06 June 2016

Special Delivery

Acting silly with Kristofer and beard

Paul, an apostle of Christ Yeshua by the will of God, 
To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Yeshua: 
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua Christ.  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.  In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Yeshua Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace hat He lavished on us.  With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
- Ephesians 1: 1-10
Questions:

What does it mean to bring “unity to all things in heaven and on earth” under Christ?

Did you notice it says “He made known to us the mystery....”?

After mentioning “mystery”, notice where it says “put into effect when times reach their fulfillment”.

It seems like unity of all things in heaven and on earth is the direction things have been going for 2,000 years... but one could say even longer than that.

'How' these things have been occurring is quite mysterious, as it says.

What is even more mysterious, I think, is how we are blessed in the heavenly realms with “every spiritual blessing in Christ”!!!

Mysterious and amazing to put it mildly.

It is exciting!

What can be more exciting than trying to wrap our minds around an abundance of spiritual blessings in the heavenly realms?

God choosing you.

Much how you pick out the best of something, God has chosen you for a very special and unique purpose.

Read and understand how very special you are, how you are called to be a beautiful manifestation of God on earth, a very amazing creation made in His image and His likeness.

You were created to have the very attributes of Christ.

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