Grace is not only relevant during difficult or trying and tempting times; therefore it should not only be labelled when we are going through those times. It is also very important in the times of prosperity and sufficiency.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Knowing how to abase and abound is wisdom. Grace is a teacher and there is a place where it sits down to teach understanding and guide the inward man to ultimately arrive at the place of Glory. The reason for the training of grace is so that we can manage its working during prosperity.
God is gracious, Christ is gracious, and the Holy Spirit is gracious. They are all beings of grace. If grace is only relevant in the realm of sin and law, then it will be of no effect in the realm of eternity where there is no sin. There are beings in the dimension of glory and there is a dimension of the working and tutoring of grace to come into Glory. Grace reigns in the realm of glory and it is compatible to any realm in the realm of the glorious state. It will take revelation of Christ to see the working of grace in the realm of glory because it is a person and the force of eternal life. The law of grace is what defines eternal life. The teaching on grace is not about the life that is here; it is about a person on the throne and that throne of God is the life of God.
But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded to many.
And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses to justification.
For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came on all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came on all men to justification of life.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
The throne of grace is the reigning of life. What propels and facilitates eternal life is grace. Eternal life is the Father. The program, law and power of eternal life that is in God are grace. The Old Testament is a life; so when you read it, it communicates a life to you. The law was a life God gave to the children of Israel. Grace is the law of Eternal life while truth is Eternal life; the law of truth is grace. Anything or life without grace is not the truth. Any life I live as a Christian that is not a life of grace is not eternal; it is a lie. You cannot lay hold on truth or Eternal life without the working of grace because we need abundance of it to receive the truth.
Grace is the very core of Eternal life. Without the fullness of grace, Eternal Life will not find expression. For there to be the continuous generation of Eternal life in the world to come grace is needed. Anywhere there is the peace of God that passes all understanding, the throne of grace is at work. The revelation of that which is right are the manifestation and the working of grace. Therefore, righteousness is nothing but eternal life and the mystery of grace is the working of Eternal Life in the inward man. God supplies grace to see that eternal life fully evolved.
For each working of grace, there is a commensurate level of righteousness. There is a righteousness revealed when a cycle of grace is complete, when the cycle evolves, the working of grace is revealed. Faith is spiritual understanding. You will walk righteousness if you have enlightened understanding. Understanding is empowerment and it stabilises us. When understanding is communicated, you are alive and live right; living right is reigning in life. The more we grow in grace, the more we grow and reign in life. Often time grace may be at work but we cannot see it because it has not gotten to its fullness, it is still in its gestation stage. Grace has to run its full course for reigning to take place.
Grace is grooming and cautioning a life. Grace is strength and power; it is stronger than sin and death. It is not weakness; it has ability to unravel sin and death. God will never tell you not to be high minded if He is high minded. The secret of reigning is the abundance of grace. Grace is the secret that propels eternal life.
God’s fullness is available, the inner workings of God’s power are available, and no more henceforth are we to walk mechanically out of our mind. Grace is communicated so that we can walk in the Will of Him that lives forever. The mystery of the grace of God has been revealed and is being given; grace is communicated to us so that we can be kept by the arm of God, the inner working of God, the dynamics that sustain the universe. Grace is the wisdom of eternal life, the fountain of all things.
The ministry of grace has come to a new level and the abundance of grace is being given. Grace has come to reign in His strength. It has triumphed; its triumph is the triumph of life.