Ephesians Chapter 5 Discussion

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  • Robin on Ephesians 5
    Verse 25 , 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the water by the word , verse 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church not having spot , or wrinkle or any such thing ; but that it should be holy and with out blemish.

    The word of God cleans and in so many ways . I just love this verse 27 . With all the sin in the world and around us Jesus will present the Church as a glorious church !

    He will build his church no matter what the evil is going on .

    The word of God , stay in it and let it cleanse you from all evil !
  • Representing Jesus on Ephesians 5:9
    Ephesians 4:2 - With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

    Colossians 3:12 - Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

    1 Thessalonians 4:11 - And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

    Titus 3:2 - To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

    Psalms 25:9 - The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

    Isaiah 57:15 - For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

    1 Timothy 6:11 - But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    2 Timothy 2:25 - In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves;

    James 1:21 - Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

    Ephesians 5:4 - Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

    Let us pray for this nation often. We don't always think of how blessed we are compared to Christians suffering in Countries that hate them; and kill them, for believing in Jesus.

    God help us to protect what we have, with strong prayer. To not turn blind eyes away from those who are not free; who suffer peril and hunger every day. Amen.
  • Anderson on Ephesians 5
    This is good
  • Mishael on Ephesians 5:9
    Jesus called himself The Son of Man.

    Acts 7:56

    And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

    Hebrews 2:6

    But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

    Revelation 1:13

    And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

    Revelation 14:14

    And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

    This is the Son of Man! How can we with our unclean lips, speak His name without bowing the knee?

    It blows my brain how people do not reverence Him. Debate him. Chip away at his Deity. He is who HE said he is.

    At least Isaiah 6:1-8. We see a PROPER response to the Lord of Glory.

    Also, I spotted another LET US scripture in Isaiah 6:8.
  • Starbux - in Reply on Ephesians 5:9
    God is Spirit A Spirit w/o flesh & bones. A Spirit is not a person.
  • Scriptures on GodGodhead - in Reply on Ephesians 5:9
    This is what I know. God is a spirit and a consuming fire. Jesus is fully God and fully man. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ

    The Holy Spirit is invisible.

    King James Bible

    Hebrews 12:29

    For our God is a consuming fire.

    Deuteronomy 4:24

    For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

    John 4:24

    God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

    John 15:26

    But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

    The Scriptures about the Godhead. Sometimes called "Let Us..." in some passages. Three persons: all are one God.

    Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7

    Isaiah 6:8

    Romans 1:20

    Colossians 2:9

    Acts 17:27-30

    John 5:7

    John 10:30

    Maybe you'd like to add a KJV Bible to your bookcase?

    Blessings, Mishael
  • Don Diala on Ephesians 5:9
    I Corinthians 6 : 9 tells us that as Christians(children of God) our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, and that the Holy Spirit actually dwells within each of us.

    When the Holy Spirit indwells a Christian this way, He manifests certain attributes which Apostle Paul calls "fruits of the Spirit" in Galatians 5 : 22. Just as a tree yields its fruits so the Holy Spirit yields those listed fruits in any Christian He indwells.

    Now, as a Christian businessman filled with the Holy Spirit for example, someone comes to you with a business proposal that is actually a scam.

    Because it is a scam it is lacking in goodness, in righteousness and in truth, it is not "acceptable unto the Lord".

    Consequently the Christian businessman will not have an inner peace thinking about this proposal. There will be this strong sense of uneasiness and he will know there is something seriously wrong with the proposed business.

    This is what I think Ephesians 5 : 9 - 10 is talking about.
  • Andy G van den Berg on Ephesians 5:26
    On Ephesians 5:6

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and not for any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). If it records in Revelation 12:9 that this whole world has been deceived, it did not speak of a particular country, group of people, person or religion, it meant the whole world.

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom (2 Corinthians 11:13-15) this whole world has been deceived and what mankind must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    The word 'Repent' in different forms (repent, repentance, repented, repentest, repenteth, repenting), is mentioned 110 times in the KJV, and there seems to be a great misconception what the true 'spiritual' meaning of the word is. The word 'repent' used in the New Testament was translated from the Greek word "metanoeo", and means to change, transform, to think differently or reconsider.

    Only through Repentance will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Romans 8:15,23; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1) and reveal to you how this whole world has been deceived (Revelation 12:9) and overcome this world (1 John 5:4).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 3:3,5; Revelation 1:1). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:1
  • Rick Colombe on Ephesians 5:31
    To Carlton: I pray you will open your eyes to the world all around you and help fight the evil doings of man. You say you do not vote, but as a Christian, I believe it's our duty to vote. You need to inform yourself of what is happening in our country and get out and vote against evil. There is corruption in our land, and especially with the party that kills the unborn! God hates the shedding of innocent blood. It is our responsibility to fight against evil. I pray God will win this fight between good and evil for us, as we can not do it without Him. Amen.
  • Aaron Paul Carruth - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26
    I want to see you vote against bible prophecy
  • Carleton - in Reply on Ephesians 5:31
    Hello Rick, I am sorry but I was bought for a price. I aim to keep the peace that was delivered to me. Love your neighbor as yourself.

