AS HE IS, SO ARE WE'
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Brothers, we are now in His kingdom. This verse does not say that He will translate us, but it says that He has already moved us into His kingdom.
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Our sins are forgiven through the cleansing blood of Jesus.
Philipians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Brothers, our conversation is in heaven. We are to listen to what The Father and Jesus says to us. They are who we are to talk too and they are who we are to listen too. "Our conversation is in heaven"!
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
We were dead in our sins, just as the lost world now is dead in their sins.
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
In our past we were also lost, but now are saved.
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
We were dead in our lusts of our flesh and our mind even as this evil world is today.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
We had God's mercy and his great love.
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Even when we were dead in our sins, God raised us up with Christ Jesus. We are saved by the grace of God.
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Brothers, we are told here that He raised us up together with Jesus to sit together with him in heavenly places.
Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
We died and was buried with Jesus in baptism, and we were risen with Jesus by faith in God, who raised not only Jesus from the dead but us also.
We will never die, we will live forever, God has raised us up to sit with Jesus in heavenly places.
We are now in His kingdom!
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
We are forgiven of our sins, and He has given us life eternal. We have life eternal now.
Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Those doctrines and ordinances that was against us were nailed to the cross with Jesus. They no longer are contrary to us. They have been removed.
Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
By hanging our sins, illnesses, and curses on the cross He has openly triumped over satin and his demons.
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
We are to seek those things which are above in heaven.
Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Don't have any affection for the things on this earth, but rather set your affection on things which are above.
Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
You are dead, I am dead, we died with Christ and are risen with Christ Jesus, and our life is hid with Christ in God, in heaven and in His kingdom.
Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
God spoke to our fathers in times past through the prophets.
Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
He now speaks to us by his Son Jesus.
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Brothers we are his children now. We are now joint-heirs with Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Bow your knees unto the Father in heaven, and ask what you will in the name of Jesus.
Philipians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
God has exalted the name of Jesus above every name.
Philipians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Every knee will bow to the name of Jesus.
Philipians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. If not now, then from hell, after they have died without Jesus.
John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
If we love God then God dwells in us. God is love.
John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Here on this earth our love is made perfect. Brothers, be bold. AS HE IS, SO ARE WE, to perfect our love for our brothers, and the lost as we pray fro their salvation, before it is to late for them. Love your brothers now while there is still work to be done. Perfect your love now in this life.
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