“ By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”(Romans 5:2)
Our righteousness was paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ. We become partakers of the grace of God through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus. This faith gains us the covenant privilege of being in Covenant with God, the Father. We become heirs of God and Joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). This is a place of high privilege.
Our faith and confession of that faith grants us the privileges of salvation. Salvation comes from the Greek word – SOZO -Verb/Action Word – meaning to be saved or rescued out from under Satan’s power and restored into the wholeness of God’s order and well-being. It also means; save, deliver, protect, heal, preserve, be whole, and make whole (Read the topic on salvation for a fuller understanding of salvation and what it means to be saved).
The word “access” means to approach. When one is ushered into a king’s throne room, he has gained access to the King. As believers, we gain access into salvation through faith into the throne room of God. This gives us the status of heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. We become children of God –His friends. This brings us into a new relationship with God and exempts us from His wrath. Through this relationship, we become dead to sin and alive with God.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness(Romans 1:18)
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. “ (Romans 8:1)
God gives us grace to be ”made free from sins”, “to will and do of His good pleasure”, to pray, to grow in Christ, and to be witnesses of the gospel of Christ so that men and women will know the grace of God and experience salvation for themselves. For Bible insight into this statement, review the following scriptures:
“ For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”(Romans 6:20, 22)
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”. (Phil 2:13)
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”(Zech. 12:10)
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”(2 Peter 3:18)
“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”(Acts 4:33)