"Do Not...Let...Be..."

February 27, 2016

“Do Not…Let…Be…”

Blessings folk!

The final instructions from Ephesians 4.
We have seen many.
We do well to spend much time the balance of our lives in Ephesians.

Again note the “do not”, “let”, “be”…

Eph 4:30-32
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

We learn some about the Holy Spirit.
He is the Holy Spirit of God.
We who are true believers are sealed for the day of redemption.
This is a great truth. We are sealed by the Spirit in the Lord. Yes, no where in Scripture do you find the phrase “once saved, always saved”. But, you do find that we are sealed for the day of redemption. You find that we are “kept” by the Lord…Galatians addresses this.
We are not to grieve the Holy Spirit.
It is possible to grieve and quench the Spirit.
We must not do so.
We will not, if we abide in Him.

We are to let things be put away from us…

These grieve and quench the Spirit.
These break the unity of the Body by the Spirit.

We are to…
be kind to one another
be tender-hearted
forgive each other (which means there will be occurrences that require forgiving&hellipWinking
forgive as Christ forgave us…without merit, with mercy, with grace.

If the Body would live as we are instructed in Ephesians 4 and Colossians 3…how different things would be.

The power of God would flow.
Many would come to salvation.

Let’s do it.