“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe according to the working of his mighty power” – Ephesians 1:16-19

LIGHT FOR NOW: The sufferings of Christ and the glory that followed was all for man. Man is thus the object of God’s love.

From Apostle Paul’s words in 1Peter 1:10-11 and Jesus’ words in Luke 24:25-26, we can classify what Jesus did for man as:

  • His sufferings (death and burial).
  • His glory (resurrection and ascension).

Observe the writer of Hebrews in Hebrews 2:14-15, it reads “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage”. The death of Jesus was going to strip the devil of his authority. The Passion Translation of Hebrews 2:14-15 says “Since all his children have flesh and blood, so Jesus became human to fully identify with us. He did this so that he could experience death and annihilate the effects of the intimidating accuser who holds against us the power of death. By embracing death Jesus sets free those who live their entire lives in bondage to the tormenting dread of death”. The death of Jesus will thus be the wisdom of God since it was by death he was going to destroy death; by death he was going to strip the devil of his authority. Hence, in Colossians 2:15, Paul echoes the goodnews, it reads “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”. The death of Jesus was triumph for mankind. All Jesus did was for man. Hence, Jesus suffered and entered into his glory for man. Hence, Jesus suffered and entered into his glory for man. In essence, the death and burial of Jesus was not for himself but for man. His resurrection and ascension was still for man. Thus, man is the beneficiary of the riches of redemption. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge that you are the love of God.

CONFESSION: Thank you Jesus for your redemptive work executed for my benefit, wherein I am saved to the uttermost, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: Man in Christ is the beneficiary of the riches of redemption.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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