David Eells - 4/23/23
Chose the Unleavened Path
Samuel Fire - 4/9/23 (David’s notes in red)
I saw a cliff face and there were many ropes to help one climb up it. Each rope had its own way to the top, but only one rope would last and not break. (The one that won’t break is the Unleavened Bread of Christ).
Each of the ropes was a teaching on the paths up to God (Representing apostate Church doctrines), but these could not be completely relied on all the way to God.
All the ropes except one had breaks in them and defects somewhere up the course and either someone would fall or they would see the error and climb back down to get on another path. There was only one path that fully made it to the top safely. (Representing the true Gospel that Jesus is the only way to heaven. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. The way is a path not a line that we step over. The path and steps are already laid down. It is Jesus’ steps. 1Jo. 2:5-6 but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: 6 he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.)
Carrying Away Distraction and Idolatry
Claire Pienaar - 4/18/23 (David’s notes in red)
I dreamed I was going somewhere. I kept forgetting where my red bag was. I knew I needed my wallet and my cellphone that were both in the red bag. I found my red bag near Sarah-Marie’s room so, I picked it up and carried it with me. (Sarah-Marie means Princess of darkness.) It seemed to be a hindrance in some way. It wasn’t heavy or big, and it only had my cellphone and wallet inside. (Jesus told His disciples not to bring a wallet so they would trust in God and not be self-reliant. Also, a cell phone is often an idol and distracts us from the things of God.) I could have gone on without it. (Riaan: The bag is red representing the sacrifice of Christ. His blood was shed to deliver us from these fleshly things.)
I seemed to hold up a process due to going to fetch this bag, and my friend named Sarah-Marie really liked the bag, and she said something like, “You can’t go without this lovely red handbag.” (We cannot listen to the “Princess of darkness” or rebellion because it will hold up our process of sanctification.) My husband Riaan kept on calling me while holding a transparent door open for me. (Riaan represents our Heavenly Husband, Jesus, who is the “Door to the sheepfold”. The Door is transparent because Jesus is pure.)
It looked like we were entering into a ship or a large conference hall, or an airplane. (The Ark as well as an airplane are lifted off of the earth.) All I saw was the thick glass door and the side of a structure that made me think of all 3 of these structures at once. (Riaan: People are running after money and distractions of the world and missing the calling of the Man-child, Jesus.) (We must make it through the Door and into the Ark.)
I asked the Lord for a verse by faith at random for this dream and received Eze. 6:13 And ye shall know that I am Jehovah, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the places where they offered sweet savor to all their idols. (Riaan: This verse Claire received speaks of idols – the modern altars represent wallets or self-provision and cellphones represent worldly reliance’s or addictions and distractions.)
I asked the Lord if this is for me, and I received “they return” and “their heart” in this text below by faith at random. (All who repent from the heart and come out from among them will be restored.) 2Ch 6:38, (in context 36-42) If they sin against thee (for there is no man that sinneth not), and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive unto a land far off or near; yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done perversely, and have dealt wickedly;
if they return unto thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captive, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers (i.e., what was given us by the early Church fathers we return to.), and the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name: then hear thou from heaven, even from thy dwelling-place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people who have sinned against thee.
Now, O my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent, unto the prayer that is made in this place. Now therefore arise, O Jehovah God, into thy resting-place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O Jehovah God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. O Jehovah God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember thy lovingkindnesses to David thy servant. (Riaan: The bag is used to “carry away” something, like in this second verse. The blood of Jesus carries away captive these worldly idols.)
Overcoming Rejection to Achieve Unity
Samuel Fire - 4/1/23 (David’s notes in red)
I saw all these children and I on an American school bus, the yellow with black stripe type and with the stop signs flaps. Everybody in the bus were from UBM. They were all young, like children under 10yrs of age.
We then arrived at the school and got together in a classroom, and we each sat at our own desk. We participated in a mixture of subjects. The learning was interactive, and we were all given tests and participated in the learning. (As we will see, people with rejection are not comfortable with what they feel is competition.)
