Don’t Lie Down In The Battlefield

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Ephesians 1:15-22

We are blessed not stressed

Ephesians 1:3 This letter begins with praise and thanksgiving to Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus the Anointed One, who grants us every spiritual blessing in these heavenly realms where we live in the Anointed—not because of anything we have done, but because of what He has done for us.

Spiritual blessings of discernment. Spiritual blessings of knowledge.

Stay blessed.

Chosen not frozen

Ephesians 1:4 God chose us to be in a relationship with Him even before He laid out plans for this world; He wanted us to live holy lives characterized by love, free from sin, and blameless before Him.

He chose you so He could love you. He wanted to perfect you.

Destination not deflation

Ephesians 1:5 He destined us to be adopted as His children through the covenant Jesus the Anointed inaugurated in His sacrificial life. This was His pleasure and His will for us.

Ahead of time God knew us.

Redeemed not creamed

Ephesians 1:7 Visualize this: His blood freely flowing down the cross, setting us free! We are forgiven for our sinful ways by the richness of His grace,

The greatest act in history – redemption of mankind.

To pay the full ransom, liberated, never to be sold again.

Revelation not agitation

Ephesians 1:9-10 He has enlightened us to the great mystery at the center of His will. With immense pleasure, He laid out His intentions through Jesus, a plan that will climax when the time is right as He returns to create order and unity—both in heaven and on earth—when all things are brought together under the Anointed’s royal rule.

God reveals mysteries to us. Stay in revelation.

Inherit not merit

Ephesians 1:11 In Him we stand to inherit even more. As His heirs, we are predestined to play a key role in His unfolding purpose that is energizing everything to conform to His will.

Sealed not peeled

Ephesians 1:13 Because you, too, have heard the word of truth—the good news of your salvation—and because you believed in the One who is truth, your lives are marked with His seal. This is none other than the Holy Spirit who was promised.

Sealed with the Holy Spirit.

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