Amazing Grace - how sweet it "really" is!
While the message of Grace is a limitless subject, I thought I would list at least 70 things or facets of the outpouring of God's grace given to us in our spiritual rebirthing. These are lived in and through us daily by Christ, Who is our life. . . and every facet of grace was a result of His finished work on the cross. This amazing grace really brings an outpouring of thanksgiving and worship to Christ for all that He is and all that He has done for us.
THE BIG BUCKET OF GRACE
By Dwight Davis
"The grace of the Lord was exceedingly abundant with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus" (I Tim. 1:14).
At Least 70 Different Things Poured Out From The Big Bucket of Grace
The very moment we were birthed by the Holy Spirit and baptized into the body of Christ (I Cor. 12:13), we became "new creatures" in Christ (II Cor. 5:17). At the very moment of our birthing in Christ, we received at least 70 different things poured out from the big bucket of grace. These are things "we have" or "we are" – by, in, and through Christ Who became our life, our only life.
List of 70 Things Poured Out From the Big Bucket of Grace
Acceptance in the Beloved (Eph. 1:6) Identification (Phil. 1:21; Phil. 3:9) Access to the Father (Eph. 2:13-18) Incorruptible Inheritance ( I Pet.1:4; Hebr.9:15) Adoption (Gal. 4:5; Rom. 8:15) Incorruptible Seed (I Pet.1:23) Anointing (I John 2:20) Interceded for (Rom. 8:26, 27, 34; Hebr. 7:25) Blameless (Col. 1:22; I The. 5:23) Irreproachable or Unreprovable (Col. 1:22) Blessed with All Spiritual Blessings (Eph. 1:3) Joy (Gal. 5:22) Boldness (Hebr.10:19) Justification (Rom. 4:25; 5:9) Building (God's - I Cor.=3:9) Kindness (Eph. 2:7; Gal. 5: NKJ) Called (Rom. 8:30)= FONT> Liberty (II Cor. 3:17; Gal.5:1; Rom. 8:21) Chosen or Elect (Eph. 1:4; Col. 3:12) Light (in our hearts - II Cor. 4:6) Completeness in Christ (Col 2:10) Life to Mortal Bodies (Rom. 8:11) Confidence (Eph. 3:12) Longsuffering (Gal. 5:22) Conquerors (More than - Rom 8:37) Love of God (Gal. 5:22; Rom 8:39; II Tim.1:7) Deliverance (From this Evil Age - Gal.1:4) New Creature (II Cor. 5:17) Disarming of Satan (Col. 2:15) Peace (Eph. 2:14; Col. 1:20 ; Gal.5:22) Divine Nature (II Pet. 1:4) Power of God (I Cor.1:24; ICor.2:5; II Tim. 1:7) Eternal Life (Rom. 6:23; I John 5:11,12,20) Precious Promises (II Pet.1:4) Eternal Security (I Pet. 1:5; John 10:28) Predestined (to be in Christ-Eph.1:5;Rom.8:29) Exchanged Life (Gal. 2:20) Propitiation (Rom.=20 3:25) Faith of the Son of God (Gal. 2:16-20) Reconciliation (Col.1:20; II Cor. 5:18; Rom.5:10) Faithfulness (Gal. 5:22) Redemption (Eph. 1:7; Col.1:14; I Cor.1:30) Fearlessness (No Fear - I John 4:18) Regeneration (Titus 3:5) Forgiven all Trespasses (Col. 2:13) Righteousness (I Cor. 1:30; II Cor. 5:21) Forgiveness of Sins (Eph. 1:7; Col.1:14) Salvation (Hebr. 2:3,10; 5: 9: Rom. 5:9,10) Fullness of the Godhead Bodily (Col. 2:9) Sanctification (I Cor.1:30; Hebr. 10:10) Gentleness (Gal. 5:23) Self-control (Gal. 5:23) Glorified or Glory (Rom. 8:30) Sons of God (Rom. 8:14) Glorified Body (Promised - II Cor 5:1-4) Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9; Gal. 4:6) Goodness (Gal. 5:22) Strength (II Cor. 12:9,10; Phil. 4:13) Great & Precious Promises (II Pet. 1:4) Teacher (Holy Spirit - I Cor. 2:13) Guarantee of the Spirit (Eph.1:13,14;IICor. 5:5) Triumphant (II Cor. 2:14) Guiltless (No Condemnation - Rom. 8:1) Victorious (I John 5:4,5) Helper (Holy Spirit - John 14:26; 15:26) Will of God (Eph. 1:5) Holiness (Col. 1:22; Col. 3:12; Eph. 4:24) Wiping Out Requirements (Col.2:14; Eph.2:14) Hope (Living - (I Pet.1:3) Wisdom (I Cor. 1:30, 24)
