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SoaP Day 12 Eph. 3:14-19


S-Ephesians 3:14-19New King James Version (NKJV)

Appreciation of the Mystery

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[a]15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

O-Appreciation of the Mystery: This Mystery of Love is to be Humbling to us.  Nothing should compare with the knowledge of this Great Love of the Father toward us through His Son and Grace which was given at the Cross.  More then just forgiveness, more then just Heaven the Power to Live pleasing to the Father in all things, starting in the inner man.    This awesome Love which is to take root in our inner being is to be comprehended.  I am certain this will take some time as we are growing in Faith as we exercise faith.   Just appreciating this truth is amazing in itself.   That my Father has done all He could do to convince me of His Love which is bigger and stronger then anything I could imagine.

A-Take time to meditate on my Father’s Love for me.  Waiting on the Lord humbly bowed knowing that He alone has my name held in His name the name above all names.  Literally my Father’s Love is so complete that the knowledge in and of  itself is  perfect in every way, dealing with my inner self to the fullness of His Glory in all things.  Hello!   Did I just read this? Did I just hear this?  I am given the privilege of knowing the LOVE of my Father it is to be comprehended by me.  I am overwhelmed at the fullness of this LOVE given to me.

P- Father please again forgive my lack of obedience to Your Word.  It’s here with me everyday and I pass it by like it is unimportant and not necessary, when You have warned us that it is Your WORD that will give the Spirit power in us.   Jesus Your Son is that very Word that needs to dwell in us richly.  May this be my quest,  let me thirst,  let me hunger for this Love that is bigger and better then anything I have ever imagined and let it now begin to humble me to my knees.

 

 

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Soap Day 11 Ephraim 3:7-13


S-Ephesians 3:7-13English Standard Version (ESV)

Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power.To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we haveboldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.

O- PREPARATION Paul is setting forth perimeters where by we can have access  to  the promises in Christian through His Word.  All this by His gift of GRACE .  He feels  himself  to  be  totally  unworthy  for the mystery to be   his .   Given  boldness  such as only can come from Devine  revelation  that he is saying here is ours too.  God’s eternal  purposes  being made known  to us according  to Christmas Jesus our access.

A-AM I AMAZED that Jesus saved me?  I want to stay  completely  amazed that Jesus  saved  me.  When I get to heaven I want to be amazed  that I my there.  Awesome Father of Love revealed   to me and to think that even the angels are impressed with this amazing fact as it is revealed in my life by the Power of Christ.

Prayer- Father I do not feel in the remotest qualified to reveal anything to an angel in heaven.  How shallow my life has been please Father forgive me and help me to live in the truth that your Holy Word shares let it sink deep into my heart that my life would begin at this moment to reveal the truth of Who you are in Love.  Your LOVE which is the foundation of everything.  We should trust You and not lose heart that we would be aware of the MYSTERY of Who You are and what You are capable of doing with us under pressure.  Oh may I be cleansed and made whole by this working of Your WORD in me.

 

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SoaP Day 10 Eph 3:1-4


S-Ephesians 3King James Version (KJV)

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

O- A prisoner of Jesus, Message Bible 1 This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called. Dispensation of Grace –1 This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called.2 I take it that you’re familiar with the part I was given in God’s plan for including everybody.3 I got the inside story on this from God himself, as I just wrote you in brief.4 As you read over what I have written to you, you’ll be able to see for yourselves into the mystery of Christ.

A- This passage is making us aware, me aware of the importance of the reason behind why we as believer do what we do, even if it means prison. Praying of course if it meant prison I would be willing to go for Christ.  Am I familiar with the part I am given in God’s plan.  Familiar-1.well known from long or close association. In close or intimate on familiar terms.   God’s plan is always the best reason to do what we do.  If I want to know the Mystery I must get on board and hear the plan, (inside story) understand the plan, walk the plan, Live the PLAN!   The mystery of Christ was just not for Paul it is for all believers.

