Notice the language in the following verse concerning the power and blessing of God’s Divine Grace. Also note…the Grace of God is what brings salvation to the soul of man.
Titus 2:11-14… For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Did you know that the present Grace Age we now live under is what keeps the Omnipresence of the Holy Spirit present in our lives? One of the greatest blessings of the Grace dispensation we now live under is the Church, the body of Christ. Here’s a beautiful picture of the revelation God gave the Apostle Paul.
Eph 3:1-9… For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to youward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 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:
The Old Testament relationship between Israel and God is now broadened to a much larger and greater picture. Now, both Jew and Gentile could have a holy relationship with God through Christ in His spiritual body. The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ united both Jew and Gentile into a covenant relationship with God. This covenant relationship was called the Grace Covenant. This great blessing is the Grace period of time we now live under in the Church the body of Christ! Christ purchased the Church with His own blood. The New Testament is now granted by God to both Jew and Gentile through the omnipresence of the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul called this period of time, “The dispensation of the fulness of times”.
Eph 1:10-13…That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Much of the present Religious World doesn’t realize that we live under the blessing of God’s Divine Grace today in 2012! I write these things only to magnify the Christ in whom I serve with a whole heart.
Glory to Christ who purchased the Church with His own blood…This Church I speak of is not limited to four walls only neither does it have stained glass windows. This Church I speak of is a spiritual body that consists of many different members who know Christ for the forgiveness of sins. To become a member the only thing that’s needed is forgiveness of your sins through trusting Christ’s death only to receive the blessing of Salvation.
Heb 9:15-17… And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
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Amen. Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Praise Be to God that we are gifted with the everpresent Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Advocate, in this present Age of Grace!