Primary Conventional Usage
Grace is unmerited Favor. Grace is something that is given freely without conditions or obligation by the giver. The very act of giving grace discloses two fundamental facts. The first thing it discloses in most cases is a need. The person or persons receiving grace are usually unable to provide what is needed by their own power and receive it freely from another who has the ability to provide what is needed. The second thing grace discloses is generosity on the part of the giver. He may be giving out of a great abundance and showing favor may cost him little. Or he may be giving all he has thus enriching another at his own expense.
The ultimate expression of this is God’s grace extended to sinful man.
Consider the G R A C E acrostic:
Gods – Riches – At – Christ’s – Expense
First use of GRACE in Scriptures
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. – Genesis 6:8
Pictorial Meaning of GRACE
Private – To Separate – Fence – Sanctuary Inner Room
Activity – Life Fish
Pictorial Translation of GRACE
Private – To Separate – Fence – Sanctuary
God produces life in us and then puts a fence or wall of protection around that life so that is may not be destroyed or removed.
Numeric Meaning of GRACE
8 | Chet
Eternity – New Creation – First in new series – New Birth – New Beginning
50 | Noon
Holy Spirit – Pentecost – Deliverance followed by Rest – Jubilee
Theological and Prophetic
8 | Chet
Eternity – New Creation
New Birth – New Beginning
50 | Noon
Jubilee, Deliverance followed by Rest
Summary of Numeric Translation
(8) The New Birth that God Graciously initiates in every believer (50) Delivers us from the bondage of sin and by God’s Holy Spirit produces Eternal Life.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. – Ephesian 2:8-9