Thursday, 18 September 2014

Charitoō to gush out His Love!


Romans 5:5 says 
"... the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
The Strong concordance explains this Greek word, ekcheō, as meaning: to pour forth; to bestow: - gush (pour) out, run greedily (out), shed (abroad, forth), spill. 

I think we can agree that this is not a normal pouring-out or accidental spill. 

It is an abundant, full-blown gush of the Holy Spirit ... a greedily and eagerly pouring into the cup - the cup running over! And it is God's desire to completely fill you with His love so that you will keep running over and running over and running over ...

Let me tell you: you are made ready to receive this abundant out-pour. 


Because you are highly favoured by God!

There is a very special word that appears only twice in the entire Word of God.

Once where the angel Gabriel appears to a certain Mary, a virgin espoused to a man from the house of David (beloved) ... and calls her highly favoured (charitoōLuk 1:28

She is immediately awestruck by the angel's salutation because it is a very unusual salutation. 

Highly favoured! 

The Angel explains: Luk 1:30 Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour [charis -Grace] with God. 

charis (Grace, God's unmerited favour, Jesus) is the Greek root word for charitoō (highly favoured by God).

It makes sense. It is understandable as the angel goes on to explain how she would conceive and bring forth a Son, Jesus. Indeed, Highly Favoured! 
No one could argue. Mary was Highly Favoured!

... there remains only one other instance where God calls someone highly favoured (charitoō) ... and we need to take special cognizance of this instance and whom it is meant for ...

Secondly: in Ephesians God, through Paul, reveals His beautiful work explaining how He has chosen us, predestined us, adopting us according to the good pleasure (charis: unmerited favour - Grace) by Jesus Christ to Himself ... and then the mind-blowing part: 
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 
Note the word "accepted". 

The word is used in this sense for you and me! HalleluYAH! It means that you and I have been made accepted to God by the Beloved, King of Grace, Jesus Himself!

But get this! The word used here in the Greek is the very same word charitoōhighly favoured, used for Mary - the woman chosen, predestined to give birth to the Saviour and Redeemer of the whole world, Grace Himself!

... so that the shedding abroad, abundantly and in overflowing fashion of His love, His Grace, His joy, His Peace, His very Holy Spirit can be done into your heart to transform you from a living soul into a living Spirit!


Luk 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

... so that we may answer in all earnest like Mary Luk 1:38 ... be it unto me according to thy word!

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