Thursday, April 01, 2010

HIS GRACE IS ENOUGH: The Supremacy of Abounding Grace

In Romans 5:20-21, Paul the Apostle presents to us the sufficiency of abounding grace and the supremacy of abounding grace.

20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From the days of Adam’s disobedience, death reigned upon the earth. Following his sin described in Genesis chapter three, we come to Genesis chapter five and we hear, “and he died…and he died…and he died,” eight times in that chapter. Death reigned supreme, and when Christ was nailed to the cross, it wrapped its chains about him and danced with delight declaring, “I have extinguished the light of the world!” and the skies turned dark and the ground trembled—and it was true, for one day—for two days—but, on the third day—I say, on the third day—“Up from the ground He arose, with a mighty triumph o’er His foes; He arose a victor from the dark domain and He lives forever with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah, Christ arose!” Grace has conquered; grace reigns! We no longer need have any fear of death. That is the supremacy of abounding grace!

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