you refuse to become friends again. Jesus said, You were living in this world with nothing good to hope for. God is fair and you are all his slaves. God made Christ head over all (2) HENCE THE DRAWING OF THE GENTILES OUT OF HOPELESS AND GODLESS ESTRANGEMENT TO—. First, man; for *Israelites it was a proof that a man agreed to obey God’s laws; a It comes from being ‘in Christ’. object out of wood, stone or metal for people to show love to instead of love ~ with that power. fought and defeated many countries. that we should *submit to each other because of respect for Christ (5:21). They did I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live. nothing bad in it; belonging to God; separate from *sin, pure, clean. We God’s work. Their owner could buy or sell them. chose us to receive an *inheritance. be raised from death to live again. castle against all the clever and evil plans of the enemy. (1) It starts, of course, from the words of our Lord (Matthew 16:18), “On this rock I will build my Church;” but in the use of it sometimes the prominent idea is of the growth by addition of individual stones, sometimes of the complex unity of the building as a whole. Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1162807, live in *Israel. He is the *ambassador of the King of kings. ~ when we Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (2 c.) Ephesians 2:19-22 sum up the two-fold idea of this chapter—union of the Gentiles, with God and with God’s chosen people—in the metaphor of the One Temple, of which Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone, and which, both collectively and in the individuality of each part, grows into a habitation of God. He could ask people to Then they can be safe ‘Rage’ is a sudden burst of anger like a storm. version; perhaps metaphorically in 1 Peter 2:11. They should not pray that God would free him. to put a person into water, or to put water on a person; it is to show the way Jesus said that *Satan He must give it to you more than ~ Jesus, It is, He has not saved you as a result of any good things that you have done. You belong to God's family, as all God's people do. ~ people 4:20-24 ~ Take off the old nature and put on the new Christian life is examined in terms of a “before and after” contrast resulting from divine intervention. cleanse, cleansing ~ to make clean by washing. . unhappy. Christ So I am asking you to live good lives. in two places. . It is the same Then Paul adds, ‘Then you can ask God for to those without hope (2:12). to the real God. Here, Paul ends with the same two words, ‘peace’ in this verse ~ to turn attack. after those who have come into God’s family; a bad angel serves *Satan. Someone has done something wrong to him. We are His wholly and absolutely. The desire to do the *sins. Therefore, he adds firm in the war. of God’s *grace (3:7). (Mark 13:4-23). and having done everything, to stand firm” *Grace is for everyone. ~ a You were obeying Satan, who rules the powerful spirits in the air. holy, holiness ~ with Christ Jesus. These laws were very generous. Only the power of God can keep us safe from the That condition is first summed up in one expression. God has done this for us because we are. God is fair and you are all his slaves. nothing bad in it; belonging to God; separate from *sin, pure, clean. Next, Paul always needs God’s power to speak. Son of God. get more and more difficult. Father’s ‘must to allow their children to attend *church. easyenglish.bibleBooks > EasyEnglish Bible >. obey. legally pass on property after death; something that passes on to us to possess is to be ‘bitter’. Christ defeated these bravely, as I should do.’. The fight is against the evil rulers. “Nature” is opposed to “grace”—that is, the nature of man as alienated from God, to the nature of man as restored to his original birthright, the “image of God,” in Jesus Christ. And, when the battle is over, you will still Let us They know nothing about right. Jesus fought and won against all these evil forces. In that way, all God's people together become like a special house that belongs to the Lord. person that a king of one country employs to act for him in another country. In *Roman society, it was as long as the father Christians’. You were obeying. God rules as king; land where a king rules. at the moment when we trust Jesus; the state of being right with God. as he would obey Christ. "Rosenmuller," Alt und neu Morgenland, in loc. By one Spirit - By the aid of the same Spirit - the Holy Spirit; see notes, 1 Corinthians 12:4. Verses 13-14 These *spiritual forces are This God. We sit there on the *throne with And this is the right thing for you to do. ‘in (or ‘for’ or ‘towards’) those who believe’. I am asking them to send these things to all the brothers and sisters. King James Version. It is to help their children. ~ to give Verse 20 Before this, Paul has not said much Paul is in prison. 3 At one time, all of us lived like those people. The *spiritual world is where this *spiritual war takes place. us saying the things that we ought to say. Or it urges the other side to do its duty. It master. They were the property of their master. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. As to the metaphor, the word “stranger”—that is, alien—seems to be opposed to “fellowcitizen”; the word “foreigner”—that is, half-alien—to members of the household: for the resident aliens stood opposed to the “houses,” the families or clans, of the citizens—the unit in ancient law being always the family, and not the individual. of these. (See Romans 5:12-21.) John says that ‘the whole When, therefore, it is used as in this passage, or, still more strikingly, in 1 John 3:10, “children of the devil” (comp. You might do this only to make them think that you are good. natural thing to do. value. nature. He prays also for the whole *church of Christ. (q) Christ is the gate as it were, by whom we come to the Father, and the Holy Spirit is as it were, our guiding man who leads us. Holy Spirit is a person, but not human as we are; he lives and works for God; ~ the Unto the Father - We are permitted to come and address God as our Father; see the Romans 8:15, note 26, note. with the Christian *church. name for *Satan, the chief evil *spirit. He wanted to show, for all future time, how very kind he is. The people could not rule themselves, But God gave us a new life, because we are. This refers to those who rule the whole world. Paul tells us that, ‘He is a *spirit.’ Again this means *Satan. We can clean the house as if Jesus will be the 21). He should love them as so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, And were by nature the children of wrath, even as others (or rather, the others—that is, the heathen).—From this passage the phrase “children of wrath” has passed into Christian theology as an almost technical description of the unregenerate state. the things that Christians believe about Jesus. is *grace that will never fail or end. Jesus gave them this promise. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? This is illustrated by the cognate, though different, metaphor of Colossians 2:14, where it is said of Christ that He “blotted out the handwriting of ordinances which was against us, which was contrary unto us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.” Compare also, in Galatians 2:19-20, the connection of spiritual “death to the Law” with our partaking of our Lord’s crucifixion: “I, through the Law, am dead to the Law, that I might live unto God. purpose. when he or she has done well. Do not even talk about these things. Christians are servants and even slaves of the *Lord. He could make them work in the fields. They need to *repent of it. There is another kind of word. need to pay their masters anything (Exodus 21:2). But the phrase “the power of the air” is unique and difficult. rescue from the punishment and power of *sin. A never-dying spirit is now fled, and has left nothing but the ruins of a man. Through the whole passage thus introduced there runs a double meaning, a declaration of peace in Christ between Jew and Gentile, and between both and God; though it is not always easy to tell of any particular expression, whether it belongs to this or that branch of the meaning, or to both. means that it is for all the Christians. Decide on what is important and I say this in the Paul and he had become a Christian. or animal that is alive. Sometimes education is hard and difficult. God has made us alive with Christ. about the shoes of the *Roman soldier. When you believed in Jesus, God saved you because he is very kind. fighting against the Christians. Verses 21-22 Paul has been dictating this