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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Believer is Headed for Glorification


A new convert might be tempted to say, “How long will this born again salvation last?” And they might say, “Is there anything I can do to lose it?”
Paul would answer in Ephesians 1:13-18. Paul was not only wanting to see the salvation of the human soul but he wanted them to understand what kind of salvation it was. He wanted them to understand this salvation.

FOOTNOTE (click on the verse to see the reading of the verses)

SIX STRANDS IN THE ROPE THAT PROVIDES ETERNAL LIFE

Romans 5:1-2. Charles e. Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher, January 23, 2011 45.61
REVIEW:
1A PEACE WITH GOD
Write down this list: Peace of _______________ rather than worry.
(You will learn more if you write rather than type. Your brain has time to think if you write out what you want to say.)
2A ACCESS 4318 (right of entry) BY FAITH INTO THIS

GRACE 5484)(GOD)
1. We open the door and step into the kingdom; we see our self standing in grace. Grace is the place where all sin is forgiven and forgotten.
2. Literally means a bringing near, a leading, or bringing into the presence of.
3. The believer’s access to God through Jesus Christ.
  1. 4. Access to the Father (Ephesians 2:18)
  1. 5. Access through Jesus Christ (I Timothy 2:5) The blood gives you boldness (Hebrews 10:19)
  1. 6. Access by our faith (Romans 5:2; Ephesians 3:12)
  1. 7. The essential ingredient is prayer. (Hebrews 10:22)
NO LONGER.
WHEREIN WE STAND2476, (IN WHICH WE STAND)
1 In the perfect tense indicating a past completed action with present and continuing results.


3A HOPE IN GLORY:
REJOICE2744
  • to boast over a privilege. Joyful confidence. An unusually high degree of confidence in God
  • Really to rejoice in the real security of the future. 1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Peter 1;18-21; 17:22

IN HOPE1680
  • This is not the “hope so” kind.
  • Defined as a desire for some future good with the expectation of obtaining it. Confident expectancy, anticipation of that which we do not yet see.
  • Romans 8:28-30 Our Security Is Secure.
  • We are going to lose our humanism. Lose the inability of the flesh. Lose the body’s earthiness.
OF THE GLORY1391 OF GOD:
  • An expression of God’s persons. God has revealed His glory. What’s this?
o Someday God in the fullest, truest, purest, is going to reflect His eternal character through us. Romans 8:18-23
o The final completion of us, our redemption. The glorification of God in us.
o The ultimate fulfillment of our salvation! Heaven.
§ HEAVEN: (I would like to take a detour and talk about Heaven.)
  • An expression of Christ’s person. Romans 8:29
  • II Corinthians 3:18, Exodus 33 (Moses) Philippians 3:20-21, Colossians 3:4, Hebrews 2:10 Romans 9:23
  • The reason I am secure in the hope that is built into my salvation that I was saved unto glory.
  • Romans 9:23 We are prepared unto glory, and we are awaiting to get there.
  • We are just waiting to get rid of this body so we can get there and enter into the glory.
· This Glory of God, Christ revealed.
o Colossians 1:27; I Thess. 2:12, 1 Peter 5:1;
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Radiate Sending out from us the energy