Genesis 1:1 "IN THE BEGINNING God created the heavens and the earth."

Grace is God’s original plan, HIS ONLY PLAN. IN THE BEGINNING…

In the beginning, before God created MAN, He created EVERYTHING man would or could EVER need. This describes and defines the NATURE of God, His Grace. God always supplies.

John 21:25 "And THERE ARE ALSO MANY OTHER THINGS WHICH JESUS DID, which if they *were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself *would not contain the books that *would be written."

Before God thought of a single one of us, before He created ANY of us, He created everything that we could ever possibly need or want and added a whole bunch more just for good measure.

John 1:14, 16-17 "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH. ... or of His fullness we have all received, and GRACE UPON GRACE. For the Law was given through Moses; GRACE AND TRUTH were realized through Jesus Christ."

GRACE: Jesus, the SLAIN Lamb before time began. God, through Grace, provided EVERYTHING we would ever want before we did anything good or bad. And, He gave it ALL TO US as a FREE GIFT. Undeserved and unearned, but GIVEN FREELY. Now, that’s GRACE!

John 1:1-4 "IN THE BEGINNING was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men."

There’s no doubt that God made man, and He had a FULL plan for man. HIS PLAN WAS FOR US TO BE IN CHRIST, forever. It’s the ORIGINAL PLAN, and He’s never deviated from THIS original plan.

Ephesians 2:4-6 "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus."

And, if you believe GOD’S WORD, then you know HE WILL NEVER DEVIATE FROM HIS ONLY PLAN. As a matter of fact, WE ALL can count on God fulfilling HIS plan in us, and through us, IN CHRIST.

Ephesians 3:14-21 "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen"

Therefore, it is abundantly CLEAR. God initially made MAN in His image so that we could be fruitful, fill the EARTH, subdue it, and then rule over it, ALL OF IT. This is STILL THE PLAN, so plan on fulfilling it by GRACE.

1 Peter 5:10 “After you have suffered for a little while, THE GOD OF ALL GRACE, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, WILL HIMSELF perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.”

God’s original and only plan is for man to REIGN IN CHRIST, and we are to reign through GRACE by HIS Faith and through HIS Faithfulness.

Genesis 1:27-28 “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

GRACE is GOD’S ECOSYSTEM; Grace existed before time, is outside of time, over time, and is beyond time. God’s Grace supplies everything, literally.

Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,”

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Craig Rogers
Craig Rogers

Grace Coach

Craig Rogers has been a Christ-centered leader in the...

Craig Rogers has been a Christ-centered leader in the behavioral health industry for the past 25 plus years. Craig Rogers is an...