Know Who You Are In Christ (Part 1)

9/28/2014

Know Who You Are In Christ Pt 1

Ephesians 1:18-19 I pray…that the eyes of your understanding be 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, the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power…

 

God’s Charis Is Given to All Believers

Ephesians 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

ALL OF GOD’S BLESSINGS ARE OURS

Ephesians 1:3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

 

We’ve Been Chosen, Made Holy, & Adopted by His Favor & Plan.

Ephesians 1:4-6 For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,  to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

 

We’re Ransomed & Forgiven & Given Knowledge to KNOW IT

Ephesians 1:7-8 We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

 

We are Privy to God’s Plan & Included IN IT

Ephesians 1:9-10 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him for the administration of the days of fulfillment—to bring everything together in the Messiah, both things in heaven and things on earth in Him.

 

An Heir Receives an Inheritance

Ephesians 1:11-12 We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One Who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will, so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.

 

The Holy Spirit is Given at Salvation

Ephesians 1:13-14 When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.

 

To Know Him is Wisdom

Ephesians 1:15-17 This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

 

Understanding Him Clearly is Power

Ephesians 1:18-19 I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.

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