Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Ephesians 2:1-22 NIV

Made Alive In CHRIST

1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the airthe spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4But because of HIS Great Love for us, GOD, WHO Is Rich in Mercy, 5Made us alive with CHRIST even when we were dead in transgressions—it is By Grace you have been saved.

6 And GOD Raised us Up with CHRIST and Seated us with HIM in the Heavenly realms in CHRIST JESUS, 7in order that in the coming ages HE Might Show the incomparable riches of HIS Grace, Expressed in HIS Kindness to us in CHRIST JESUS.

8 For it is By Grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is The Gift of GOD 

9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are GOD’S Handiwork, created in CHRIST JESUS to do good works, which GOD Prepared in advance for us to do.

Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through CHRIST

11Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12remember that at that time you were separate From CHRIST, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the Covenants of the promise, without hope and without GOD in the world. 13But now In CHRIST JESUS you who once were far away have been brought near by The Blood of CHRIST.

14For HE HIMSELF Is our Peace,  WHO 

Has Made the two groups one and has 

destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall 

of hostility, 

15by Setting Aside In HIS Flesh the Law with its commands and regulations. HIS Purpose was to create in HIMSELF one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16and in one body to reconcile both of them To GOD through the Cross, by which HE Put to death their hostility. 17HE Came and Preached Peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.

18 For Through HIM we both have access 


19Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with GOD’S people and also members of HIS Household, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, With CHRIST JESUS HIMSELF as the Chief Cornerstone. 

21In HIM the whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Temple in The LORD. 

22And in HIM you too are being built together to become 

Dwelling In Which GOD Lives By HIS 


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