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Come Boldly

Ephesians 3:12

In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).

Through Christ we now once again can approach God without fear. Our Father has provided for us the privilege of fellowship with Him. It is the very reason why Christ died. When Adam sinned his fellowship with God was broken and he became estranged from God. This brought a fear in the heart of man in approaching God for after Adam sinned he hid himself from God. Once we are born again we no longer need to live fearful of approaching our heavenly Father. The sin that separated us is gone and we can now approach God with complete confidence. So as a believer we should daily draw near to Him and He will draw near to us. Don’t ever run from God, run to Him. If you have sinned repent, and run back to the Father for He awaits with arms open wide to help you get back on your feet again. The door is open so take the time to draw near to Him. You will be glad you did.

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Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

God’s Holy Temple

Ephesians 2:21

In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].

In Christ we are a part of a growing holy temple in the Lord. We are to be dedicated, and consecrated (set apart) unto God. We are in the world but no longer of the world, we are the light that now shines in the darkness. Every born again believer should be living a life dedicated to the Lord. You don’t become born again to remain the same as you were before. Receiving Christ means you also receive a new life and therefore a new lifestyle. But for that to happen we must renew our mind’s to God’s Word so we can come to know the new you. We must also make God’s priorities our priorities, choose His will over our own will, and line our life up with the Word of God. To live a changed life, one separated and dedicated unto the Lord, you have to change how you see and how you live your life. You will be glad you did.

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Posted by on August 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

We Have A Helper

Ephesians 1:13

And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.

When we receive Christ we receive the Holy Spirit to come and live in us. One of the primary purposes of the Holy Spirit as our Helper is to be our guide. He leads us by bearing witness with our spirit. Learn to follow this inward witness. The Word of God reveals this is how God leads us. He does not lead us through outward circumstances, nor does He do so through our minds, but through our spirit man. Proverbs 20:27 tells us the spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord. This means God will enlighten us and guide us through our spirit. We should not be looking for guidance from God any other way. This inward witness will be a complete peace or an agitation within you spirit man. That peace is like a green light and the agitation is like a red light. Make sure the leading you sense is always in line with God’s Word for He will never lead us out of line with His Word for the Spirit and the Word agree. So learn to follow the inward witness of the Holy Spirit and He will help guide you into God’s will for your life.

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Posted by on August 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Heirs of God

Ephesians 1:11

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, …

Every child of God has obtained an inheritance. We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus. 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness. The children of Israel were given an inheritance in the promise land but they had to go in and possess that inheritance, even though it was already theirs. Just like the children of Israel our inheritance, all that has been given to us in Christ, is available for the taking. You possess your inheritance living by faith; believing in God’s Word, speaking in line with God’s Word, and acting as if God’s Word is true because it is. You must learn this lifestyle of faith to walk in what is yours as a child of God. So walk by faith and not by sight and enter into the promise land Jesus has provided for you.

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Posted by on August 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Redeemed

Ephesians 1:7

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace …

Through Christ we are redeemed through the blood Jesus shed for us. Redemption means liberation by the procurement of a ransom. Because of Adams act of sin in the garden mankind was taken captive by the deceiver satan himself. Man had become subject to this evil ruler. But God paid the ransom of His Son to liberate us from this evil one. All man has to do is to put their faith in Christ and call upon Him to be the Lord of their life and accept the payment made to free man. We have been liberated from spiritual death (no longer separated from God), sickness and disease, poverty and lack; all the things that came from the evil one who became the god of this world through Adams rebellion. Once saved to walk in our liberty we must confess who we now are and what we now have in Christ Jesus, for we are told to hold fast to our confession of faith. As we do so our faith filled confession based on God’s Word will become a reality in our lives. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

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Posted by on August 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Strong In The Lord

Ephesians 6:10

In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

In the Lord is where a believer can find all the strength they need. Strength to face and overcome any challenge in life. It didn’t say be strong in yourself, but in the Lord. We draw strength from Him when we draw near to Him. All who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. When we take time to quit our minds, become aware of His presence within us, the very same presence and power that raised Jesus from the dead, we will become aware of His strength. So take time to wait upon the Lord and He will renew your strength and you will mount up with wings like eagles, you will run and not be weary, you will walk and not faint.

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Posted by on August 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Children of Light

Ephesians 5:8

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light…

As a child of God who is now light in the Lord we are to walk in the light as He is in the light. When we walk in the light we overcome the works of darkness. It is like walking into a dark room and flipping on a light switch. The moment you do darkness flees. To walk in the light we walk In line with His Word and we walk in the love of God. His Word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path. When we are obedient to the Word of God we are walking in faith, for faith is an act based on God’s Word. 1 John 2:10 tells us when we walk in love we abide in the light. The love of God will always treat others the way you would want to be treated, no matter how other people treat you. Faith itself works through love so when we walk by faith, walking in obedience to God’s Word, and we choose to love, we will walk in the light and cannot be overcome by darkness. We were once in darkness, but once we are born again we have become light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Uncategorized