Ephesians 3:21; Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Remember back when you were little and you were learning all about Christmas? You clearly understood that a very special day was coming. A day when time paused to celebrate hope, goodness and the birth of one particular child, Jesus Christ. You dove into the paper covered presents, enjoyed endless playtime, and a lavish dinner to top off the festivities, until you dropped of exhaustion at the end of that day.
Christmas is still one of my favorite holidays and it’s fast approaching. As I peeked around the Halloween candy aisle yesterday I noticed the twinkling onslaught of the most prized holiday in commercial sales land. A hyper-anticipation simmers below the heart of every sly hint and timid request because Christmas was almost here.
When I think of this verse, I have the same anticipation. But not about Christmas. As a human-designed holiday it cannot begin to touch the scope of festivities that is to come. It says here “world without end”, that tells me Paul believed this old rock, called Earth, would be spinning for a while. (That “end of the world” phrase isn’t even accurate) But at some point, Jesus Christ is going to return.
1 Thessalonians 4:13; For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
What kind of anticipation do you have for his return? Did you know that, with the promise from Eph. 3:20, (yesterday’s verse) and this verse, plus all the verses we’ve gone over in this Ephesians study we now have THEE recipe for an everyday-like-Christmas kind of life? Then when you join Christ in the air–whether you are raised from the grave at that time or you are still alive and join him–you are going to live an eternally blessed and joyful everyday-like-triple-Christmas kind of life! Who believes that with me? Who wants that for themselves? Can I repeat the promise.
Ephesians 3:20; Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
Now, go and use that power!
Let loose and believe for all kinds of miracles!
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