Wednesday, May 22, 2013

QUESTION EPESIANS 2:12 >Christians> Remember Where You Came From

Christians Remember Where You Were and Where You Are Now Spiritually 

In Ephesian 2:12 is this verse talking about atheist as I study the Greek transcript?
Profile: Male 18-30 North America

Ephesians 2:12 (NKJV)
12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

This Scripture is addressed to the Christians at Ephesus.
This verse from the Word of God is addressed to all Christians through the end of time.  
Verse 12 answers the question asked in verse in verse 11.
Do you Christians remember what is was like before you were a Christian – before you were saved and born again – before you were in the Kingdom of God as represented by Isarael?
11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands—    

Whether the now saved, born again, members of the Kingdom and Family of God were formerly atheist, Jews or Gentiles (Jews used the term Gentile to mean "those without God.) they are now one people in Christ Jesus.
Christians now whether Jew or Gentile are now known as “One New Man” in the following verses 14-16!!!

Ephesians 2:14-16
14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

So what is the lesson here?
Whether Jew, Greek, Gentile, rich, poor, young old, male female we are now part of one body when we are born again. 
How are we born again?
When the Lord draws us near, we are convicted of sins and we repent or turn from our sins and declare Jesus Christ as Lord we are born again.
We are then part of a “New Man” the Body of Christ.

At Good News at Noon we celebrate we serve a gracious Father who told us this in Scripture- 1 Timothy 2:3-4 (NKJV)
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Christians “remember where you came from” as that saying goes.

Serve your King who came to “seek and to save that which was lost” – US.

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