  • Jodi on Ephesians 5:26
    I'm feeling stuck. I am going through a lot of trials, I know God is testing me to the fullest, I am trying to remain strong and give my troubles to him, but everything creeps back in. I'm searching for recommendations of readings that may help me. I appreciate the suggestions, thank you in advance and GOD BLESS.
  • David A Man After God39s Own Heart - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26
    The life of King David represents what a lot of people go through too. You'll have to search back through the comment room history pages 1-100, to see a study I did on Tamar; David's daughter.

    David was "a man after Gods own heart." No matter what happened, or collapsed like a pile of leaves, David always turned towards God for his help/understanding.

    "The Poet King" is how I've thought of him at times. Read his heart.

    He praised and sang his heart out to God at every twist and turn. It gives me much comfort to read the Psalms Of David in his older life. His kids just wouldn't sit still. His enemies railed on him night and day.

    Some people react to that by getting stoney in the heart; blaming God, their dad, Mom, The President; life in general, future in doubt. Blame is a vortex (like a tornado) that just spins around eating up your happiness and future; until you realize that YOU are the problem. Leave all the mess on the Altar of God and turn back to Him.

    Walk BESIDE Him. Not dragging along behind Him. You know...when life gets so painful and it never lets up; pulsating with lost hope and plunges into darkness. Like driving a toothpick under a nail kind of pain?

    Turn back to the one who has loved you so much, He was nailed to a cross for you!

    Return to your first love; when you met Him the first time. Confess your meandering and be restored.

    Grow up and move into son/daughter status. God isn't going to chase you down or drag you back home by the collar. You turn back to Him!

    If you want to love people, family, fellowman; much better than currently: Grow up in Christ. Get off that blame train.

    Be a person after Gods own Heart. Let Him be your Daddy.

  • Carleton - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26
    The Gospel Tract and Bible Society have some very simple but clear tracts on very many subjects for wayfarers that wish to cross in due time to the other shore in confidence of peace and salvation in Jesus Christ. They are located in Kansas.
  • Walter Rowell on Ephesians 5:26
    Baptism is immersion, being immersed in the word of God, not being dunked in water. more at being immersed in the truth. "Thy word is truth" That is what does the washing.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26

    There is a whole lot of truth in what you are saying here. In your first post, you say "Thy word is truth" and that is what does the washing. There are two keywords I see in Thy word is truth, (Word and Truth). Jesus is called the word in John 1:1. And Jesus is called the truth in John 14:6. Both the word and the truth refer to a person, and that person is Jesus Christ. John baptized with water which could not fully cleanse anyone, but Jesus baptizes people with His Spirit. That is the baptism that cleanses us completely.

    Now as far as sin goes, for the person who has been born of God's Spirit, that person can still commit an act of sin. However, a person who belongs to Christ is no longer capable of living a lifestyle of continuous sin because God's Spirit in that person is there to convict them and keep them from sinning (Habitually). Prior to receiving Christ, a person can live a lifestyle of sin, sin daily, and think nothing of it. But this is not the case for the ones who belong to Christ.

    You mention something that Paul also said, although not the exact same words, "I find no good thing in me except the word (the truth)." As a believer, I understand this to mean that in my flesh there is nothing good. My flesh wants nothing to do with God and continuously wants to get away. But the word, the truth (Christ) in me, He is good. When we as believers stand before God one day, we're going to know we don't deserve to be there. But God is going to look at us and He's going to see His Son. The only way we enter in is to have Christ in us. That is the only good thing God is going to see in me when I stand before Him, and that is how I enter in.

    I hope you have truly called upon the Lord to save you. If so, He has promised to save you and keep you saved. You are doing well to immerse yourself in the word. If you have already received Christ, just know that He is the one who lives in you that is giving you the hunger and desire to remain in His word.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26
    There are old writings titled; "The mode of Baptism is in the water", food for thought.
  • Walter Rowell - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26
    I have been baptized twice, went under a sinner came up a sinner both times. (The sinner on the cross was saved by the spoken word of Jesus.) I still sin. If I were baptized again I dont think I would stop. I find no good thing in me except the word (the truth). We read that we must believe God exist (the devil believes and trembles) but also believe He is the rewarder of thoes that seek Him. I seek Him in the Word, The Word convicts, I repent," The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart- These, O God, You will not despise." I do not want to spend eturnity with out salvation. I would be like the ethiopian, just let me find a preacher and some water. I am not being argementive, truly seeking answers, the Truth! I read "Thy Word Is Truth" and "you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free" I take that free from sin. Yet I find no good in me. (just sayin) Is there no hope for me?

