A Quick Word For the New Year, 2014...From The Lion and Lamb Ministry
"Grace be to you and peace from God: the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." Galatians 1:3-5
In Ephesians 4:21-32 and in Colossians 3:7-25 the believer is instructed to "PUT OFF" the many carnal practices representative of the "Old Man" and to "PUT ON" the Spiritual New Man. The believer has "put on", "and is to continue to "put on" the New man who is created in righteousness and true holiness, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him." Ephesians 4:24, and Colossians 3:10.
We learn in Ephesians 2:8-10 that the believer is not saved by good works but is saved UNTO good works. Note carefully Ephesians 2:10, and these other verses in Ephesians as well. READ THEM!
Ephesians 2:10, "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God has BEFORE ordained that we should walk in them."
Ephesians 4:1, "I therefore, (the prisoner of the LORD), beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called."
Ephesians 4:17, "This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind."
Ephesians 5:2, "And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour."
Ephesians 5:8, "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT!"
Ephesians 5:15, "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise."
Surely believers, members of the Body of Christ, Ambassadors for Christ, who are seated in the Heavenlies, should walk as becometh saints whose citizenship is in heaven. So, STRAIGHTEN OUT!
Here are some other verses as to the believer's walk. Read Romans 6:4, and Romans 8:4; Galatians 5:16-25; Colossians 1:10, Colossians 2:6, and Colossians 4:5; 1 Thessalonians2:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, and 4:12; and 2 Cor. 5:7.
I leave with you Colossians 1:10, "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.
Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
LLM - Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)