For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Rom. 5:6


All in all!

   And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Eph. 1:22-23

   «He put all things in subjection under
His feet,» we read.
   That tells us that it is He we must have, if we shall go out of the battle with victory. - That is, if we shall reach the goal, namely heaven and beatitude there ahead of us, and avoid the everlasting damnation, the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. (Mat. 25:41).
   And that is exactly what the Word preaches unto us, that He under whose feet all things are put, He is by the Father also given to the church - that is, those who believes in His name!
   He gave Him as
head! - Accordingly as the one who rules all.
   When one looks at the congregations today, and thrue the whole history, one should think He had given
us, or som of us, as head. But He has not given this power to any human being - that is His alone - and therefore is the most enlightened and spiritual Christian wholly dependent on Him! That is, not more or less, but wholly! - He is the head! The congregation is just His body, which is ruled by Him who are the head.
   And here is also written something that we shall bear in mind: «- the fullness of Him who fills
all in all
   All in all! So where is that, which should have its origin in ourselves? It is excluded! Where are the deeds you have managed to do? - Where are the sanctification that you have managed? - Where are the spiritual growth that you have achieved? etc. Again: It is excluded! He is all in all
   So that is the goal! - Not that you shall be something, but that He shall be all in you. That happens in the moment you start believing in Him, and by that filled with Him. - Then He is all in you! - Then He, His life, His virtues, His works and His mind is all God sees, when He looks upon you! This is what you too are allowed to reckon with, because this is what the Word of God preaches to you.
   Believe it in Hid name!


Holy Bible New American Standard Version
Translator: E.K.



31 jan.