Today I want you to know that you’re God’s work, a work of masterful creativity. God found you on the road to Jericho; and there you were dead in your trespasses and sins. You were just like all the others, full of sin, obeying Satan, the prince of the power of the air, who is at work right now in the hearts of those who are the children of disobedience.
But then when we say "you are his workmanship," we mean you were once dead, but now "you hath he quickened" Ephesians 2:1. God quickened your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. You are a his piece of work — "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" Ephesians 2:8-9. You are his workmanship, handiwork and artisanship!
He created you again "in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" Ephesians 2:10. These good works you now do, is the reason you were brought again to life. Romans 6:18 says, "Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness," that "ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life" Romans 6:22.
You became the servants of righteousness, God’s own vessels or his temple, "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit" Ephesians 2:20-22.
See from the above scripture as you fellowship with those of your own kind how you ought to grow in holiness and become a habitation of God.
- Faith in the Lord, and love to all the saints!
- Be yourself, everyone else is taken!
- Christ in you the hope of glory!
- Walk worthy of the vocation!
- Who are you following?
- The Lord will pay you for each good thing you do!
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