“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
We are created by Him and for Him, John 1:3, “all things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.” We are in existence to praise Him, Psalms 102:18, “let this be recorded for the generation yet unborn, that a people yet to be created shall praise the Lord.” We are to declare His glory, Isaiah 43:7; “even everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made.”
We have been created to worship and serve Him and do His good works, Ephesians 2:10; “for we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]”.
We are to administer His mysteries, Ephesians 3:9; “also to enlighten all men and make plain to them what is the plan [regarding the Gentiles and providing for the salvation of all men] of the mystery kept hidden through the ages and concealed until now in [the mind of] God Who created all things by Christ Jesus”.
He wants us to be like Him in true righteousness and holiness, Ephesians 4:24; “and put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness”.
Halleluyah, we have been declared to be His first fruits, James 1:18; “and it was of His own free will that He gave us birth as sons by His Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself”.Therefore we must not fail to give Him glory, honor and power, Revelation 4:11; “worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created”. Friends, thank God because we are created by GOD and for GOD.
Garment of Praise
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