OF and FOR and THROUGH

From 1 Corinthians…

“to us there is one God,
the Father,
of Whom are all things,
and we for Him;

and one Lord,
Jesus Christ,
through Whom are all things,
and we live through Him.”

–1 Corinthians 8:6

How wonderful that we are OF and FOR Abba Father God; having originated from Him and intended to go to Him. What everlasting love and unending belonging there is in this!

And God has provided His Way for all to come to Him…

How wonderful that we are THROUGH our Lord Jesus Christ. What care and concern and redemption and restoration there is through Jesus!

Thank You Abba Father In Jesus’ Name…for YOU!!!

Of Him

“But of Him, you are in Christ Jesus, Who was made to us (1) wisdom from God, and (2) righteousness and (3) sanctification, and (4) redemption: that, according as it is written, ‘He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.'”
— 1 Corinthians 1:30,31

Of Him..

…out of, proceeding forth from, emanating and emerging from the Person and intention of God… if indeed we are, this is how we have come to be within Anointed Jesus!

(1) If we have any wisdom attributed to us at all, it is Jesus Himself.

(2) If we have any righteousness attributed to us at all, it is Jesus Himself.

(3) If we are set apart from this fallen world at all, it is so in the Person of Jesus Himself, Who is not of this world.

(4) If we have been turned into something good and useful from the dark and broken state that is our nature, it is only and always because we find ourselves clothed with the Person of Jesus Himself.

Only in great humility do we truly humble ourselves.

Lord Jesus, You Yourself are the Holy One, Most High, in Whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily. As we gaze upon You, we gaze upon Abba, Father.

Blessed be You, O God, my God! Thank You for You! You are my All in All.

A Sabbath rest for the people of God

“Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps a promise being left of entering into his rest, anyone of you should seem to have come short of it.”
–Hebrews 4:1

“For we who have believed do enter into that rest…”
—Hebrews 4:3

“There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For he who has entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his. Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.”
–Hebrews 4:9-11

The reality of the “Sabbath rest” (Heb. 4.9) is that Jesus has already done all the work that could possibly be done and it is finished. Jesus has done the work of suffering on the cross and bearing the sins of the world. God has done the work of raising Jesus from the dead, and raising those who believe in Him to brand new life with Him. There is no more work to be done toward righteousness and salvation. The precious reality is that: Anointed Jesus Himself is our righteousness and peace. He Himself is our Life. He Himself has done the work that no one else could do… past, present or future. To continue “working” — to not “enter into that rest” (Heb. 4.11) — is to devalue and trample on the Son of God Who became the Lamb of God and fulfilled the requirements of the law. It is finished (John 19:30). Love has triumphed, by grace and mercy, over works of the law. Jesus Anointed Himself is our new Life and new Reality, our Treasure of treasures. He is so highly exalted, and His Work is so far reaching and unattainable by mere mortal men, that it is said that He has “passed through the heavens.” How marvelous, how wonderful! No words can describe this joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Thank You Father God in Jesus’ Name!

“Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.”
—Hebrews 4:14-16

“For Christ is the fulfillment {or, completion, or end} of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”
—Romans 10:4

“For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don’t use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
—Galatians 5:13,14

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished.” He bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.”
—John 19:30

“Let no man therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day, which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ’s.”
—Colossians 2:16,17

Our Father, for ever and ever

What a wonderful and marvelous passage of Scripture (1 Chronicles 29:10-19). I can see Jesus reading it and then, moved by the Holy Spirit, teaching His followers how to pray… “Father of us in heaven, let sanctified, set apart, unlike any other, be the Name of You, let come the kingdom of You, let be done the will of You, as in heaven, also on earth… for Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory to the ages.”

1 Chronicles 29:10-19:

“10 And David blessed Yahweh before the eyes of all the congregation; and David said, Blessed are You, O Yahweh, the God of Israel, our Father, for ever and ever. 11 To you, O Yahweh, be the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all in the heavens and in the earth belongs to You, O Yahweh; Yours is the kingdom, and You lift up Yourself to all as Head; 12 and the riches, and the honor come from before You, and You rule over all; and in Your hand is power and might; and it is in Your hand to make great, and to give strength to all. 13 And now, our God, we are giving thanks to You, and giving praise to Your glorious name; 14 yea, for who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer willingly in this way? For all is of You, and we have given to You out of Your hand; 15 for we are strangers before You, and settlers, like all our fathers; our days on the land are like a shadow, and there is none abiding. 16 O Yahweh our God, all this store that we have prepared to build a house to You, for Your holy name, is out of Your hand, and all is of You. 17 And I know, my God, that You try the heart and are pleased with uprightness; I, in the uprightness of my heart, have offered willingly all these things; and now I have watched with joy Your people who are present here offering willingly to You. 18 O Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever for the intent of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and prepare their heart toward You; 19 and give a perfect heart to my son Solomon, to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies, and Your statutes, and to do all, even to build this magnificent house, for which I have prepared.” (Green’s Literal Translation)

Love in Jesus,
Bob