Word and Prophecy
I heard, “Your latter end shall be prosperous!”
Yes, Discovering Christ Ephesians.
We saw in our last discussion that we have been Predestined to Salvation, all to the praise of the glory of the Grace of God who has accepted us in the beloved!
Then we hear the apostle continue;
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace,” Ephesians 1:7.
Wow! There are two Gifts mentioned above that are so overwhelming if we critically examine the verse.
Redemption and Forgiveness of sins.
The word used above for redemption is the Greek word ‘ἀπολύτρωσις’ apolutrosis, meaning ransom in full, riddance, Christian salvation (Strong’s Concordance G629)
Yes, in him we are rid of all evil. We are rid of the penalty of sin, we are rid of sickness, poverty, the bondage of the law, we are rid of every work of darkness through The Blood of Jesus.
But there is something peculiar in the verse we must keenly observe before going further, “In whom we have…”
Observe the statement “we have…” This means we are in possession of redemption (Salvation) and the forgiveness of sins. Forgiveness of sins is also a Gift. The redeemed have the gift of the forgiveness of sins with them.
We are not going to receive the forgiveness of sins, but we already have the forgiveness of sins, we already have redemption also as a gift.
“Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins,” Acts 5:31.
Observe “for to give repentance to Israel — and forgiveness of sins….'”
Forgiveness of sins is aGgift. We have it with us. We don’t have to keep begging God to forgive our sins as though He is withholding it from us.
When we stumble, all we need to do is to thank God for The Gift of the Forgiveness of Sins and not to walk around in guilt and condemnation.
God is is not withholding Forgiveness to no one, in Christ we have Redemption and The Forgiveness of Sins.
How can you be in Christ and not be Redeemed?
How can you be in Christ and not be Forgiven?
How can you jump into an ocean and not be wet?
It is totally untrue to be in Christ and still be seeking The Forgiveness of Sins. In Christ we have the Gift of the Forgiveness of Sins and this is irreversible!
“For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance…” Romans 11:29.
This is done “according to the riches of His Grace.” God wants to show how much gracious He is.
This is why we hear,
“Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence,” Ephesians 1:8.
This is the Wisdom of God, such that when you choose to live in guilt and condemnation, you are not pleasing God, but rather you are disregarding The Grace of God; you are insinuating that somewhat your sins have outweighed the riches of God’s Grace.
That’s no wisdom! The divine Wisdom of God has made Grace to abound toward us in all Wisdom and Prudence.
Someone may think, “Pastor, it is not wise to explore along these lines!” You see, this is why God’s Wisdom supersedes the wisdom of the world.
Carnally thinking, this may be abnormal, but according to the riches of God’s Grace, where sin abounds — Grace much more abounds!
Don’t be let down, gear up and know you have The Gift of The Forgiveness of Sins, where the Grace of God is bigger than all your sins.
In Christ, when you need Redemption from sin, know you already have Redemption with you.
When you need Redemption from sickness, know you already have Redemption with you.
when you need Redemption from any evil, know you already have Redemption with you through The Blood of Jesus Christ.
When you need Forgiveness of Sins, know you already have the Gift of The Forgiveness of Sins with you.
Father I thank you for the gift of Christ. In Him I have riddance from sin, sickness, poverty, failure, depression, guilt, condemnation and every evil work.
I proclaim, Christ is my riddance, Christ is my redemption, I am irreversibly free from the works of the evil one.
I have the gift of the forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus.
I proclaim, my conscience is purified, I am forgiven.
I will not walk in guilt but walk in Joy and Peace knowing that by the grace of God I am eternally forgiven.
In an encounter with The LORD, I heard, “Do not be weary My Child, My Kingdom begins as little as a mustard seed, but in the seed lies the potential to grow beyond limits.
Though you have begun small, do not be weary, for I have ordained your latter end with glory.
Do not be discouraged, though your beginning may be small, your latter end shall be prosperous.
You have sown the seed, keep watering for I am definitely giving you and abundant harvest”
“The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth,” Zechariah 4:9-10.
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.