I want to show you the “much more” principle. Romans 5 shows us exactly what it is.
Verse 9 “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Verse ten. “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.”
Now, go to Verse 15, “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence 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.” This verse is bringing us back to the cross. When Christ died, He gave us the gift of grace.
Verse 17. “For if by one man’s offence 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.”
You’re not reigning until you’re prosperous. I don’t care how many Scriptures you know. I don’t care how long you pray. To reign in life on earth, you gotta have some money. Aren’t you tired of this ‘getting-by’ money? I’ve been there. I know what it is. ‘Getting by.’ That’s why we have sung so many songs about heaven, trying to get up out of here.
Verse 20: “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”
That’s the “much more” principle. Grace gives you access to “much more” in everything. You should not settle for regular in anything because Jesus Christ paid a great price for you to have MUCH MORE!