Overflowing Of Grace
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
Some people quote Romans 5:17 and say,“…they which receive the abundance of grace….”A few Bible translations render it that way too; they introduce the definite article “the” into it, and it’s not supposed to be. The correct rendering is,“…they which receive abundance of grace….”There’s a difference between the two.
When the Bible says, “they which receive abundance of grace,” it refers to an overflowing. It’s up to you how much grace you want to take. That’s why it doesn’t say, “the abundance of grace.” Some have taken more grace than others, and as the Bible says, “…he giveth more grace…” (James 4:6). God’s responsibility is to distribute more grace, while ours is to take a hold of it!
The next part of the verse says, “…and the gift of righteousness….” The definite article is used because it’s the same gift of righteousness for everyone. We all received the same gift of righteousness, and no one is more righteous than the other. “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference” (Romans 3:22).
Accordingly, they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign as kings in life! How will you know they’re reigning? You’ll hear them declaring words of power! “Where the word of a king is, there is power…” (Ecclesiastes 8:4). If they felt pain in their bodies, instead of crying, they’d declare, “Get out in the Name of Jesus!” They rule over pain, disease, infirmity, demons, and circumstances. Halleluiah.
Dear Father, I thank you for the much grace I’ve received the gift of righteousness. I relish in this supernatural grace that you’ve lavishly bestowed upon me, to excel, prosper, succeed, and make progress. Therefore, your divine blessings and promotions are evident in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ephesians 4:7; 2 Timothy 2:1
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 44-45
2 Year Bible reading plan: Hebrews 7:11-28; Ezekiel 14-15