I heard, “Do not limit Me by your small expectations!”
Discovering Christ In Ephesians
We saw from our last discussion, that it is God’s Will for us to doctrinally mature in the knowledge of His Son, where we shall all be unity in our Faith in Him, holding unto Christ as the substance of the things of God.
Here we shall no longer be tossed to and fro by cunningly crafted doctrines of men, who lie in wait to deceive.
Then the apostle continues;
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15.
Having admonished us to become grown up children in the knowledge of the son of God, he now opens up something very important in his first statement, “But speaking the truth in love….”
First, we are to “speak the truth,” to avoid error and to keep others from error, truth must be spoken.
The Truth on the table does not save anyone, the Truth we know and speak saves both us and our hearers.
Salvation is activated when our mouths are opened to confess Jesus, when we proclaim The Truth.
This phrase “speaking the truth in love” when observed carefully from the Greek and Margin, it actually means ” ‘truthing’ in love….”
It is an announcement that our lives ought to be a manifestation of divine truth, for we live and walk in him who is the truth.
You see, the truth is that you are connected to divinity, and this divine being is reality.
Your reality is the life of God. Your reality is Christ. We have to wake up moment by moment, day by day ‘truthing’, speaking forth the truth about who we are in Christ, first to our conscience, then to one another, and further to principalities and powers.
In Christ is no darkness at all. We live in the light where there no sin, no bondage, no sickness and disease, no lack, no addiction, no depression, only his victorious life and glorious truth in manifestation.
This ought to be our truth, that we live in the son of God where his completeness has satisfied all our needs.
We have been delivered from Satan, sin, the bondage of the law and every other bondage through the knowledge of the son of God. He has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light.
We are to speak these truths to ourselves in love, fully conscious that God loves us, and then we are to speak the truth to one another in all things and at all times, confirming and edifying each other in love.
When we walk in love toward a neighbour, even before preaching, we have done half of our labour, for only when men are convinced we love them are they won by our truth.
When in the unconditional love of God we keep truthing, we are on a path where we will “grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”
The aim is Christ, the aim is to be united to him in all his excellencies, to attain to his full stature. To become like him in all things.
Hence, we grow up into Him in His Faith, in His Righteousness, in His Holiness, in His Health, in his Wealth, in His Joy, in His Peace, in His Protection, in His Prosperity, in His Wisdom, in His Power, in His Understanding, in all of His Beauties.
Then we hear the apostle continue:
“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:16.
Observe carefully the first statement “from whom the whole body,” the Body of the Church is from Christ. He is the head and the substance of His Body.
From him the whole Body originates. He is the head of the Body, and we are the members of this divine Body. This is a mystery.
He provides vital influence, vigor and all his beauties and excellencies to each member.
The same way the head provides vigor, motion and direction to each part of the body, even so is Christ the source of life to his Church. He provides increase to every part.
Every member of the Body have been divinely positioned to supply vigor and beauty to the other. Just as members of our natural bodies are interdependent on each other, so is the body of Christ.
When we all supply energy to each other by functioning in the measure of the dispensation of the life from the source, who is Christ, we make divine increase. We are edifying ourselves in love. We are walking in the love of God.
But where a member fails to function according to purpose, where a member fails to walk in the ordained plan of God for that part of his Body, the entire Body suffers loss, because of the lack of supply from that joint.
There is something in you that the rest of the Body ought to benefit from. You are special, you are vital, so don’t bury your gifting in the ground thinking you are not anointed.
I do not believe you will ever think any part of of your body is insignificant so you just need to cut it off and bury.
God created you to profit his kingdom, and maturity means you rise up to your full responsibility in Christ.
Ask yourself dear beloved one, what are you supplying to the Body?
What are we missing from you?
What are those in your circle of influence missing out?
What is the Body going to miss about you when you leave this earthly side to heaven?
What is the master going to commend you for when he returns?
Is it that you existed to survive? Or you contributed your quota to his overall Body?
Don’t be deceived by vain words, you wear the heart of gratitude for what Christ has done when you seek to profit him. Brace up beloved!
Blessed father, thank you for the riches you have bestowed on me in Christ.
Today I have taken my body, my being from you, you are my life and total existence.
Thank you for my brothers universal, thank you that each of us are as important to each other as members of a divine Body.
As a part of the Body, from my source who is Christ, I refuse to be a hindrance to the increase of the body, but I supply my quota to the expansion of Your Kingdom.
I proclaim that I am daily being supplied by health, wealth, peace, joy, prosperity, and all your excellencies from my head who is Christ.
Thank you that I am growing up into you in all things, growing up into Your Wisdom and Power, walking in all Your Possibilities.
Thank you gracious LORD for choosing me in Christ Jesus. Amen.
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a child of God who God was about to lift up. But I saw this one making meager choices according to foreseen resources. It was as though this one was putting a limit on God.
I saw that The LORD had greater plans than this child could see at this moment by what he was putting in place, then I heard The LORD speak,
“Look beyond your circumstance and see what I AM about to do in your life.
Do not limit Me by your small expectations, this is not all about you, but all about My Glory seen in your life as I fulfill My Purpose.
Yes, there is violence, but press on in absolute faith, do not turn back, look neither to the left nor right, for you are receiving a Kingdom Manifestation you have never seen before.”
“Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.” Psalm 78:41.
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Living Hill Christian Church, Headquartered in Benue State Nigeria, with a vision to restore the earth with the Gospel of God’s Grace. Called to be a pastor, he is mightily used of God in the Healing, Prophetic, Teaching, Music and Writing Ministries.
The author of “A Sure Foundation,” “The Truth About The Gospel,” “Galatians Commentary” and more he is also the author of Royal Life Daily Devotional and Prophecy published on the Church’s website and internationally on prominent websites.
Pastor Jahfas is the creator of the online Mentorship School: Grace Bible College