Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | May 18, 2013


NOW… UNTO HIM

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN Christ: according as He (God) hath chosen us in Him (Christ) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him (God) in love… To the praise of the glory of His (God’s) grace, wherein He (God) has made us accepted IN the Beloved (Jesus); in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.… In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him (God) who worketh all things after the counsel of His (God’s) own will: that we should be to the praise of His (God’s) glory, who (you/me) first trusted in Christ. In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation in whom also, after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest (deposit) of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession (you/me), unto the praise of His (God’s) glory. …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 (God): the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may KNOW what is the hope of His (God’s) calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His (God’s) power to usward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He (God) wrought in Christ, when He (God) raised Him (Jesus, the Christ) from the dead, and set Him (Jesus) at His (God’s) own right hand in the heavenly places (spirit realm; see Ephesians 6: 12), far above ALL principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put ALL things under His (Christ’s) feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His (Christ’s) body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all. … BUT GOD, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places IN Christ Jesus: for by grace are you saved through FAITH; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES: it is a GIFT OF GOD: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His (God’s) workmanship, created IN Christ Jesus unto good works, that God hath ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 1: 3,4, 6, 11-14, 17-23; 2: 4-10)..

Before I go further, I want to take this time to pray for each of you who are reading. The prayer that Paul prayed for the Ephesians (3: 14-21) so many years ago is a “NOW” prayer for each of you and it is my heart that you will receive it deep into your spirit.

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the WHOLE FAMILY in heaven and earth is named, that He (God) would grant YOU (according to the riches of His glory) to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man (spirit); that Christ may DWELL in your hearts by FAITH; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend (understand) with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to KNOW the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that you might be FILLED with all the fullness of God. 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, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

Many of you are going through very difficult times right now…some are stressed due to financial burden, job loss, emotional issues, illness, family crises, environmental destruction, or just waiting on God to move on your behalf; all around you are what seem to be “impossibilities!” I want to tell you about three men who were in the middle of impossible situations and I encourage you to follow up and read about them in greater depth.

The first one is Joseph; a man I feel faced great tests throughout most of his young adult life. From about 18 through to 30 years of age he spent the greater part of his time under house arrest or in prison. Yet, he never lost his faith in God and through it all God prepared him for his day of greatness (Genesis 38-48). My heart is moved when I read how Joseph treated his brothers who had wanted to kill him (45: 5, 7, 8) “…Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you that sent me hither, BUT GOD: and He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout the land of Egypt.”

Daniel is the second man I consider, for God used him greatly. However, Daniel was also one who faced great “impossibilities” during his life as, basically, a prisoner of war. Daniel never once gave up his personal love relationship with his heavenly Father. God was with Daniel and He shone through Daniel when Daniel was going through great testing and trials. King Nebuchadnezzar and Darius had their personal lives greatly impacted by Daniel’s God (Daniel 3: 25 – 4: 37; 6: 1-28). In Daniel 10: 11, 19 the Lord paid a personal visit to Daniel to tell him what was to happen in the distant future. He said to Daniel in both these verses, “O Daniel, a man greatly beloved…” God feels the very same about you, dear one.

The third example is Paul. Paul wrote the book of Ephesians while in a Roman prison. He wrote this incredible encouraging word while he was in the middle of his own “impossibility!” He encouraged us by saying in essence, “Now is the time, despite life’s difficulty, to consider the ABILITY, the GREATNESS, the GRANDEUR of my God!” Right in the midst of personal hardship he tells us about the “NOWNESS” of worshipping God. Friend, NOW IS THE TIME for YOU to experience the abundance and the fullness that God has come to give you in the face of your impossibility!

John 10: 10 tells us that the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy…what? The promise of what Jesus tells us He has come to give, “I have come that they (YOU) might have LIFE, and that they (YOU) may have it more ABUNDANTLY!” Do you ever feel that you’re waiting on your circumstances to change before you will feel like you can experience God’s abundance? Do you think, IF I can just get out of this situation and into the next one, I just know God’s abundance will be waiting there for me? The “abundant life” is NOT when no impossible situations occur and you’re experiencing peace, joy, and happiness. While that is always a nice place to be; true abundance is really seen when you’re sitting in a prison circumstance; when you are facing eye to eye, an impossible situation and right in the heart of your impossible, you experience the fullness of God. It is when you can sing and worship God (see Paul & Silas in Acts 16: 22-34) right smack-dab in the middle of the worst time imaginable! You may be thinking that what I am telling you right now is totally impossible but, I assure you, GOD IS ABLE TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE for you; trust Him.


Responses

  1. This is one that came at the right time for me.
    I have shared it with friends who especially
    Need it.
    How r u doing? Sounds as if u r very busy.
    I stay busy too but I like it that way. Since Moms
    passing I do have a bit more free time as I
    Was going every few weeks for several days
    with her. I sure miss that time with her but know she is in a better place. I have more time with my kids n grands which is good. My
    Katie just finished classes and has her BS in
    Nursing. She is ready to start a family now. I pray all is well with Shayla and baby.
    Blessings to you and all you love, Janet

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Things are busy; we started a Free Clinic so that took some time and now we are volunteering in it; Graham once a month or so as his shifts work out and I a couple times as time allows. I am making a few trips to Canada to see about how Mom is dealing with her grief. This AM was the second GRIEF issue…Dad’s sudden death the first in February and now this move into Assisted Living. This morning she was so sad as some of the family packed her up to go about 41/2 hours away to a new city and new chapter in her life. It is hard to deal with for her and the rest of us; many emotional days and a great deal of prayer. I am trusting the Lord to keep her hugged close and Holy Spirit to bring her peace and comfort in the days ahead. Other than all this; LIFE IS A PIECE OF CAKE!!! 🙂 God bless and keep you, dear sister. Think of you often and keep you and yours in prayer. Love, Judy

  2. Hi there;

    Sounds like you might be in the middle of your seemingly “impossibility, but wait on the Lord, for He will surely bring you through, as He always does
    Blessings, bro ken

    • You are so correct brother. NOTHING is too big or too hard for the Master; I lean on Him and not myself 🙂 God bless you brother!


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