Prisoner of the Lord
Posted by adventbiblestudy on July 31, 2011
(Ephesians 4:1) I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
I do whatever the Lord asks me to do, who only asks that I do my best to do the work I am called to do.
I am fully committed to God. I am a slave to Him by choice, to obey all His commands, to do the work I am given, to the best of my ability, and to accept the love, and all the gifts He has given me. Being a prisoner, I have nothing. I begin with nothing. Everything I have in my life is given to me by God, my keeper.
(Ephesians 4:2) With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
I follow the commands of God through His holy Spirit, to perform all the tasks He gives me throughout the day, in the most humble manner I know how. No matter what the task is, or how long it takes, I will also do my best to hold others up in the love, given to me by God.
(Ephesians 4:3) Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
The Lord demands that everyone I am sent to serve will understand that unity can only be achieved when all are lead by the Spirit. Only this will bring everyone together in a permanent bond of peace.
(Ephesians 4:4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
I am called to be a single member of believers, brought together in the unity of the Body of Christ. One God, one head, one Spirit to lead all.
(Ephesians 4:5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
There is only one Lord, teaching a single faith and trust in Him, and Him only. There is only one spiritual death, to die unto Christ. One spiritual rebirth, a baptism into the body of Christ.
(Ephesians 4:6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
My one God and Father is above all, working in me to create a disciple in His service. The Father exists in me. He provides me with His love to work the miracles, which provide the blessings for me, those I minister to, and those who minister to me.