4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
By simple believing faith in the Lord Jesus' death on the cross for my sins, I pass from spiritual death to spiritual life.
"For by grace are ye saved.."
GRACE sufficient for EVERY trial I am going through. Grace to meet every need - by faith alone in our Father God.
And what else does He give?
".. made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:"
Wow!Seated in the heavenlies.. right now in the spiritual sense, though not physical sense. One day we will see that too. Oh, what a day of rejoicing that will be.
BUT let us rejoice even now that we are seated in the heavenlies.. in the midst of our earthly weights and worries we have this eternal hope and joy!
Never ever, ever forget it!
Satan loves to steal our hope and joy with discouragement.
I know! I've really struggled with it over this blog.. over many things of late. Some were sent of God, and He picked me up with a word of encouragement. These I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I found this old copy of this hymn how it blessed me. I honour such saints who've gone on before. (*Not all images in You tube clip good I noticed). Recorded in 1907 we just never know how our actions today will influence those near and far.
Let us keep on keeping on looking unto Jesus the Author and the Finisher of our Faith.
For we are His workmanship!!!
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.."
What the Lord began in you, He will finish AS we allow Him to work in our lives.
Being His workmanship means we do have work. Let us walk as faithfully as our Saviour, our Example, walked!
The LORD bless you dear ones, may your eyes be lifted up rejoicing that you are seated in those heavenlies.
Sending prayer hugs your way, may you believe & see our God working in His might and power in you today!
Shaz in Oz.x
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