    Do I need a foot wahsing every day? I go out in the world every day I sin, I come to Jesus and pledge forgivenes.

    thank you for your wittness still surching. You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26
    Hello Walter, I can remember being baptized (the mode was immersion) because I accepted Christ by faith. Folks clapped when my decision was made. Like you seem to be saying, I lacked power over changing my life from constant sins, I studied the Word and gained knowledge but not peace and not power. I could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit only it was outside of me instead of inside me. Life went on several years like this until I finally reached a point that I felt burdened with sin in such weight that I began crying out in my heart to Jesus for real. I was led to believers whom had power over willful sin. I could see their peace and I wanted it. I learned about repentance at any cost to me and again by faith (happened to be in the back of a box truck at a dock in the middle of the night) I kneeled down and cried my heart out to the Lord. In seconds I had the peace of the Holy Spirit comforting my soul on my inside. This comforter reproves me as I begin to error to this day. Do I want to lose my peace, do I want to return to such a sad position I once was found? The answer is no. Clearly the evil one would like me to stray and many traps have been set, but the Lord guides by His Holy Spirit. My Baptism by water (the mode was pouring) joined me to fellow believers that help by love to be witnesses of Truth that is in them. If I stray, if Satan takes me on a an unplanned trip (say in thoughts, or offense) the Life of the other witnesses speaks to me of my need to repent.

  • Carleton - in Reply on Ephesians 5:26
    Hello again Walter, I would like to add that the events mentioned took place some 28-30 years ago. I have Children still living at home that have the same power and peace with songs on their hearts after their true repentance, born again relationships with the Lord began several years ago.

    There is no righteousness in what I am now going to say, but the reasonable service has been helpful in my Christian Life.

    I do not read end times books, listen to Radio or TV nor watch movies.

    I am careful what I do read.

    I do not participate at all in exercising my American rights on any issue as a point, to any neighbor.

    I do not vote.

    I understand that offense and pride are the easiest targets for Satan to disrupt my Life in Christ.

    I can claim that I have peace with God and man this very day to the best that I am able to understand and remain teachable.

    I believe that the Lord will only return for the harvest thus claiming His Bride.

    The reign of Christ in the hearts of believers along with the written Word has provided an adequate witness to the world that God is true and His Son Jesus made away for our sin to be reconciled (Forgiven) as children in earth.

    God bless the Christian walk which is our conversation.

  • Shaughnessy on Ephesians 5:31
    My wife and I, from the very beginning of our marriage, 32 years ago, made the Lord the foundation of our marriage. We have not been difficulty free all these years and what compounds our lives is; my wife has a twin sister and she is not a believer. She has tried at times to come between my wife and I however, my wife is a strong Christian woman that put her sister in her place! My definition of "family is; you, your spouse, and your children. Everyone else is "extra!" My wife and I are very happy. We love Jesus, we attend church regularly, we love each other, and we have a solid marriage thanks to the Holy Spirit. None of my wife's family go to church nor do any of them believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as savior. We finally moved away from both our extended family and are doing well. Never let Satan drive a wedge in between you or your spouse via anyone or anything! Be obedient to His word and always keep Him nuber one in your life. You wife should be #2 and children #3. God bless....
  • TRACY BULLOCK on Ephesians 5
    Ephesians 5 is beautiful. Paul preaches with so much love in his heart. GOD can turn anyone around if he could change Paul like he did. AMEN.
  • Robert pieper - in Reply on Ephesians 5
    Paul does cover everthing the church needs for today, we need to him a lot more.
  • Gennie Gennie Gennie on Ephesians 5
    We are not to sin as becoming believers Christians Walker's of light. We are to please God and please him only walking in the will of God and not in our own will that causes us to sin. There is consequences and continually doing wrong. Husband's should love their wife as Christ loved them. Wife's should love their husbands and submit, to the right things that he tells her to do not just anything he want her to do that it's a sin or anyting that displease God. If people will obey this scripture a lot of marriages will be saved in this chapter.
  • Wayne Geralds on Ephesians 5
    Ephesians is one of my favorite books, i love chapter 6 with the armor of God.
  • Jere on Ephesians 5
    Verse 14-20 talks about revival and it can be connected to us being like water bottles. Before we are saved we are empty but when we get saved we are full. Then we go back and do the things of the world and we are half full. Because we are doing both, the worldly things and the godly things. but they don't mix well. But, when we go to church and get back into church and read the bible we are full.
  • Vanessa on Ephesians 5
    Do not be amongst those that do unspeakable sins, the church is to preach against it not ignore it, you cant be delivered from unholiness, if your not taught all the ways of the Lord and what true repentance is, with a pure heart, love of the word and praise God, everyone is worthy of his grace and forgiveness, if they turn from the things that go against his will. I pray people get the message
  • BSP on Ephesians 5
    Verse 3~We want to make sure that our speech is clean before God. We should stay away from unclean jokes and words.
  • Seventh day is sabbath - in Reply on Ephesians 5
    BSP- Commandment 3, Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. Commandment 9 Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. The 10 commandments are still in effect today, God does not change. Commandment 4 Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
  • Brianna vs. 4-6 - in Reply on Ephesians 5
    I appreciate how the Bible is a reminder of how we should be striving to keep our moral standards high. The Bible is very clear on what it says. In these verses it states that if we practice obscene talking, dirty jokes, fornication, etc. we will not inherit Gods Kingdom. Honestly, if we practice these things willingly, and know what the Bible says, what will we say to our heavenly Father!?!?!?!?

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