Epaphras revisited: theunfetteredpreacher

In “Epaphras an unsung giant,” I spoke of his love and prayers of the people of Colosse, Laodicea, and Hierapolis.

Epaphras’s love for these people caused Paul to pray for them.

Paul gave thanks to God and the Father, (see Jesus in the Old Testament), praying always for them.

He prayed for them because he had heard of their faith and love for all the saints, from Epaphras.

He prayed that they would stay strong in the faith, that they would bear fruit, as they allow the word to grow in themselves.

He told them he did not cease to pray for them.

“That they might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

(Saints once again this should be our prayer for one another, please pray it for me).

Paul gives thanks to the Father, which made all saints partakers of Eternal Life with Him.

Jesus, delivered us from the Power of darkness, and translated us into His Kingdom, the image of the invisible God, the Creator, and by His blood, we are forgiven of our sins.

He reminds them, and us, that we were once alienated, seperated from God, because of our evil hearts of unbelief.

Jesus presents us unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight, if we continue in the Faith. (Even after Salvation, we have the Freewill to reject God’s Grace).

We can reject, “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Paul preached Christ, who works in us continually, and mightily, warning and teaching every man, that they might be presented perfect to Christ.

He asks that they, pray also for Paul, that God would open unto him a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ.

That the Word would be manifested, God’s power and grace recognized, and proclaimed.

He mentions Epaphras once more, as being a Servant of Christ, who sends his greeting, and labors faithfully and fervently for them in prayers.

That they might be perfect and complete in the will of God.

Paul again mentions Epaphras’s great Zeal for them.

He reminds them to Walk in Wisdom towards those without. (Do not loose your Witness, by your speech or actions).

Let your speach be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

In short, Walk your Talk. Show the love and grace of Christ, in all you say and do.

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