THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Scripture: Ephesians 1:25-28
When we add verse 28 to this process, we begin to see something about how God intended to birth the Sonship gifts in the church and how He ordained them to be experienced in an unfolding process that is a type and shadow of Christ and the church. We are told in this verse, “So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.” God extends or delivers an assignment here, and this assignment is important when we begin to understand His purpose for the birthing of these Sonship Gifts in the church. God gives an assignment to every Christian husband: love your wife the way Christ loves the church. We husbands must choose to treat our wives blameless by faith even when they fail to act appropriately. They will eventually rise to the standard we choose! We know in our mind that the blood of Christ consecrates or cleanses us and so we are without blame, and without blemish. When we add the meaning of kata-kri-ma, then it means that every judgment ever made against us going all the way back to birth and even into our development in the womb, every judgment ever made against us is totally destroyed and totally removed and completely abolished by the blood of the Lamb. Accepting forgiveness is accepting the work of the blood. We share something with Christ and have been assigned the birthing of this in reality in the marriage relationship! We are to treat our wives as Christ treats us.