The Honour of the Call (Eph ch 1)

In this revelation of the saint, Paul discloses the almost incredible fact that the glory of the saint is parallel (though not equal) with that of Jesus, the Christ! His glory was conceived for him before the world was; he is a light of the world; he is identified by his works (signs); he has been foreordained to an inheritance; and he will finally enter into a unity of glory with the Father which is beyond human conception (Ephesians 1:4-5).

Thus the epistle to the Ephesians is an exposition of the origin and life of the saint.  It is a portrait of a people so busy ministering to the needs of others that they have neither the time nor the desire to think of themselves.  They are a blessed people!  (Ephesians 1:15 and John 17:20-21)

Paul was so filled with the majesty of this conception of the saint that he accepted his trials thankfully, because his Lord had done him so great an honour to call him to be his minister.  He realised the magnificence and the power of the call of the saints and he knew that no prize of this life could compare with the honour of the saint (Ephesians 4:11-12).

So whether we be abounding with the glow and energy of health, or helplessly chained to a bed of sickness; whether we have the comfortable possessions of this world, or little more than the widow’s mite; whether we be young or old, brother or sister,  let us rejoice in our call as saints and strive to radiate the spirit of the Father’s purpose in us, that we may continue to work in whatever way we can in preparating ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and King and a place in his Father’s Kingdom.

Bro. Lazarus Kingoo, (Kenya)

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