Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
May His purpose prosper in your life, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
We continued in our teaching series, PURPOSE OF DIVINE PURPOSE, in our Glory To Glory Word Hour, at KDCG, this evening.
Be tremendously blessed as you read.
1. God reveals His purpose for our individual lives so that the Body of Christ, the Church, is peaceful, joyful, holy, healthy & growing faithfully – Isaiah 11.9(a):
“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain
Colossians 2.9(Amplified version):
“And not holding fast to the Head, from Whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by means of its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God“.
Colossians 1.6(Amplified version):
“Which has come to you. Indeed, in the whole world [that Gospel] is bearing fruit and still is growing [by its own inherent power], even as it has done among yourselves ever since the day you first heard and came to know and understand the grace of God in truth. [You came to know the grace or undeserved favor of God in reality, deeply and clearly and thoroughly, becoming accurately and intimately acquainted with it.]”
”And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers“;
”For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ“:
”Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ“:
”That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”;
”But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ“:
”from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love“.
Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, is sound in peace, joy, holiness, health & faithfulness, the Body, too, must grow in like manner!
This happens as each part of the Body discovers, understands itself & functions in its place.
2. The earth is to be filled with the knowledge of God’s glory – Habakkuk 2.14:
”For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea”.
2 Corinthians 4.6
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ“.
Through the instrumentality of the Holy Spirit & the Church, everybody on the earth must hear the Gospel of Christ, so that, no one will have any excuse of not responding to God’s salvation & fulfilling their parts.
3. Divine purpose is the major avenue of the fulfilment of God’s reconciliation agenda for man – 2 Corinthians 5.18-21:
”And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation“;
”To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation“.
”Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God“.
”For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”.
The good Lord bless you, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!