Thursday, July 1, 2010
Redemption in Christ - External Riches
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Good Evening to All!
Tonight we find ourselves reading About the Redemption in Christ which Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, was telling to the saints who are Ephesus and faithful in Christ.
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. that power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
This is as true for us today as it was for the saints of Ephesus in Apostle Paul's time. We all need wisdom and we could all use a revelation. Yes, we all talk like we know who Jesus is, but the only way to know WHO he is, is to have a REAL , LASTING RELATIONSHIP with Him. This brings to mind when Peter asked Jesus when they were going to get to see the Father, and Jesus told him, "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." This was a man who had been with Jesus for a long time, 24/7, and yet because we go to church on Sundays and Wednesdays, we say we know him? It has come full circle. To know him is to have a Relationship with Him, meaning to Live for Him, Read His Word, Pray (talk with Him), Spend time with Him and Love Him, and according to HIS WORDS, keep His commandments. That doesn't just mean the Ten commandments. Jesus had a lot more than ten commandments. Everything He told us to do was a commandment, not a suggestion, not a request, but a commandment.
I have heard people say, it's so hard to live for God. No, it's not. Not if you love Him. It is no harder than abiding by your spouse's wishes. You wouldn't deliberately set out to go against your spouse, would you? Not if you love them. You may falter, you may forget something they want you to remember, you may not cook the way they want you to cook, you might not agree with everything, but that doesn't mean you don't love them. You try harder to please them. That's what a relationship with God is like. We will all fall at one time or another and He knows this . If not, He wouldn't have said we have all fallen short of the glory of God. The only way not to fall is to be at His level, and that will NEVER HAPPEN. His Words says to STRIVE to be LIKE HIM, but even when we are changed in the twinkling of an eye, I personally do not believe that we will "measure" up to Christ. Of Course this last statement was my personal opinion. I am not a Bible Scholar, nor am I a Preacher or Evangelist. I am just one person with a deep love for her Savior who wants others to be as happy and "in love " with Christ as I am.
Good Night and May God Bless!