Archive | November 2014

Not sure where you are wanting to go with this…

Is God love? Yes.

Is God our father?  Yes

Are we his children?  Yes

Is He a good father? Yes

Is His love unconditional? Yes

His essence is at heart is love.  We were created from His DNA.  We were reconciled before the formation of the world.

Ephesians 1
4 He associated us in Christ before the fall of the world! Jesus is God’s mind made up about mankind! He always knew in his love that he would present us again face-to-face before him in blameless innocence. (The implications of the fall are completely cancelled out. Paul uses the word, katabalo, meaning “to fall away, to put in a lower place,” instead of themelios, meaning “foundation” [see 2:20]; thus, translated “the fall of the world,” instead of “the foundation of the world,” as in most other translations. God found us in Christ before he lost us in Adam! We are presented in blameless innocence before him! The word, katenopion, suggests the closest possible proximity, face-to-face!) He is the architect of our design; his heart dream realized our coming of age in Christ. (Adoption here is not what it means in our Western society, it is a coming of age, like the typical Jewish Barmitsva. See Galatians 4:1-6, “ … and to seal our sonship the spirit of his son echoes Abba Father in our hearts.” This is huiothesia.) His grace-plan is to be celebrated: he greatly endeared us and highly favored us in Christ. His love for his Son is his love for us. Since we are (fully represented) in him, his blood is the ransom that secures our redemption. His forgiving us our sins measures the wealth of his grace.

5 This grace shown towards us communicates a wisdom and discernment of our worth that completely surpasses any definition.

6 The secret is out! His cherished love dream now unfolds in front of our very eyes.

7 In the economy of the fullness of time, everything culminates in Christ; all that is in heaven and all that is on earth is reconciled in him. (The word,oikonomia, translates as administration. “All human history shall be consummated in Christ, everything that exists in heaven or earth shall find its perfection and fulfillment in him.”   — Phillips. “All that is in heaven, all that is on earth, summed up in him!” — Knox)

8 This is how we fit into God’s picture: Christ is the measure of our portion, we are in him, invented and defined in him. God’s blueprint intention is on exhibition in us. Everything he accomplishes is inspired by the energy and intent of his affection. (See Romans 8:29, “He engineered us from the start to fit the mold of sonship and likeness according to the exact blueprint of his design. We see the original and intended shape of our lives preserved in his Son; he is the firstborn from the same womb that reveals our genesis. He confirms that we are the invention of God.”

by Mirror Bible – mobile app. http://www.mirrorbible.com

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Jesus is what God thinks about you

This was given to me this morning by a friend. It was an email he had received. ..

“Here is my offering – therfore as it is impossible that we should not please Him through our faith, which clings to His righteousness. Hence it follows that a Christian is entirely without sin. And even if he sins, they can in no ways harm, but are forgiven for the sake of the inexhaustible righteousness of Christ which swallows up all sin and on which our faith relies…”

You please Him right now as you are! That is the Gospel!  You need not havethe most impactful ministry,  the world’s most extreme prayer life, or anything of the such.  If it were based on your ability to do or attain the cross would have not been needed. The cross and what happened represents pure love poured out and a new – genesis for ALL mankind. The plan from the beginning was reconciliation to the Father. 

We (or at least me) have seen God as wrath and love. I no longer see that. He is love, His very essence is 100% love.  From the beginning He has called us his sons and daughters.  His only vision of you has been and only  will be of you as His beloved kids perfect as you are. Not one day we will be whole but whole now!  Pure, righteous,  forgiven,  holy, sanctified,  redeemed!

Not a license to sin but a freedom to know your identity in Him and be free to come to Him with no shame or guilt.

Romans 8:1 There is now no condemnation for those who are found in Him, all is new! You are new creations in Him!

See His love for you today and tomorrow.

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