This is a time when it is OK
1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us
with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as
he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be
holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto
the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure
of his will,
is a cruel and wicked hireling who would rob a saint of the joy of looking back...
back a few days, weeks, months, or years. What do you see? You see yourself in
the gutter of the universe, filthy, covered with sin. You see that day when you
were without hope and without power over your lusts and appetites. Do not dwell
on this my friend, but do not lightly consider the depths from which you were
back beyond that troubling day of yours to a day in about 33 AD when a Rabbi,
a man who chose poverty, was thinking of YOU. At that point time froze and all
nature groaned. For the maker of heaven and earth submitted to the rage of evil
men and allowed them to hang him between heaven, his home, and earth, his creation.
And in exquisite agony, this man died, thinking of YOU...
17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world:
thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished:
and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
back now, past the punisimous silly Arminian doubters, to the day when Jehovah
God contemplated YOU and all mankind, fallen, lost, without hope. And worst of
all, Jehovah saw that his friends, from Adam down to YOU, could no longer walk
with him in the cool of the evening as eternal friends. How the heart of God hurt.
But the strangest thing, which you and I cannot comprehend, is that this point
in the heart of God, in heaven, in eternity past, predates the day of creation
is then the greatest mystery of our faith...
were not there, but again, you WERE there...
again, my friend... God has turned to his Son, before the day of creation, and
he is asking him if he will die for YOU. Not just Adam and Eve-- God is asking
his Son if he will partake
of your life to the full and experience your death and judgment to the full--
will he take Adam's sin, and YOUR sin, all man's sin, on himself. Will he go to
hell instead of YOU and me.
Son, will you go?"
to the answer: "O my Father, if it be possible, let
this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."
now, to Jehovah God in eternity past making you this promise-- "Thus, I choose
YOU-- You are elected to be my son, joint heir with my only begotten Son. I will
one day adopt you, and you will inherit all things in my Son, your Savior.
Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
that love him.
are chosen. "Behold how he loved him!"
That is, YOU.
no more looking back at YOU. Look back at Jehovah God, yonder in eternity past,
and tell me, what should you be saying to him right now? And what can you say
to that sinless suffering Rabbi who was the Son of God himself? He stands there
at your side, never to leave YOU alone, waiting for the day when Father lets his
Son snatch you out of this life into the Glory.
the very thought of Thee,
With sweetness fills my breast;
the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear his voice...
To God be the
(Immortal, invisible, God only wise...)
And give him the Glory,
things he hath done.
When Jesus we see?
finish the thought in the opening text:
1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted
in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness
of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded
toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery
of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together
in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth;
even in him:
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
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted
again, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, let any small cheap flake, preacher, or hireling bring
your salvation under question. Stand up and shout you zeal and love for Jesus
Christ. It is high time we break up these sermons of doubt and infernal insecurity
foisted on the Lord's Bride, the Church eternal. No man, no matter how famous
or lofty, has the right to destroy the joy of your salvation.
Eritreans have not denied Christ. Do you think Christ would deny them? So,
why should he deny you? He took Peter back after he denied him.
Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father,
which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through
let Satan, or any man, make you feel small before God, your friend.
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