The Great Exchange

October 31, 2011 at 8:02 2 comments

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the 
saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ  
Jesus:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the  
Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every   
spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as 
he chose  us in him before the foundation of the world,  
that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love  
he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus 
Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the  
praise of his glorious grace,with which he has blessed us  
in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his 
blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to 
the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in 
all wisdom and insight making known to  us the mystery 
of his will, according to his purpose, which  he set 
forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to 
unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on 
earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having 
been predestined according to the purpose of him who 
works all things according to the counsel of his will, 
so that we who were  the first to  hope in Christ might 
be to the praise of his   glory. In him you also, when you 
heard the word of truth,  the gospel of your salvation, 
and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy 
Spirit, who is the  guarantee of our  inheritance until 
we acquire possession  of it, to the  praise of his glory. 
For this reason,  because I have heard of your faith in 
the Lord Jesus and  your love  toward all  the saints, I 
do not cease to give  thanks for you, remembering you in 
my prayers, that the  God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the 
Father of glory, may give  you the   Spirit of wisdom and 
of revelation in the  knowledge of him, having the eyes of 
your hearts  enlightened, that you may know what is the 
hope to which  he has called you, what are the riches of 
his glorious  inheritance in the saints, and what is the 
immeasurable  greatness of his power toward us who believe, 
according  to the working of his great might that he 
worked in   Christ when he raised him from the dead and 
seated him at  his right hand in the heavenly places, far 
above all rule  and authority and power and dominion,and 
above every name  that is named, not only in this age but 
also in the one to  come. And he put all things under  his 
feet and gave him  as head over all things to the church, 
which is his body,  the fullness of him who fills all in 
all. 

(Ephesians 1 ESV)
 The first chapter of Ephesians says if you believe it 
would change your lives. God has given us every spiritual  
blessing, and chose to save us before the creation of earth 
so he could adopt us into his family to be blameless. When 
Christ was on the cross he made the great exchange for our 
sins in exchange for his righteousness making us   
blameless. God preplanned for us to be adopted into 
his family, we received redemption from our sins and 
forgiveness for all our sins past, present, and future. 
When the time is right he will call us to himself. He 
gave us the Holy Spirit. Our inheritance is our good, 
faithful,  gracious, God.
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Entry filed under: Father, Grace, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Paul Trask's Life, The Christian Life.

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