Me Without you Part 2
The Importance of the WORD
“The way we TALK”
Or words carry weight.
Our words change as we grow spiritually.
We learn to agree with God.
The Message (MSG)
2 1-6 It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.
Before we were saved by His GRACE, all we knew was what our senses told us. We had no clue of the principalities and powers in the atmosphere above the earth had demons manipulating people; how they lived, what they said. Everything was a reaction from OUR SENSES.
2 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
- The things we did against God in ignorance.
The power of the CURSE we inherited from Adam.
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
a. in time past -
Your former life, before you came to know Jesus.
b. the prince of the power of the air, meaning demon forces that try to control nations, regions, cities & towns.
c. air - aer in the Greek, meaning the atmosphere above the earth, the 1st heaven.
d. the children technon, - one who is highly developed in disobedience
Technon is a Greek word that King James Version translates into SON or CHILDREN.
Huios is another Greek word translated into CHILD or CHILDREN, or SON.
We get our English word TECHNICIAN from this Greek word. Also, TECHNICAL, or TECHNIQUE. It denotes a SKILLED, HIGHLY DEVELOPED person.
Those who are in the world that do not know Christ, are alienated from the LIFE of GOD to change their ways. They do not have the POWER to change their own evil NATURE.
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children (technon) of wrath, even as others.
a. our conversation -
meaning our manner of living, our lifestyle.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Thank God for His MERCY!