Monday, August 30, 2010

~Ephesians 5~

Lets look at this chapter together and in Blue font I will put my thoughts. Join me in taking a look at this wonderful chapter in a most wonderful book.

Ephesians 5
1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Children believe in all things unseen, children are not corrupt or perverse in their thinking, they are as pure as the driven snow and know and love God effortlessley. Love, here is described as an action. Christ gave himself for the love of all man, for nothing in return, for simply our spiritual lives to be death no more and to be able to be alive in God's eyes free from our hideous sins.

3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

5For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Wow, what a tall order! Fornication: to me this means no sexual relations all around with anyone, at anytime. God did not make you to go performing any such act with anyone but your husbands. This is quite a statement for us as mothers to raise our daughters, and us as daughter to aspire to. We shall not covet...materials things hold no water, when we die they sit there continuaous to collect dust, to not put all of yourself into wanting and lusting after THINGS. Verse for really hits home, because to me this means no cursing, no making fun of others, no saying things you do not mean, and the big one is do not do things out of convience. Wow, todays age conviences are the way of life. So these are really hard to do. But must be done because the Lord our God commands it of us..No matter how tall the order is. And most importantly, Verse five, here God illustrates how these will not come into the Kingdom of God. Now here it does not say if unsaved it says if you do these things....what a thought to ponder. I believe that if you have done these things prior to being washed in the blood of Christ, then your sins are forgiven, and if you do these things after and are not truly repentant and learn from the errors of your ways, and pray to the Lord for forgiveness then your judgement seat of Christ shall illuminate verse five.
6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

7Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

I believe that the Lord our God gives us the warning of all false prophets and unbelievers, we must be aware, we must be proactive, we must not fellowship with them but call them on it, have them try and explain and we must know the Bible in order to prove their theories wrong! We must have Gods word in our hearts minds and souls iin order to rebuke and reprove these that are not walking in the light and want to snatch us away from Christ.
12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

All things that are done will come out into the Light....Good or bad, and the truth will always be brought to the surface of any situations. And God will have the final say in all things!
14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
It is very important how we as children of God act, walk and talk. For if we are dissillusioned with alcohol, drugs or other addictions we are not walking with the Lord but rather in our own stead, fill your mind, body and soul with the Holy spirit. This is why dressing, talking and living your life in a modest fashion is so important. Because the Holy spirit would not dress of a man if he were made to be a woman, he would not drowned himself out by filling up on drugs and alcohol, he would not walk around in clothing that barely covers himself, flaunting about and priding himself on sexiness, selfishness, and down right pornographic attire, he would not swear at his fellow peoples, or have an foolish, unkind, disgusting words fall from his lips. We must look at the Holy Spirit living in us, and how God himself would do things, for we are a vessel of the light of Christ, and he did not die for us to tramp about and make our mission whilst on earth one of selfish lusts and desires, of materialism and self glorifying. All we do should glorify that which made us, the Lord our God!
21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
To me as a wife, submitting myself unto my husband is a joy, a pleasure for I know that with him, I am his help meet, I am created to respect and love, honour and cherish him, it is why I was created. I am a strong woman and am not a door mat. So when your husband is loving his wife as Christ loves the Church, I know that I have nothing ot worry about. Because my husband listens to my heart and words and does all he can to heal, quell fears and to be the one that must take control when my emotions may not help me see things clear. He is the one whom completes me, is strong when I am weak and is weak where I am strong. I have very specific things I do andhe loves me all the more for it. Submission is to know when to quiet, to listen and do, to know when to trust and when to help. Submission now a days is to know why you were created and to have Christ as your main in your marriage. If you are following God's word, then you shall be honoured to be a submissive wife, and honoured to have a Godly head of the home for husband.
If you are being treated as Christ treats the church and if you are respecting your husband as we all respect the church, then submission is an honour.

Thank you for reading today,
May God bless each of you and your walk with the Lord,
With Him all things are possible!

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