Some of the children didn't feel to go to school, but once they arrived at school and sat in the classroom, they were happy and appreciated the lesson. I saw myself and others having struggles and difficulty in understanding the subjects and felt left out as we weren't making as much progress as the others. (This is when rejection spirits lie to their victims that correction equals rejection, and this brings frustration and offense.) I saw how other children were favored and always top in the class and that made it harder for me and others to team up and interact with them. I also saw how that many in the class were having to repeat many subjects, but not able to comprehend the materials. (Many times, this is inherited through the blood and can be treated with love and deliverance.) But the whole time, I felt and saw and heard the calm, peaceful and kind teaching of Jesus and His constant dedication and willingness to not give up on any of us. I was feeling the love and each time we went home on the bus we grew closer and wanted to see each other again. (Recognizing the spirits behind this is the first step to deliverance. Learning to cast down illegal thoughts about others, unforgiveness, and vain imaginations will help too. If this is not repented of it can end in faction, anger, and a great delusion and sin.)
Remnant Overcomers Tiannah Fire - 2/25/23 (David’s notes in red)
I dreamt that David Eells and the UBM brethren were all living together on top of a large hill that was like a national park. The hill had an open grass area where the brethren had simple huts as their houses. (This represents basic living and needs met, like the original church in Acts). The huts were all in this open area and close together. There was a large campfire with rocks around and log seats where the brethren would gather around together especially at night for prayer. Here they would praise, worship, and fellowship with the brethren and here David would teach. (In the natural we’ve actually done this, but Tiannah doesn’t know that.)
David felt like a fatherly figure in the dream, acting and treating the brethren as a father would. In the dream my relationship with David felt as a father daughter relationship and he had that with the other brethren too. In the dream the brethren seemed like children with child-like faith. They were eager to learn and humble to let go of their own way and to learn the Father’s way. It also felt like David was like an elder of a tribe and I believe he is representing the Father in the dream.(Three out of four fell away in the parable of the sower in Mat. 13:18-23. One of the four went on to bear fruit 30, 60 and 100 fold.) In the dream I was going to the other side of the land to where I thought I was to wait until the hut for me was completed and then I would return to the UBM camp. (The hut could represent our temporary tabernacle in the wilderness, which represents a personal relationship with the Lord as in the Feast of Tabernacles.) So, I went to go walk across the top of the dam and it was super slippery, and it was a long walk to get across to the other side of the land. I looked over to the other side and in the water, there were around 50 giant, white seals that were really large. (These creatures are white and large representing maturity and purity. They are at home in the water representing those who are mature in the Water of the Word and they mentor others through the slippery places along their walk.) On 2 sides of the hill was a cliff that was overlooking water. On the other 2 sides were more forests, nature, and land that went much further. There was a giant dam and river that was on one of the sides and you could only walk across the top of the dam by foot. It was very dangerous because you could slip so easily and fall far down.
They all turned and stared at me. Some of them ran over to me and stayed on either side of me maybe 10 on my left and 10 on my right and a few in front and behind me. They all watched me the whole time as they guided me and walked me across the dam so that I wouldn't slip or fall. (Many disciple the younger along the path in hope that they will bear fruit.) I felt they were all protecting me and wanted to keep me safe. They stayed in the dam and water area as I continued walking through the nature park. There were no maps or roads, so I had to just walk straight ahead by Faith.
I came to a building that was sort of like a security building. There were some people waiting at this building that weren't allowed to go across the dam yet or go to the UBM camp until they had passed all these checks and tests. The people working in this building were like security guards and anyone that wanted to go live with or be with the UBM brethren had to go through background checks and answer many questions. They had to spend a period of time in this holding facility; maybe weeks, months, or years until they passed everything required. (30, 60, and 100 is a progression of fruit in maturity. It comes by overcoming tests.) If they passed, they were allowed to try to cross over the dam and if they survived, they could go be with the brethren. (We have seen many people going through tests to see if they belong here and some failing the test of Love necessary for unity in holiness.) I felt that no one was physically able to get past this building or the dam unless they successfully passed the security. It was as if there was an invisible wall or line that prevented anyone from crossing.
