Sunday, July 3, 2016

Our Blessed Hope

This morning I was reading the prayer of Paul in Eph 1
and I saw something I had never seen before.

He prays 'that the God of or Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory, 
may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation 
     in the knowledge of Him, 
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened,
that you may know what is the hope to which he 
      has called you, 
what are the riches of his glorious inheritance 
         in the Saints,
 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his 
     power towards us who believe, 
according to his great might that He worked in 
Christ when he raised him from the dead...'

Paul is praying that we would have a full and complete
revelation of the unseen world and of the coming
Rapture of the Church. He wants us to know the
'blessed hope' of 'our being gathered together to 
Him;' that He will gain in us the riches that He died for,
his glorious inheritance; and the immeasurable greatness
of His power, the resurrection power at His coming for
us, His Bride!

I have prayed this prayer for years but never grasped
that Paul is pouring out his heart for Believers to live in
the light of our full inheritance, that this Christian life
has within all the promise of full redemption, and change
at the rapture, where both the dead and the living will be
changed forever. Read the glorious chapter of 1 Cor 15.

Morning is about to break!

This is a great summary of many things that are coming
together with great speed.

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