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Ephesians 3:14, 16-19 KJV | Ephesians, Praying for others, Christian devotions

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By Glenn H. Jackson



"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]


        ...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB 






Words of prophecy:


*____When one is exalting themselves against [over] you - humble yourselves before Me. For "true humility" [the leaning of one's entire being upon Me] is a CERTAIN catalyst for the reception of a superabundant Grace - a superabundant Grace that will SURELY cause one to victoriously overcome - regardless of ANY situation or circumstance they are facing.


        ...."God is opposed to the proud [self-reliant], but gives Grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt [and, thus, vindicate] you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.... 1 Peter 5:5b-7 NASB


____...."and the Grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are [found] in Christ Jesus".... 1 Timothy 1:14 NASB


        ...."But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, with an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten".... Jeremiah 20:11 NASB


        ....."a man/woman of understanding keeps silent".... Proverbs 11:12 NASB


        ...."Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]".... 1 Corinthians 13:7-8a The Amplified Translation


____A "critical spirit" is self-exaltive in nature - and, thus, ALWAYS imparts [releases] a degree of fear and condemnation [reproach] into the environment [spiritual atmosphere]. This is precisely why one MUST keep themselves rooted and grounded in Love [ a "revelation" of God's Word] - in order that they might be found "rising above" that "negative environment" any time it arises.


        ...."The Jews answered Him, 'Are we not right when we say you are a Samaritan and that you have a demon [that You are under the power of an evil spirit]?' Jesus answered, 'I am not possessed by a demon. On the contrary, I honor and reverence My Father and you dishonor [despise, vilify, and scorn] Me. However, I am not in search of honor for Myself. [I do not seek and am not aiming for My own glory.] There is One Who [looks after that; He] seeks [My glory], and He is the Judge'".... John 8:48-50 The Amplified Translation


        ...."But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord. Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God".... 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 NASB


        ...."May He [the Father] grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell [settle down, abide, make His permanent home] in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];


 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!".... Ephesians 3:16-19 The Amplified Translation


Prayer of Proclamation:


____Father, we thank You and praise You that the Power of Your Love abiding within us continually empowers us to rise above every attempt of the Evil One to bring us down to "his" level. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.


        ...."And He [the Father] raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus [the Messiah, the Anointed One]".... Ephesians 2:6 The Amplified Translation


        ...."Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God".... Colossians 3:1-3 NASB






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08.09 | 23:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,

17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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