2. The Gospel of the Grace of God
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Various  Hymns: 497, 312
Scripture Reading: Acts 20:24, 32; Eph. 3:2; 4:29; 2 Cor. 13:14; 12:9; Gal. 6:18; Rev. 22:21
Acts 20:24     But I consider my life of no account as if precious to myself, in order that I may finish my course and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus to solemnly testify of the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:32     And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who have been sanctified.
Eph 3:2          If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God which was given to me for you,
Eph 4:29        Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but only that which is good for building up, according to the need, that it may give grace to those who hear.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Cor 12:9      And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.
Gal 6:18         The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
Rev 22:21      The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.
 
I.    Grace is God Himself in Christ as the Spirit given to us, gained by us, and enjoyed by us; the gospel of the grace of God is the stewardship of grace to dispense God into people for their enjoyment—John 1:17; Acts 20:24; Eph. 3:2:
John 1:17       For the law was given through Moses; grace and reality came through Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:24     But I consider my life of no account as if precious to myself, in order that I may finish my course and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus to solemnly testify of the gospel of the grace of God.
Eph 3:2          If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God which was given to me for you,
A.     The grace given to us in Christ was bestowed on us before the world began—2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 2:11.
2 Tim 1:9       Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the times of the ages
Titus 2:11       For the grace of God, bringing salvation to all men, has appeared,
B.     God, who was in the beginning, became flesh in time as grace for man to receive, possess, and enjoy, making God contactable, touchable, receivable, experienceable, enterable, and enjoyable—John 1:1, 14, 16-17.
John 1:1         In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14       And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us (and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and reality.
John 1:16       For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
John 1:17       For the law was given through Moses; grace and reality came through Jesus Christ.
C.     The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is the bountiful supply of the Triune God (who is embodied in the Son and realized as the life-giving Spirit) enjoyed by us through the exercise of our spirit—Gal. 6:18.
Gal 6:18         The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
D.     Day by day a marvelous divine transmission should be taking place: God is supplying the Spirit of grace bountifully, and we should be receiving and dispensing the Spirit of grace continually—John 1:16; Heb. 10:29b; Gal. 3:2-5; Eph. 3:2; 4:29.
John 1:16       For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
Heb 10:29b     …he was sanctified a common thing and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
Gal 3:2           This only I wish to learn from you, Did you receive the Spirit out of the works of law or out of the hearing of faith?
Gal 3:3           Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
Gal 3:4           Have you suffered so many things in vain, if indeed it was in vain?
Gal 3:5           He therefore who bountifully supplies to you the Spirit and does works of power among you, does He do it out of the works of law or out of the hearing of faith?
Eph 3:2          If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God which was given to me for you,
Eph 4:29        Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but only that which is good for building up, according to the need, that it may give grace to those who hear.
E.     The way to daily receive grace so that we may flow out grace is to turn to the spirit, exercise the spirit, and enthrone the Lord—Hymns, #770:
Hymns, #770
1       In the holiest place, touch the throne of grace,
         Grace as a river shall flow;
         In the holiest place, touch the throne of grace,
         Grace as a river shall flow;
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
         Grace as a river shall flow;
         Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
         Grace as a river shall flow.
2       In the holiest place, live before His face,
         Light of glory thru me will shine;
         In the holiest place, live before His face,
         Light of glory thru me will shine.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
         Light of glory thru me will shine;
         Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
         Light of glory thru me will shine.
3       To the spirit turn, and the incense burn,
         Touch the living fountain of life;
         To the spirit turn, and the incense burn,
         Touch the living fountain of life.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
         Touch the living fountain of life;
         Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
         Touch the living fountain of life.
 
 
1.      The throne of grace is in our spirit, and we need to receive the abundance of grace into our inward parts so that grace may reign within us for us to reign in life over Satan, sin, and death—Heb. 4:16; Rom. 5:17, 21; cf. Rev. 4:2.
Heb 4:16        Let us therefore come forward with boldness to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace for timely help.
Rom 5:17       For if, by the offense 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.
Rom 5:21       In order that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rev 4:2          Immediately I was in spirit; and behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and upon the throne there was One sitting;
2.      Whenever we come to the throne of grace by turning to our spirit and calling on the name of the Lord, we should enthrone the Lord, giving Him the headship, the kingship, and the lordship within us—Col. 1:18b; Rev. 2:4-5; Eph. 6:24.
Col 1:18b       … He is the beginning, the Firstborn from the dead, that He Himself might have the first place in all things;
Rev 2:4          But I have one thing against you, that you have left your first love.
Rev 2:5          Remember therefore where you have fallen from and repent and do the first works; but if not, I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent.
Eph 6:24        Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.
3.      God’s throne is the source of the flowing grace; whenever we fail to enthrone the Lord, dethroning Him, the flow of grace stops—Rev. 22:1.