Everything that "We Have" or "We Are" is In, By, and Through Christ
These 70 plus things we received from the big bucket of grace witnesses of the fact that God was giving us a "new creation life" (II Cor. 5:17), with a "Divine nature" (II Peter 1:4). We received an "eternal inheritance" (Hebr 9:15), because of Christ's "eternal redemption" (Hebr. 9:12), and the offering of the blood of Christ without spot, through the "eternal spirit" to God the Father (Hebr. 9:14). Our Father, through Christ, has given us "exceedingly great and precious promises" (II Pet. 1:4). Everything that we received in the big bucket of grace is all centered in, by, and through Christ. Everything that "we have" or "we are" in our new birthed life, is in, by and through Christ.
The Final Results of Christ's Finished Work on the Cross is His Grace to Us
Grace is more than just a "term" or just a single "idea." Grace is multi-faceted or multi-folded. Peter mentions the "manifold grace of God" (I Pet. 4:10). Consider all that Christ did and paid for with His shed blood and broken body on the cross, Who Himself, was without spot or wrinkle. Then Christ, presented Himself to the Father as an eternal atonement and justification for our eternal redemption (Hebr. 9:11-15, 22-28). His multi-faceted finished work on the cross, resulted in the manifold boundaries of the Father's grace to us. Every aspect and every part of Grace expresses Who Christ is, and what He did on the Cross in behalf of us.
Christ Living and Expressing His Life in Us IS the Manifested Grace of God
We need to see Christ as our life, our only life (Gal. 2:20; Phil. 1:21). We should not attempt to live a "separated life" on our own. It is really not a matter of our picking or choosing of when and how we want Christ to live in us. This is not the Christian life of grace that the Father has planned for us. Nor is the Christian life of grace that we received in our spirit birthing. The Father intended that Christ be "the life" of the believer (I John 5: 10, 11; Rom. 5:10). The Father intended that Christ live in us as us (Gal. 2:20; I John 4:17). Our identification needs to be with Christ, not with ourselves, nor with this world. The Father's grace flows only when Christ lives and expresses His life in and through us. It is not our works. It is His finished work. It is His life and grace. Christ living and expressing His life in us IS the manifested grace of the Father.
The Birthing has Released Christ to Live in Us with His Liberty and Grace
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free" (Gal. 5:1). There is a great liberty when we let the Spirit of the Lord live and express His life in and through us (II Cor. 3:17). This eliminates the stress and pressure on us. It is His life, not ours. It is His righteousness and holiness, not ours. It is His words and works of the Father in and through us. The birthing makes the difference. The birthing has now released Christ to live in us with all His liberty and grace.
Only Christ Can Live In Us the Things From the Big Bucket of Grace
The Father accepts only the life and the shed blood of Jesus as my justification, righteousness, and holiness (I Cor. 1:30). A clear conscience toward God is not now based on my attainment. It can only be continually based on the finished work of the Lord Jesus and His shed blood on the cross. My acceptance with the Father is strictly on that grace alone, for salvation and daily living in Christ. Only Christ can live in and through us the 70 plus facets from the big bucket of grace.