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God has called us into His Eternal Glory

Hebrews 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and through whom are all things, in leading many sons into glory, to make the Author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, He who has called you into His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself perfect, establish, strengthen, and ground you.

1 Thessalonians 2:12 So that you might walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Additional references:  Rom. 3:23, 8:30, Eph. 3:21, Rev. 21:9-10, 11

God has called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus!  Here it or anywhere in the bible for that matter does it mention calling us into or going to heaven.  Rather it clearly reveals that we have been called into God’s eternal glory in Christ Jesus. He has called us into his own kingdom and glory.  In Hebrews it even says that he is leading many sons into glory!  Glory is the expression of God himself.  Christians have been duped for centuries thinking that “going to heaven is the destination or goal of the christian life and we just kind of wait around.  This is quite a false teaching and deception.  The goal of our salvation is glorification.  Praise the Lord for his glory and the many sons of God!

 

 

 

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There is no neutral ground

Galatians 5:16 But I say, Walk by the Spirit and you shall by no means fulfill the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these oppose each other that you would not do the things that you desire.

Either we are in the flesh or in the Spirit.  There is no neutral ground according to the Bible.   Where the flesh is there is the sinful nature (Rom. 8:3) and the works of the flesh.  Doesn’t matter if you are a good or bad person.  If you are not in the Spirit, walking by the Spirit, filled with Spirit, and one with the Spirit you are flesh.  And those who are in the flesh cannot please God (Rom. 8:8).

 
 

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Christ and the Church A Wonderful Couple

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.

32 This mystery is great, but I speak with regard to Christ and the church.

 

Marriage is a wonderful thing but its just a shadow of the reality.  The reality is Christ and the Church!

This line will be continued tomorrow…

 

 

 

We were born into the Kingdom of God

1 But there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the JEWS.

2 This one came to Him by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher, for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.

3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?

5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

We have been born into the kingdom of God through baptism and the Spirit.  This is not a particular kind of baptism.  We have been born of the water and the Spirit.  And through such we have entered into the Kingdom of God. When we think kingdom, we should think life.   Just like the animal kingdom, or the vegetable kingdom.  To enter a particular kingdom you need a particular life.  We have been born of Spirit and have entered into the Kingdom of God!

 

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We have the highest Life to meet the highest Demands

Matthew 5:48 You therefore shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

5:45 So that you may become sons of your Father who is in the heavens, because He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the just and the unjust.

5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Matthew 5 describes the constitution of the kingdom of the heavens.   But when people read these verses including 5:48  they immediately look to themselves to fulfill these requirements.  This might seem quite daunting to some and to others they are just more obligations to fulfill.  Notice the bold print above.  Where it says that you shall be perfect as you heavenly FATHER is perfect.  That means that he is not merely our God, but he is also our Father.  We have his life and nature.  We have been born of God according to John 1:12-13.  And now we have the eternal life in addition to our natural fallen life.  In other words, we have the highest life to meet the highest demands!  We are sons of our Father, sons of God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another Life: Sons of the Most High

Luke 6:27-31 But to you who hear I say, Love your enemies; do well to those who hate you; Bless those who curse you; pray for those who revile you.  To him who beats you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.  To everyone who asks of you, give; and from him who takes away your things, do not require their return.  And just as you want men to do to you, do to them likewise.

Luke 6:34-36 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thanks is it to you? Even sinners lend to sinners that they may get back the equal amount.  But love your enemies, and do good and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the unthankful and evil.  Be full of compassion, even as your Father also is full of compassion.

We may see these requirements of the Lord as daunting. Yet fail to realize one thing.  That we are sons of the most high!  This is a matter of life.  Indicating that the requirements are met by another life.  Not our natural human life, but with the life of God!  The life that has made us sons of God!

 

 

What do you have to do with Resurrection? …Alot!

Ephesians 2:4-6 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us unto a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

God made us alive together with Christ in his resurrection and at the same time regenerated us through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!  So when Christ was raised we were too!  In his resurrection Christ was born the firstborn Son of God (Acts 13:33, Rom. 8:29) and we were born the many sons of God simultaneously in one gigantic delivery!