The flow of the Spirit comes from The Throne of Grace.
We come to The Throne, setting the enlightened eyes of our hearts (Ephesians 1:15-23) on spiritual things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God (Colossians 3:1-4).
The Throne of Grace is located in the heavenly Jerusalem. We are there. For The Holy Spirit is in us (1 Corinthians 5:19). And, God has seated us in Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6).
We come boldly to The Throne of Grace, for Messiah Jesus is the high priest of our profession.
When we are born again, we are given opportunity to enter God’s rest. We rest from our own attempts to vindicate ourselves from God’s Wrath and put our God given Faith in Jesus our savior (Hebrews 4:1-13).
Through the new covenant in Jesus’ Blood, our sins have been forgiven. (Matthew 26:28) He walked as a spirit filled human on this earth, Just as we are do.
Since He battled sin, death and the power of the devil, He is touched by our feelings, though He was never overcome.
Thus, Jesus is our Savior, High Priest and Advocate with our Father. Thus, we can come with boldness to The Throne of Grace.
“Having then a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Yeshua, the Son of God, let’s hold tightly to our confession. For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let’s therefore draw near with boldness to The Throne of Grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16.
Jesus is the mediator of a better covenant than the old covenant.
“Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord set up, not man. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “SEE,” He says, “THAT YOU MAKE all things BY THE PATTERN WHICH WAS SHOWN TO YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN.” B ut now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, to the extent that He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.” Hebrews 8:1-6 NASB.
At The Throne of Grace, we receive both mercy and grace.
In addition to the grace God bestowed upon us for our salvation, (Ephesians 2:8) we receive grace as God’s power working in us in the flow in the Spirit. (Philippians 2:13). The Greek word for grace is charis, which occurs 62 times in the Bible.
Messiah gives gifts of Grace to all of us in His community of saints for the flow of the Spirit
“But to each one of us, the grace was given according to the measure of the gift of Messiah.” Ephesians 4:7.
“Since we have gifts/charisma that differ according to the grace/charis given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:6-8 NASB.
“I always thank my God concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Messiah Yeshua, that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge — even as the testimony of Messiah was confirmed in you — so that you come behind in no gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, 8 who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Yeshua the Messiah our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:4-9.
Paul attributed grace from God for being an apostle and power to do the work of an apostle.
“that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of his promise in Messiah Yeshua through the Good News, of which I was made a servant according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power.” Ephesians 3:6-7.
“For I am the least of the emissaries, who is not worthy to be called an emissary, because I persecuted the assembly of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was given to me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Whether then it is I or they, so we proclaim, and so you believed.” 1 Corinthians 15:9-11 (2 Corinthians 12:1-9).
Paul urged Timothy to be strengthened by The Grace that is in Messiah Jesus.
“You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Messiah Yeshua. The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same things to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:1-2.
“The grace of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, God’s love, and the fellowship of The Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.” 2 Corinthians 13:14.
All Scripture quoted above is from the World Messianic Bible, unless otherwise noted.
~ Bill Bremer
Bill Bremer is Founder and Managing Director at Kingdom Relationships Colorado.