Focus: Ephesians 2:4-6 - KJV
4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6. And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Those that be just and without sin need no salvation. But the fact remains that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And it is true that all our righteousness are like filthy rags before God. Hence, while we were yet sinners (filthy as dung), Christ died for us that we may be reconciled unto the father. Not because we did anything to qualify for such death and ransom, but just by the mercy of God. As a result of which, in the realm of the spirit, we have been translated into a realm that is far higher than the realm of our “spiritual abductors” to make us operate above them. So, when the preacher preaches and calls everyone to repentance, he is not saying he is holier than everyone, no. His sermon is first addressed unto himself, since he must not falter in it else he will be judged. For our ransom is not just so that we may continue in the dirty paths that the enemy had charted for us. But that we may forsake such path and walk in the way that Christ has introduced us into so that we may continue to occupy the pride of place where the father has kept us in Christ Jesus. Are you a sinner? But who was not? Are you battling with the decision to let go thinking people will assume you were bad and therefore you don’t want to look bad before men? Even the greatest of preachers today was also a despicable sinner. And please show me one person today who has no iniquity one way or the other. But because of the Lord’s mercy, there is room for your salvation/redemption from the lordship of the enemy.
Beloved, count it all joy that it is for your sake that the Lord laid down His life, and please grab the opportunity to ascribe the benefits of His death and resurrection unto yourself. So that, together with the rest of the saints, you can also operate in a realm that is far above principalities and powers and make the devil your footstool even as you reign over situations and circumstances of life from now. Accept the lordship of Jesus Christ by walking in His ways and forsaking the old ways that the old man took us through hitherto.
SOLUTION: Take up Jesus and His word from now to obey and do all that is written in it. Your salvation had been confirmed the day Christ died for you. But your taking the benefit is in following Him in all He says.
Thank you, father for so loving us to save us from eternal damnation by your mercy. Whatever we do here on earth, please don’t let us get ourselves enmeshed in sin ever again in Jesus’ name. By the salvation we have, make us to rule over principalities and powers indeed by your Spirit in us, in the name of Jesus Christ. In the end, grant us a retained position on your side that we may reign with you in eternity in Jesus’ name.
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