Rev 22:1        And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street.
4.      If we enthrone the Lord Jesus within us, the Spirit as rivers of living water will flow out from the throne of grace to supply us; in this way we shall receive grace, enjoy grace, and minister grace to others—John 7:37-39a; cf. Acts 6:4.
John 7:37       Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
John 7:38       He who believes into Me, as the Scripture said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.
John 7:39a     But this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed into Him were about to receive; …
Acts 6:4         But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word.
F.      The way to daily receive grace so that we may dispense grace is through the blood, the word, the Spirit, and the church:
1.      The redeeming blood, the blood of the covenant, God’s own blood, brings sinful, corrupted people into the eternal enjoyment of God—20:28; Matt. 26:28; Lev. 16:11-16; Heb. 10:19-20; 1 John 1:7, 9.
Acts 20:28     Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has placed you as overseers to shepherd the church of God, which He obtained through His own blood.
Matt 26:28      For this is My blood of the covenant, which is being poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Lev 16:11       And Aaron shall present the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make expiation for himself and for his household, and shall slaughter the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself.
Lev 16:12       And he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before Jehovah, with his hands full of finely ground fragrant incense, and bring it inside the veil.
Lev 16:13       And he shall put the incense upon the fire before Jehovah, that the cloud of the incense may cover the expiation cover that is over the Testimony, so that he does not die.
Lev 16:14       And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger upon the expiation cover toward the east, and before the expiation cover he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
Lev 16:15       Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil, and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it upon the expiation cover and before the expiation cover.
Lev 16:16       And he shall make expiation for the Holy of Holies because of the uncleannesses of the children of Israel and because of their transgressions, for all their sins. And so he shall do for the Tent of Meeting, which dwells with them in the midst of their uncleannesses.
Heb 10:19      Having therefore, brothers, boldness for entering the Holy of Holies in the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20      Which entrance He initiated for us as a new and living way through the veil, that is, His flesh,
1 John 1:7      But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin.
1 John 1:9      If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2.      The word of God can be eaten by us to become the word of His grace as the gladness and joy of our heart—Acts 20:32; Jer. 15:16; John 6:63; Eph. 6:17-18.
Acts 20:32     And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who have been sanctified.
Jer 15:16        Your words were found and I ate them, / And Your word became to me / The gladness and joy of my heart, / For I am called by Your name, / O Jehovah, God of hosts.
John 6:63       It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Eph 6:17        And receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God,
Eph 6:18        By means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit and watching unto this in all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints,
3.      The Spirit of grace as the bountiful supply of the processed and consummated God is the oil of exultant joy with which we are anointed as the partners of Christ—Heb. 1:9; 10:29b; Zech. 12:10a.
Heb 1:9          You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy above Your partners";
Heb 10:29b     … by which he was sanctified a common thing and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
Zech 12:10a   And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and of supplications; …
4.      The church of God experiences the fresh and refreshing grace of God as the descending dew, which comes to us from the heavens through God’s compassions to water and transform us—Psa. 133:3; Lam. 3:22-23; 2 Cor. 13:14; Acts 11:23.
Psa 133:3      Like the dew of Hermon / That came down upon the mountains of Zion. / For there Jehovah commanded the blessing: / Life forever.
Lam 3:22        It is Jehovah's lovingkindness that we are not consumed, / For His compassions do not fail;
Lam 3:23        They are new every morning; / Great is Your faithfulness.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Acts 11:23     Who, when he arrived and saw the grace of God, rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain with the Lord with purpose of heart;
II.   Paul, in his ministry, solemnly testified of the gospel of the grace of God to minister God into people; in his writings, Paul unveils to us what the grace of God is—20:24, 32:
Acts 20:24     But I consider my life of no account as if precious to myself, in order that I may finish my course and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus to solemnly testify of the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:32     And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who have been sanctified.
A.     Grace is God’s visitation to stay in man, to be born in man, and to be one with man—Luke 1:28, 30; Matt. 1:18; 2 Tim. 4:22.
Luke 1:28       And he came to her and said, Rejoice, you who have been graced! The Lord is with you.
Luke 1:30       And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace with God.
Matt 1:18       Now the origin of Jesus Christ was in this way: His mother, Mary, after she had been engaged to Joseph, before they came together, was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.
2 Tim 4:22      The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
B.     The Christian living must be the living of grace, the experience of grace, so that we may carry out our stewardship of grace, the dispensing of grace—2 Cor. 12:9; 2 Tim. 4:22; Eph. 3:2:
2 Cor 12:9      And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.
2 Tim 4:22      The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
Eph 3:2          If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God which was given to me for you,
1.      Our word should convey grace to the hearers—Luke 4:22; Eph. 4:29; Isa. 50:4-5.
Luke 4:22       And all bore witness to Him and marveled at the words of grace proceeding out of His mouth, and they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
Eph 4:29        Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but only that which is good for building up, according to the need, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Isa 50:4         The Lord Jehovah has given me / The tongue of the instructed, / That I should know how to sustain the weary with a word. / He awakens me morning by morning; / He awakens my ear / To hear as an instructed one.
