Past - Present - Future by Jesse Hendley

PAST - PRESENT - FUTURE
Jesse M. Hendley
Ephesians 2

The Bible reveals our past, our present and our
future. Actually it does. Yet many people go to that
which is forbidden of God, to fortune tellers and
mediums who contact the spirits of the dead. God
absolutely speaks against this in His Word. He
Himself has told us all we need to know about the
future.

The message today from Ephesians 2 can change your
life. It changed mine and it can change yours,
depending on how you respond to it.

Past

Here in Ephesians 2 is our PAST. The past of every
child of God is found in verses 1-3. "And you hath He
quickened (made alive) who were dead in trespasses
and sins, wherein in times past ye walked, according
to the course of this world, according to the prince
of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh
in the children of disobedience, among whom also we
all had our conversation in times past in the lusts
of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and
of the mind and were by nature children of wrath,
even as others."

Present

Then He gives the present condition of every child of
God in verses 4-6. "But God (when He saw us in that
condition) Who is rich in mercy, for His great love
wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in
sins, hath quickened us (made us alive)." (There came
a time when we were made to live, though we were DEAD
in sins.) "Hath quickened us together with Christ. By
grace are ye saved. And hath raised us up together
and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ
Jesus."

Now that is the present condition of the child of
God. He is made alive. He is raised up with Jesus. He
sits with Jesus in heavenly places. He knows a
heavenly atmosphere and a heavenly life even though
he walks around down here on this earth. He is a God-
quickened man.

The word together is used here three times. A child
of God is JOINED to Jesus. Ah, beloved, what a
wonderfu ...


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