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Lord Jesus I thank you that now that we are adopted into your Kingdom we have new birth certificates. Without You and before we believed in you, we were lost, living under the dominion of darkness.
Ephesians 5:8 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light–
9 for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.
10 Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. nrsv
The commandment of the Lord is that we live as children of the light. In the light we obey the Lord and produce fruit that is good, right and true, which will ultimately be pleasing to the Lord, which is our one and only eternal goal.
that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation
‑ of insight into mysteries and secrets ‑
in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light,
so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you
and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints ‑
His set‑apart ones.”
Ephesians 1:17‑18 tab
The Lord presents us unblameable and holy if we continue to be faithful. We have a responsibility after we are saved and washed clean to be faithful. What does it mean to be faithful? We are to be grounded on the word of God and settled in what God is calling us to do. When we have these traits we will be able to stand against trials, temptations and all kinds of sin. False doctrine will have no power and fall at our feet helplessly. When the word of God is resident in our lives then we have an anchor into the heavenlies, which is our hope. Jesus is our hope ‑ our firm hold into the Kingdom of Heaven.