Oh the Glory of His presence! I love this time of year mostly for the all the Lights that are shining in abundance or what I like to call “in full bloom.” Christmas lights that are on outdoor trees, rooftops, houses, churches, in the malls and in many school halls.
To see the light of God in full bloom doesn’t need natural eyes to see. It is with our spiritual eyes so that our heart may know Him and the hope of His calling. Christ in us is the HOPE. Redemption is in Christ Jesus through His life and His blood with the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His Grace. Christ in us is the Gift of Grace to BE holy.
This word RICHES means abundance and wealth, thoroughly furnished with the FULLNESS of PERFECTION!!!
“And that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had made FTB (from the beginning) and prepared unto glory.
My favorite … “”That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye (you all) may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the holy ones called saints,” Ephesians 1:17 & 18
Wow, that is so clearly seen we are gifted with HIS PERFECTION and waking up to righteousness is His plan and purpose from the beginning.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God Hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
PREPARED and ORDAINED means to BE Made Ready!! I call it, we are Already ALL ready!! Jesus came to confirm and ratify the eternal Covenants of Oath that He finished from the beginning. To be the LIGHT of the world so we could see a visible expression of an invisible everlasting truth.
Now that is a Very Merry Christmas GIFT sent from above!! Ho Ho Holy!! Jesus came to confirm us “in the end” and to be forever blameless. He is the Alpha and Omega! He set and fixed us in His resting place, covered us with His linen righteousness and holiness forever! Who uncovered you? Who told you, you were naked?
Oh yes, Good News on earth with Peace, Joy and Good will towards all mankind. Now Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen! Always-N-Joy … Joanne
Romans 9:23; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Corinthians 1:8 & 5:7; Daniel 9:27; Luke 1:75; Revelation 19:8; John 15:3; Luke 2:14