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Philemon 1 –

Philemon 1: 14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will. 15 For perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever, 16 no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

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Jesus, is the same is true in Our relationship?  You want it not out of compulsion but of Our own free wills; me giving myself, You receiving on Your own accord and then Us living out Our mutual Oneness, in my flesh, which is now Our flesh.  This connection is fully possible because of Your coming to earth, living as we live, dying on the cross, being buried in a tomb, raising from the grave, and ascending into the Father’s presence.  Then miracle of all miracles, You transcended time and space by fulfilling Our Father’s will to take up residence in me; thus making me acceptable and welcomed in the presence of Our Father.

 

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  1. Nate Dell on said:

    I like the new format!

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