Episode 42: Ephesians Ch 2-5: Are YOU The TEMPLE OF GOD, The PERFECT MAN, The NEW CREATION?

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In this episode we continue in Ephesians to understand what God does in the present to fulfill his predestined plan of using being saved by His grace that we discussed in the previous episode Ephesians John Ch 1 We are created for good works which God prepared before creation So how does this work Well first we need to become a partaker of the Holy Spirit the promise of God God explains how we our bodies are a temple that He dwells inside of us Not only us but Jesus the prophets apostles and all the saints are a part of this temple God s word further explains that it was the Fathers will grace power and Spirit that strengthens us in the inner man So we can be filled up to ALL the FULLNESS of God We are now to walk and live in a worthy manner as we walk according this the power of God working inside of us and performing works beyond what we can even imagine Continuing in Ephesians later in chapter 4 we are told 3 things that happen for a person to be added to the body of Christ They must come to the 1 unity of the faith 2 knowledge of the son of God and 3 the perfect man same measure and stature of the fullness of Christ himself Those who come to Christ are no longer to be infants those that have not been born again but are tossed by waves and driven about by the wind by false doctrines of man Further in ch 4 instruction is given to infants to no longer walk as the Gentiles walk in the futility of their mind darkened in their understanding and excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance within them because of the hardness of their heart We are told we need to be changed from the old man to the new man which is now in the likeness of God in holiness and righteousness of the truth The remainder of chapter 4 and into chapter 5 then gives us a string of imperative commands that we are no longer to have these former sins in our life anymore This is consistent with the message of 2 1-3 We are told to be imitators of God and Jesus We are warned that if we continue to live in the previous way of life we will not inherit the kingdom of God Those that are still infants are commanded to awake sleepers and rise from the dead and to turn to Christ and be filled with the Spirit Click here to visit this podcast episode