Saturday, July 31, 2021

GOD's GIFT to GENTILES

 

1 Corinthians 2:12

King James Version

12 Now we have received, 

not the spirit of the world, 

but the spirit which is of God; 

that we might know the things 

that are freely given to us of God.


Take heart, dear Gentile.

If you are not a Jew, then you're a Gentile.

And God looks kindly upon all of us.

Especially if we are Gentile believers in His Son.

Through His GRACE, through His SON JESUS, and through His HOLY SPIRIT, these things were revealed to me from SCRIPTURE early this morning:

CHRIST is IN us.

Colossians 1:26-27

King James Version

26 Even the mystery 

which hath been hid from ages 

and from generations, 

but now is made manifest to his saints:

27 To whom God would make known 

what is the riches of the glory of this mystery 

among the Gentiles; 

which is Christ in you

the hope of glory:


Gentiles are FELLOWHEIRS in CHRIST.

Ephesians 3:2-6

King James Version

2 If ye have heard of the dispensation 

of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

3 How that by revelation 

he made known unto me the mystery; 

(as I wrote afore in few words,

4 Whereby, 

when ye read, 

ye may understand my knowledge 

in the mystery of Christ)

5 Which in other ages 

was not made known unto the sons of men, 

as it is now revealed 

unto his holy apostles 

and prophets by the Spirit;

6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, 

and of the same body, 

and partakers of his promise in Christ 

by the gospel:


We have received the SPIRIT of ADOPTION -- we are CHILDREN of GOD.

Romans 8:15-17

King James Version

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage 

again to fear; 

but ye have received the Spirit of adoption

whereby we cry, 

Abba, 

Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, 

that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, 

then heirs; 

heirs of God, 

and joint-heirs with Christ

if so be that we suffer with him, 

that we may be also glorified together.


We are all ONE in CHRIST.

Galatians 3:28

King James Version

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, 

there is neither bond nor free, 

there is neither male nor female: 

for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.


Apostle PAUL was tasked to teach among Gentiles the "unsearchable riches" of CHRIST, and the "fellowship of the mystery".

Ephesians 3:7-9

King James Version

7 Whereof I was made a minister, 

according to the gift of the grace of God 

given unto me 

by the effectual working of his power.

8 Unto me, 

who am less than the least of all saints, 

is this grace given, 

that I should preach among the Gentiles 

the unsearchable riches of Christ;

9 And to make all men see 

what is the fellowship of the mystery, 

which from the beginning of the world 

hath been hid in God, 

who created all things by Jesus Christ:


With the OBJECTIVE being:

Romans 8:17

King James Version

17 And if children, 

then heirs; 

heirs of God, 

and joint-heirs with Christ; 

if so be that we suffer with him, 

that we may be also glorified together.


Ephesians 3:16-17

King James Version

16 That he would grant you, 

according to the riches of his glory, 

to be strengthened with might by his Spirit 

in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; 

that ye, 

being rooted and grounded in love,


Ephesians 3:18-19

King James Version

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints 

what is the breadth, 

and length, 

and depth, 

and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, 

which passeth knowledge, 

that ye might be filled 

with all the fulness of God.


Next post: What does "CHRIST in us" mean?


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