"And the Word became 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 we have all received grace for grace" (John 1:14,16).
The Father sent His only begotten Son as wonderful matchless, grace to a lost and dying world. John said, "No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him" (John 1:18). The word for declared comes from the Greek word exegeomai which means to declare, to tell or unfold. Jesus Christ -- the Living Word became flesh, and brought out into the open in full revelation the Life of the Father, where for the first time man could really see and get to know Him in human form. Out of the Life expression of Jesus Christ, the Father was seen and manifested. What awesome grace that is, in and of itself.
Our Father once then spoke to the Fathers in the prophets (Hebr. 1:1). "In the last of these days once then spoke to us in His Son. The Father once then appointed Christ heir of all things, through whom indeed He once then made eternity. Who ever being the radiance of glory and the express image of His essence, and ever supporting all things by the rhema word of His power, having once then made purifications of sins, once then sat in the authority of greatness in high places" (Hebr. 1:2-3, Expanded Greek Translation -- EGT). Jesus Christ is the express image and essence of the Father in every respect. What revelation grace that is!
Now our Heavenly Father has chosen to use the Holy Spirit to draw us to Christ. The Holy Spirit has Spirit birthed us into the Body of Christ the split second that we believed in Christ in our heart and confessed Him with our mouth as Lord (Rom. 10:9-10). Now we have eternal access to the Father simply by faith (Rom. 5:2). What extended grace from our Father! Now Christ lives in us as us (Gal. 2:20). What manifested grace from the Son is expressed in us as us. Through Christ, we have all received grace for grace! V
Written by Dwight Davis
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