Isa 50:5         The Lord Jehovah has opened my ear; / And I was not rebellious, / Nor did I turn back.
2.      In the church life when we have grace upon us, the church will be built up, and the grace we receive will be visible—Acts 4:33; 11:23.
Acts 4:33       And with great power the apostles gave testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
Acts 11:23     Who, when he arrived and saw the grace of God, rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain with the Lord with purpose of heart;
C.     The practical life and building up of the Body of Christ come forth out of the inward enjoyment of Christ as the grace of God—1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 13:14:
1 Cor 1:9        God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
1.      The enjoyment of Christ solves all the problems in the church through the work of the cross—1 Cor. 1:13a, 18, 23-24; 2:2.
1 Cor 1:13a    Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? …
1 Cor 1:18      For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Cor 1:23      But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness,
1 Cor 1:24      But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Cor 2:2        For I did not determine to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, and this One crucified.
2.      The enjoyment of Christ issues in the growth in life to produce us as the precious materials for the building up of the church—3:6, 9-14.
1 Cor 3:6        I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth.
1 Cor 3:9        For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's cultivated land, God's building.
1 Cor 3:10      According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds upon it. But let each man take heed how he builds upon it.
1 Cor 3:11      For another foundation no one is able to lay besides that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Cor 3:12      But if anyone builds upon the foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, stubble,
1 Cor 3:13      The work of each will become manifest; for the day will declare it, because it is revealed by fire, and the fire itself will prove each one's work, of what sort it is.
1 Cor 3:14      If anyone's work which he has built upon the foundation remains, he will receive a reward;
3.      The enjoyment of Christ develops our gifts by the growth in life—12:1-11.
1 Cor 12:1      Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.
1 Cor 12:2      You know that when you were Gentiles, you were always being led away to dumb idols, whenever and however you were led.
1 Cor 12:3      Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking in the Spirit of God says, Jesus is accursed; and no one can say, Jesus is Lord! except in the Holy Spirit.
1 Cor 12:4      But there are distinctions of gifts, but the same Spirit;
1 Cor 12:5      And there are distinctions of ministries, yet the same Lord;
1 Cor 12:6      And there are distinctions of operations, but the same God, who operates all things in all.
1 Cor 12:7      But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for what is profitable.
1 Cor 12:8      For to one through the Spirit a word of wisdom is given, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
1 Cor 12:9      To a different one faith in the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing in the one Spirit,
1 Cor 12:10    And to another operations of works of power, and to another prophecy, and to another discerning of spirits; to a different one various kinds of tongues, and to another interpretation of tongues.
1 Cor 12:11    But the one and the same Spirit operates all these things, distributing to each one respectively even as He purposes.
D.     The new covenant ministers enjoy Christ as their all-sufficient grace through sufferings, and the ministry of the new covenant is produced by revelation plus suffering—2 Cor. 12:7; 1:3-4, 8-10:
2 Cor 12:7      And because of the transcendence of the revelations, in order that I might not be exceedingly lifted up, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, that he might buffet me, in order that I might not be exceedingly lifted up.
2 Cor 1:3        Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassions and God of all comfort,
2 Cor 1:4        Who comforts us in all our affliction that we may be able to comfort those who are in every affliction through the comforting with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Cor 1:8        For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of our affliction which befell us in Asia, that we were excessively burdened, beyond our power, so that we despaired even of living.
2 Cor 1:9        Indeed we ourselves had the response of death in ourselves, that we should not base our confidence on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead;
2 Cor 1:10      Who has delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver us; in whom we have hoped that He will also yet deliver us,
1.      Christ as grace becomes power tabernacling over the new covenant ministers, overshadowing them in their weakness to become their dwelling place to sustain, support, maintain, protect, and keep them—12:9b.
2 Cor 12:9b    … Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.
2.      We need the grace of God in Christ applied to us as strength and power for our move and our protection—Ezek. 1:6b, 9a; Exo. 19:4; Isa. 40:28-31; 2 Cor. 4:7; 1:12; 12:9; 1 Cor. 15:10; Psa. 17:8; 57:1; 63:7; 91:4.
Ezek 1:6b      … and every one of them had four wings.
Ezek 1:9a      Their wings were joined one to another; they did not turn as they went; …
Exo 19:4        You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself.
Isa 40:28        Do you not know, / Or have you not heard, / That the eternal God, Jehovah, / The Creator of the ends of the earth, / Does not faint and does not become weary? / There is no searching out of His understanding.
Isa 40:29        He gives power to the faint, / And to those who have no vigor He multiplies strength.