If they didn't pass, they either stayed in this facility until they passed or they just gave up and left. There were a couple of people that had been at this facility for many, many years waiting to be approved, but most people just left to back to normal life after a short period of time. It seemed that only a tiny amount of people was approved, let alone, approved in a quick or short period of time. (Only the remnant of overcomers will be approved [to belong to the corporate Bride Body.])
I remember seeing a big line up of women waiting to get checked into the facility to go through the security process but most of the women got denied so they weren't even qualified to go through the checking process. (This represents the “house of the women in Esther who were being prepared to be tested by the King of kings. God loved Esther above all the women and made her the Bride.) I spoke to a few of them and tried to encourage them to press on toward Jesus, but they weren't interested. It felt like they weren’t there for Jesus. (This represents apostacy and selfish desires. They were Jezebels, so they weren’t approved [like Vashti].) The people who worked at the security holding facility knew who I was, and I told them I am here until my hut is ready for me. They told me that the hut was almost built, and I should start walking back and when I get there it will be complete. I was surprised because I had only just come from that UBM area, and I thought it would take much longer to build my hut and I thought I was going to have to stay at the security facility for a while. (Psa. 81:13-14 Oh that my people would hearken unto me, That Israel would walk in my ways! 14 I would soon subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their adversaries. And Est. 2:9 And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with her portions, and the seven maidens who were meet to be given her out of the king's house: and he removed her and her maidens to the best place of the house of the women. ) They gave me some supplies and they walked me over to a stable and showed me all these different horses and told me to choose one. I said, “I am not sure if I am allowed a pet in the UBM camp area that I was about to move into. They told me that the horse is more than a pet and they have been working there for much longer than I have been on earth and that the horse will be valuable to all the brethren. They encouraged me to pick a horse. I said, “I don't know anything about horses so please pick the best one for me.” And they gave me a nice horse and I got on and started riding back to the dam to go back to the UBM camp. (Horses represent the strength of the flesh but Tiannah was subduing it by riding on its back to make it to the UBM camp. This represents overcoming the flesh to be in the Bride.)
Separate the Sheep from the Goats
Claire Pienaar - 3/21/23 (David’s notes in red)
I dreamed I was in a 12-story, white building. I lived either on level 9 or level 11 (The number 12 represents completeness. We are living stones, making up the Bride of Christ). (This reminds me of the tower of white stones representing the Church that was shown to Hermas in the “Shepherd of Hermas.”)
I was very happy there but wanted to see my dad more. (Claire’s dad represents the Father in the dream.) I had to go down to the ground level (Representing the threshing floor). I found Him busy sorting out young sheep and goats. A little lamb followed me all the way up to my level, but he had a blood stain on his belly. (Riaan: To go where the Bride goes requires death to self [which, spiritually speaking, requires the shedding of blood through the cutting off of the “belly”.]).
Some baby goats tried to come through different doors that were open, but my dad said, “Keep the doors shut”. (Representing that we must keep our spiritual doors shut so that we won’t become as the rebellious goats.) I shoo’d the kids away. He was training someone young to take part in a very elite running race. He said, “I’ve timed him, and he’s almost ready”. (We don’t have much time to run our race. We must overcome and endure till the end to hear the Lord say, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you…”) Then I woke up.
I received by faith at random Isa. 38:12 My dwelling is removed and is carried away from me as a shepherd’s tent, as well as Hosea 13:13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for it is time he should not tarry in the place of the breaking forth of children. (Riaan: It’s time to mature).
