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The Book Of Ephesians Revealed III
We are no longer who we used to be. In other words quit identifying with your flesh (outer man) start identifying with your New Man (Inner man). We have been made alive together, we’ve been raised up together, and we are seated together. Realize the importance of renewing your mind with the Word of God and allow it to reveal to you your TRUE IDENTITY! (Hebrews 10:7, Luke 4:17-22, Galatians 2:16-21 NLT).
In Ephesians 2:11-22 we read:
Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us ; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone ; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
God gave Paul special revelation into the mystery of His perfect Will concerning the church. This mystery revealed that God had made heaven and all of its riches available to us through the redemption of Jesus our Lord..The gentiles and the Jews are all one and are all one family now because of Jesus and Jesus alone (Galatians 3:26-29).
In Ephesians 3:1-13 we read:
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
It is Pauls prayer that the church would have revelation and understanding of the Greatness of God’s Love,so that they would be complete in Him. God ‘s Love is so GREAT for us that He desires to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ask or think.
In Ephesians 3:14-21 we read:
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
As we close, realize you have been made one with God the Father. Now you have peace with Him to Boldly and Confidently approach Him with an expectation of seeing His Faithfulness and Goodness richly greatly abound in your life!
Pastor Jimmy Brackeen