Ephesians Chapter 1 Discussion



 
  • Peter halliday - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Sure and I will second that. We all are given free will but Marke there are also people who are evil doers without knowing but if they come to the Lord and Faith they can always ask for forgiveness. The Lord loves all his creation even the most heathen. What they must do is come to him and Ask. That is what the Lord asks. Like in this pandemic we see the vaccine. Now if you look at the word Temptation Marke if you exhaust this word you will see that Rebeling against God is in fact to experiment on diseases when the Lord asks you to come to him. 2 peter 2 9 Temptation. Now I prefer to commit to the Father of all creation so he can call me his child. I come to think how many have took this vaccine and still haven't turned to the Father.

    5043 tknon - properly, a child; (figuratively) anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission. This prompts God to transform them into His likeness.
  • Marke - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Some Christians believe that whatever happens only happens because God designed for it to happen and that nothing happens that is not God's will to happen. I do not agree.
  • Peter halliday - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Yes my Dear brother Marke. This is true, but why say this? We are all sinners in this world but when we find the Father and Jesus and try to walk in righteousness thru FAITH we are all forgiven. The Lord knows all mans (444) Hearts. Even yours.

    When the adulteress women was found guilty what did Jesus say? He said let him who has never sinned cast the first stone. Now Jesus who had never sinned, did he accuse this women or put her to Death? No he forgave her of her sins and asked her to sin no more.

    Jesus came into her life and if this happened to you would you Sin again or at least try to walk righteous in approval of the Lord?

    Romans 3:25.

    It is up to US all not to accuse or judge but to Praise the Gospel and TEACH it so all become touched by our FAITH thus trying to do no wrong anymore and walk so we and others are irreproachable (423). Blameless, Unrebukeable.

    Blessed Marke Brother.
  • Marke - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Reply to Peter halliday:

    Nothing can happen that takes God by surprise but lots of things do happen that are contrary to the will of God.
  • Peter halliday on Ephesians 1
    Hello Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ. I am very hopeful from all your comments. I am sure that we all share Gods preferred Will. Spiritual Vision. Disciples and to BUILD DISCIPLES. TEACH.

    The NT teaches the will of God on two "levels": 1012/boul ("God's immutable will" which includes the providential presetting of all physical circumstances), and 2307/thlma ("desire, God's preferred-will") which centers in choices.

    [1012 (boul) focuses on the will (plan) of God for physical circumstances. 1012/boul ("a resolved plan") underlines the pre-set, unalterable nature of the plan. When used of God,1012 (boul) refers to Him authorizing all the physical scenes of life in His perfect wisdom and love.]

    Nothing happens outside of God's plan (boul). People are often out of God's2307 (thlma), but never outside of God's1012 (boul)! See also1012 (boul). Both terms are used for example in Eph 1:11,

    "In whom (Christ), we indeed (2532/ka) were divinely lot-cast, having been pre-horizoned (predestined), according to purpose (4286/prthesis, 'providence'), of the one energizing all things according to the boul-plan [arising out] of His thelma-plan."

    [ Eph 1:11 states believers are "in Him" (Christ) and chosen by Him for a "divine-lot inheritance" (Gk text), i.e. our "divine-lot inheritance, having been pre-horizoned, according to (divine) purpose of the one energizing all things (neuter plural, ta panta), according to the counsel (1012/boul) of His will (2307/thlma)."]

    Eph 1:11 conveys God's1012 (boul) as naturally proceeding from His2307 (thlma). The broader term (2307/thlma) includes the Lord's generous offers of love to all people. Each person therefore must make meaningful (undetermined) choices - in physical circumstances He arranged in His perfect wisdom before creation ( Jn 1:3).

    ["God's2307 (thlma) is more inclusive than1012 (boul), and centers on choices. God's 1012/boul ('plan') predestines all the physical scenes of life.

    Blessed
  • GiGi - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Hello Ronette, I will pray with you for Catholics. I know that the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, (which is what Paul preached), is read repeatedly throughout the years of a Catholic who attends Mass regularly. I will pray that the Word of God read to them will take root in their hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit. I will pray that the Spirit will open their minds to understanding the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and believe it and in Him more deeply.