Later that morning I opened one of the books I’m using with my children that gives meaningful explanations about sanctification and holiness, written for children. The portion of scripture for that day’s discussion was Mat. 25:31-46, which is EXACTLY what my dream was about. I did not know this portion of scripture would be discussed, as I only open this book at lesson time, and I don’t generally prep these lessons beforehand. God knows! Thank you, Lord.
Mat. 25:31-46 But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: 32 and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats; 33 and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 36 naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? 38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me. 46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.
Death to Self Leads to Resurrection Life
Gaynold Mozer - 1/16/23 (David’s notes in red)
It was a bright sunny day, and I was walking with someone on a sidewalk. (representing that the sun/Son shines upon us when we walk the narrow road.) It seemed to be on a college campus somewhere. (A college campus represents a place of higher learning.) There were quite a few other people gathered in small groups here and there along the way. It was a beautiful day, and everyone was happy and joyful.
At the end of the sidewalk there were a couple glass doors going into what I thought to be a building, but once inside I felt that I was in a cave as it was so dark. (I do not know who was walking with me, but felt it was someone I knew.) (Jesus is walking with us as we walk the straight and narrow unto the death of our flesh nature represented by the cave. Jesus was buried in a cave after His death by the cross and so must we. There is a parallel between what happened to Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection and what is happening with the Man-child/Bride bodies.) This was not a large cave but seemed to be 30-40 feet long. (The Number 30 is considered the number of maturity and the number 40 represents a period of testing or trial.)
The darkness was so dense and overwhelming. The idea of it being a cave never entered my mind before we entered through the glass doors. (We must all lose our fleshly life which is against God that our spiritual life would rule. Mic 7:7-9 But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. 8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, Jehovah will be a light unto me. 9 I will bear the indignation of Jehovah, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.)
Once inside the doors (As in Claire’s dream above, Jesus is the transparent Door. We enter the Kingdom only through Him and His resurrection life.) I got separated from the person that had been walking with me. (This reminds me of what Jesus cried out on His cross in Mat. 27:45-46 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Jesus felt separated too during His death experience.)
It was very dark, so it was hard to recognize people as they just looked like shadows moving about. (When we are going through our death to self process we become hard to recognize because we are shadows of our former selves.) I didn't want to stand in the path, so I moved up to the highest row of seating available which was the third row.) (Jesus said after 3 days I will rise again. The three rows could also represents bearing the 30-, 60-, and 100-fold fruit of Christ.)
There were planks set into the steep bank of a hill that was very hard dirt. The ceiling of this area was barely above the highest seating space. I sat quietly waiting to hear the voice of the person that walked in with me so that I could locate them and sit with them, but I awakened not knowing what had happened to the person that walked in with me. (He is still there in spirit with us even in our darkest moments.) … There were people scattered about sitting on the rows of planks, but the area was far from full. (The first fruits harvest is small. Few are taught the crucified life or Jesus’ message of death to self.)
I received by faith at random Jeremiah 4:6 for this dream. My finger was on the words, "flee for safety". This chapter is very fitting for these days. Jeremiah 4:6 Set up a standard toward Zion (the Bride): flee for safety, stay not; for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. (Those who are dead to self, like the first fruits Bride, are safe from judgment.)
The Lord brought to my attention the parable of the sower in Matthew 13.
Thank you, Father, for the seed sown upon good ground, for those who hear the word and understand it; that they may bear much fruit and bring glory and honor to Your Name. In Jesus Name, Amen.
A Study on Ephesians
David Eells - 3/24/23
Eph 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ: (Notice that every spiritual blessing, including grace and peace are available to them who abide IN heavenly places, which are IN Jesus.) 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love: (Notice that He chose us to be holy and without blemish and the `doing of it is IN Him? How do we access this? Primarily by Faith, which is "believing we have received" as Jesus commanded in Mark 11:24. - 2Co 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit. Secondarily by manifestation.
1Jo 1:4-6 and these things we write that our joy may be made full. 5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: … 1Jo 2:24 As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father.)
