- There is a Gospel that must not be ignored, which was specially committed to Apostle Paul and documented in about two-third of the entire New Testament.
- That Gospel had substances that would ESTABLISH those who have received the initial Faith-Foundation of The Sincere Milk of The Word (1Pet. 2:2).
- That Gospel contained everlasting commandments of how to OBEY THE DEEPER ASPECT OF FAITH and it is pregnant with divine materials that could build Saints with wisdom that is superior to that which Lucifer used in weaving this world!
- An Old Testament edition of this Gospel was what separated some Hebrew chapter 11 old faithful unto God, causing it to be declared concerning them that “the world wasn't worthy of them”, because of the state/stature that their souls attained after being exposed to it! Heb. 11:36-38
- - That Gospel is the spiritual mechanism that would move us from BELIEVING IN THE GOSPEL unto OBEYING THE GOSPEL = Rom. 16:25-26
Rom. 16:25-26 Now to him that is of power to ESTABLISH you according to MY GOSPEL, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the OBEDIENCE OF FAITH
Rom. 1:5 By whom we have received Grace and Apostleship, for Obedience To The Faith among all nations (i.e. all Souls)
(Pls note that Faith here is not Faith Towards God described in Heb. 6:1) but A Refined Edition of Faith that can discern and subdue The Wisdom of This World/vanity)
- The Lord Jesus knew that believers would be faced with the challenge of journeying against The Gravity of The Carnal Nature, so he graced his Apostles to discern the faith he used to beat the devil hands down, a faith that would enable them deal with the fallen state of Satan’s Wisdom and such was THE FAITH THAT RESIDES IN GOD
- The Lord knew that many believers who won’t discern that the born again experience can’t deal with the blindness of hearts and minds that came upon mankind through Adam, so he ordained the Faith Provision in Eph. 1:15 to bring the saints into the Love Provision in Eph. 1:15b after which they would qualify for an encounter with the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation Eph. 1:17-18 that would open them up to the first course of Spiritual Knowledge, which is the Knowledge of God
- The Lord knew that without this Ephesian 1:17-18 experience, believers would ultimately ‘make it to heaven’ but would fall short of ‘inheriting the kingdom’, i.e. inheriting him and reigning with him in the world to come.
Rom. 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to MY GOSPEL.
Generations of believers are yet to discern the precept upon precept faith instructions in Ephesian chapter 1 and proceed to other chapters which can’t be unlocked unless we access/take root in its counsels. The entire New/Old Testament books would remain a ‘closed book’ if the verses from Eph. 1:1-1:23 isn’t unlocked and we need to yearn for mercy here. This is where our Spiritual eyes would be opened to the realm of the Spirit/the epistles.
Acts 26:18 …to Open Their Eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God (No wonder Paul raised converts like Timothy who attained Sonship also)
Lk. 4:18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and RECOVERING OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND…
(This is what Eph. 1:17/18 & Acts 26:18 was making reference to, and this is where the church is lacking. WE NEED NEW TESTAMENT REVELATIONAL TEACHINGS TO DO JUSTICE TO THIS DIRE NEED)
You may therefore agree with me that Apostle Paul could only speak unto such Churches/saints As Unto Spiritual (1Cor. 3:1), as unto matured ones (1 Cor. 2:6) after Eph. 1:15/17-18 had been fulfilled which was the legal ground for them up be opened up to higher faith transactions in the Spirit.
Such Deeper Faith Realm is where we would be empowered to graciously lay down our carnal life (daily to self) and be prepared to inherit The Hidden Wisdom of God ordained for The Glory of The True Church (1Cor. 2:7b/Eph. 3.10). this is how fallen spirits would respect us
Satan’s greatest fear has been the pending Enlightenment of Believer’s Spiritual Eyes, because through it, they would go from ‘Faith to Faith’ and the pillars of ignorance that has kept Satan up in the air since Adam’s fall would ultimately be hewn down! (Isa. 14:12/15-17)
May The Blessed Church of Christ, corporately find Great Mercy and Grace to encounter The Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation needed to unveil the Knowledge of Christ to us, Amen!
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