Friday, February 12, 2016

BLESSING in the Heavenlies... LOOKING for a HOME ?... Passover Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart .... Ephesians 1:3

Because JESUS is there...

Meditations  for Pascha
(The Passover Season, 2016)
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Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart

Now is My+ soul troubled;
and what shall I+ say ...
save ME+
from this hour ?
but for this cause
came I+ unto this hour.

Glorify Thy Name.

Then came there a Voice from Heaven, saying,

I have both glorified It,
and will glorify It again.


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Meditation Verse  

Ephesians 1, verse 3

Blessed (worthy, praised) The GOD and FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE ( that is, GOD The FATHER**) blessing us in all spiritual blessing in the Heavenlies in CHRIST.

**  In the Greek grammar, the ONE doing the blessing is in the nominative case, the subject case.  The subject of the sentence is "The GOD and FATHER."  Our LORD JESUS CHRIST , in this sentence, is in a different case, the genitive case which shows possession, frequently indicated in English by using "of..." . 

In the Heavenlies, we have A FATHER WHO has given to us spiritual blessing, a "benediction," a "good word."

What exactly IS this "spiritual blessing" in the Heavenlies  ?

This blessing is favor with GOD the FATHER, which exists now, in the Heavenlies.

There is only one way to procure this "good word" with GOD, this benediction, this blessing, from The FATHER in the Heavenlies: That Way is through HIS Beloved SON+ JESUS CHRIST.

Now, it is true that GOD the FATHER loves mankind. 

It is also true that sin-filled mankind with his Adamic nature cannot enter Heaven. Adamic Man, unchanged, is barred from Eternal life and is condemned to eternal death and suffering. 

Thus, in GOD'S love for fallen and wretched man, The FATHER  determined  to procure a people through HIS Eternal  SON+ .

The SON+ took on the limitations of human flesh and became in the likeness of men.

And, being found in fashion as a man, HE+ humbled HIMSELF+ and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.

His+ death provided the sacrifice to cover our sins, the Divine Plan of The HOLY FATHER and HIS SON+, JESUS CHRIST. 

That death on the Cross gained for us a spiritual entrance even now into Heaven, for all who follow CHRIST JESUS, in love and in obedience. 

Therefore, in the Heavenlies, 
we now have a Divine EAR 
bending towards us.

We have, through Y’SHU+ our LORD, the undivided attention of Our Heavenly FATHER when we cry out to HIM.

Because JESUS is there, we have been admitted into the Courts of the Heavenly KING, to put our petitions before HIM... and now we know they will be received.

All this we gain in the Heavenlies through CHRIST JESUS. Because of His+ great sacrifice, we are included in His+ train of attendants.

We are received, our words are listened to, and our petitions granted as is best for us. We are granted a welcome in Heaven even now. 

And, a Home.

Let us pray:

I thank THEE+, O CHRIST, for including me in Thy+ Heavenly Home.

I bless THEE+, O LORD, for hearing the words of my heart, like no-one else hears them.

For Thy+ undivided attention given to me without measure, I thank THEE+. 

May I return Thy+ favor by giving THEE+ my undivided attention,  likewise.

May I return Thy+ blessing by hearing the words of Thy+ heart,  likewise, as recorded in Scripture.

And, may I make my heart a Home for THEE+, O LORD JESUS, for all Eternity.

This I pray, in the Holy NAME of JESUS CHRIST, the LAMB+ of GOD, Whose+ sacrifice makes this possible.  Amen.

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Glory be to The FATHER,
and to His Beloved SON+
and to the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT.

both now and forever,
world without end.

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Worthy is the LAMB+.

Worthy is The LAMB+
that was slain.

Worthy is the LAMB+,
from the foundation
of the earth.
Revelation 13:8

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