What Makes a Saint – by Desmond Ford

Aug 10, 2016 2181

fccfd8ae87ea78cb9b530c4acca21efePaul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 1:1)

This is what a church is – it is composed of saints. However, these are not plaster saints or saints in a book with a halo around the head. The word just means ‘separated ones’. It is a word that was used regarding days, it was used regarding vessels in the temple, and it was used regarding the mountain where God gave the law at Sinai. It meant something separated for God’s use. So a saint is someone who is separated from the world for God’s use. That’s a saint.

A saint is a person who makes mistakes; they don’t have it all right theologically – none of us do. We are human. None of us know much. So a saint is not someone who is perfect in knowledge and perfect in behaviour. It is someone who is chosen to respond to God and is now separated for divine use. That’s a saint.

Every believer is a saint in the reckoning of God. Every believer, however erring, however erroneous in their thinking, is a saint, separated to God, faithful in Christ Jesus. If we are separated to him we will be full of faith and faithfulness.

– Des Ford. Rom 8:27-32. Adapted from “In Heavenly Places part 1”

Pauline

Aug 18, 2016

What makes a saint. By Dr. Desmond Ford. This is what Apostle Paul writes to Ephesians and to us today. I Ephesian 1:13 , In him you trusted, and heard" the words of the truth, the gospel of Your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holly Spirit of promise Ephesians1:15. Therefore l also after I heard of your faith(our faith) in the lord Jesus Christ and your love for all the saints Verse 17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. ( to know of our redeemer). Verse 18 The eyes of your ' understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling. What are the riches of the Glory of His inheritance in the saints. By such words, we are called saints of our Lord Jesus Christ, because" ..... in him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesian 1;7. Humility, prayerful, humbleness, charity, and being edified, this will grant us a life of a saint . And most of all if we believe in Christ and allow the Holy spirit to dwell around us, if we feel that we are at all time in the presence of Our Heavenly father, which will defend is from all darts' thrown at us by the devil. That would make a saint Bravo Good news unlimited!! Amen


Pauline

Aug 14, 2016

What makes a saint: By Desmond Ford When I read through the above massage, write by a man of God. It reminded me of Abraham (Abram). God called Abraham . Genesis 12:1-2 Now the lord had said to Abraham. " Get out of your country, from your family. And from your father's house to the land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation. I will bless you. And l will make your name great. In chapter 1:4 And Abraham. He was seventy-five years, when he departed from Haran, he was with his wife Sar'ai (Sarah). And his brothers so. Lot. One would be blessed to read the whole story about Abraham. . Aman promised by our heavenly father to be a blessed, to become a great nation. Yet he went through a lot. To appoint of almost loosing his wife to Pharaoh, but the intervened. In verse 14. We not about. Him and his brothers son Lot in verse 7-13,. Again in verse 16 And l will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants could also be numbered. In short Abraham got his first child of a slave woman By name Hagai., when he was eighty six years, she she bore Ishmael. And he was ninety nine years old, when he got a promise from the lord of his own child. Abraham had never given up at such age, even to wonder, how God would grant him a nation as much as the sand and as many as the stars. Even so, Hagai was sent away wth his Son Ishmael, yet God's promise to Abraham stil stood, the Abraham was asked to even sacrifice Isaac, and he really tried, God's grace was but around the corner. Abraham did not dismay or doubt of his heavenly father's promise. This I would call a saint To fully trust in our heavenly father. I love this song ? Adventist hymn nr. 487. I come to the garden alone, while the due is still on the roses. And the voice I hear falling on my ears.... Chr. And he walks with me and he talks with me. And he tells me Iam his own. And am the joy we share as we tart there. Nono other, has ever know. Good news unlimited. Job well done. Desmond Ford. I get closer to Christ daily, because of your Good work, and of your team that bears saint massage My massage to you guys is in Philippines 3:7-8 Amen ?


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