I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. God has engraved your name in the palm of His hand. He is aware of every one of us all of the time. He will never leave you or forsake you, without end. He will be with us through eternity. There is no end to His love. Why don’t people accept His love?
As a new creation, you have access to God’s wisdom, strength, provision, protection; you have access to everything God has through what Jesus Christ has accomplished. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Philippians 1:6 – “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”
It’s possible that we can learn to please God. Jesus said “My Father has not left me. He is always with me because I always do the things that please Him.” In Christ, we already please God because we believe in His Son. Here are some definite ways to please God.
Every generation demands an anointing that is relevant to its time, an anointing that’s in touch with the time. When you understand the level of hostility that the devil has released and is expressing himself in, you’ll understand that the church cannot survive with anything less than a radical, authoritative, governmental and pioneering spirit.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
The word fullness is pléróma. The image given is of a boat loaded with oarsmen, provision and soldiers to protect the supplies. It has everything it needs to reach it’s destination. Jesus came at the fullness of time, and the fullness of God dwells in Him bodily.