    I agree that there is much error taught in the Roman Catholic Church, however, it is not alone in teaching error. There is error and false doctrines taught across the board in Christian denominations. Each believer should examine what is taught in their own denominations and discover if it is taught in the Scripture in the Spirit of the Words of God.
  • Ronnette - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    My fellow believer:

    Ephesians 2:19

    Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

    1 Corinthians 4:1

    Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

    1 Corinthians 4:4

    For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

    1 Corinthians 4:5

    Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

    1 Corinthians 6:2

    Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

    Let us grow in grace and in charity for the Glory of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Ronnette - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    My Sister in Christ Sea:

    Thank you for your kind response.

    "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment." 1 Corinthians 1:10 KJV

    "Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye." 1 Corinthians 16:1 KJV

    The WORD OF GOD is so powerful that speaks to everyone that believes.

    Philippians 4:8

    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

    Philippians 4:9

    Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

    Romans 15:13

    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

    I love to know you as a daughter of God and a Saint here on earth.

    I pray for all saints. Our encouragement to one another makes us stronger here on earth while waiting to see Jesus Christ in the clouds.
  • Sea - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Hi,my sweet and precious sister in JESUS,Romnette.Your comment on Ephesians 1,has brought me so much joy,peace and hope.And confirmation of the great love and wisdom that our LORD GOD and our LORDJESUS has for us that believe in Him and follow His HOLY WORD according to the kjv of the Bible.For you my precious sister in JESUS,are the KEY and most Important part and confirmation of the enlightened Wisdom that JESUS shared with me some months ago.At that time I didn't understand why our most HOLY AND PRECIOUS LORD GOD and JESUS was enlightening me with such Wisdom.But Glory be to GOD for this Blessed website!For you see presently, I personally do not know anyone that is being mislead by the False Doctrines of the catholics.But unfortunately I did know someone being mislead by the False Doctrines of the mormans and I am currently having to deal with a landlord who's mother is Big time into the False Doctrines of the jehovas witnesses.But being Blessed with the True and HOLY WORD of GOD thru this amazing website.Some times the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD encourages me to further research certain aspects of HIS HOLY WORD.Now I know and understand YOU-Romnette and Your HOLY desire to lead your catholic friends and family to the Truth of HIS HOLY WORD that comes shining thru from the kjv of the Holy Bible is the reason HE lead me to the enlightened wisdom and Holy knowledge of just how Wicked the doctrines of the catholics have been in thepast,from (the beginning) thru today.Its really very sad and I'm sure those people that practice as catholics know nothing of their true roots.Much less do they or most of us whom believe and live our lives in accordance to the kjv have NO Idea about the Evil anathema's that have been pronounced by all the popes including today's,against their own congregation of believers if they dare to believe the way that we do.These are also against us.Please Google "The Council of Trent".And know that I am praying for and praising GOD for you!!!
  • Romnette on Ephesians 1
    I pray for all Catholic leaders to tell the truth about the Gospel of Apostle Paul according to KJV.

    I am struggling with family and friends who are deceived.

    Pray with me please.
  • Lloyd - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Philippians 2.6-11
  • Jeanie S Laborde - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Sorry I forgot to mention. Don't look for a man look for a God (Jesus)) in the sky.
  • Jeanie S Laborde - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Hi Mary!

    I hope this will help.

    1. Act 1:9-11. It tells us Jesus will return the same way he left.

    2. Go to 1 these 4:14-18

    Here it decribes how you will know Jesus when he comes. The most important part is we will met him in the skies. Jesus will NOT touch the earth. It is very plain on that.

    Got to Matthew 24:29-31. Also here it tells us he does not come in secret. When he comes the trumpets of God will blow and shouts from heaven. His Angels will come to Earth.

    Go to 1 corin 15:51-52

    John 14:1-11 this should also help. As long as you seek for Jesus's truth he will always show you the way.

    God bless my friend hope this helps. If you need more please let me know. Thanks.
  • Mary McClure on Ephesians 1
    What Book and Chapter does it explain God coming down and Humbling himself to be Jesus so people would believe when Seeing a man?????? Thank You !!
  • Commentaries on Ephesians 1:17 - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:17

    1:17 That the Father of that infinite glory which shines in the face of Christ, from whom also we receive the glorious inheritance, # Eph 1:18|, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation - The same who is the Spirit of promise is also, in the progress of the faithful, the Spirit of wisdom and revelation; making them wise unto salvation, and revealing to them the deep things of God. He is here speaking of that wisdom and revelation which are common to all real Christians.

