In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:11-14
We have obtained an inheritance, what did we obtain? Eternal life, reconciliation back with God, justification in Christ, and also the Holy Spirit living inside of us. The gifts that God has given us already , through our Lord Jesus Christ, are blessings beyond our comprehension. The fact that there are people still begging God for more things, makes me come to the conclusion that they don’t understand the price of their salvation
So why did we become saved at all? Because we were predestined by the will of God to to be the elect. Again this is a concept alot of people have a hard time grasping, however the word predestination is used multiple times in this first Chapter of Ephesians. You were predestined to be a Child of The Most High through Christ!
Now notice the next part of the scripture, “after you have heard and believed the gospel of your salvation” (v13) We must respond to our calling of predestination by having genuine faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord. Now here’s the question, can the spiritually dead understand the gospel message? The answer I believe is no, Jesus said “Nobody can come to me unless the Father draws them” (John 6:44)
Nobody can come to Christ or understand the gospel, unless the Holy Spirit draws them to Christ! This is a radical reality of Gods will for the elect, this is why not everyone will receive the good news of Jesus Christ, this is why Jesus said “Narrow is the road that leads to life, and very few will find it” (Matthew 7:14) Jesus actually says very few are actually going to be saved and the majority of the world is on the broad road to Hell, which road are you on?
Once you are Born Again in Christ (John 3:3) you are Sealed by the Holy Spirit. Your body is now the Temple of God and the Holy Spirit is now living inside of You (Romans 8:11, 1 Cor. 3, 6) You have been transformed to walk in the newness of Life, to conform to the image of Christ to be a Child of God in Jesus name Amen!
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