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10:59 AM   [11 Aug 2016 | Thursday]

Without Hope and Without God!

“Without Hope and Without God!”

Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:12-13

In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the believers in Ephesus, he is speaking to ALL the believers, Jews and Gentiles alike. These couple of verses deal with the reconciliation between the Jew and the Gentiles through Christ.

In verses twelve and thirteen, Paul speaks to the Gentiles about their relationship with the Jews and with God. He tells them to REMEMBER the time when they were SEPARATED from Christ, and EXCLUDED or ALIENATED from citizenship in Israel. Jews and Gentiles didn’t get along to well, and Israel was more of an exclusive Jewish state back then, than it is today.

The Gentiles were foreigners to the covenants of the promise. The covenants were: The Abrahamic, the Palestinian, the Davidic and the New covenant. These covenants pointed to “the promise” of the Messiah and blessings from Him. And because they were “foreigners” to the covenants, they had NO HOPE of future glory and blessing as the Jews did.

The Gentiles were WITHOUT HOPE and WITHOUT GOD. And anyone who is not Jewish is Gentile. Being WITHOUT HOPE meant that they had no expectation of a Savior, nor His blessings or of eternal life. Being WITHOUT GOD in the world was for them, a DESPERATE situation, they had NO purpose, NO hope, NO meaning and were aimfully wandering with NO direction in their life. But NOW through Jesus Christ they, who were once FAR away, have been brought NEAR to GOD, by the BLOOD of Christ.

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you, a LOST Gentile, or a LOST Jew are WITHOUT HOPE and WITHOUT GOD. You are aimfully wandering with NO direction, except for the direction leading to Hell, the place of torment, torture and agony for ALL eternity. But God, in His infinite mercy, is giving you the opportunity to be brought NEAR to Him by: Coming to Him with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and have HOPE, PURPOSE, MEANING, DIRECTION and a RIGHTEOUS relationship WITH GOD. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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