Emanna for 02/12/2019
God Speaks Well of Us
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ, (4) Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish before Him in love,
Words of Ministry
The Greek word for blessed means well spoken of, praised with
adoration; and the Greek word for blessing means good speech,
good utterance, implying bounty and benefit. Used with
respect to God, this blessing is a laudation, a genuine
praise, even a praise to God on the highest level. Paul uses
this word to speak well concerning God, to utter fine praise,
even beautiful praise, to Him.
The God whom we bless has blessed us. God's well-speaking
concerning us encompasses the entire New Testament. In the
New Testament God speaks well regarding us. The entire New
Testament is filled with God's beautiful speech concerning
us. If you want to hear God's well-speaking, you need to read
the New Testament and say amen to every aspect of it. He
chose us before the foundation of the world. Amen. He chose
us to be holy and without blemish. Amen.
We bless God, because God has blessed us. Because He has
spoken so well concerning us, we return the well-speaking to
Him. For example, when we read about
[God's choosing, we should say, "God, how I thank You that You chose me. You chose to come into me. Because You are in me, I have your holy nature, and I am becoming holy like You. God, how I thank You for this!"]
To speak like this is to return the well-speaking to Him. Thus, He blesses you, and you bless Him. After listening to God's well-speaking concerning us, we are qualified to speak well of Him.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp.15,20. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/14/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.