After untangling a difficult problem of communication between us who love each other and clarifying the problem, it is a happy occassion! And this time we ask the Lord of Heaven to open the altar in heaven and finish this blog. May it benefit you because God loves you, believe me and rather him! We turn to 2Corinthians 2:12-17, ["...12Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, 13I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia. 14Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 15For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ..."] And kind of wonder if Paul also sent a PM message to the Corinthian and left him hung on the line or just plain hung the line on him. And he must of been frustrated. Stress is the difference between what we expect and what actually happens! And Paul to the nail tells that the gospel to some is 'sandpaper', abrasive and not comely for beauty or smoothness. But to other it's sweet incense that bring on the aroma of life. And those who have Christ in them have an aroma of Balsam that permeated the room where they stand or even just visit, the smell of kindness and courtersy and long-suffering... And I got PM from the grim reaper telling me that a house was thinking about me. And that sent shiver down my spine. I know a house doesn't think... That's scary for me. Well back to business. And we want to tell our freinds something in song, Colossians 1:3-9, ["... 3We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, 5For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; 6Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: 7As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; 8Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. 9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;..."] And we just want to remind our freind and all of those God newly calls that God has the best intentions for you...even eternal life and love for eternity... May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
And sometimes the message is hampered by the vision of those who do not want to hear God's message and we know indeed they cannot, no matter how much they try in themselves. And that's why we want to pray for them, that God will grant them mercy like he has done for us. And certainly nothing is impossible for God. God is the God of all possibility and we have hope on that...
We turn to Ephesians 1 to know what is the message and the hope and the truth...
["...God's Rich Blessings
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, in Christ; 4 for He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love 5 He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, 6 to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him 10 for the administration of the days of fulfillment Â€Â”to bring everything together in the Messiah, both things in heaven and things on earth in Him.
11 In Him we were also made His inheritance, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.
13 In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvationÂ€Â”in Him when you believedÂ€Â”were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. 14 He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.
Prayer for Spiritual Insight
15 This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 [I pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 [I pray] that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength..."]
And this excerpt from Holman's Bible puts everything in a nutshell and this is what separates those over here from those over there. And we hope you and most everyone and everybody is over here with the truth here directly from God's word so there no mistake of interpretations...
May you be blessed. Amen.