|Primacy... Authority... Power... Lordship|
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A MAN+ WHO+ Told Me All Things I Did ! .... Passover Meditation for the Monastic-At-Heart... Ephesians 1:21
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 ...
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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[ Verse 20..."... which HE ( The FATHER) worked in the CHRIST, raising HIM+ out from the dead ones
and seating HIM+
at HIS ( The FATHER’S) Right Hand
in the Heavenlies." ]
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:
The literal Greek:
[The LORD JESUS is seated... ]
... Far above ... in status in
· all PRIMACY --- first in time and position both --- and
· AUTHORITY and
· DYNAMIC, supernatural POWER and
· LORDSHIP and
· ( far above ) every name having been named
· not only in this AGE but also
· in the one coming.
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The ENORMITY of the immense power and rule The FATHER has placed onto HIS Beloved, Obedient SON+ JESUS CHRIST ... should make us afraid.
It should make us afraid to sin, even in thought, much less in word or deed.
We should be saying to others:
"Come see a Man+ Who+ told me
all things that ever I did ! "
The woman at the well in Samaria, John 4:29 ) , a woman who had 5 husbands and who was living with a man not her husband, had only one testimony:
a MAN+ Who+ told me
all things that ever I did.
Would not we be scared to meet such a person ?
If we met a holy man for the first time who not only knew our name before we told him but could also list our secret sins, would not the FEAR of GOD descend upon us ?
It should !
Like Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5, who lied to the HOLY SPIRIT, fear fell upon them and all those about them when the Apostle Peter confronted them with their sin.
How did the Apostle Peter know ?
He knew because the HOLY SPIRIT told him. The HOLY SPIRIT revealed this knowledge to the Apostle Peter.
Do we think the HOLY SPIRIT --- Who is sent by CHRIST from The FATHER --- does NOT know our very thoughts before we even speak them ?
Our GOD, The ELOHIM: The FATHER, HIS Beloved SON+ our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, and the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT have no need for men to tell them anything.
did not commit Himself+ unto them,
because HE+ knew all men,
And needed not that any
should testify of man:
for HE+ knew what was in man.
Indeed, Psalm 139 itself should be enough to strike fear into our hearts:
O LORD, THOU hast searched me,
and known me.
THOU knowest my downsitting
and mine uprising,
THOU understandest my thought afar off.
THOU compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word in my tongue,
but, lo, O LORD, THOU
knowest it altogether.
Psalm 139 : 1-4
Do we have ENOUGH belief in GOD that we are sure and certain that HE knows us, inside and out ? ... that HE knows what we are going to say before we say it ? ... that HE knows what we are going to do before we do it? ... that HE knows our mind-paths and our very personal habits ?
If we believe even the Old Testament Scriptures, we should have a healthy regard for WHAT HE KNOWS ABOUT US, individually.
That Our LORD knows what is in man becomes even MORE APPARENT in the New Testament !
We judge ourselves so that HE+ does not have to judge us. ( I Cor. 11:31).
And when we realize how thoroughly JESUS knows each one of us, it brings us in stark HUMILITY on our faces to I John 3:
Behold, what manner of love
The FATHER hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the children of GOD:
therefore the world
knoweth us not,
because it knew HIM+ not.
now are we the children of GOD,
and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be:
but we know that,
when HE+ shall appear,
we shall be like HIM+;
for we shall see HIM+ as HE+ is.
And every man
that hath this hope in him
HE+ is pure.
1 JOHN 3: 1-3
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Let us pray:
O pure and holy LORD JESUS, help me to become pure too.
Help me never yield the thoughts of my heart unto the satan.
I repent of allowing my thoughts to follow the dictates of my Adamic flesh; I know better. O forgive me and cleanse me, Most Holy JESUS.
In the Name of JESUS CHRIST I renounce the Self-centered, self-righteous thoughts I have allowed to be in me. By all the authority the BLOOD of JESUS gives unto me, I cast them behind me and put them out of my life.
Help me never let the evil one use my lips again.
Cleanse me, O Cleanse me thoroughly, inside and out... I'm standing in the need of prayer, O Holy ONE+.
YOU+ know me better than I know myself, for YOU+ know what is in man.
Yet... YOU+ said YOU+ love me... and that also, better than I love myself.
I cannot live without THEE+, O LORD. Cleanse me from my waywardness and sin, that I might draw closer to THEE+... in Spirit and in Truth.
In the Holy Name of JESUS, which is above every name, I pray. Amen.
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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.
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PRAISE and THANKSGIVING
be to The FATHER,
and to HIS Beloved SON+
the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT.
and HOLY SPIRIT,
both now and forever,
world without end.