Sunday, January 13, 2013

God's Plan

Eph 3:6
And this is God's plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God's children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.
Further Study: Rom 2:27-29

This may not look like a very big deal to you right now if you are not from a Jewish background and you read the preceding text, but it indeed is a great mystery. There was a time in this world when people like me who are not Jews could not share in the riches inherited by God’s Children. The only people who had hope of having a relationship with God were the physical descendants of Abraham, a man who walked closely with God and was blessed by God.
Now what exactly are these riches that are talked about in our bible text? This is the Shekinah glory and presence; protection, power and empowerment to prosper among other things, this is what a righteous Jew believed was with Him wherever he went. He believed that the Lord of the heavens and the earth was His shepherd and he would not want (remember that psalm was written by a Jew before Jesus came).
We who are born again are now partakers of the inherited riches and are children of God indeed. We are now the real children of Abraham according Romans 2:28-29
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for choosing me and making me your own. I pray that these blessings will find full expression in my life today. Take the entire glory lord God, in Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen

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