Do life’s issues and challenges seem cloudy to you right now? Have you tried to apply God’s Word to your life and still find yourself left in a fog? Well, the mysteries of the gospel are being made simplified and all that we need to do is believe what God has to say about your life and mine which each carry their own unique story.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Oh I want the Father’s blessing! I so desire to bless His heart!
We are to be the blessed offering to the Father, who has blessed us “in Christ” with “every spiritual blessing” in the heavenly places. Heaven was separated from the earth when man became separated from God in the garden of Eden. Heaven became veiled or separated from the earth.
Even as he chose “us”-“ in him” before the foundation of the world, (before the earth was formed) because He formed you and I in our inward my inward parts; knitted together in our mother’s womb. Knitted together in Him. For “in Christ” do all things consist or are held together by that which every joint supplies. Every joint means every man, woman and child “is” destined to be knit together as “One in Christ”. Each one is given free a free will to choose to return to God’s divine order or not. (“From whom the whole body, joined and fit together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:16 ESV)
I praise you, O Lord for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. (God formed Adam from the dirt of the earth). Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book, they were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 139:16-19) You and I each have a story written for us in God’s book.
May we be made holy and blameless before him. (Through the blood of Jesus and His body sacrificed on the cross) Believing in His finished and all complete work sacrificed for us on the cross. Thus fulfilling payment for the sins of the world and redeeming us back and restoring us in fellowship and communion to the Father.
In love he “predestined” us for adoption “to himself” as sons and daughters “through Jesus Christ”,
This is according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. (The Body of Christ Jesus; the ecclessia.)
In him (In Jesus) we have redemption through “His blood”,
granting us forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. This grace, which he poured upon us, in all wisdom and insight.
“This” makes known to us “the mystery” of his will.
This “is” according to “his purpose”.
“This purpose’ which he set forth in Christ.
“His plan” for the fullness of time, is to unite all things in him (Jesus). “All things” (of every nation, tribe and tongue in the earth), in heaven and things on earth. (Ephesians 1:3-10)
Now let us continue on in Ephesians 1:11-14. “In him” we have obtained an inheritance, (which is in Jesus).
We have been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.
This is so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
In him you also, “when you heard the word of truth”, the gospel of your salvation, and “believed in him”, were “sealed with “the promised Holy Spirit”, who is “the guarantee of our inheritance” (earnest) until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. When we receive our incorruptible new body upon Jesus’ return to the earth where those who have trusted in and know who He is, will be caught up with him in the air.
The evidence of His Spirit living in us assures us we are “in Him”.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
The reason why the world (those who do not know Jesus) does not know us (His blood bought ones) is that they did not know him. May the blind eyes be opened and the deaf ears unstopped.
Beloved, we are God’s children now, (we were born with His purpose in mind to be lived out in our own uniqueness).
What we “will be” has not yet appeared; (He has yet to return) None of “have arrived”, but we know that “when” he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is purified in Christ Jesus. Jesus rent the veil between heaven and earth when He gave His life for you and I and “in Him” Heaven returns to earth. He longs for His Bride (us) to be assembled into one that we may be ready to join Him and He can return. Jesus is our inheritance and “we” are God’s inheritance. Now are the mysteries of the gospel clearer for you? I trust it shall become so for as whosoever will believe and trust Him at His Word. You and I are therefore “impossible possibilities” are we not? It is actually rather simple once seen.
In so doing we determine to mirror the likeness of the character and heart of Jesus as closely as possible and with God “all such is possible to those who believe. It is not by our own might but by “His Spirit.”
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Do not be “conformed” to this world, but be “transformed” by the renewing of your mind, (through the washing of the water of His Word) that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1,2)
Jesus said “Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. (John 15:3) Believe and trust that Word. Stake your life on it, pray, decree and become it.
Let us be found “in Him”. Jesus is all we need. For in Him do all things consist or are held together.