Today is your day. Today is the day to wake up to your greatness, the greatness that Father God has pre-ordained since before the world’s creation. Brother’s and sisters, come now and receive the revelation of who you are and what your destiny is!
As I quieted myself to come into Abba Father’s presence a few weeks ago, I felt impressed to open my Bible to the book of Ephesians. I’d read Ephesians hundreds of time in 30 years, but this time, I felt a quickening, an illumination that I’d never experienced before. As I began reading the first verses, a sweet understanding opened in my mind like the petals of a flower. I’m often exhilarated when I delve into Father’s word and am never disappointed when Holy Spirit starts to illuminate the passages, which brings me deeper in my love and knowledge of Him. And there are days where I feel empty and malnourished because I neglected to spend quality time in His word. and in His presence.meditating on His word has became my daily bread and expands my spirit and helps me to make sense of this crazy world. His precious word settle my soul and stabilizes my footsteps, His reality and the inaccuracy of own fleshy perspective. If I open that Bible and there is no expansion or expectation in my mind, I might as well not bother. But, Father is so faithful and He helps me to soar to the next spiritual level..
For over two weeks, I’ve been stirred up and meditating about Paul’s first and second chapter(letter) to the Ephesians. The description of our inheritance got me so excited that I wondered why former pastors in my life didn’t teach and elaborate on these precious promises and inheritance of the saints. We are in dark times and many brothers and sisters are fearful and have spiritually “shut down. ” Many have been attacked in their bodies by terrible chronic illness and emotional afflictions. Satan has increased the assignments against our health so we are worn down and apathetic to God’s things. He knows that if he can get us to be tired by our sickness we won’t pick up our Bibles and pray.
Here is where all of us have a responsibility to remind our brethren constantly of God’s promises and to pray and stir up their gifts and callings when they are weak or feeling physical attacks. unis meant to wear down the saints to wear we are unmotivated to read. declare God’s word and energetically wield our spiritual weapons.
Pastors need to reevaluate their teaching and preaching molds through Holy Spirit’s guidance. They must learn to redouble their efforts to strengthen their flock by corporate prayer, fasting and koinonia fellowship. When wounded brethren are left alone and without loving fellowship, here is where satan has them under his grip of depression. The body must pray for discernment so that we are sensitive and know how and when to restore our precious wounded brethren. When we walk in love, all the promises of Christ will make us more content, victorious and having expectation of victory! We msut be diligent to pray fervently for each other, carrying each others burdens and seeking the “rootedness and groundedness” of our brothers and sisters.. Saints, we must be people of devout, fervent prayer,. Our prayers are so powerful all heaven and hell are shaken.
Mat 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
before we continue exploring, I wish to remind you all that, though we rae guarantied our divine blessings, satan’s Mo is to steal, kill and destroy. Don”t think that because we are God’s children that our inheritance and standing is to be maintained without a fight!Jude tell us in jude 1:3
I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.
Wait a minute, you protest, I didn’t know it would be a battle to hold on to our faith! Yes, We will have to fight continually to stay close to god, to grow in His knowledge and to stand in victory every day. We are in war and unless we are vigilant and serially determined to abide in eh vine, there will be great casualties on the spirituous battlefield! but take heart, for Jesus said, “I have overcome the world!”j
Continuing to explore the opening chapters of Ephesians, I found glorious things to meditate and embrace. and so full of spiritual nourishment! Paul tells us in Eph 1:3 that Jesus has blessed us in the heavenly realm with all spiritual blessings! No demon in hell can deny our inheritance., as long as we are in covenant with Father and Jesus. When we seek Him with all our hearts and delight to be in His presence daily, every blessing is ours! If we are living sloppy agape lives, though, satan will entice us to walk in carnality, strife and self-centeredness.
Precious brethren, I remind you of the wonderful blessings you are entitled to as a Child of the MOST High God!. Study to show yourselves approved,
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15
Once you embrace God’s word and allow its seed of truth to become a part of you, you’ll never be the same again and you will glow with the luminescence of His glory that all should see and believe in the Glory of God!
1. You are sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise. Eph 1:13
2. …and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength Eph 1:19
We are given power! That is very exciting for those of us who were fearful, timid and cowardly. we can now walk in Holy Boldness against our enemy and evil.
3. We have wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. Eph. 1:17
4. We receive Spiritual illumination Eph 1:18
5. Our spirits are quickened ( made alive and “activated). Wow, imagine, we are like a charged battery ready to go and move mountains.
6. We are elevated and seated upward to Christ’s place . Eph 2:6 We are no longer enslaved by the material, earthly or carnal. Christ has positioned us to a new nobility. We are kings and priest Rev 1:6 and one day we will judge Angels!. 1 Cor 6:3
7. We are lavished with incomparable riches of exceeding grace! Eph 2:7 No matter how many times we fall or struggle with sin, Jesus mediates on our behalf, continually… Rom 8 35-39 tells us ..”Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord… in my case not even these tremors and shaking can alienated me from my Father great love!! I do NOT have to afraid that he will be fed up with me. And when I stumble or sin and ask His forgiveness, He wants me to “come right ” and enjoy fellowship with Him again! That is how much our Heavenly Father delights in us. There is nothing more He desires than us seeking his presence! One of my favorite Christian female artist, Margaret Becker, wrote and recorded the most wonderful song about god’s great love for us and how He doesn’t want our sins to keep us away from him.
8. We are His workmanship! (His artistry) created in Christ to do good works, Eh 2:19 Imagine we are a piece of clay and Father God molds us and shapes us on His potters wheel, so we can be used for His glory!!
9. He is our peace.,. Eph 2:14 In these precarious times of impending war, political, social and spiritual turmoil, we know that He stabilizes us. We do not have to fear losing our jobs, struggling with a catastrophic illness or agonizing over the death of a loved on. No matter what, when we look to him and ask for help, he will gentle our stormy spirits! Glory to God!
10. He gave gifts to men, (for the perfecting of the saints ). Wow! Imagine that. Every person born into God’s kingdom now has gifts. They are not just for him to enjoy but will (like a tapestry) weave in with other saints gifts for the edifying of the Body of Christ. We are all important and fitly joined together (Eph 4:16) and with Christ as the cornerstone!.( Eph 2 19-22).
I wonder of most of God’s children realize this wonderful truth: that we are ALL building stones in the glorious, spiritual house of God. would we all want to be part of this heavenly building? So many are ignorant of the importance of their part in God’s tapestry! So, do not be anxious about what is happening in the middle east, the flailing economy, your lost loved-ones or your illness. .Look to Him, lift up your hands to Him and Thank Him with all your heart. He inhabits your praise. Things will change when you learn that worship is the entrance into His fullness, peace and contentment! Jesus is seeking a Bride who is awaiting Him with expectation! Look not on the temporal and physical, for they are temporary and pale in comparison to the glories that await us in eternity! get excited, beloved. People get ready. Get on Board. The King is coming!!!
Abba Father, I thank You for illuminating my precious brothers and sisters that they know they Your treasure in earthen vessels. Though they may be frail, ailing and/or struggling with sin, Your glorious mystery, (their adoption as Your beloved children, inheritance and glorious transformation in the age to come, is there’s no ifs ands or buts! Holy spirit, remind us daily how to receive and keep your glorious truth in our hearts. Help us to stay excited about being a part of your spiritual house.
I thank You, Father for Your astounding workmanship in my brethren today, in Jesus name, amen!