    People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:17

    Eph 1:17 That. This introduces the things for which he prayed God in their behalf. The Father of glory. The source of all spiritual glory. Give unto you the Spirit of wisdom. A gift of the Spirit. See PNT " 1Co 12:8". Divine wisdom works wisdom in believers. And revelation in the knowledge of him. The Spirit that reveals a knowledge of God and spiritual mysteries. This Spirit would enable them to better comprehend the "mystery" of God, the divine plans for human redemption in a better knowledge of him.
  • MANUEL TEIXEIRA on Ephesians 1
    What shall I do to be saved ? Believe in Jesus, repent yourself, and be baptized!It's as simple as Paul taugh the prisioner's chief.

    We are saved by faith in the mrits of Jesus's blood, and a repented heart to receive the Holy Spirit, through God's Mercy.

    Like a mariage's cerimony, the baptism has a spiritual symbolism, and is a public recognition of God's acceptance of church's authority, to accept a new member of Jesus's spiritual body, which is the believers's communion.

    the santificaton is the work of The Holy Spirit, through faith and by walking on The way that Jesus walked, folowing His exemple. There's no man who doesn't sin, that's why we allways remember, Jesus continuous intercession in Heaven, and repent ouselves again, repair and reemburse the one we ofended and ask God's forgiveness, resist devil's temptation, through prayer, nourishing ourselves on the word of God, and keep an humble, calm and undivided heart towards God, and fasting often, because this kind of demons, as Jesus advertised His disciples, aren't expelled unless we resist with all our strengh, effort and commitment to obey God's word, and focus our mind on the submission to The Holy Spirit. We can overcome sin, only by these means appointed by The Divine Master. men! As Jesus's disciples, we are suposed to persist walking on a close fellowship and togetherness with Jesus, through the assistance of The Holy Spirit and angels's ministry, in believers's comunion, fighting the Faith's good fight, to remain on Jesus's good works and exemple, by faith on Jesus's FAITH. ALELUIA! Maranata!
  • David - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    David R. Longerbeam In the context of this great Epistle of Ephesians is written to the faithful in Christ Jesus

    who endeavor to walk by the spirit as much as is in them to do and walk in the great Agapeo or renewed mind

    love of God. God can only give spiritual wisdom and revealed knowledge of His Son as we walk in that love of

    God in Christ because it is literally revealed knowledge given by God through Christ who lives in us. As we put

    the scriptures on in the mind and walk in that faith of Christ he shows us more and more spiritually as needed.

    look at Ephesians 3:16-21 and have some inspirational fun. Look at the amount of Times IN Christ is used in

    This epistle that's how God views us spiritually. Ephesians 1:3 we have already been blessed with all spiritual

    blessings in heavenlies, that gets the spiritual blood pumping. As believers in His Eyes were spiritually perfect!
  • David R Longerbeam on Ephesians 1
    What do you think Paul was referring to in vs 17 ch 1
  • Rick - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Hi David Ephesians is the greatest revelation to the church, when you work it there is no reproof or correction only doctrine or right believing it is the pinnacle of spiritual understanding in the Body of Christ.
  • David on Ephesians 1
    Yes me too. Vs 17 strikes home then 18. So how many people actually know the Spirit Of Truth? Who knows in there heart,

    that your thought life, is your prayer life. How many people know to keep there thoughts on how to declare the good news about Jesus Christ reconciling us back to Our Heavenly Father Grace. We are the children of the Living God. Jesus said let this mind be in you. The same mind that is Christ. Well what was on Jesus's mind ? What did he DECLARE? That he is the way the truth and the life. So the new creature that we are in Christ is focusing are thoughts on the Lord always. This is are spiritual LIFE! We will resist are carnal minds and forsake the Old ways of thought ,and put on Christ! Paul said I think God I die daily. He was referring to his old ways. Bringing every thought into captivity. Let this mind be in YOU! Sing to Jesus sing aloud a new song. My conscience has witness in the Holy Ghost. The love of God is shed abroad my heart by the Holy Ghost that is given unto us! His spirit bears witness with my spirit that I am his child. Ephesians 1 vs 17, 18 Also be as I am because iam as you should be. Meditate day and night pray without stopping. Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened. Do the Deeds that modify the body, that is prayer and fasting. Walk the walk and talk the talk. Teach and preach the Good news every where you GO! Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at your hand so it must be within your reach, yes reach out to Jesus , know that he is reaching out to you. And God will make his aboade with you, we are the temple of the Lord, so keep his comments, fight against the devil and he will flee,, put on thee whole body of armor,, tell you evil thought to stop. When they will not stop. Make your drive to Jesus and star preaching Roman's 5,6,7 8-12 . We are vessels of mercy preaching the Truth about Jesus Christ giving his life to die on a cross for you to reconcile us into God's Grace FOREVER God's Property. Love ya
  • Carleton - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Me too.

