Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
The apostle announced not simply doctrines but the riches of Christ are, What Christ is to us, such as light, life, righteousness, and holiness. What He has for us, and what he accomplished, attained, and obtained for us. These riches of Christ are unsearchable and untraceable. A to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. God’s mystery is his nidden purpose, which is to dispense Himself into His chosen people. In order that to the intent that now unto the principalities and power in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God. The church is produced from the unsearchable riches of Christ. When God’s chosen people partake of and enjoy the riches of Christ, they are constituted with those riches in the church, through which God’s many sided wisdom is made known to the angel rulers and authorities in the heavenliness. Hence the church in God’s wise exhibiting of all that Christ is. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. In Christ we have access, entry, not only that we may approach God but also that we may partake of His New Testament economy. Through faith in Christ we have such access with boldness and in confidence that we may enjoy God and His eternal plan.
HEIRS OF SALVATION Are they not all ministering spirit, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? So Great salvation here refers back to what is Hebrews 1:14, It is God’s full salvation, from the forgiveness of sins the sharing of the coming kingdom with glory. It refers not only to what Christ has done and will do for us but also to Himself, the one who is able to save us to the uttermost. As the Son of God as God and as the Son of Man as Man He is our salvation . His wonderful person plus His splendid work constitute so great a salvation that none of us should neglect. Now our negligence will cause us to miss this great salvation’s, most precious part the enjoying of Christ as our saving life and rest in this age; animist glorious part the inheriting of Christ’s kingdom with glory in the coming age. See much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For it, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. A working out of the salvation of the soul is needed by all believers. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling
NOW JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinner Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, then we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. The blood redeemed us, therefore, and to bring us back to the purpose of God, the Lord Jesus had to do something about these three questions of sin, and of quilt, and of Satan’s charge against us. Our sins had to be dealt with, and this was affected by the precious Blood of Christ. Our guilt has to be dealt with and our guilty conscience set at rest by showing us the value of that Blood. And finally the attack of the enemy has to be met and his accusations answered. In the Scriptures the Blood of Christ is shown to operate effectually in these three ways, Godward, manward and Standard.
For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
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To God Be The Glory
Minister David A. Benjamin