GRACE – GRACE – GRACE

Jn.1:16 – And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

This is an attempt by John to describe infinite. Describing infinite is actually an exercise in futility (its one of the reasons the Lord gave us a prayer language) but those who have tasted grace keep trying to describe it anyway. John says that in knowing Christ we begin to have grace (unlimited, matchless grace) poured out on us. The Lord being an uncreated, infinite being has attributes that are infinite. In other words, grace is unending. By putting ourselves in a receiving mode to receive grace for grace we first find ourselves consumed with Him. He comes to us in the person of the Holy Spirit and one touch leaves us breathless. We were created as spirit beings, made in His image. Because of our uniqueness nothing less than infinite will satisfy our hungry hearts. Here is how Jonathan Edwards describes it.

“So Christ is the greatest treasure of his church: he is their pearl of great price; he is the church’s portion and chief good. In him is contained all the church’s fullness; “Of his fullness she receives, and grace for grace” [John 1:16]. All her happiness, all the covenant blessings that she hath, are bound up in Christ. The church hath the Holy Spirit, which is the sum of all her good, no otherwise than through Christ and in Christ. God hath given the Spirit, not by measure unto him and from him [John 3:34]; it flows to his members, as the oil on Aaron’s head “went down to the skirts of his garments” [Psalms 133:2]. Particularly, ’tis only in and through Christ that the church hath holiness, expressed in the law of God, and happiness, expressed by the pot of manna.”

So the point that I am trying to make is this; there is more of God available for all of us than any of us can begin to imagine. Putting ourselves in a receiving mode is where this grace for grace begins. The Passion Translation brings out the results of this life of soaking in grace for grace. Jn.1:16 – TPT – “And now out of his fullness we are fulfilled!

And from him we receive grace heaped upon more grace!” So as the Lord heaps on us grace upon grace upon grace, our hearts are finally filled and satisfied to the full. GRACE – GRACE – GRACE

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