GODS MASTER PLAN
FOR THE MATURITY OF TIMES
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times, he might gather together in one, all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
His plan to bring into unity all things.
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Brothers, we are told here to walk worthy in the assignment that God called you. For He did give you a special assignment that only you can complete. If you do not do this then it can not be completed by someone else. It is for you, and no one else!
Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Brothers, here we are told that He gave us His grace to the measure of the gift of Christ. He said that he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Satin try's to capture you, but Jesus tells us here that He descended into the lower parts of the earth and made Satin his captive, and gave gifts unto men). We as children of God are victorious over Satin, Jesus not only made him captive unto himself, but to us also. Satin lost all authority over us. Praise God! We are to walk in the gifts that he has given us.
He tells us here that he gave to some the gift of apostles, He gave some the gift of profits, He gave the gift of evangelists to some, He gave the gift of pastors to some, and to others He gave the gift of teachers. Some have more that one of these gifts, but we all have at least one of these gifts. Pray and ask God to reveal to you which of these gifts are yours, and then ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to use this gift that God gave you.
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
My brothers in Christ Jesus, these gifts that he gave you and I are to be used for the perfecting of the saints. For making perfect our brothers in Christ Jesus. For the work of the ministry, to edify the body of Christ until we all come in to unity in faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, a perfect man in the fullness of Christ. Do you see that we as children of God must help our brothers in Christ to become one in Christ, and going about doing our assigned work. We are not to be deceived by man made doctrine which divides us, but rather accept all of our brothers who lift up Jesus as the only way to heaven. We are told in verse 14 above that man lies in wait to deceive us. To keep us separated from each other. Jesus told us to be one even as He and the Father are one, that we also must become one so that the world seeing us in our oneness might believe upon Him.
The whole body of Christ must be fitly joined together. Stop allowing men and differing denominations to divide you. We are told plainly here that that is made to deceive us, and to keep us from being, and working as one body. Brothers, Jesus is now the head and all of us make up His body. The body can not function properly if all parts are not working in unison. Stop judging your brothers in Christ Jesus, and walk and work together in both Spirit and body using fully the gifts that Jesus gave us.
John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Pray for your brothers who sin a sin not unto death. Brothers, working divided for Christ is a sin. Stop this, and pray for those who are continuing to do this. For we are required of God to go about doing His work together, NOT SEPARATED, but together as one.
Romans 14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
You will stand or fall for God is able to make your brother stand if only you will not judge him, but rather work and pray for him and with him.
Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God!
1Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
1Corinthians 4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
1Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
1Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Pray for your brothers that are walking or judging others in fault. Because you are spiritual, restore your brother in the spirit of meekness, least you also fall into that fault that your brother is in.
God Bless you my brothers,
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