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Eph 4:5-16
Topic Started: May 26 2014, 05:19 PM (684 Views)
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Ephesians 4:5-16

Ephesians 4:5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of us all, Who is above all Sovereign over all, pervading all and living in us all. Yet grace God’s unmerited favor was given to each of us individually not indiscriminately, but in different ways in proportion to the measure of Christ’s rich and bounteous gift. Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive He led a train of vanquished foes and He bestowed gifts on men. But He ascended? Now what can this, He ascended, mean but that He had previously descended from the heights of heaven into the depths, the lower parts of the earth? He Who descended is the very same as He Who also has ascended high above all the heavens, that He His presence might fill all things the whole universe, from the lowest to the highest. And His gifts were varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us some to be apostles special messengers, some prophets inspired preachers and expounders, some evangelists preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries, some pastors shepherds of His flock and teachers. His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints His consecrated people, that they should do the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body the church, That it might develop until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the full and accurate knowledge of the Son of God, that we might arrive at really mature manhood the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection, the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; 15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ; 16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

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13 We are to be united by our faith in Jesus. We are not too united with the world but only those who call Christ Lord. We who share this knowledge should not be divided from one another but be united against being separated from the world.

14 As children in Christ, we are not mature. Those who are new believers are to face the struggles of this world but these struggles will bring them spiritually growth. They need not to worry about doctrine but only concern themselves with understanding the gospel and God’s will after doing this they then will grow so they can understand doctrine. The young believers are going to face challengers by false teachers, this is why those who are mature Christians should help them and advise them to prevent them for falling for the wrongs teachings out their.

15 Thru Christ we grow by faith thru truth and love. By growing in Christ we will receive a better understanding of the truth and of His love. This if we truly are growing will bring us closer to Him because we will see our need for Him. Christ is the head and we should look to Him for guidance.

16 If we are not being lead by Christ then we are missing everything. Christ is to lead the church this takes it out of man’s hands because man is corrupt and has his own will but by Christ we are made pure and know we should follow His will. No true church will go after any will but the will of the Lord. The Lord’s will should be what the church seeks to do and need to rely on Him to do so.
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"Heaven Is Opening Within You— 02-01-15"







Heaven is opening within you, for you are the ladder I am coming to. I am opening up My higher reality unto you, so that you can work with My angels more in unity with Me. You are My ladder, you are My stairs, you are My holy residence. I am going to change the way that you think of Me, and understand Me, so that you can fully engage with My true reality.



It is time that you connect in deeper ways with Me. I am going to take you on deeper journeys with Me. I have told you that My Kingdom dwells within you. You must begin to explore My kingdom within you. You must open the door to your heart even more, so that My reality can open up even more within you. I am coming to fully awaken you.



I want to ascend and descend within you. I want you to ascend and descend within Me. I want you to hear the sounds of My footsteps when I walk within you. I want you to be aware of Me in deeper ways. I dwell in you, and you dwell in Me, and we both experience the same reality, when we are in true unity. There is so much more at I want you to learn about Me.



I want to show you much more that I have set aside for you within My Kingdom. It is set aside for you to search out, and to discover with Me. I have gifts of intimacy awaiting your journey into the knowledge of Me. Seek out the riches that I have hidden within you, and you shall flourish in the Joy of My Father. For this is the place reserved for you.



I am coming to walk deeply within you, and in so doing, you shall learn to walk deeper and deeper within Me. There are more glorious depths to explore with Me, and within Me, and that reality lies within you deeply. This is why I have chosen you, to walk with Me in the glory of My Father and also in My Joy in the earth.



Child, you represent My Kingdom birth on the earth. You are also My gift to the world. You are the revelation of My Glory that will flood the entire earth. You are to view yourself as I have created you to be, and fully agree with Me, as I fashion Myself within you deeper and deeper through intimacy. I am going to transform you gloriously with the knowledge of Me!





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John 1:51 Then He said to him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you all, you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man!



Luke 17:21 Nor will people say, Look! Here it is! or, See, it is there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you in your hearts and among you surrounding you.



Genesis 3:8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.



Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked in habitual fellowship with God; and he was not, for God took him home with Him.



Matthew 25:21 His master said to him, Well done, you upright honorable, admirable and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy the delight, the blessedness which your master enjoys.;



John 15:4-11 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. Live in Me, and I will live in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in being vitally united to the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much abundant fruit. However, apart from Me cut off from vital union with Me you can do nothing. If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a broken-off branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you live in Me abide vitally united to Me and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. When you bear produce much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. I have loved you, just as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love continue in His love with Me. If you keep My commandments if you continue to obey My instructions, you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.



1 John 4:6 We are children of God. Whoever is learning to know God progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know recognize the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.



Colossians 2:2-3 For my concern is that their hearts may be braced comforted, cheered, and encouraged as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, which is Christ the Anointed One. In Him all the treasures of divine wisdom comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God and all the riches of spiritual knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden.



Ephesians 4:5-13 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of us all, Who is above all Sovereign over all, pervading all and living in us all. Yet grace God’s unmerited favor was given to each of us individually not indiscriminately, but in different ways in proportion to the measure of Christ’s rich and bounteous gift. Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive He led a train of vanquished foes and He bestowed gifts on men. But He ascended? Now what can this, He ascended, mean but that He had previously descended from the heights of heaven into the depths, the lower parts of the earth? He Who descended is the very same as He Who also has ascended high above all the heavens, that He His presence might fill all things the whole universe, from the lowest to the highest. And His gifts were varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us some to be apostles special messengers, some prophets inspired preachers and expounders, some evangelists preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries, some pastors shepherds of His flock and teachers. His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints His consecrated people, that they should do the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body the church, That it might develop until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the full and accurate knowledge of the Son of God, that we might arrive at really mature manhood the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection, the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.



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His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints His consecrated people, that they should do the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body the church, That it might develop until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the full and accurate knowledge of the Son of God, that we might arrive at really mature manhood the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection, the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.


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