“…according as He did choose us in Him before the foundation of the world, for our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love.” Ephesians 1:4

The First aorist middle indicative indicates that He chose us out for Himself — yes, the simple fact of it — before the foundation of the world. Not that we “should be” set apart, unblemished before him, in love, future tense. No, the assumption is that it is an actual fact already, accomplished in Him before the foundation of the World.

“Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who did bless us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” Ephesians 1:3

The aorist participle here indicates simply, prior action. Notice he did bless us ‘in’ every spiritual blessing “in” the heavenly places in Christ. The word “with — KJV”. is a wrong translation.

Friends, let’s talk about the difference between God’s divine light and mankind’s moral light.

“… moral light is merely a reflection of the best human nature has to offer, created light. This light has its beginning in human integrity.

“On the other hand, divine light expresses the totality of God’s grace. It radiates God’s nature and it is the only means by which Jesus Christ’s grace can transform a human soul. God’s light is uncreated, it has no beginning. It’s source is the Creator who is from everlasting to everlasting. Psalm:90:2. It is the only light that can drive away the darkness from our lives.” Carl H. Stevens Jr. ” Beyond Morals into Divine light.”

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” 1John 1:5

For this reason God has said in 2nd Corinthians 12, “my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul’s reply was, “most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities , that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

” To the natural mind this may not seem to make sense. Yet the spirit filled believer understands that grace and strength are made perfect in our weakness because in our weakness, we depend upon the Lord. My weakness cannot hinder his immutable grace and strength, but it will reveal the nature of his divine light in me.”

” Beloved, incapacity, poverty, failure, inability, deficiency, physical weakness, or lack of understanding, describes “weakness.” God’s strength is made perfect in human weakness, because, in Christ is life, and his life is the light of men. In God’s light there is no darkness at all.” CHS.

Job proclaimed ” …his candle shined upon my head, and …by his light I walked through darkness.”

by God’s light we walk through depression, insecurity, fear, guilt , and condemnation. God’s uncreated life helps me walk through every moment that I am challenged by the reflection of my old sin nature.

” There is a darkness that does not appear as darkness. It is another form of spiritual light that is not from God, an energy that works through the old sin nature.”

Friends, much can be said about the two kinds of light affecting man. One originates from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the other from the tree of life. Both are spoken of at length in Genesis chapter 2-3. Now we know that Adam and Eve partook of that tree of knowledge and infected the entire human race going forward. The tree of life became abstract to their access and they were forbidden of partaking of it’s fruit — So the dilemma of mankind.

Christ, through his death burial and resurrection, rectified the impasse. Opening the door again to the tree of life — mankind is able to partake again. Nevertheless we must recognize that the tree of knowledge of good and evil remains a dark enabler through the old sin nature and also often spiritual energization. In that darkened tree men live in distortion and ignorance of divine light. Human good is often magnified by pride , legalism, or conditional love. This tree produces a form of godliness while denying God’s power thereof.

“Divine light cannot remember one sin I’ve committed, once I have repented because the power of eternal life produces uncreated light and reveals unconditional love. God’s unconditional love goes beyond knowledge, revealing mercy that rejoices against judgment and peace that passes understanding.” CHS

Let’s go to God’s throne of grace. There be restored in Divine light. love ya

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