“Glory to the Precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ”

2 Corinthians 5: 17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen

We, the bride, the church each one of us should be as a new creation.

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, in the portion of the Bible that we meditated upon in the past days, we meditated that we, the bride, the church are the bondservants of only the Lord.

Next what we are meditating upon is that in the verse 1 Chronicles 7: 20 - 29 The sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eladah his son, Tahath his son, 

Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead. The men of Gath who were born in that land killed them because they came down to take away their cattle. 

Then Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

And when he went in to his wife, she conceived and bore a son; and he called his name Beriah, because tragedy had come upon his house. Now his daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah; 

and Rephah was his son, as well as Resheph, and Telah his son, Tahan his son, 

Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 

Nun his son, and Joshua his son.

Now their possessions and dwelling places were Bethel and its towns: to the east Naaran, to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns, as far as Ayyah and its towns; 

and by the borders of the children of Manasseh were Beth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph, the son of Israel.

In the above-mentioned verses, the names of the sons and daughters are written. Their possessions, dwelling places and the towns along with that in these places the children of Joseph, the son of Israel dwelt. Regarding the children of Joseph, in Deuteronomy 33: 13 – 17 And of Joseph he said: “Blessed of the Lord is his land, with the precious things of heaven, with the dew, and the deep lying beneath,

With the precious fruits of the sun, with the precious produce of the months,

With the best things of the ancient mountains, with the precious things of the everlasting hills,

With the precious things of the earth and its fullness, and the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let the blessing come ‘on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.’

His glory is like a firstborn bull, and his horns like the horns of the wild ox; together with them he shall push the peoples to the ends of the earth; They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

In the above-mentioned verses, it is written that they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh. God is saying that Ephraim is my firstborn son. But because Ephraim willing walked by human precept Hosea 5: 11, 12 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked by human precept.

Therefore I will be to Ephraim like a moth, and to the house of Judah like rottenness.

The above-mentioned words God is telling regarding Ephraim. Also, in Jeremiah 31: 20 Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a pleasant child? For though I spoke against him, I earnestly remember him still; Therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says the Lord.

By the above-mentioned words of the Lord, when we submit ourselves completely our spirit, soul and body in the presence of the Lord then God is creating a newness within us. Then we will put on the new man. In this manner, let us submit ourselves to the Lord. 

Let us pray. May the Lord bless you all abundantly. 

       - To be continued