GRACE HEAPED UPON GRACE
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld HIS GLORY, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH…And of his FULLNESS have all we RECEIVED, and GRACE FOR GRACE”John 1:14, 16
The Greek word GLORY is “doxa” meaning all that God has and all that God is. This is what Jesus spoke and said “The glory that you have given to me, I have given them” [John 17:22]. Jesus Christ was saying all the godly verities, grace, gifts, power, anointing, wisdom among other things that the heavenly Father gave Him, he turned around and gave to the Body of Christ even before ascending to heaven. From the time of His conception to the time of His ascension; there is nothing natural and spiritual that He displayed that was not given to the Church. For example, Jesus is the POWER and the WISDOM of God [1 Cor. 1:24]; this same power and wisdom has been given to all believers. It is stated that “you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit come upon you…” [Acts 1:8]
“Yes, the Word was full of grace and truth, and from him we all received one blessing after another” John 1:16 ERV
This GLORY that we have received is FULL of GRACE and TRUTH. Jesus Christ has grace and truth in an abundant, overflowing, lavish and plentiful measure …“From his FULL measure we have all been given grace on grace” [John 1:16 BBE]. He is TRUTH personified and GRACE personified. For He is the unmerited favor and benefit of the Father that we do not deserve but the heavenly Father however gave to us as the redemptive sacrificial LAMB that purged, sanctified, justified and elected us, bring us back into a right relationship with the Father and we become adopted sons and daughters of God or joint-heir with Christ.
“Out of the fullness of his grace he has blessed us all, giving us one blessing after another”John 1:16 GNB
It is of this overflowing grace and truth that we have all received and go from one level of blessings to another level of blessing. As we behold Christ in the WORD, our mind is renewed, the eyes of our understanding is enlightened, and we are being translated to become much more like Christ from one level of glory [GRACE AND TRUTH], to a higher one. [2 Cor. 3:16-18].
Truth perceived, understood and stood upon by faith will always produce the GRACE that God set with the TRUTH at any given time. For example if the TRUTH about prosperity will hit your spirit-man and you as a believer believed that understanding of mystery previously hidden but now unveiled; there shall be a performance of the GRACE promised by God based on the revelation of the TRUTH on prosperity.
However it is time that TRUTH must be revealed in the HOUSE of God. It was sealed in the time of Daniel but I believe these are the days that seals will be broken over the SCRIPTURES, scales will fall off our eyes, and we shall know the TRUTH that sets free in a bountiful and plentiful manner such that the TRUTH will set us free and by GRACE we can receive all that the heavenly FATHER has freely given to us.
“We have all benefited from the rich blessings he brought to us – one gracious blessing after another” John 1:16 NLT
Please notice the PAST TENSE nature of the quoted scripture above. We have all BENEFITED from the RICH BLESSINGS and we shall CONTINUE to have much more GRACE FILLED [gracious] BLESSINGS one and another like the continuity of the waves of the sea that continues day and night to hit the sea shores.
“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” John 1:17 AMP
We all have a SHARE of heavenly goodies and we WERE [past tense] supplied with grace after grace and spiritual blessing, and even FAVOR upon favor and SEVERAL GIFTS heaped, stacked and accumulated one upon another.