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Blessed through a Lighted Mission part 2 (9 of 24)
Chapter 3 God's Communication of a Lighted Union - The Blessed
Series: That Glorious Union....Ephesians
Ephesians 3: 11 thru 13
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III. A LIGHTED MISSION OF A SOVEREIGN PURPOSE
A) A Sovereign Purpose aimed at a goal
("according to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord")
This verse reveals to us God's eternal glory which has as it's object God's eternal goal. This is the purpose of God in eternity past which manifests itself in eternity present. This eternal purpose goes beyond a simple plan. We can plan something and even have a purpose or goal in mind, but there are certain circumstances that can arise that might hinder or ever cancel those plans. We are not privileged to see what tomorrow holds, but our God is. Therefore, His purpose never meets a snag. His purpose never has to amended because of a new unexpected event. What God purposed in the ages past, has now been projected and perfected in Jesus Christ. Far greater is the thought, that our Lord fulfilled God's plan and also fulfilled God's purpose. Talk about being purposed driven, this is it. Contrary to the popular theological spin on being purposed driven, we have before us, in this verse, the true purpose that should be driven by. Before there ever was the first sin, God purposed salvation. Before there ever was the first sinner, God purposed a Saviour. Before there ever was the first inhabitant of hell, God purposed a heaven for believers. Before there ever was the first member of the Bride of Christ, God purposed a heavenly bridegroom. Before there ever was the first halls of God's church on earth, God prepared the heavenly head of the church.
B) A Sovereign Purpose attributed to a gain
("in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith in Him")
1. Avenue of Boldness
("in whom we have boldness")
The wo ...
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