Grace:- God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense, is unmerited undeserved favor from God. Era or dispensation of grace lies in a different timeline to all other dispensations.
Dispensation of Grace
It began immediately on the first day of the week after Jesus resurrection. Before Jesus dead and resurrection, the world and the entire universe was in the era of law. I have discussed a lot about the law and for more start here; the law.
The dispensation of grace lies between the dispensation of law and rupture. It is referred as the era or dispensation of grace because God reveals His undying love and favor to man by sacrificing his own begotten son to wash away (take away) sins of every man who accepts his son. Instead of God punishing man, He punishes or pours His wrath on His own and this is the great favor God did to man.
Salvation by Grace through faith
Every man who accepts and believes in Jesus Christ will never be punished for his/her sins since Jesus was punished once and for all; for you and me. Salvation by grace through faith. Jesus is the greatest attorney and in the judgment seat as the accuser (Satan) stands to accuse you and me, Jesus will stand and show the marks in his hands, the mark in His rib side, revealing to the father the price He paid for you and me in the cross.
That means, you and me, we will never be judged since Jesus took away our judgment and paid the price for us. Mt 20:28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
This is the grace; grace of inheriting the kingdom of heaven at the expense of Jesus Christ. Even before we move to heaven, (here on earth) we receive God’s riches at Jesus Christ expense not because of our works. We have money, cars, riches and wealth, we are content, health etc not because we have done anything to God, or we obey his commands, tithe, give and so on and so on but because Jesus Christ paid the ransom for us once and for all.
Man did not deserve grace. We did not deserve Jesus to be curse and die on the cross as the law demands for our sins. Instead, we are the one who are supposed to be hugged on the cross and die when anyone sins as God judges and pours His wrath on us. But because of His love to us, He gave out His begotten son to pay the price for me and you. This is grace, the undeserved favor. Ephesians 1:7 in Christ we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
God chose us before we chose Him. He chose you before you chose Him. Before you and I were born, He had chosen you and died in the cross. So by the time you come to this world, your sins are already washed away reason a baby or kid is so pure with no sin. This is the undeserved favor from God to us.
We did nothing to deserve and earn grace but instead we killed the one who was to give us the grace. Also today, there is nothing we do to deserve and earn God’s blessings and riches but only by thanking, praising and worship Him.
Earn God riches through Jesus Christ
Many people think that by giving God money, offering, gifts, tithes, carrying out charitable works, sacrifices and so on and so on they will earn God’s riches. These things are what God refers to as, ‘dead works’ in the bible. They are under the law not under grace. The law is responsibility while grace is responding to Him. All what you are doing was done by Jesus once and for all and He is the best sweet-smelling sacrifice that God needed and needs.
Heb 9:13-14: For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Eph 5:2: And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor
We cannot pay the price for our health, life, riches, security etc because the price is far beyond our reach. Jesus Christ is the greatest perfect offering and sacrifice paid for us once and for all. God does not need our offerings and sacrifices since these things are in the dispensation of the law. Heb 10:8: Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin you would not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law.
Grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Earn God riches through Jesus Christ expense not trying to earn them through your own expense and works. All what you have to do is thank, praise and worship Him and all in the earth and in the heaven is yours. You will be surprised how God will pour His blessing on you just by doing this but not by trying to pay a price for you to earn this blessings and riches.