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Today's Bible Study

A New Relationship

Ephesians 2:13

13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

"But now..!" Paul tells us that our situation has radically changed. We were once aliens and strangers from the commonwealth of Israel. We were not God's people, but were a godless people who had no hope. But now, something has changed. God has accomplished one phase of His plan, which was stated in Ephesians 1:10. "That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him."

What we read about in this verse is something very important to God's plan. This verse is part of what Paul wants us to understand about the power of God that is working in us. He wants us to see that, although we were once strangers and aliens to the kingdom of God, we are now "in Christ." We have been chosen in Him before the foundation of the world, blessed with all of the heavenly blessings, quickened together with Him, and created as new creatures who have been given predetermined jobs to accomplish for the kingdom of heaven.

Thus, we have been "made nigh." We have been brought near to God. We are no longer strangers and aliens, but are heirs to the divine fortunes of our Creator. We have a new relationship with God the Father, a relationship that was made possible in spite of our godless ways and disbelief, a relationship made possible by the mercy, love and power of God, which were exercised through the suffering of Christ.     Read More


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