Ephesians 2:1-6 Past, Present and Future

Ephesians 2:1-6 (KJV)
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

I love the past, present and future tenses in this portion of the Bible.

Past:

  • Quickened, it’s done
  • Were dead, not now
  • Ye walked, but that was in times past
  • We all had our conversation, no more
  • Were by nature, we have a new nature
  • He loved us, and His love acted
  • Raised us up together, it’s already happened

Present:

  • That now worketh, Satan isn’t finished
  • God is rich in mercy, praise the Lord
  • Ye are saved, not future, right now
  • Made us sit, God sees us as already seated in heavenly places

Future:

  • It is implied, if God sees us raised and seated in heavenly places, we can be assured it will come to pass.

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Ephesians 2:1-6 Past, Present and Future

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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