There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Ephesians 4: 4-7.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
You who believe in My Son are one body with many members and each member is unique but all are being built together into the most powerful force on earth, the Church—a house of God and a gate of Heaven to the earth. But although you are one body each member is unique and has a place to exercise their particular calling as all work together until you all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of My Son, to full maturity, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:13.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of My manifold grace. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances from Me; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which I supply; so that in all things I may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom I have given the glory and dominion forever and ever. 1 Peter 4:10-11. To each one of you grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Ephesians 4:7. Grace, My divine life in you giving you skill, talents, gifts of the Spirit, and enabling you to live the life of good deeds I prepared for you in advance in Christ Jesus that you might walk in them. Ephesians 2:10.
And how much grace does each person have? As much as they will receive, without measure: “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.” Ephesians 1:7-8. I have lavished grace upon you. I have opened the floodgates of Heaven and poured out a blessing that is more than you can contain. And when did they open? When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan. Heaven opened and down came the Holy Spirit and He remained on Jesus, My beloved Son. And of His fullness you have all received, grace on top of grace. The more you open yourself to My life in you, the more pours in. “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.” Romans 5:17.
Grace comes to you from Me through Jesus Christ. In Him, God and man are joined as one in perfect reconciliation. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9. Rich in everything divine and human. And that is grace. My life in you enabling you to live a heavenly life on earth. I give you the skill, knowledge, understanding, counsel, fortitude, and fear of the Lord making you grow in grace before Me and men on the earth and throughout eternity. “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-7.
Glory and grace became accessible to all who would receive My grace, so that all could know Me from the least to the greatest. But the only way to access that grace is in and through Jesus, because He is the only place we meet as one. “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. . . For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came to be through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has revealed Him.” John 1:14-18.
How do you access this grace? By faith. Faith in the One who took all sin and made it as if it had never been, Jesus. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:9. And this grace pouring into you makes you fruitful. Jesus is the vine and when you attach to Him and abide in His Words, the life of the vine flows into the branch to produce the fruit of the Spirit resulting in good works that bear even more fruit. “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Titus 2:11-14. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10.
Even though the grace is there for you, you can choose to limit it in your life. My apostle Paul understood this when he wrote of your edification, “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10.
Grace is an invitation to walking in a higher realm of life. Grace is unceasingly flowing in the vine of Jesus, but if you do not attach it does not benefit you. And how fully you attach determines whether you are receiving great grace as I tell you the early Christian community was or just a trickle. It is not a problem with the source but with the receiver if there seems to be no fullness of grace in your life. I gave Bezalel the skill to fashion the intricate work of the tabernacle, even the golden lampstand and the ark of the covenant, but he had to go to work and take the initiative to carry it out. And the same with My servant Paul, I gave him the grace, and My grace was sufficient for him, to preach the good news to many peoples and nations, to write amazing letters full of divine revelation that are still preaching and teaching the good news, to work extraordinary wonders, and to endure many hardships, but he had to take the initiative and run with it. And, as he wrote, My grace to him did not prove vain. He bore much fruit. He attached full out to Jesus and never backed down from any challenge. He knew he could only accomplish what he did by My grace but he knew he had to walk forward each day in the good deeds I had prepared for him in advance. He chose, like Jesus did, to serve and give his life for the salvation of people no matter what it cost him personally. “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.” Galatians 2:20-21.
But know that Paul too had difficult days when it was hard for him to continue, so do not feel discouraged if there are times when you feel that you are not sufficient to the task. But it is then you have to step up and boldly declare who you are in Christ Jesus and not give in to the attacks of Satan. It is then you take hold by faith of the grace to strengthen you and keep you on track. I tell you now the same thing I told Paul that helped him be faithful to his heavenly calling, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” And Paul’s response? “Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.
I love you. Attach to Jesus and receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness. And this gives you the victory.