AFTER YOU BELIEVED
EPHESIANS CH. 1:
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Brothers, God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings.
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
After that you were saved, then did you receive the adoption of children by Jesus Christ.
Brothers, we were predestined to be His children.
He is not telling us that we were predestined when we were saved. For every human being has been given free will from Adam's time.
But, once we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior then did we receive His great and powerful spiritual blessings.
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Brothers, what a powerful blessing our salvation is.
We have obtained our inheritance. God now works all things through us as His children. We have been grafted into the very leinage of Jesus from David until this day.
We are the praise of His glory because we trusted in Christ Jesus.
Please see here that we first heard the truth of the gospel of our salvation. Then we believed His word, and then God sealed us forever with His holy Spirit of promise. Praise God!
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
We ask for and receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Our understanding has been enlightened. Now we can know what is the hope of his calling, and the riches of the glory of his inheritance. We are now the saints of God.
Do you see that God's wisdom, knowledge, and blessings are ours. We walk in His blessings now.
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
God has put all things under the feet of Jesus. God made Jesus the head over all things of the church.
Brothers, God made us the Church of which Jesus is the head and we are his body.
We must walk in this life as the head, which is Jesus, tells directs us. Jus as our physical bodies can only do what our heads tells us to. We as the body of Christ Jesus should only do what Jesus tells us to do.
Brothers, ask for and receive God's wisdom and knowledge about what you should do for him each and every day. For just as he predestined our assignment here on earth after we accepted Jesus, we now must go about completing that assignment.
God bless you my brothers;