Grace - Grace Upon Grace - Great Grace - Full of Grace: How does this happen? How does Jesus increase His grace in our life? At His Table. There we taste His great and precious promises and become partakers of His divine nature. There we are grafted into Him and His life flows within us and quickens us every day - or every time we come to His Table and dine with Him and upon Him.
Dining with Jesus we individually and personally can encounter His Glory. When we do we are transformed from Glory to Glory!
CONSIDER THESE SCRIPTURES
Know this love that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit
For of His fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
Zion is where, for 33 years King David put up a tent to house the Ark of the Covenant. The front was open and the Presence of God between the Cherubim was visible to those on Zion. The tribe of Levi lived on Mount Zion for 33 years worshipping the Lord day and night. This is when the majority of the Book of Psalms was written and was considered the "Table in the Wilderness" of Psalm 23 and was a type and shadow of Jesus establishing Communion as the New Covenant Table where we could sit down and dine with Him as our Good Shepherd. There we dine and feed on His eternal life and love. In His glory we are constantly being transformed from one degree of glory to another. Thus the prophecy of James at the 1st Church Council in Jerusalem.
See Acts 15:12-18 The First NT Church Council in Jerusalem
The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. When they finished, James spoke up. “Brothers,” he said, “listen to me. Simona has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles. The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:
“ ‘After this I will return
and rebuild David’s fallen tent.
Its ruins I will rebuild,
and I will restore it,
that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
even all the Gentiles who bear my name,
says the Lord, who does these things’-
things known from long ago.
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
2 Corinthians 4:4, 6, 18
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God... For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ... while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
But Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens.
Further amazing reading: Psalm 22-24, Isaiah 60