DIG for Tuesday the 10th of January…..all there, but we need to choose it for ourselves…..Ephesians 1 v 4

Yesterday my DIG was based upon Ephesians 1 v 3; well, I carried on reading the rest of this awesome passage described what we have through the finished work of Jesus.

Verse 3 says we have all spiritual blessings, and the verses following described these blessings.

Before the world began we were chosen to be in Him and with Him.

Now, this may sound like a Calvinistic doctrine, saying certain people are chosen for heaven and others for hell; it sounds like what is known as ‘predestination’.

This is not what this verse is talking about however.

God has chosen all mankind to be with Him; all sins for all men were forgiven at the cross and Jesus came to bring reconciliation to all men (Hebrews 10 v 12 and 14).

It is God’s will that all men are saved (2 Peter 3 v 9).

Men however need to choose to benefit from this forgiveness and reconciliation through faith in Jesus and His finished work.

God wants all men to be made ‘holy and without blame’, but not all men will receive this.

That is why verse 4 uses the word “should”.

We should be saved if we choose to be saved.

We should benefit from reconciliation and forgiveness if we choose to benefit.

We should be holy and without blame however we need to choose Jesus for this to happen.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you want all men to be saved and you have provided this for every man to choose for himself”.

Ephesians 1 v 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

Advertisement

DIG for Monday the 12th of August…..same as Jesus, yes, I’m talking about you…..Ephesians 1 v 4

The start of Ephesians is a wonderfully encouraging passage of scripture, speaking of what we have in Christ and who we are in Christ.

This verse talks of us being holy and without blame before him in love; I want to focus on the “without blame” part today.

The Greek word used here is “amomos” and means without blemish, as in a sacrifice, and morally without fault or blame.

This word “amomos” is used only 7 times in the new covenant.

Look up in your bible 2 of the uses for this word right now; Hebrews 9 v 14 and 1 Peter 1 v 19.

You will have noticed that the word used to describe YOU in Ephesians 1 v 4 is the same word used to describe JESUS in those two verses; that is just wonderful!

In your spirit, the part of you that is without blame, you are the same as Jesus.

You and Jesus are both described as “amomos”; morally faultless and without blemish.

In your born again spirit you are the same as Jesus; we are like Him right now (1 John 4 v 17).

God is a spirit (John 4 v 24) so when he looks at you or relates to you He does so spirit to spirit; so when He looks at you He sees Jesus.

Before Him you are without blame as He sees Jesus; isn’t that wonderful.

No need to perform, just be!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through grace as a gift of faith, I am without blame and, in my spirit, just like Jesus”.

Ephesians 1 v 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