“And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” (John 1:16, ESV)
Today I have a little story to tell that contains a message from the Lord for you.
The other day, I took my daughter Ester with me to a laboratory in town. We both needed blood tests. After the deed was done, we went out to dinner before heading home.
None of this would be very interesting if it weren’t for the Holy Spirit’s wonderful habit of speaking to us through the most mundane of circumstances. As I was lying in bed that night to go to sleep, He started slipping thoughts into my mind about the day’s activities (at this point I didn’t even realize it was Him):
- My lab tests had cost S/55.
- Ester’s lab test had cost S/5.
- My dinner right afterwards had also cost S/55.
Hm, I thought to myself. Five fives! Then I suddenly recognized it was Him talking in my head. I heard Him whisper, “Exponential grace…” as I was drifting off to sleep.
If you aren’t familiar with the Biblical symbolism of numbers, the number five represents the grace of God. If five means grace, then five fives works out to grace upon grace! Understanding this, my spirit received a surge of life from Him in that moment. He was lovingly imparting multiplied grace to me during my transition into sleep.
The next day, I got up and got ready to head out to teach at our Pastors’ School. If you are not familiar with our jungle city of Iquitos, one of the main modes of transportation is called a motocarro. This is our local taxi. I climbed into a motocarro with my son, and we were on our way. A couple minutes later, I glanced in front of us, and excitedly grabbed my phone to snap a picture. Look what I saw!
Do you see them? Five fives!! Actually, if you count the license plate and the two places on the motocarro where the number is painted, it’s three sets of five fives!!
Can anyone say exponential grace?
I sense the Lord wanting me to release this word over you today. If you are needing multiplied grace during this season, open up your hands to receive it! It’s yours for the taking. I speak, from the fullness of Jesus, grace upon grace over you right now. Exponential grace be activated in your life, in His beautiful name!