WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Scripture: Ephesians 1:7-14
Ephesians 1 makes the will of God for the church very clear. In verses 7-14 we are told, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” We have redemption. We have forgiveness of sin and the riches of His grace. We have His wisdom and prudence. We have the mystery of His will that it might be revealed to us. We are coming into the fullness of time. We have obtained an inheritance and are destined to see it. We know it is real because of the witness of the Holy Spirit. This is what Ephesians is telling us. The anointing Moses walked in is available to us in Christ, “God will raise up a prophet like you…” and that prophet is Christ. Jesus guaranteed us the Davidic covenant and the anointing King David walked in is available to us right now. What are we doing? It is time we said yes to the Lord and begin to pray for His fullness to come forth. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered!