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It’s Time to Man Up!

OSB Eph 4:1-7
OSB Eph 4:11-16
We Are to
Show Up.
Hold Up
Build Up.
Grow Up
Ephesians 6:10 NASB95
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Read and review: Finally ( Most important of all. ) There is a place, an arena, a domain, where the force of God was designed to work for us.
I want to look at this arena of His Might.
Ephesians 1
Ephesians 1:15–16 NASB95
15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;
What is his prayer for them? Continue:
Ephesians 1:17 NASB95
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.
Read and continue.
Ephesians 1:18–19 NASB95
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might
His Power flows toward us who believe.
2904. κράτος kratŏs, krat´-os; perh. a primary word; vigor [“great”] (lit. or fig.):— dominion, might [-ily], power, strength.
2479. ἰσχύς ischus, is-khoos´; from a der. of ἰς is (force; comp. ἔσχον ĕschŏn, a form of 2192); forcefulness (lit. or fig.):— ability, might ([-ily]), power, strength.
The Power flows toward us who believe, In accordance with the operation of the dominion of His Forcefulness.
Where is this Domain of His Might?
Ephesians 1:20 NASB95
20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
Demonstrate with ladder.
Ephesians 1:21–23 NASB95
21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
FAR ABOVE: (Greatly Higher in place or rank) Demonstrate: with 4 volunteers. Do any of these have a chance against Heaven?
Continue with Chapter 2:
Counsel of Devils. Larry, Curly, Moe and Betsy,
Ephesians 2:1–3 NASB95
1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
vs 1: He is talking about everyone of us here today. We are the you in verse 1
Vs 2: This world. Volunteers People of this world, walking according to who? “ The prince of the power of the air. continue, the sons of disobedience. Continue
Vs 3: right in the middle of them, was us. Continue. It was an ugly mess.
Ephesians 2:4–6 NIV
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 2:7–8 NASB95
7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
One day, when we all get to heaven? Ages to come? When under attack. We won’t be under attack in heaven will we? No. One day, we will go to heaven, but right now, we are seated in heaven. Our enemy is under our feet, right now.
Colossians 1:12–13 NASB95
12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. 13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
I am already transferred. I am already seated FAR Above.......Them.
*Monaco. Benefits, Hospitalization, Job at the casino, Cable TV. Over 1 million Dollar salary. However: To be a citizen of Monaco, you must give up the citizenship of where you were born. There are no duel citizenship's.
As a Citizen of Heaven, I Become an Ambassador to Earth. I Give Up My Earthly Rights, to Take on Heavenly Responsibilities.
My New Home, Takes Good Care of Me. I don’t need to fight you for my stuff.
Ephesians 3:20–21 NASB95
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Counsel of Devils, Do You have an assignment?
What is the Devil’s assignment?
To pull me out of the arena of God’s Might.
If I am down here, then I am not up there. If I am up there, then I am not down here.
I Need to Eliminate Anything That Pulls Me Out of the Kingdom Arena.
If I am seated in heavenly realms, high above......then the enemy can not force me out of my position of authority and might. Click:
He can only entice me to abdicate my lofty position.
Read: How does he do this? Continue:
Ephesians 4:1 NASB95
1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
We Need To Show Up!
When I don’t feel up to the Job,
Colossians 1:12–13 NASB95
12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. 13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
He qualified me. He transferred Me.
Back to Ephesians 4
Ephesians 4:2 NASB95
2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
We Need to Hold Up!
Ephesians 6:12 NASB95
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Larry, Curly Moe and Betsy, take on their real identities.
When we fight with people, we lose.
I am out of the arena of the Kingdom’s Domain.
Read and Click. Demonstrate: 5 Volunteers, To fight with others, It takes place down here, not up there. Up there, I am releasing heaven. I am blessing, I am calling heaven into your life. If I am focused on Flesh and Blood, while ignoring 1)Rulers, 2) Powers, 3) World Forces of darkness 4) spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. They have drawn me out of my spiritual position into an ambush. They now have insight into how to effectively neutralize anything God wants to do through me. Why is that important?
To Get Me off of the Ladder.
Ephesians 4:3 NASB95
3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
The Holy Spirit is not the one who is discombobulated. We are on guard to preserve what he wants to do, through his body. What is the bond of peace?
Ephesians 4:4–6 NASB95
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Ephesians 4:7 NASB95
7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
What does but mean? Demonstrate. Here is where I need to focus. Each of us is Graced to do something.
Counsel of Demons: Do you have a strategy? Where are you going to attack? Before You answer
Ezekiel 28:11–12 NASB95
11 Again the word of the Lord came to me saying, 12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Ezekiel 28:13 NASB95
13 “You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared.
Explain vs 13; The Force behind the king of Tyre. Covered in every precious stone and gold. Reason? Continue,
Ezekiel 28:14–15 NASB95
14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 “You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you.
Demonstrate, What is our Responsibility? To Catch the Glory of Heaven, and send it all over the earth.
Ezekiel 28:16–17 NASB95
16 “By the abundance of your trade You were internally filled with violence, And you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane From the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire. 17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, That they may see you.
Counsel of Devils, do you have an answer on how you are going to stop this mighty force from heaven? God or Man, What is the best attack point? Before You answer,
Isaiah 14:12 NASB95
12 “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!
Star of the morning?

הֵילֵל hêylêl, hay-lale’; from 1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star:— lucifer.

Isaiah 14:13–17 NASB95
13 “But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. 14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ 15 “Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, To the recesses of the pit. 16 “Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17 Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’
When Satan made it about himself, He lost the ability to catch and reflect the Glory.
The Oneness.
Ephesians 4:3 NIV
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Together: One Accord:
Acts 2:1–2 NKJV
1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
One mind, in agreement,
Vs 2. The Holy Spirit came in power.
Acts 2:46–47 NKJV
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
People were born- again daily. When they came together in agreement.
Acts 4:24–31 NKJV
24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things? 26 The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the Lord and against His Christ.’ 27 “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
There pray life shook their community and took on boldness, when they were in one accord.
Acts 5:12 NKJV
12 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch.
Signs and wonders increased. When they were in one accord.
You and I are to Hold Up.
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