not simply impressive words.
1 Corinthians 4:20
took Peter and the two brothers, James and John, and hiked up a high MOUNTAIN to be alone. Then Jesus' appearance was dramatically altered. A radiant light as bright as the sun poured from his face. And his clothing became luminescent - dazzling like lightning. He was TRANSFIGURED before their very eyes. Then suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared, and they spoke with Jesus.
Peter blurted out, "Lord, it's so wonderful that we are all together! If you want, I'll construct three shrines, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
But while Peter was still speaking a radiant cloud composed of light spread over them, enveloping them all, and God's voice suddenly spoke from the cloud saying, "This is my dearly loved Son, the constant focus of my DELIGHT. LISTEN TO HIM!"
L I s t e n
t o H I m !
DEEPENING INTIMACY WITH HIM
I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would IMPART to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him.
OR HEARD BEFORE, THINGS BEYOND OUR ABILITY TO IMAGINE - THESE
ARE THE MANY THINGS GOD HAS IN STORE FOR ALL HIS LOVERS.
1 Corinthians 2:9
His Perfect Plan
For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as his delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One.
Coheirs of His Promise
Here's the secret: The gospel of grace has made you, non-Jewish believers, into coheirs of his promise through your union with Jesus.
And every member has been given divine gifts to contribute to the growth of all; and these gifts operate effectively throughout the whole body.
Never doubt God's mighty power to work in you to accomplish all this. He will achieve INFINITELY MORE than your GREATEST REQUEST, your most UNBELIEVABLE DREAM, and exceed your WILDEST IMAGINATION! He will OUT DO them all for His miraculous power constantly energizes you.
I pray that...
the LIGHT of GOD will illuminate the eyes of your heart (imagination), FLOODING you with LIGHT, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of His calling - that is the WEALTH of God's GLORIOUS INHERITANCE that He finds in us, His holy ones.
flooded with light
I pray that...
you will continually experience the UNMEASURABLE GREATNESS of God's power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an ADVERTISEMENT of this IMMENSE POWER as it works through you! This is the MIGHTY POWER that was released when God raised Christ from the dead.
advertisement of immense power
I pray that...
He would UNVEIL within you the UNLIMITED RICHES of His glory and favor until SUPERNATURAL strength floods your innermost being with His divine might and EXPLOSIVE POWER.
unlimited riches of His glory
Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been LAVISHED upon us as a LOVE GIFT from our WONDERFUL heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us WRAPPED into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with ALL our hearts!
And now because we are united in
we both have equal and direct access in the realm of the
to come before the
So you are not foreigners, but rather children - with all the rights as family members of the household of God.
And many people will come and say - come, let us go UP to the MOUNTAIN of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.
Things NEVER discovered or heard of before...
Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine - these are the many things God has in store for all His lovers. But God now UNVEILS these profound realities to us by the Spirit. Yes, He has revealed to us His inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
The Resting Place of His Love
Then by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of His love will become the very source and root of your life.
Our calling is to nurture
And their calling is to NURTURE and PREPARE all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will ENLARGE and BUILD UP the Body of Christ.
our ministry will flow from christ
All our direction and ministries will FLOW from CHRIST and lead us deeper into Him, the Anointed head of His Body, the Church.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Then you will be EMPOWERED to DISCOVER what every holy one experiences - the great MAGNITUDE of the ASTONISHING LOVE of CHRIST in ALL its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is His love! How ENDURING and inclusive it is! ENDLESS LOVE beyond measurement that TRANSCENDS our understanding - this EXTRAVAGANT LOVE pours into you until you are filled to OVERFLOWING with the FULLNESS of GOD!