John 1:16 "And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ."
How can this be?
Did not Noah find grace?
[Genesis 6:8] “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
And did not Lot also?
What of Moses?
Yes they all did, “but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”.
The dispensation in this age is characterized in a special way by GRACE.
[Romans 5:20-21] “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The grip by DEATH was broken when Jesus rose from the dead!
[Ephesians 3:2-9] “If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; [as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ] Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:”
The Holy Ghost said it this way through the Apostle Peter:
[1 Peter 1:10-12]
“Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.”
This is the age of GRACE for all the GENTILES to come to Jesus Christ.
Now we come to a verse that has been of great interest to the Devil and his dupes … the SCHOLARS for nearly two thousand years!!!
[We need to be STUDENTS of God’s WORD … taught by the HOLY SPIRIT.]