Victory in Jesus
Thank you Joyce and thank all of you who had a part in our praise worship tonight. It's been wonderful and exciting an we look forward to the next time that we meet together as the body of Christ here at Bellevue and in Memphis, Tennessee to praise the dear Savior. Open your Bibles please tonight to Ephesians chapter 1. And we're going to begin reading in verse 15.
You will remember, perhaps, that Ephesians was written while Paul was in prison. But when you open the book of Ephesians, my dear friend, you don't smell the musty air of a prison. The breezes of Calvary come up and blow in your face as you open the book to the, to Ephesians. It is a book of victory all the way. And all through the night in our songs we've been talking about the victory that we have in Jesus. And that is the title of our message tonight, Victory In Jesus. That has been, dear friend, the theme of our bold breakthrough, as we are going out, marching into Canaan, is victory in Jesus. For ''Of Him and through Him and to Him are all things.'' It's all wrapped up in Jesus Christ.
Tonight if you would be victorious and if you would know the victorious life, you must learn the Scripture, the truth that is here delineated beginning in Ephesians chapter one and verse 15. The Apostle Paul is talking about the church at Ephesus and he says, ''Wherefore, I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love unto all the saints cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in our prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
It is very important that you understand that these people were great saints already. They loved God. They were saved. They were on their way to heaven. And yet the great apostle is praying for them, ''Oh, God, open their eyes and give them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.'' ...
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