    :)
  • Ben on Ephesians 1
    I love this chapter.
  • Free - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Dear Frances. U know when u are a baby, u cant absolute read att all. When u grow up u will understand. Some like it differently. I like capitalized, becouse i want too give Him the extra greace. And when it comes to the devil i dont. I see some scripture dont use capitalized att all, when they speak of the Lord Him Self. And sometime it looks like it mixed up. It can be confusing. Some scripts have a red under subtitle or Jesus writing in red. Or everything He saids is in red. I dont want too read that at all. Its all about whom who have done the translation. Good luck reading the Holy Scripture. God bless u.

    I remember one Frances i met in Jerusalem, he wantet too go to UK.
  • Frances on Ephesians 1
    Why in the bible are all references to God not capitalized? Sometimes when referring to God the text is "HIM" , and in other text it's simply "him" or "he".
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Amen Dave.

    Thanks! I will note that.

    Definitely helpful.

    God bless.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Hi Geoffrey.

    Part 3.

    Purchased Possession seated in Heavenly places.

    Revelation 5:7-13. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

    And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

    And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast ( REDEEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD OUT OF EVERY KINDRED, AND TONGUE, AND PEOPLE, AND NATION; )

    And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

    And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

    Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

    And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

    NOTE: ALL BEFORE THE GREAT TRIBULATION!!

    God bless.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Hi Geoffrey.

    Part 2.of 3.

    Now that we have been loosed from the curse of the law, We take these verses in consideration.

    NOW READ "ALL" OF ROMANS 7.

    It clears up some of the trouble people have with Romans 7.

    .......... Romans 7:2. For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is LOOSED FROM THE LAW OF HER HUSBAND.........

    Also.

    Colossians 3:3-4. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

    When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

    Also

    Ephesians 2:5-6. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

    And hath raised us up together, and made us SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS:

    There's many others but look ahead to Revelation where Christ Claims his possession!!!

    Revelation 5:1-6. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

    And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

    And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

    And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

    And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

    And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

    See part 3.
  • Dave - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    S Spencer That word sealed is the word sphragizo long o which means to put on a royal untouchable and irreversable stamp on the complete work accomplished. Just an addition to what you shared.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Hi Geoffrey.

    Ephesians 1:13-14. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    This is a deep saying here!

    First we heard the Gospel of our salvation.

    We believed it.

    And right away we were SEALED with the Holyspirit of promise.

    Which is the EARNEST/"DOWN PAYMENT" of our inheritance.

    UNTIL the redemption of the PURCHASED POSSESSION!!! Unto the praise of his glory.

    Let's look into this, First of all we were sealed with the Holyspirit of promise! "Eternal security "

    We are sealed "WITH" the Holyspirit of promise, Which is the Down-payment of our inheritance. UNTIL the redemption of the PURCHASED possession.

    Jesus prayed in Mathew 26:39-45. three times if there be any other way take this cup from him. "And the Father never relieved him from this burden, So the price of this redemption, and the purchased possession was the highest of value!!

    And It was the blood of Christ that bought us. HE WILL REDEEM HIS PURCHASE. You have been SEALED "Providing that in your heart you truly believed " This puts

    John 10:28. in mind.

    NOTE:

    Acts 20:28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath PURCHASED WITH HIS OWN BLOOD.

    Here's What we were redeemed from:



    Galatians 3:13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

    The law brought death, Paul said when the law came he died. There is nothing to add to what Christ paid to redeem us, If so God would have answered his prayer.

    And "IF" you have you have been SEALED you "ARE" barring fruit because you have been given the Holyspirit.

    God bless.
  • Dianne - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Geoffrey This is in regard to the receiving of the gift if holy spirit of Christ in you we have been sealed by God I.E. bought, redeemed, purchased, verse 14 which is the earnest the pledge or the certainty until the redemption, the word redemption is a loosing away in other words when we are taken up at Christ return for the Church which his is body, Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs of the same body, that body is the body of Christ. It is the mystery that was Hid in God from the foundation of the world. Good Stuff God Bless


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