Eph 1:5 having foreordained us (the faithful saints are addresses in verse 1) unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (First we are sons by faith - Gal 3:26 For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus. As we walk with Jesus we manifest Him - Pro 29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last. Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing (or manifestation) of the sons of God. Rom 8:23 And not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
We first manifest sonship in spirit and soul. When we are first changed, it is our spirit that is born again. The soul, which is the mind, will, and emotions, is born again as we obey that spirit and walk in obedience to truth as Peter said. 1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently: 23 having been begotten again (in soul), not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth. (Notice the incorruptible seed that births our soul is obedience to the Word. This born-again soul is Jesus’ mind, will, and emotions.)
But the born-again body is still to be redeemed and it will be different according to each persons works. 1Co 15:35 But some one will say, How are the dead raised? and with what manner of body do they come? ... 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.
We are creating this new body now by our works. 2Co 5:1-4 For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. 2 For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven: (We notice here that our new house is our new body, and it is also described as a garment and they are different. The Bride has a lampros or radiant garment while those invited to the marriage have only a leukos or white garment in Rev 19. And we are to hate the garment spotted by the flesh, meaning fleshly works in Jude 1:23.
Eph 1:3 if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. (I.e., without righteous works only our sinful flesh is seen.) 4 For indeed we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed (I.e. The body dies), but that we would be clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life…. 10 For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat (Literally “footprint tribunal” I.e., did you walk as he walked; meaning bearing your cross?) of Christ; that each one may receive the (new) body, according to what he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Again - 10 For we must all be made manifest before the “footprint tribunal” of Christ; that each one may receive through the body (Other versions say, “the things done in the body” but the Numeric has “through the body”.), according to what he hath done, whether good or bad. (So, we will receive a body according to how much we abide in Him in our works.)
Eph 1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved: (Notice: All grace for everything is given as we abide “in” Jesus. So how do we receive power from Him to abide in Him? By Faith we see and speak of ourselves as the finished product because Jesus made reconciliation, which word means, an exchange of His life for ours at the cross.) Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith, which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. 2Co 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit.
So, it is a necessity to abide IN Jesus to bear His fruit. Joh 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. (This is the 3 of 4 that fall away) 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be my disciples. People who do their own thing and make up their own rules are not abiding IN Him and do not enter into His grace.
How do we abide IN Him? 1Jn 2:24 As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. 1Jn 2:6 he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked. (That walk is as a disciple; a learner and follower.) 2Jn 1:9-11 Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth in the teaching, the same hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not into your house, and give him no greeting: 11 for he that giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.
(This Ephesians text continues to speak of what is given to us as we abide IN Jesus.) 7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (Notice the fullness of our redemption and forgiveness of our sins is ours as we abide IN Him through faith in His Blood. We get a spiritual transfusion and exchange of our old sinful blood to His righteous blood.)
Eph 1:8 which he made to abound toward us IN all wisdom and prudence, (As we prudently seek His wisdom, redemption will manifest in us.) 9 making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him (His purposes will be established in us as we know His will.) 10 unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say, (If we walk by faith, when our time is up we will be completely IN Christ.)
11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will; (As we abide in Him we become His heritage as He purposed.) 12 to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ: (As our hope is in Him and not the world, He will receive praise and glory.) 13 in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation (We were chosen in Him to have ears to hear.) ,
--in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, (Look at those who do not receive the Holy Spirit as commanded and demonstrated in Acts. They are blind to truth and power which the Holy Spirit is to lead us in.) 14 which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of God's own possession, unto the praise of his glory. (The Holy Spirit is our down payment to lead us in all that God has for us so we may bring glory to Him.)
15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which ye show toward all the saints, (Will others hear of our faith and Love? I hope so.) 16 cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; (If Paul can pray for the saints to have this most powerful of gifts, we can pray for it too. Give this to us Lord!)
