Did you know that God's grace has a past, a present and a future? And all three dimensions are for you!
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Rom. 3:24)
God’s grace, love and mercy went to work for you before you were born. This is the Past Tense of grace. Before time and creation God was looking ahead to your glorious ‘expected end!’ (Jer. 29:11) Through Jesus’ death on the cross, justification of life has come upon all men. The door to the throne of Grace was opened to humanity. All may enter in to the grace that was provided before the world began.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. (2Co 12:9)
His Present Grace is His provision and strength for every need you have today. It is the raw material from which you can by faith enter in to salvation and construct a victorious life. All of the promises of God are ‘yes’ and ‘amen!’ His grace is sufficient for today. Learn to receive it. God’s wisdom instructs you how to activate His provision for every area of your life.
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (1Pet. 1:13)
More grace is coming! There is a Future Dimension to God’s grace. The coming of the Lord is the beginning of ‘future grace.’ “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Use today’s grace to remain firm until the end, because more grace is on its way!
When you can understand the three dimensions of grace, you can more fully comprehend the dimensions of righteousness, sanctification, forgiveness and even healing. What has been done on the cross 2,000 years ago can be accessed by faith in the here and now, and there is more to come. What will you do with God’s grace?