Isa 40:30        Although youths will faint and become weary, / And young men will collapse exhausted;
Isa 40:31        Yet those who wait on Jehovah will renew their strength; / They will mount up with wings like eagles; / They will run and will not faint; / They will walk and will not become weary.
2 Cor 4:7        But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not out of us.
2 Cor 1:12      For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in singleness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
2 Cor 12:9      And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.
1 Cor 15:10    But by the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace unto me did not turn out to be in vain, but, on the contrary, I labored more abundantly than all of them, yet not I but the grace of God which is with me.
Psa 17:8        Guard me like the pupil of Your eye; / In the shadow of Your wings hide me
Psa 57:1        Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me; / For my soul takes refuge in You; / Indeed in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge, / Until the destruction passes by.
Psa 63:7        For You have been my help, / And in the shadow of Your wings I will shout for joy.
Psa 91:4        With His pinions He will cover You, / And under His wings You will take refuge; / His truth is a shield and a buckler.
E.     Christ as the grace of God is the good land for us to enter into, enjoy, experience, partake of, and possess—2 Cor. 1:12; 12:9; 13:14; Col. 1:12; 2:6-7a; cf. Exo. 3:8.
2 Cor 1:12      For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in singleness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
2 Cor 12:9      And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Col 1:12         Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you for a share of the allotted portion of the saints in the light;
Col 2:6           As therefore you have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in Him,
Col 2:7a         Having been rooted and being built up in Him, and being established in the faith even as you were taught, …
Exo 3:8          And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
F.      Grace is the Divine Trinity transmitted into us for our enjoyment, the manifestation of the Triune God in His embodiment in three aspects—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit—2 Cor. 13:14; Num. 6:22-27; Psa. 36:8-9:
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Num 6:22       Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Num 6:23       Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the children of Israel; you shall say to them,
Num 6:24       Jehovah bless you and keep you;
Num 6:25       Jehovah make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
Num 6:26       Jehovah lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
Num 6:27       So shall they put My name upon the children of Israel, that I Myself may bless them.
Psa 36:8        They are saturated with the fatness of Your house, / And You cause them to drink of the river of Your pleasures.
Psa 36:9        For with You is the fountain of life; / In Your light we see light.
1.      The grace of the Lord is the Lord Himself as life to us for our enjoyment (John 1:17; 1 Cor. 15:10), the love of God is God Himself (1 John 4:8, 16) as the source of the grace of the Lord, and the fellowship of the Spirit is the Spirit Himself as the transmission of the grace of the Lord with the love of God for our participation—2 Cor. 13:14.
John 1:17       For the law was given through Moses; grace and reality came through Jesus Christ.
1 Cor 15:10    But by the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace unto me did not turn out to be in vain, but, on the contrary, I labored more abundantly than all of them, yet not I but the grace of God which is with me.
1 John 4:8      He who does not love has not known God, because God is love.
1 John 4:16    And we know and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God abides in him.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2.      In 2 Corinthians 13:14 the grace of the Lord is mentioned first because this book is on the grace of Christ—1:12; 4:15; 6:1; 8:1, 9; 9:8, 14; 12:9.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Cor 1:12      For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in singleness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
2 Cor 4:15      For all things are for your sakes that the grace which has abounded through the greater number may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
2 Cor 6:1        And working together with Him, we also entreat you not to receive the grace of God in vain;
2 Cor 8:1        Furthermore we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
2 Cor 8:9        For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, for your sakes He became poor in order that you, because of His poverty, might become rich.
2 Cor 9:8        And God is able to make all grace abound unto you, that, in everything always having all sufficiency, you may abound unto every good work;
2 Cor 9:14      While in petition on your behalf they also long after you on account of the surpassing grace of God upon you.
2 Cor 12:9      And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.
3.      The Holy Spirit as the circulation, the transmission, of the grace of Christ with the love of the Father is the supply in our Christian life and church life:
a.      The entire church life depends upon 2 Corinthians 13:14.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
b.      The current of the Divine Trinity within us as revealed in 2 Corinthians 13:14 is our spiritual pulse.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
G.     Triune God to exhibit the surpassing riches of His grace with His infinite wisdom and divine design—Eph. 1:6-8; 2:10, 7.
Eph 1:6          To the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He graced us in the Beloved;
Eph 1:7          In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses, according to the riches of His grace,
Eph 1:8          Which He caused to abound to us in all wisdom and prudence,
Eph 2:10        For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand in order that we would walk in them.
Eph 2:7          That He might display in the ages to come the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
III.  The grace of the Lord Jesus dispensed into His chosen ones throughout the New Testament age consummates in the New Jerusalem, in which the processed and consummated Triune God will be the grace enjoyed by all the believers for eternity—Rev. 22:21.
Rev 22:21      The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.
 
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