The Revelation Of The Knowledge Of Grace

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How does God reveal His grace? It is through the Word and His Spirit, so it’s by revelation.

Knowledge of the Truth

This is a truthful call to all who believe or might one day believe in Jesus Christ. The appeal is to everyone, including all theologians and Bible scholars, ministers of the gospel of salvation, and Christians in general. The knowledge of the truth is necessary for working out the salvation of own soul (Phil 2:12). It is the gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor 2:2). If you miss the truth about Christ, all of the knowledge about salvation will not matter. That’s why we dwell upon the grace of God.

Christianity

Grace is variously labelled by the frontline today and by lowly ministers and ordinary Christians as either un-merited favor, or power, or spirit, or the Person of Jesus. This is a disturbing trend because the Bible teaches that Christians believe in Jesus and we all have one Lord, one heart, one soul and one faith of Christ Jesus, so all believers should be able to describe the grace of God from Scripture. It suggests that there are many believers who don’t have a firm grasp on what grace is. It may shock many to know that grace has no label attached to it as mentioned above but is described in Scripture (Eph 2:8-9), so Scripture interprets for us what the grace of God is. To be clear though, the revelation of grace comes from God’s Spirit and His Word and not from the flesh.

The Natural Man

The truth of God about any particular subject is found in the Bible, so we should give glory to God for His grace that has rested upon us and to share God’s Word with our neighbors. We should make known all that He has done for us. The following is the biblical validation of what grace is: According to scripture, grace (and truth) came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). From the moment Adam fell in the Garden of Eden until Jesus was crucified, our sins had totally separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2). To the natural man, the separation was symbolized by the veil which separated the people from the ark in the Holy of Holies (Ex 26:33). The significance of the separation is that man was a cast out from the presence of God. The very moment Adam and Eve committed sin, they were driven out of Eden. Consequently, subsequent gifts of God such as: grace, mercy, love, and every other form of blessings He shown to man, were all absolutely un-merited, therefore, it is an outright misnomer to single out grace alone from the pack as un-merited favor. Certainly such tagging is the opinion man, and not God. The only thing man merited was death due to his sins (Jer 15:1-4; Rom 6:23).

The Grace of God

To provide the biblical answer, we again recall the events at the cross of Jesus. Upon the death of Jesus on the cross, the veil was torn from top to bottom (Matt 27:51). When this happened, the separation between God and man was ended. As a result of Jesus’ victory over the grave, the reign of the Spirit of glory and of God could rest upon us, thus when man is reproached for the sake of Jesus’s name, the blessing of the Spirit of glory and of God would allow him to endure it and not seek to avenge it (1 Pet 4:12-14). This is in accordance with the assurance which God gave to Apostle Paul when he was plagued with his thorn in his flesh (2 Cor 12:9). By the way, the natural man or mind cannot perceive of the things of the Spirit and end up as foolishness to him (1 Cor 2:14), but with the Spirit of God we can appreciate the grace of God.

The Truth Sets us Free

Jesus is God (John 1:1). He is also the brightness of the glory of God (Heb. 1:3), thus the Spirit of glory and of God is the Spirit of Christ who reigns in heaven. This confirms that grace, which is the effect of the Holy Spirit upon man, is the intercession by Christ Jesus for the saints. It shows why it is essential for man to have faith through Christ to link the throne of grace that he may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:16). Only truth shall make mankind free (John 8:32), so I plead that everyone sets aside their pride, ego, title, scholarship, and worldly logic and believe the truth when it is heard or read. God shows no partiality among mankind, so nobody will receive special consideration on Judgment Day just because they feel that they’re “special.” The subject of grace is only one of several revelations pioneered in a new book called, “Doomed Christianity and Unshakable Lifeline.”

Conclusion

Christians must be like the Berean Christians (Acts 17:11) who ensured the validity of what was preached to them by examining them in the Scriptures. They didn’t take their word for it. They searched the Scriptures themselves and proved that these things were so. It is what true followers of Christ Jesus ought to do daily. Biblical ignorance, even among professing Christians, is at an all-time high. Many cannot even describe what the gospel is, even though Jesus gave an exact description of it (Mark 1:15). As a result of Christians lacking biblical knowledge, they are unprepared to give an answer for the hope that is within them (1 Pet 3:15). They don’t realize that they will be the only Bible some people will ever read. They won’t understand grace if they don’t live like their under grace. They will recognize that it is only by the grace of God that they’re still not lost in a sinful world. They can appreciate God’s calling them out of the world and into the kingdom. What about you? Is God using you to give an answer for the hope that is within you, are will you be part of the silent majority who never mentions Christ or the Word of God? If that’s you, please read these very serious warnings from Jesus (Matt 10:33; Mark 8:38; Luke 12:9).

About the Author

Dr. Danson E. Ubebe, is author of “Doomed Christianity and Unshakable Lifeline” (2019) and owner of the website, Return to God Forum. Dr. Ubebe is from Obadan in Benin Province, Nigeria and studied Science Education at University of Lagos.

Here is some related reading for you: Bible Study About God’s Grace with Life Application

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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