as you will receive. It is My life overflowing through Christ into you. It is the abundant life that Jesus told you that He came to give. John 10:10. Grace on top of grace, it never ends but is a continuous feed from My throne of grace. Put your roots deep in Christ and you can draw it into your life continuously. Live on in My love. Live on My grace.
The law was given to Moses but grace and truth came to you through Jesus Christ. Grace is My life in you to produce My works—that is, the works of God—in your life. My grace enables you to be like Me as My dear children and walk in love. You are joined to Me through the conduit of Jesus. My grace and truth come down to you through Him.
Jesus is the vine and you are the branches and I am the vine keeper. And in this image of your relationship to Me that Jesus gave you, you can see that Jesus is the conduit to which you attach to receive My life, the God kind of life, so that you bear good fruit. Once you have attached by receiving Him as Lord you abide in Him and open your life to receiving grace by obeying My Word. The more you walk in obedience to My Word the more you open your heart to My grace.
Receiving grace is an active taking and an intentional act of discipleship. You can grow in grace. I tell you that Jesus grew in grace before Me and men. You can receive more grace, all the way to great grace being upon you. I resist the proud but give grace to the humble.
Stop here for a moment. Do you notice that I resist the proud but give grace to the humble? Why would that be? Well, the proud resist Me so I have to resist them. As you give, so it is given to you. As you judge, so you are judged. The standard by which you measure is measured back to you. He who sows sparingly, reaps sparingly. Do unto to others as you would have them do to you. These are spiritual laws. The way you treat Me binds Me in the way I must treat you. Remember the parable My Son told about the master giving talents to his servants to invest? He was generous to the ones that treated him generously, but when the servant with the talent told him, “I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed,” the master held him to that standard to judge his performance. Matthew 25:24-28. David understood, he sang of Me, “With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; with the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. For You will save the humble people but will bring down haughty looks.” Psalm 18:25-27. I honor those who honor Me, but those who despise Me are held in light esteem. 1 Samuel 2:30. You draw close to Me; I draw close to you. The way you act towards Me determines the standard by which I must respond to you. Most people do not understand this and push Me away with words of blame or trying to shame Me into doing what they want, but this will backfire on you. The ones who bear much fruit are the good and generous hearts that receive My Word and value it, obey it, love it, delight in it. When you delight yourself in Me, I delight in you and give you the desires of your heart. If you are wise you will take to heart what I am telling you and stop blaming and accusing Me of insensitive behavior to you because you have limited Me in what I can do for you in that case. I have to act to you as you believe and declare. I love you and want to do everything to make your life wonderful, My grace that I lavish on you proves that, My Son dying to make that grace flow to you proves that, but if you reject My grace you stop the flow into your heart and greatly restrict Me. What you bind, I must bind. What you loose, I must loose. I am of course faithful even if you are unfaithful and I act in love even if you do not because I cannot deny My own nature but the wedding guests who would not come to the dinner in the parable My Son taught never partook of it though it was all prepared for them. They lost it because they refused to receive it. I did not take it away from them, they refused to come and take all that was theirs by My Will and so they lost the opportunity, not because I withheld it but because they refused to receive it. Because they would not draw close to Me, I could not draw close to them, because they would not come to their place at the table, I gave their place to someone else who would come. It is not I who am withholding good things from you, it is you who are withholding your life from Me.
Think of that next time you hear someone say I never do anything good for them, I do not heal them, or I do not talk to them. Then you will know the reason is I cannot do other than they are declaring of Me. Pray for them that their hearts may be enlightened to know what is the hope of My calling, what are the riches of the glory of My inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of My power toward those who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19.
The way you treat Me is the way I must treat you. I think that should help you better understand the importance of entering into fellowship with Me and knowing who I really am to you and who you are to Me. Then you can truly receive My fullness and every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies into your life. Then you can receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness and reign in life through Christ Jesus your Lord. I give My Spirit without measure but it depends on the measure you measure out to Me how much you can receive.
Grace. Come with confidence to My throne of grace, draw near, and take mercy and find grace just when you need it. Expect it. It is there for you. A livestream with a continuous feed.
And under grace sin has no power over you. Grace sets you free to live beautiful godly lives just like Mine. How? It makes you a partaker of My life and My nature, and My nature is LOVE. And you can be that too.
Remember the people of Nazareth? I tell you they were offended at Jesus and so He could work no mighty works there, no miracles for them. He had the power but it could not flow past the offense with which they treated Him. Selah. If you have found there is a hindrance to what you are praying for check out your offense level, both with Me and with others. But I told Moses when the people grumbled against him, they were actually grumbling against Me.
I love you. My grace is there for you, oceans of grace, but some people never receive it, others receive it in vain, and then there are those who love it, honor it, value it, give their all for it, and take it beyond measure. Abundance of grace is there for you; will you receive it and walk in it? As you do you will grow and increase in it before Me and men. What starts as a trickle will become a river that you cannot cross but must swim in it. Ezekiel 47:1-5.