I am God’s Workmanship in Christ Jesus
Bible Nugget 0209 [Eph 2 v10-18 KJV]
10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
God is the greatest craftsman. He created the world and all that is in it in six days and on the seventh day he rested. Everything God created was very good and received divine approval. Man was the last creation. In Gen 1:26, during a council meeting of the Godhead [God the Father, God the Son or The Word and God the Holy Ghost] it was agreed man should be made in the image of God. The created man, therefore, epitomized God’s creation. Every other creation was spoken into existence; man was made or crafted in the image and likeness of God. In other words, man resembles God. Read the fall of man for yourself in Genesis chapter 3. Man fell from his first estate, the Garden of Eden and became subject to the law of sin and death. The Word became flesh and dwelt on earth amongst men and we beheld His Glory full of grace and truth. Jesus lived a life on earth without sin; died for our sins and rose again for our justification and is now seated at the right hand of God in Power and Glory. God is re-crafting every believer saved by the blood of Jesus, to become like Jesus; hallelujah. The work is already completed by Jesus, and every believer has to work out his salvation to become fully like Jesus. No matter how far away you are from God you can experience this transformation and begin a new walk with God through the blood of Jesus. On the cross, before Jesus took his last breath he said “it is finished”. He has paid the price for your salvation with his own blood, for every man, every race, every tribe whether Jew, Greek or Gentile. All are made nigh to God by his blood. Make peace with God if you have not done so already.
Prayer Nugget 0209
Father Lord I make peace with you today. I believe Jesus died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I thank you for re-crafting me in the image of Christ Himself. Thank you for making me a member of your household and not making me an alien to your blessings and promises. Thank you for your abiding peace. Thank you for my full reconciliation to you through the blood of Jesus and breaking down every wall restraining me from other believers of every tongue, tribe or race. Come Holy Spirit and take possession of every area of my life in Jesus Name. Amen.