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In relation to verse 11 of Colossians we need patience, which will give us the endurance we need to consistently and faithfully obey God. If we are faithful over our lives, then we will receive the promise of heaven’s reward and see the glory of God eye to eye! The promise that Jesus told his disciples to wait for in Jerusalem is the Holy Spirit. Please fill us even now with this same promise – Your Holy Spirit. What joy fills our souls when we are filled with your Holy Spirit.
“But those who submit to the leading of God’s Spirit – who face their afflictions confident that the Lord is producing something in them – emerge from their crucible with strong faith. And they testify that the Spirit taught them more during their suffering than when all was well in their lives.” – David Wilkerson, “That Which is Spiritual Cannot be Duplicated,” Times Square Church Pulpit Series, 4-10-2000.
“You’ll never get true spirituality from someone or something else. If you’re going to taste God’s glory, it’s going to have to come to you right where you are – in your present circumstances, pleasant or unpleasant. God isn’t going to change your situation until he has accomplished his eternal purpose in you.” – David Wilkerson, “That Which is Spiritual Cannot be Duplicated,” Times Square Church Pulpit Series, 4-10-2000.
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: kjv
13 He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, rsv
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all the fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: kjv