Wednesday, January 31, 2018

"Far above all principality, and power and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come."  Ephesians 1:21 KJV

I hope you are well today. We had snow in New York, Monday into Tuesday. It is warm enough today that it is melting. It is beautiful, and everything looks new and clean, until the sanders come along, and muddy it. After a few days, it sags, melts and isn't as fresh.

At first it reminds me of heaven; clean, fresh and new. It soon goes down hill, and is tainted with the things that destroy its beauty. This is a picture of sin in our world, and our lives. But Jesus, the All Knowing One, the Perfect representation of the Father, never fades, or wearies in well doing. He can't appeal to another above Him, because there is no one above Him.

Dominion, according to Vine's Dictionary, means  Lordship, power. Principality means rule. No big revelation in either of these. Let's look at Zephaniah 3:17." The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing."

This is our God! The One who is over all things wants to rejoice over us with singing? Not only does he want to, do does.Wow, this is huge when I think where I came from.We all came from nothing, but God made us His own. Out of His great mercy, we are saved from destruction, and safe in His loving arms.

Our God is all pure, all loving, all kindness, all truth, not to mention all powerful. Yes, let's mention it. Nothing can stand in His way. His plans will prevail in this world. We can be part of His kingdom coming in fullness on this earth. In fact He wants us to be a part of what He is doing here.

Jesus said that His people will rule and reign with Him in His millennial Kingdom.[ 2 Timothy 2:12] How can he take me, flesh and blood, and make me useful for his work? It is only through the finished work of Jesus on the cross. There is power in believing the gospel truths, that Jesus shed His blood so that we could be clean. I'm going to thank him today for this tremendous gift!

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