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23 Oct 2018 Ephesians (Program #8)

Ephesians (Program #8) – The Mystery of God’s Will

Ephesians opens with some of the highest speaking in the entire Bible. Our selection, our predestination and our redemption are all mentioned but not as isolated items rather as indispensable steps in the accomplishment of God’s plan which is the great mystery of the universe through the ages. So, we have been chosen, predestinated, and redeemed for what? Ephesians 1:9 says, “Making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself.” What is God’s will, His purpose, His plan?

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22 Oct 2018 Ephesians (Program #7)

Ephesians (Program #7) – The Mystery of God’s Will

In the first chapters of Romans, the apostle Paul begins by establishing man’s pitiful and sinful condition; almost as though, he is proving to all mankind the need for redemption. Ephesians, however, another letter written by the apostle Paul, also speaks of redemption in the first chapter but from an entirely different perspective. This time it’s from the perspective of God and how He sees us and our need for redemption from the heavenlies. Listen to the marvelous way in which it’s presented in Ephesians chapter 1 “Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish before Him in love, Predestinating us unto sonship through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, To the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He graced us in the Beloved; In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses according to the riches of His grace,” What an uplifted view of this matter of redemption we have in Ephesians.

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24 Feb 2018 Romans (Program #27)

Romans (Program #27) – Transformation in Practicing the Body Life (2)

What is God’s great will?  It is that we would enjoy Christ, by rejoicing, by praising Him, by praying unceasingly and by saying “Thank you Lord Jesus” in everything.

We need to see what God’s will is.  When we talk about God’s will we shouldn’t have the thought of “what can God do for me?”  What we need to see is that God has a heart’s desire.  He has a great will in this universe and we want to be one with Him to carry out His will.  Hebrews 10:5-10, specifically verse 7 where the Lord says “I have come to do Your will, O God”.  What this means is that God’s great will in the universe.  If you look at the context of this verse is to have Christ as the replacement of all the sacrifices and offerings in the Old Testament that He would come and become the reality of all the sacrifices and offerings so that we might enjoy Him as our all in all.   So what is God’s will?  more…

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