18 having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, ("Calling" here means an invitation. Faith will come to us when we know that we are invited to partake of all that is Christ and all that He has, just as we see Him in the mirror.) 19 and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might (His power to bring to pass what we believe is exceedingly greater than we know. We must become as a child in trusting our Father.) 20 which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, (His exceeding power raised the bodies of the saints from dust to show themselves to the people. And He still raises the dead today.)
(Jesus is:) 21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (And here we see that this dominion over all has been put under the very lowest member of His body, His feet, while He remains the brains of the outfit. This is why we need a revelation of His exceeding great power to us who believe.)
Eph 2:1 And you did he make alive, when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins, (Now that we are alive from the dead and a member of His Body, He can do all things through us. Let us not doubt.) 2 wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience; (The sons of disobedience are the ones who are disobedient. They may even make excuses for this like once saved always saved or that they are just sinners saved by grace But they dont want to accept that grace saves from sin because they love it.) 3 among whom we also all once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:— (But many so called “Christians” are still in this corrupt state and they want to think it’s normal. What a shock they will receive when they meet their maker to find out he isn’t God. Pray for them to wake up saints.)
4 but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace have ye been saved), (1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. We are now dead to sin but alive with His life for we are His body and He lives in His body.) 6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, IN Christ Jesus: (Our heavenly place is to abide in Him. We are told of a great falling away of the stars of heaven who lose their position to sit next to him. Why? Because they were given everything they needed to overcome, and they refused it. The promises are given to the overcomers only.)
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God. …11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. …17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knoweth but he that receiveth it. …26 And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations: … 3:21 He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.
Eph 2:7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus: (All was freely given and should be freely received and freely shared as Jesus taught us.) 8 for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not of works (of man), that no man should glory. (All of the called have "been saved" from every curse as is said in Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree. The curse of sin and death has been dealt with and is no longer the problem, which is unbelief. Some say they have believed but it is "in vain" for their faith is in the traditions of men.
1Co 15:1 Now I make known unto you brethren, the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye received, wherein also ye stand, 2 by which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I preached unto you, except ye believed in vain. (This means believed for nothing and got nothing.) 2Co 6:1 And working together with him we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (Meaning grace was given but not acted on.)
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them. (These are obviously not man’s works but God’s work through man who believes Him.) 11 Wherefore remember, that once ye, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called Circumcision, in the flesh, made by hands; And Rom 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh: 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.)
Eph 2:12 that ye were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now IN Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made nigh in the blood of Christ. And Rom 9:8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh that are children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed. … 26 And it shall be, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, There shall they be called sons of the living God.
27 And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved. Rom 11:25-26 For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of this mystery, lest ye be wise in your own conceits, that a hardening in part hath befallen Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in; 26 and so all Israel shall be saved (Notice that “all Israel" here is both Jew and Gentile joined in one new covenant.): even as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer; He shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition, 15 having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, so making peace; (Notice there is only one covenant, and it makes us both one. The Law brought enmity and division but grace through faith makes one of all ethnicities) 16 and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: … 20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; 21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit. ...
Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith (If Paul can pray for this strengthening of God’s Spirit so that Christ would live in us, so can we.); to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 unto him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen.
4:1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. … 7 But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. ... 11 And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (The Man-child reformers are about to do what Jesus did; Send Apostles to raise up the 5 fold ministries.) 12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ: 13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (Jesus will walk the earth again in His fullness in His body.) 14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;
... 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,(And also the non Spirit filled apostate Churches) 18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart; ... 22 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, (With the mind of Christ which is the Word.) 24 and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth. 25 Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 neither give place to the devil. ...29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear. 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice: (We know that this leads to faction especially in these days when God is separating the tares from the wheat.) 32 and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you. 5:1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering, and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; 4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator (A broad term for different forms of sexual sin), nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them; ... 11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; 12 for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.
...18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; 19 speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ. 22 Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish...... 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise), 3 that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.
... 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints, ...