“Hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (I Pet 1:13).
When Jesus comes into one’s life, grace also comes. The more of Jesus you have in your life, the more grace you have. Every revelation of Christ gives grace. “Revelation of Christ” means revelation of the character of Christ. We may get to know about Christ through books, studies, sermons etc., but knowing Christ is possible only when we have a close walk with God. Then there is a special grace that we receive according to the revelation we have of His character.
Hope is connected with grace here. “Hope to the end for the grace.” By grace we have the blessed hope of meeting the Lord. A person who does not have the hope of the Rapture will not have grace also.
There is a grace that Jesus will bring when He comes in mid-air. What will that grace do in our life? It will transform our vile body into a glorious body. This grace can be called the final grace. If we grow in grace, finally the grace of God will change our body like unto His glorious body at His appearing.
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion