John 1:16 especially (ESV). In other words, What Is the meaning of 'grace upon grace'? John 1:16 says, “Out of his fullness we have all received grace in a place of grace already given.” In other words, grace upon grace.
John 1:1 - 18
ESV - 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
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❖ Greek: pleroma (G4138) is used to refer "fullness", "abundance", completeness. All needs and lawful wants are promised by the gospel (2Cor. 1:20; Mt. 7:7-11; 17:20; 21:22; Mk. 9:23; 11:22-24 Jn. 14:12-17; 15:7; Jn. 16; 16:23-26). ❖ I believe, it is about grace upon grace and to achieve full grace or FULLNESS in God according to needs and wants (Heb. 4:14-16; 10:19-38 Jas. 1:5-8). ❖ In verse 17, John says the law condemns moral life was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. This does not mean that there was no law before Moses, or no grace and truth before Jesus Christ. The law itself is truth, and the New Testament is law. There are 1,050 commands in the New Testament. The idea here is that the fullness of grace came by Jesus Christ. One can get today in fullness what men received only in part in Old Testament times. ❖ It is all about spirit baptism without measure! ☆｡･:*:･ﾟ★,｡･:*:･ﾟ☆ ｡･:*:･ﾟ★,｡･:*:☆
In my opinion, the idea being expressed by the phrase "grace upon grace" is not that of specific items standing in a line (in a manner of speaking) so that they can be enumerated, but of a never-ending supply that cannot be exhausted (as indicated by the earlier reference to God supplying that grace out of His fullness or abundance), and that will provide whatever grace the Christian requires (as well as whenever it is required) -- both for salvation, and then for dealing with any and all temporal challenges or trials that must be faced or overcome after salvation has been received.
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