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To: Rob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017 7:07 AM
Subject: riches and power
"Riches and power"...what the world aspires to...what our daily news is so much about. Interestingly this is exactly what the Lord has in mind for you! However......it all turns on the definition.
Ephesians chapter one has Paul writing one of his prayers for believers. He asks the Lord for riches and power for us!
Verses 18-19 ...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...
Knowing God is real and experiential...not theoretical or simply an idea or a philosophy. We have the real hope of eternal life, the riches of an inheritance that includes living in Heaven and having a taste of Heaven even here and now. We have access to the same power that raised Christ from the dead for the issues, challenges and problems that swirl about our daily lives.
Verse 20 [the power] that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.
Riches and power...it all turns on the definition!