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Rhapsody of Realities (English)

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, DSc, D.D

Friday, 7 December 2018

Predestined For Glory

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love (Ephesians 1:4).

As Christians, we were chosen in Christ, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blame before Him in love. We were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world. From the beginning of time, God set the seal of approval, that when Christ shall come and die, and provide salvation for the world, everyone who would come into Him would be glorified. Moreover, not only are we chosen in Christ, we're also without blame: "...that we should be holy and without blame before him in love" (Ephesians 1:4).

How could we be without blame, with all our mistakes, errors, and faults? Jesus took our blame. The Bible says, "And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight" (Colossians 1:21-22). He did all that for us on the Cross, so we could become inheritors of His righteousness; justified, holy, sanctified, and without blame. You don't have to struggle to be holy or blameless; you don't have to try to impress Him to accept you; He already accepted you.

Ephesians 1:5-6 says, "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." God set all of these in motion before the foundation of the world. He planned that you'd live the glory life, void of sickness, failure, and the decadence of today's world. He planned that you'd be the proof of His goodness, the expression of His righteousness, and the effulgence of His glory. Hallelujah!

Prayer

Blessed Father, I thank you for having chosen me in Christ, before the foundation of the world. I'm holy and without blame, because Jesus took away my blame and shame, and gave me His glory and righteousness. I'm free to live in righteousness, and reign in this world as a victor and a champion, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Further Study

Romans 8:30

Ephesians 2:10 AMPC

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