Text: Ephesians 1:11
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Read: Ephesians 1:3-12
It is a rare privilege to be reckoned a child of God. The ordinary man is filthy and cannot come before God.
All through the journey of the Israelites from Egypt, when God summoned Moses, He warned everyone else to stay far from His presence. The appearance of the ordinary man to God is like drawing a person out of dung and presenting him at the king’s dining table. It is not only deplorable but abominable. However, God decided to wash everyone that believes in His only begotten with the blood that was shed such that the Believer becomes as white as snow and through the beloved Son of God, he is adopted into the family of God as His child thereby becoming a joint heir with Christ of the belongings of the Most-High.
Nonetheless, it is possible to be washed and refuse to remain clean. Which is why pig owners seldom spend their time washing them knowing they are bound to return to their filth. For you to remain an heir you must be a saint. You are one when after your cleansing, you live your life in holiness by the righteousness of Christ; you refuse to yield to the luring of the enemy and fulfilling the lusts thereof. Why are you so enticed by filth? Why should you lose your place among the saints? Those lies you tell to put others in opium will debar you from God! Those deeds that present you with unclean hands are out to rob you of greater inheritance! That which belongs to your neighbor that you are taking advantage of him on will prevent you access to the Light!
The year is running to an end. Take a thought! Why must you continue like this into the new year? God wants to receive you unto Himself. But He will only receive the holy you.
Father Lord! Please wash me anew in the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Do keep me holy and without blemish till I meet with you in your Kingdom in Jesus name.