A word to meditate on until you come to a better understanding is the word Grace. Every time I study and mediate on His Grace, more revelation comes to me.
Insight into all that He has already accomplished for us through His Son comes steadily as I learn about His Grace. I found out were Grace came from. In John 1:14 it says “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 (covered completely with Grace) and truth. Again in John 1:17 it states “For the law was given through Moses, but Grace and truth came from Jesus Christ”. So it all started and became available to us because of Jesus. (John 1:16 Amp. – For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received (all had a share and we were all supplied with) one Grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift (heaped) upon gift.
When we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior in our lives, immediately Grace becomes available to us! Everyone knows the one definition of Grace in the Hebrew language is unmerited favor, but let me add more to the meaning – Acceptable, benefit, gift, joy, liberality, pleasure and thankfulness, forgiven, pardon or rescue, delivered, freely given, special honor, be highly favored.
In His Grace, we are actually in right standing with God, yes we can live with the knowledge that we can commune with God Himself everyday, every minute! One of the words that is interchangeable with Grace in God’s Word is Favor! When you read the word Grace, you can change it to Favor and get the same truth in almost every reading. “But Noah found Grace (or Favor) in the eyes of the Lord”- Genesis 6:8 (Amp). Also with Joseph how God blessed him with Favor, “And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found Favor (Grace) in his sight and served him”. – Genesis 39:3,4. Again in Genesis 39:21 “But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy and he gave him Favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison”! Again, these two words can be interchange with Grace.
In the Greek language, there are 17 definitions of “Grace”.
1. Grace can mean thanksgiving (I Corinthians 10:30).
2. Grace can mean acceptable (Colossians 4:6)
3. Grace can mean the manifestation of the power of God (II Corinthians 12:9)
4. Grace can mean benefit of life (I Peter 3:7)
5. Grace can mean covered over (John 1:14)
6. The Anointing of God is the Grace of God (Philippians 1:7)
7. Grace can mean the effective working of His power (Ephesians 3:6)
8. Grace can mean the work of God (Acts 11:22,23)
Grace is the Anointing of God manifesting itself and it can produce results through any of these definitions.
Great Grace, that is, assistance from God is today on all believers. And with great power gave the Apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and Great Grace was upon them all – (Acts 4:33).
Proverbs 22:1b – Loving favor rather than silver and gold
Proverbs 11:27a – He who earnestly seeks good finds Favor
Psalms 5:12 – For You O Lord will bless the righteous, With Favor You will surround him as with a shield.
II Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to make all Grace abound toward you, that you always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
Ephesians 2:4-8 – But God, who is rich and mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by Grace you have been saved), and raised us up together in the heavenly place in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His Grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourself, it is the gift of God.