Emanna for 05/29/2019
Removing All Obstacles for Us to Be in God
(RcV) John 14:2 In My Father's house are many abodes; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. (3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will receive you to Myself, so that where I am you also may be. (20) In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
Words of Ministry
"I go to prepare a place for you," means that the Lord will prepare a place, accomplish redemption, open up the way, and make a standing for man to get into God. It means that the Lord will pave the way for us to be in God. But how can sinful people like us get into God? How can we get into the righteous and holy God? We are far, far away from God. How can we be brought into Him? All of the separating elements, the obstacles of sin, sins, the world, the Devil, death, flesh, and self, must be abolished. Then we shall be brought near to God, and not only to God but into God. For this, some work, some preparation, was needed. The Lord had to do a work of preparation. He had to go, not to the heavens, but to the cross to remove all of the obstacles. All of the obstacles have been removed by the Lord's all- inclusive death. On the cross the Lord abolished all the barriers between us and God. He dealt with sin, sins, the world, the prince of this world, the flesh, the self, the old man, and even death. By death and resurrection the Lord paved the way and prepared the place that we might be brought into God.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 360-361. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/27/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.