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SGW Podcast Radio Show….Okay, it’s really just me talking again.

Hi Everybody!

I recorded our meeting on Wednesday, put some music to it, and now we’ve got a podcast. Yehaw! There is a video at the end of it that the sound doesn’t play too well on, so I added that to this post below. I talk a little more afterward, but here’s the video that I played for the group.

So what the heck am I rambling on about? I don’t want to just say….you’ll see. I think you need some forewarning here.

In this meeting, I go over something kind of cray cray! I had asked myself, what am I doing this for? Why should I care? Then in the quiet of my private thoughts and office at home, the answer came. It wasn’t just a gentle little, “Ah, you’ll be okay. Cheer up kiddo.” From God like I sometimes get. It was a “WHOOP WHOOP!”  And a, “I know! Pick me, pick me!” Then, the next thing I know, I’m listening to this old song I have and dancing around the room. YUP, kind a cray cray.

Whether you get or believe what I’m about to teach here or not, it gives a ton of hope. And there isn’t anything in this world as restorative as hope. So come back here and watch the video when you’re done, cuz then it’s gonna all make more sense.

God Bless You Today!

“We Are Bema Bound!”

 

Watch this video afterwards. (If you want…lol)

Heaven: Who Will You Talk to First?

Ephesians 1:14; Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Here we go again, with this praise of his glory business. WHY does he keep saying that? Have you ever been proud of a really great idea? God has every right to be proud of the plan of salvation. Especially this earnest of our inheritance comment. 

Earnest

When you are going to buy a house you write-up a contract with your realtor, and then you put an earnest money deposit down. Usually this amount is $500. Though some people put down more, towards the purchase. On a $200,000 home this is less than .03% of the asking price. It’s a tiny sliver of the total price. God is telling us verse 12; about the Holy Spirit of promise, is only an  earnest or literally a token of our inheritance. Whoa! This token is pretty awesome! And it’s only a tiny percentage of the total package. Is anyone else feeling blessed here?

Redemption

I have a certificate for a spa day that will give me 4 relaxing visits. I am so excited to go redeem this certificate, especially the hot-stone massage. We are God’s purchased possession from the power and authority of the devil. The redemption of that possession is like that spa certificate. And you can bet that God is pretty excited to one-day call us all home. The holy spirit is like our certificate for this great day. To redeem it, all we have to do is believe that God already raised Jesus Christ from the dead. I’m excited aren’t you?

Who are you going to talk to first when that day comes? For me it will be my Grandpa Wayne. I like to think I carried forth his torch in the ministry, because he was a pastor for a very long time. I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about.

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What is Your Inheritance?

Ephesians 1:11; In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

Some people believe that we get the inheritance of God’s riches after we die and our spiritual bodies are in heaven. That is going to be awesome, but this verse isn’t talking about that time. It’s talking about the inheritance we have now. There has to be a death to receive an inheritance and there was. 2,000 Years ago Jesus Christ died. Our inheritance is Holy Spirit and all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies. And since the day of Pentecost, we have had access to this wonderful inheritance. We will go into this in more detail as the next few verses unfold but today we need to see that God has given us a wonderful gift.

It is a gift of love. God’s gift is big. And he did it for his own intense pleasure. He gave it to us because it brought him great joy. Isn’t that perfect love? Do you know someone who needs this? A gift isn’t supposed to be kept to ourselves. It’s meant to be spread around and given to others. If you know someone who could use a daily shot in the arm of God’s word give them this blog. On the front page there is a section where signing up is easy and available. If you know someone’s email you can put it in there, (with permission of course). Let them share this gift. If you’ve missed any of these Ephesians devotions you can go to our calendar and click on the day you missed. You can also “like” this site on any of the social networking buttons below, and share this gift with your friends and family. Let’s touch one more heart today with God’s word.

Isaiah 55:11

 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 

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Who Gets to Taste Heaven?

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ.

My Son & Step Son…I am blessed.

Blessed

God the author of the Bible, lays out here in Ephesians 1:3, what he is blessed with, and then how that translated to the rest of us. Is God blessed with Jesus Christ. Yes, of course. But let’s keep it in context. (You are going to learn how I study the Word here.)

I ask myself; why is God so blessed? This is the creator of the universe, it has to be big for him to record it in the Bible. He is blessed with “our Lord” Jesus Christ, the man who kicked the devil’s butt, went through being crucified and trusted that God would raise him from the dead again to become the reigning Lord. Romans 10:9-10 Once he was raised from the dead, he provided humanity with the “salvation plan”. WOW! This is amazing because God is saying, I’m blessed with the program Jesus went through. Then, God could turn around and blesses,

“us with ALL spiritual blessings in the heavenlies.” 

If Jesus Christ hadn’t done what he did, we wouldn’t enjoy sonship rights, salvation, eternal-life, power on Earth to overcome our enemy. Not to mention all the vast knowledge and wisdom God provides whenever we ask. And we are blessed with ALL spiritual blessings. Imagine how many we don’t know about! Blessings that are just waiting for us in heaven. There are over 900 promises written down here on Earth in the Word alone. Now that’s a taste of heaven for God’s Kids! And imagine, the moment we actually get to heaven–after Jesus Christ returns and we meet him in the air! Orientation is gonna ROCK! I think it’ll take a few years just to hear. But it’s eternity…don’t worry we’ll have time for that.

1 John 4:4; “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world!” 

AMEN to THAT!

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