MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT THE MORE REVELATION YOU RECEIVE OF CHRIST–HIS GLORY, HIS LOVE, HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS AND THE NEW COVENANT HE MEDIATED THE MORE GRACE (UNMERITED FAVOR) IS BEING BROUGHT TO YOU.
(1Pet 1:13b) “And rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ”
FOR THIS REASON, WE ARE ADMONISHED TO:
(2Pet 3:18) “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
THE MORE REVELATION WE GET OF CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS, THE MORE WE WILL RECEIVE AN IMPARTATION OF FAITH FOR ANY SITUATION, EVEN THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE ONES.
(Heb 12:2a) “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith”
UNDERSTAND THAT MESSAGES AND TEACHINGS UNDER THE NEW COVENANT ARE ALWAYS CHRIST-CENTERED AND CHRIST-EXALTING.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
THERE IS A MYSTERY THAT HAS BEEN KEPT HIDDEN FOR AGES AND GENERATIONS, BUT IS NOW DISCLOSED TO THE SAINTS (BELIEVERS): WHICH IS “CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.”
(Col 1:26-27) “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
CHRIST IS GOD’S WISDOM FOR US; THAT IS, CHRIST IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, OUR HOLINESS AND OUR REDEMPTION.
(1Cor 1:30) It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
CHRIST IS THE EMBODIMENT OF GRACE AND TRUTH! THIS TWIN REALITY IS THE VERY MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL.
(John 1:17) “For the law was given through Moses; GRACE AND TRUTH came through JESUS CHRIST.
(John 1:14) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
(John 1:16) FROM THE FULLNESS OF HIS GRACE WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ONE BLESSING AFTER ANOTHER.
CHRISTIAN FAITH IS THE ONLY WORLD VIEW THAT TALKS ABOUT REDEMPTION.
(Eph 1:7-8) “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
(Rom 3:21-24) “BUT NOW A RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM GOD, APART FROM LAW, HAS BEEN MADE KNOWN, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
THE FIRST WAS, FOR US TO HAVE THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN ORDER TO KNOW JESUS BETTER.
(Eph 1:17) I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION, so that you may know him better.
THE SECOND WAS, FOR THE EYES OF OUR HEARTS BE ENLIGHTENED IN ORDER THAT WE MAY KNOW THE HOPE TO WHICH HE HAS CALLED US, THE RICHES OF HIS GLORIOUS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS, AND HIS INCOMPARABLY GREAT POWER FOR US WHO BELIEVE.
(Eph 1:18-19a) I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
THE THIRD WAS, FOR US TO HAVE A FULL GRASP OF HOW WIDE AND LONG AND HIGH AND DEEP IS THE LOVE OF CHRIST THAT WE MAY BE FILLED TO THE MEASURE OF ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.
(Eph 3:17b-19) “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!