This blog post was inspired by my personal study of Ephesians
To the beloved community of God, I personally greet you all Grace and Peace. May our heavenly Father continue to bless each of us His continued grace and mercy, while we all are challenged like never before in our faithful calling in Christ.
My deepest prayer and willful intent in my crafting this love letter to the Saints of God is an effort to encourage as well as remind us all of our high heavenly positional spiritual calling in Christ as we all have to contend with our not so glamorous earthly conditions that often times get the best of us.
Be forever reminded that as Saints, each of us have a spiritually endowed character that is being forged each day by God, as we are separated by His grace, with the very best of our Father’s will working externally and internally on our behalf; for we are His workmanship, God and only God has the ultimate responsibility to complete the work within each of us who remain faithful and obedient until the ending of this age.
We are to remain faithful and fruitful in Him by abiding as His branches in The Vine, for without Him, we can not do anything worthwhile. Be diligent while maintaining spirit-led, empowered steadfastness as we all must navigate throughout very painful trials, temptations and testing’s. We must never lose sight of the integrity of the foundation truths of the Gospel of The Kingdom of God and its message.
Is there any greater Love [agape’] in the heavens or the earth than the Love of God? Have you not heard that before the very foundation of the earth, there was God’s love; this love of God to His people is that of an everlasting love that is cemented in His eternal covenants made in The Christ who was/is ordained as our Head and provisional source of all of God’s blessings in this present evil age, and the eternal age to come?
Those who are faithful, our selection into the Kingdom of God was not based upon our might, goodness, wealth and or influence. There was nothing humanly good in any of us except for a contrite heart and an on-going willingness to follow The Master until we all reach maturity. Because we are “in Christ.” we now may part-take in being set-aside by God throughout our spiritual journey, while receiving spiritual virtue, and needed Godly benefits while we all work out our soul salvation each day of our living.
Those who are in The Master, are to be reminded that we are redeemed from all iniquity and thus inherit the ability and the reality of being adopted as children of God with revolutionary life-changing benefits, such as, no more captivity, or slavery; no more bondage to sin or the total impact of Satan, or the negativity of the law that is devoid of the Spirit of God. I truly thank our Heavenly Father that through His wisdom and prudence, and the Gospel Message, we now may live out loud before this age, two major graces; faith and love.
Faith, this strong yet unwavering conviction within the follower, as he/she trust in all of the promises stated by God, within all of His Covenants, throughout the entirety of The Holy Scriptures.
Love (agape’) is this selfless, sacrificial and unconditional love that is not grounded in or ruled by human emotions.
Faith and Love are inseparable, they in the lifestyle of a faithful follower, will always be seen together, never to be hidden thus both are to be expressed in words and deeds.
My prayer is that our Creator may grant the often-times, divided Beloved community of Christ with a refreshing of His Holy Spirit of wisdom and knowledge of the inner-workings of the Kingdom of Heaven now in these ways:
A functional yet very practical and experimental reality of Christ as our Mediator between heaven and the earth.
A greater intimacy in The Messiah that is cemented by our increased love, faith, and obedience to Him.
A renewal of The Spirit of Wisdom within the hearts of faithful followers, instructing each of us into a deeper understanding of the Mind, Will, and Heart of God, which ultimately leads to all truths in this current age.
Never are we to lean nor depend upon the wisdom, knowledge of self (flesh), nor the world’s wisdom, but in all ways, develop and operate within a Kingdom of God world perspective.
I pray that each of us may know what is the hope of his calling within The Master. Learning as well as living our lives within our holy calling and all of the spiritual benefits that we have now and in the eternal life to come.
In closing, it is my prayer that each of us never compromise the eternal blessings and benefits which we have in Christ for anything temporal and spiritual unfulfilling of this world. We are in the capable Hands of our Heavenly Father, for we all are His lot of His inheritance even in this current aspect of the gradual unfolding of The Kingdom of Heaven, as we all wait for the eventual complete fulfillment of the restoration of all things unto the Glory of The Father by way of the Son and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Amen!
Grace and Peace