Grace, Love and Peace to each and everyone in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.”
Last week we learnt what Salvation does to us
* Salvation ensures or gives confidence in our spirit that we receive God’s Mercy, Love and Grace
* Salvation ensures that we are eligible to enter heaven
* Salvation ensures that we are eligible to use the authority of God
* Salvation ensures that we can boldly enter the throne of Grace
This week let’s learn from Ephesians 2:7
So that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Few points to highlight
* Coming ages
* Display the immeasurable riches His grace
* Through His kindness to us
* In Christ Jesus
We need to understand that the age we are living will be soon gone and a new age and ages will come.
The Six Ages, as formulated by Augustine of Hippo, are defined in De catechizandis rudibus (On the catechizing of the uninstructed), Chapter 22:
The First Age “is from the beginning of the human race, that is, from Adam, who was the first man that was made, down to Noah, who constructed the ark at the time of the flood“, i.e. the Antediluvian period.
The Second Age “extends from that period on to Abraham, who was called the father indeed of all nations”.
The Third Age “extends from Abraham on to David the king”.
The Fourth Age is “from David on to that captivity whereby the people of God passed over into Babylonia”.
The Fifth Age is “from that transmigration down to the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ“
The Sixth Age: “With His [Jesus Christ’s] coming the sixth age has entered on its process.
but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life
Display the immeasurable riches His grace
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:16 “From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.”
John 1:17 “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
* Through His kindness to us
the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
8 In a surge of anger
I hid My face from you for a moment,
but I will have compassion on you
with everlasting love,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.
7 I will make known the Lord’s faithful love
and the Lord’s praiseworthy acts,
because of all the Lord has done for us—
even the many good things
He has done for the house of Israel
and has done for them based on His compassion
and the abundance of His faithful love.
in Christ Jesus
Everything that we have as a Christian is in Christ Jesus
for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction,
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know has been made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through Him that has given him this complete healing in your presence.