THE BORN AGAIN EXPERIENCE: Ephesians 2:1-10.


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Ephesians 2:1-10
1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
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:
7. That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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In the part One of these series:
We look at our miserable state of sin, when we were dead in our trespasses and how God’s grace and mercy located us.
Verse 1-3 tells us about our old state.

~ Our Unregenerate souls that are dead in trespasses and sins. All those who are in their sins, are dead in sins. Sin is the death of the soul. Wherever that prevails there is privation of spiritual life. Sinners are dead in state, being destitute of the spiritual life and cut off from God. They lack the fountain of life. And the are slave to the law.
~ A state of sin is a state of conformity to this world. Vs 2; says wherein in time past, we did walk according to the prince of the power of the air and the spirit that now work in the children of disobedience.
~ We were fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind.

Verse 4-10: gives account of God’s glorious mercy and salvation of our souls through Grace:

We must realize that salvation is free but not cheap. There are many things we have to drop in order to continue in this free gift that Christ has given us. Our old man and old ways have to be nailed to the cross.
We have grace at our disposal but we should not take the liberty Christ has given us for granted.

Our liberty and freedom from the grip of the devil is not because we are righteous, it is because of Grace. This grace is sufficient for us in every situation we find ourselves.
We ought to walk on this grace and help others trace their way Christ.
It’s is not an avenue to condemn others and put on The- Holier Than Thou Attitude. But we should remember that we were once dead to sin, grace found us, mercy saved us. We ought to pray for our fellow, believing God that they will be save.

Finally: The 10th Verse says:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

We are now created in the Imagine of Christ Jesus, Our Life is Hid in Christ and Christ in God. It means we are Untouchable as God’s people.
As we are living a right life, before anything harms us, it must harm Christ Jesus and God first before harming us. Even the devil himself bears witness that’s impossible.
We only need to walk in the principles of holiness and righteousness; according to the will of our Heavenly Father.

God Bless.
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DaFruits of Joshua The Great Leader.❤️


Great article!! Read and be bless

DaFruits

I wrote this last year September but I have been prompted by The Holy Spirit to share again.
In the month of September I read the whole book of Joshua, and I praise God for the revelation!
Joshua is a powerful book and I recommend everyone to read it.
I most certainly learnt a lot and The Word most definitely blessed and encouraged me.

This Word gave me the confidence to boldly walk in the calling that God has placed over my life. The book of Joshua taught me a lot about leadership.

Joshua served Moses for a long time, and I believe that as Joshua humbly served Moses, so also did he serve God. God sees our hearts, and He loves a faithful and a humble heart.

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Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31

Whilst Joshua was serving Moses, God was preparing Joshua…

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THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION 2 Corinthians 5:16-21


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2 Corinthians 5:16-21. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
17. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21. For he hath made him be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

The question remains, “How can God be just—that is, true to Himself in nature and true to Himself in holiness—and yet justify the sinner?” Because each man had to bear his own sins, all mankind was excluded from helping, since each was contaminated with the same disease. The only solution was for an innocent party to volunteer to die physically and spiritually as a substitution before God. This innocent party would have to take man’s judgment, penalty, and death. But where was such an individual? Certainly, there was none on earth. There was only one possibility. God’s own Son was the only personality in the universe who had the capacity to bear in His own body the sins of the world. Only God’s Son was infinite and thus able to die for all.

Christ gave us Both Regeneration and Reconciliation.

~ REGENERATION:
This consists of two things
1. Separation from the world: ” Henceforth we know no man after the flesh” vs 16. We do not own or affect any person or thing. We trust not in the flesh of any man.
We are enabled only by divine grace, not to mind nor regard this world, nor the things of this world. But to live far above it.
We must live in His spiritual presence and the comfort it affords
2. A thorough change of the heart: ” For if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature!” Vs 17a. This ought to be the goal and purpose of all those who confess and profess Christian faith, that they be new creatures, not only a new name but a new heart, new nature, and a new life.
” Old things are passed away- old thoughts, old principles, old practice, old religion they are all gone away! And all things have become New” vs 17b.
Regeneration creates a new world in the soul, all things are new. The renewed man acts from new principles, by new rules, with new ends, and in a new company.

RECONCILIATION:
1. Reconciliation as an Unquestionable Privilege: vs 18-19. There is already a breach of friendship, of the relationship between man and God.
God appointed the mediator, He has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ.
God does not input sin to those who have confessed and have reconciled back with Him.

2. Reconciliation as our Indispensable Duty. Vs 20. God is ready and willing to bring back the old time friendship and relationship He once had with Adam.
God now made the reconciled to become ambassadors for Christ to reconcile others tonGod. Romans 5:10.

2 Corinthians 5:21.For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1. The purity of the mediator~ He knew no sin.
2. The sacrifice He offered~ He was made Sin, not Sinner, but Sin. That is to say; A Sin-Offering, a sacrifice for Sin.
3. All these sacrifices, so ~ ” We can be made THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM!”

As Christ who knew no sin of His own was made sin for us. Our Reconciliation to God is only through Jesus Christ, and for the sake of His merit. On Him, therefore, we must rely only and by His Grace alone.
We have to put old things and old life away. Putting our old man away.
Which is sin, lust, the pride of life, the power of satan, the world, the law of sin and death, the lust of the eyes. And putting on the new man, which is love, peace, fellowship, obedience, patient, self-control and holiness without which we can’t see God.

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