Come unto Me all you Who labor, and are heavy laden, Having a true & close Relationship With God
Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest for your souls. Take My yoke within you and learn from Me.
Personal Relations 7 Using God's Temple as an example or pattern
We are going to take a look at where we all were at one time -
apart from Christ
Come Let Us Reason Together - 279
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In the prior examples, we looked at the prepositions:
We looked at our time and space relationship to God. Lets keep going in this subject, and introduce 2 more prepositions that further show where we are in our relations with God.
These 2 new prepositions are:
Ephesians 2:18 (11-22) Explains how we were without God, apart from Christ, and how we approach onward toward God the Father. We are examining the preposition (pros) - toward, onward.
Using God's Temple as an example or pattern, the 1st part of this context shows us where we all were at one time - apart from Christ.
Wherefore remember, that once you, the nations in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by what is called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; that you were at that season apart from Christ alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope without God in the world.
But now reconciled through the cross and now become near in the blood of Christ.
But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are become nigh in the blood of Christ. For He is our peace who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of the partition, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, the law of the commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, making peace; and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity therby; and he came and preached peace to you the far off, and peace to the nigh; because through him we have the access in one Spirit (pros - onward to) the Father.
If we were reconciled through the Cross and If we come near in the blood of Christ, we now have access in One Spirit toward the Father.
Fellow citizens with the saints and of God's household.
So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of God's household, being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being chief corner stone; in whom every building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom ye also are builded together into a habitation of God in Spirit.
So where are you?
1 - Outside God's house
2 - Approaching, or getting closer & closer as time goes on
3 - In God's household and growing together with God's
saints into a holy temple in the Lord
This now segways into (upo) under - the next preposition found in Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance
(υπο + στασις = upo + stasis - stand under) of things hoped for. So Faith is a foundation, it stands under the
things hoped for.
Did you notice that in Ephesians 2:20, if we are of God's household, we are built on a foundation where Jesus Christ Himself is the Chief Corner Stone.
IF you want a solid Foundation on the Rock - Jesus Christ.