Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ephesians 2:18, we read:

Greek Text: ὅτι δι᾽ αὐτοῦ ἔχομεν τὴν προσαγωγὴν οἱ ἀμφότεροι ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα.
Translation: That through Him [Christ, Χριστοῦ [v.13]) we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

A wonderful reality from Ephesians 2:18 is that the Trinity is clearly seen as we find that Christ is the means by which we are able to have fellowship and access with God the Father. We both—in context this refers to both Jew and Gentile—have access to God through Christ. In other words, regardless of any kind of background whatsoever, those who are joined together and sealed by the Holy Spirit are joined together in unity in the body of Christ. And finally, by means of Christ and in the sphere of the Holy Spirit all believers have access (τὴν προσαγωγὴν) to the Father. This means that the only way God can be approached is by means of Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit uniting all true believers together. Of course, the glory of salvation briefly revealed here echoes 1:3-14 where the thrice-holy God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—accomplishes salvation for His children. Soli Deo Gloria.

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