"Much More"
Bible Word Study
There is always, "much more," with God in redemption towards those who
are His people.

Romans 5:9  
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall
be saved from wrath through him.

The blood of the Lord Jesus Christ has justified us in the presence of God.
God is holy and righteous and there is coming for the ungodly: judgment
and wrath. We are therefore not only declared acquitted, but much more
saved from the wrath to come, which even now hangs over the world.
Romans 5:10  
"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God
by the death of his Son,
much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved
by his life."

It is a great thing to be reconciled to God, to know the reconciliation
through the death of His Son and have peace with God, BUT there is
much more salvation by His life. This is not the earthly life of our Lord,
but it is His risen life. Because He lives, we also live. His life in glory as
our Priest and our Advocate with the Father saves us down here.

"For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace
of God,
and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath
abounded unto many..."
(Romans 5:17).  For if by one man's offense death
reigned by one;
much more they which receive abundance of grace and of
the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ...But where
sin abounded,
grace did much more abound..." (Romans 5:15, 17, 20.)

"For if the ministration of condemnation [the Law] be glory, much more
doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory"
(2 Cor 3:9).
When Moses received the Law, which was a ministration of death, there
was glory seen by Him, which was reflected on his face. But how much
greater is the glory of the Gospel-ministration for with unveiled face we
behold now the glory of the Lord and are changed into the same image
from glory unto glory.

"For if the blood of bulls and goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the
unclean sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh, how
much more shall the
blood of Christ who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot
to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"

(Hebrews 9:13, 14.)

There is also a "much more" as to Israel's future.
"Now if the fall of them
be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the
Gentiles; how
much more their fullness?" (Rom 11:12). When the Jews
rejected Christ and fell as a nation by their unbelief, it proved to be in the
purposes of God-- the means to give the riches of grace to the Gentile
world. By their fall, salvation came unto the Gentiles. But prophecy
predicts a time of their fullness, when the promised glory will be theirs.
How much more blessing and glory will come to the world and to the
nations of the world when Israel is received back. Speaking to the Gentiles,
Paul writes in the parable of the two olive trees,
"For if thou (Gentile) wert
cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary
to nature into a good olive tree:
(the Abrahamic Covenant) how much
shall these, which be the natural branches (the Jews), be grafted into
their own olive tree?"
(Romans 11:24).

And how
much more we shall find out in glory of what grace has done for
us! In that eternity of glory there will always be more and more to follow.

Taken from Our Hope Magazine, September 1924.

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Further Reading:
Eternal Security of Believers in Christ Jesus
Assurance of Salvation By J. Vernon McGee
Jewels  - We Are Precious To God
The Grounds Of Grace - By William Kelly
ALL THINGS - Bible Word Study
"Come" - The Blessed Word
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