Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians 1, 3-10
God wants us to be extavagent in our confidence in Christ. I believe that he lives in me, everthimg that is his has been given to me. I’m not going to downplay who Christ is, but also is in my life. I believe in all of his promises for us. Nothing can take this confidence from us. This faith is yes corperate, but it is also very personel.
The Father is not offened with us when we make these boastful claims on his Son. I am now what he is. We no longer are a slave to the destiny of Adam, We are on the road to the promised land, and the captian of this ship is Jesus. He has aready attained all things for us. He comes into our history and brings us home to Fathers house.
I will boast always in this one who is what he says he is. If we choose not to believe this, its an assult to the works of grace.
We are nothing in ourselves, never have been, never will be, but in christ, we carry this cosmic warrier, who has deafted every stronghold in this world. Jesus is victor over all things now.
Jesus is not waiting to rule the world, he is that king over creation now, but wait it get much better, he desires to share this rule with us, who are his chosen elect people.
I will always believe these things. If I choose to believe other than this, it makes me a liar. Because this is who God is. There is no questioning these things, because it is the truth.
God wants us to be extravagant in our beliefs! I will always boast in this one, who has given everthing for our redemption!
We are clothed with his son. All things are ours now, we live and move in his heavenly garments. When he sits next to our father, father sees us in the face of Jesus.
Who can separate us from this position of privilege, which has always been ours. Nothing can nor will ever dislodge us from the father, thank-you Jesus!
Jesus gave all in glory so he could have us, thats a big all, this is the love of him, how can we not adore this one who is so for us.
I think Jesus would of stayed in hell with us than be apart from us, how crazy is this love for us. How can we repay him, all he wants is our love.
The Lord went to the cross, into the very depth of death, and was not willing to go back to the father without us, father if you don’t take these my brethren with me, then I am not willing to leave without them. Amazing grace how sweet the sound. Who can now separate us from the Love of God. Jesus sold all he had in glory so he could have us! Beyond amazing!!
The reason we were called is because Jesus saw us at the end of the journey in time. We are seated with him at the table of grace in the age that is about to be revealed, we are his, because we have always been his.
The end of the journey in time just brings us back to the beginning, where we have always been, in him before the foundation of the world, thank you dear Jesus!!
What a hope, what a election, what a calling! In him all things were created, the end of our journey is the beginning. Seated at the table in fathers house!
The end is the beginning, the beginning never ends? We were with him in the beginning, we will meet him again in the end.