Friday, 12 August 2016

Satiated with Grace! bebaioō

There is another condition of those in Christ Jesus called bebaioō.

It is an unavoidable condition brought about because of the given situation we find ourselves in ... something we didn't ask for ... something we didn't work for ... something not brought about by ourselves.

It becomes us just by being ...

Look how Paul addresses those in Corinth (a famous city just west of Athens, Greece), those of the assembly of God called out from amongst (those who would not hear His Voice):
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:
So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 1Co 1:4-9
Paul is addressing people in a state of being wholly satisfied by the Grace of God (Jesus).

Who?

Us! 

How?

By the Grace of God which was given to us by Christ Jesus!

Corinth means: to be fully satisfied and content, to be completely filled, to be wholly comforted and these are his introductory words before he calls them to be united in Christ explaining that the Gospel is simple and accessible to all.

We are in that state purely by virtue of Jesus. He makes us rich wherever we are in utterance and knowledge. We do not have to be afraid of what we will say in these days - the power of our words. We speak life and call those things that are not as if they are in authority (Rom 4:17).

The work of Christ in us is confirmed (bebaioō - established, made firm, grounded, made sure and stable , trusty and secure) so that we lack nothing being blameless in our wait for His return (in this life).

Truly, we have been called (ekklesia) to fellowship (intimacy) with Jesus, God Himself ... now and here, to exercise our God-given calling, to have dominion on earth! To speak to the mountain. Curse the fig tree. Calm the storm ...

All because we are secured (bebaioō) in Jesus!

I love this condition!

HalleluYAH!
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