Sunday, January 20, 2008

Paul's letter to the Ephesians, chap. 3

Ephesians 3: 14 - 21

14 For this cause I bow my knees unto The Father
of our Lord Yeshua ha Meshiach,
15 of Whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named,
16 That He would grant you, according to the riches of His
Glory, to be strengthened with Might (Greek, dunamis)
by His Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Messiah may dwell in your hearts by Faith (trusting
belief); that ye, being rooted and grounded in Love (Greek,
agape, God's unconditional Love based on His promise to
Abraham, in Genesis 12: 1-3, and Genesis 15: 1, 5-6 and
17: 1-2),
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the
breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the Love of Messiah, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of
20 Now unto Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to The Power (of
His Holy Spirit, the Ruach ha Kodesh) that worketh in us,
21 Unto Him be glory in the church (believers) by Messiah
Yeshua throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Letter to the believers at Ephesus:
Ephesians, chapter 4 ...
1 I, therefore, the prisoner of The Lord Adonai, beseech
you that ye walk (live) worthy of the vocation wherewith
ye are called,
2 With all lowliness (humility, depending completely on God
for everything) and meekness (yielded in attitude, letting
God be your strength, yielding all your rights, expectations,
plans and hopes to God, Who is due all things, and Who only
does you good at all times), with longsuffering (long-enduring
patience), forbearing one another in (Greek, agape) Love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of The Spirit (of God) in
the bond of (Shalom) Peace.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit (of the Lord), even as
ye are called in one Hope of your calling;
5 One Lord Adonai, one Faith (trusting belief in God
Almighty), one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through
all, and in you all.

7 But unto every one of us is given Grace (which gives us
the desire and the power to do God's Will) according to
the measure of the Gift of Messiah.
8 Wherefore He saith, When he ascended up on High,
he led captivity captive, and gave Gifts unto men.
9 (Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also
descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the Same also that ascended
up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things.)
11 And He gave some, apostles, and some, prophets;
and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting (maturing) of the saints, for the
work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of
13 Till we all come in the unity of the Faith (trusting
belief), and of the Knowledge of The Son of God (Elohenu),
unto a perfect (mature) man (spiritually), unto the
measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to
and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness (as shown
in Taoism, in Zen, in Hinduism or Buddhism, in Islam,
or animism, or the New Age movement,
or environmentalism or in "saving the earth," or in
queen of heaven worship (Sophia and other forms),
or in any false religion, most especially seen in
those who are involved in either Mormonism
{so-called followers of Jesus Christ ... but they
follow not the true Yeshua ha Meshiach!!}
and in Jehovah's Witnesses ... neither of whom "know"
the Lord on High, the true Lord Jehovah, the God
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Who is God Almighty,
The Great I AM, The Ancient of Days!),
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the Truth in Love, may grow up into
Him in all things, which is The Head, even Messiah:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together
and compacted by that which every joint supplieth,
according to the effectual working in the measure of
every part, maketh increase of the body unto the
edifying of itself in Love (Greek, agape).