“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.”
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Jesus Christ paid the full price for the sins of the world with His blood. By virtue of what He did, God is not angry with sinners anymore; yet, some people may still die and end up in hell just because they refuse to access salvation by faith in Jesus Christ, which involves acting on the Word of God about salvation.
In Romans 10:8-10 the Word declares, “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”. This teaches us that though Jesus Christ has made adequate provision for our salvation, we don’t get saved until we act on the Word of Salvation in Romans 10:8-10. It is not enough to know what has been provided for you, you must also know how to access it for your own good. This does not only apply to the salvation of the soul, it also applies to every other provision of grace through Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:17 is the big picture. It shows that when we came into Christ, we received abundance of grace. However, when you read James 4:6, it says that God “giveth more grace”. Now if one verse of the Scripture says we have received abundance of grace and another says God gives more grace; do Scriptures contradict one another? No! One speaks of the legal side of what has been provided for us in Christ Jesus, while the other talks about the vital side, which is the experience of it. In the provision of it, it was done all at once, while in the experience of it, we enjoy it in levels as we walk with Him by acting on the Word, which is, participating in the grace transaction.
My Solid Front (Confession): I declare, that I have received abundance of grace; I am bold to access grace whenever I need it. By faith, I place a demand on what has already been supplied into my account in Jesus Name. Amen.