January 22, 2019 – Ephesians 1:3-5

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure. Ephesians 1:3-5.

Each of us are LOVED AND CHOSEN BEFORE: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:1-3.  And Time began on earth. 

When God knows the time is right, He will create order and unity in heaven and on earth.  We will be the heirs of God as we live in a way to bring Him glory and praise through Jesus Christ, the One who is Truth.

As we fall into the abyss of lies and deceit in today’s world, we praise God, for through Jesus Christ,  our lives are marked by His Seal.  This brings life-giving Hope.

Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.  Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace! Proverbs 12:19-20.

And this is the plan: At the right time. He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan. Ephesians 1:10-11.