P-Father I know you have a plan for me and I know You alone are able to work that plan out in my life.   Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  I thank you strengthen me Lord to be obedient to your Words and Lord my the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You.  So that even in the prisons of my life I can know you are with me and that Your Joy would make me full.   Your mystery of Faith and Your unlimited Grace.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 [Full Chapter]

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, thefaithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
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SoaP Day 10 Eph 2:19-22


S-Ephesians 2:19-22King James Version (KJV)

19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

O-I belong now and forever, Jesus Christ himself has done this work He is the chief corner stone.  He alone has satisfied the demands of sin. We are each as believers being built up into this glorious temple of God.  Spiritually we are joined now and forever into the kingdom of God.

A-Live like you believe who you are.   Can you imagine being that Princess who has been given full reign in her Palace as joint here with the KING? The Princess knows who she belongs too there are no doubts in her mind.  No unsettled thoughts when she pulls the drapes or arranges the folds of her clothing.  She KNOWS, she has been given the confidence to walk according to her Fathers foot steps.  She is certain of all the blessings that come with her title.  There are no fears she has ears and eyes only for the truth and is always content.  Peace is something that comes with the Truth of who she is.   There is a place of perfect righteousness and where she has the ability to be anchored in and upon all that she has been given. Can it be that I am that very Princess?  Can I for this moment be built up in this very beautiful Kingdom of GOD my Father?  Yes Lord, I say YES!  Let it be unto me as You have stated.  I desire nothing but to be where You alone have given me to be fitly framed together in Your Holy Temple.  Let the WORSHIP begin.

P- Father I am yours there is no other King for me I want to be kept and I humble surrender to Your Will be done.  I worship You alone and desire nothing but to be living in Your Temple Joined together with You by the Power of Your Spirit.  Glory to the Prince of Peace and God our Father Forever Amen

 

 

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SoaP Day 9 Eph. 2:14-18


S-Ephesians 2:14-18King James Version (KJV)

14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

O-We have been reconciled to You completely there is nothing that separates me from You.  I am in You, You are in me one body by the cross oh the power of the cross.

A-Right now with my Momma recently having a stroke this is precious to me.  No matter what we are all one body because of what Jesus did on the cross for each of us as we believe in His blood covering us.  Totally redemption totally access now by the Spirit unto the Father.  My Mother is many miles away but I know through the power of the SPirit we are very close because we are one body as believers we are connected.  Nothing this world has to offer compares to this Hope we have in our Father’s gift of His Son.  No matter my come our way we have one destination and that is Home to Heaven with all of those who have come to know Him.  My Mother and my Father are really just Home a little before me.  Such wonderful Good NEWS!  This is the PEACE that passes all understanding.  I want it now to rule forever in my heart.

Dear Father,   Please begin right now to strengthen me my heart is heave because of the Love I have for my Mother and knowing that she is experiencing this suffering from her stroke is very hard.  I want to trust You right now that You are taking care of her completely.  That Your Love for her is far greater then mine.   That Your Plan is Perfect and that Your Peace is Perfect able to divide to the uttermost what is good and what is not good for us.  Your plan is perfect in every way and by Your Strength I can believe and trust You to do accordingly to Your Great Pleasure.  Trusting Your unconditional Love is such a Great Gift thank you Father .

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SoaP Day 8 Eph


S-Ephesians 2:11-13King James Version (KJV)

11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

O- Once we were totally Lost and Now we are Totally Found!

A- Nothing separates me  from Christ because of what I believe He did for me on the cross.  Nothing I can do can measure up to what He has already done.  I am complete in Him.  Now and Forever.   One day I will fully realize what this means for now I am content to just believe that He is all I need now and forever.  One day though His Love I will see face to face and I will be fully removed from this flesh.

P- Dear Father,

Thank you for what you have done for me.  Not only have you taken my sin away you have given me Your Spirit of Power to work that beauty of conquering the flesh and all of its desires that are contrary to Your workings of Righteousness in me.   I Was far off but now by your Mercy and Grace I am brought nigh unto YOU!  Thank you amazing Father your daughter, Christie