FRIDAY, APRIL 6
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-23
The promise of Ephesians 1:17-23 is built on the foundation of nine Sonship Gifts outlined in Ephesians 1:3-4. Christ did some powerful things for us through His blood in building a foundation for relationship. Verses 3-4 say, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world…” The very first Sonship Gift revealed in Scripture is, you and I were chosen by God. Chosen is the Greek word ek-lag-on-ah-ee. It means, ‘To choose one out of many, to judge a person worthy to receive, to separate a person for favor.’ The very fact that God chose us says that in God’s eyes we were counted worthy to receive and that we have been separated for favor. He chose us as one out of many. For some saints this may be difficult to receive, but it is the truth of Scripture! We need to meditate on this truth, embrace it and not permit the devil to torment or confuse us with thoughts that contradict this mighty and true fact. The Creator and Sustainer of the universe preselected us. Congratulations on being chosen!