16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts2 by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
19 So to know the love of Christ, which exceeds all knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, [From the Word of the Lord within: "Hope releases the power of God to change you." What hope? The true hope: the hope to become pure and sin free, to be translated into the kingdom while still on earth, and to enter union with Christ and the Father.]
|1 John 4:4|
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is he who is in you, than he who is in the world. [The Greek in this verse for little children is neaniskoi <3495>; they have overcome the devil and have grown strong in the measure of the Word of God (Jesus) living in them.]
27 To whom God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery in the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory;5 [There are five stages of Christ being formed within you; see The Mystery, Christ in You for the detailed understanding. In his sermon early Quaker Stephen Crisp, who dwelled in the kingdom, testified that in one day under the government of Christ, (in the kingdom), one has more joy, pleasure, and delight than a thousand days outside it. However, as the Word of the Lord within has said: "Narrow is the road that leads to life, and few will find it. These are not paths of glory traveled lightly."]
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.6 [There are many scripture references to the requirement of perfection in the New Testament, (click to see), and in the Old Testament too, (click to see).]
29 For this purpose I labor, striving according to his power that works mightily in me.
|1 Peter 1:5 |
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [This verse is strong proof that the instant salvation of today's Christianity is false. You are kept by the power of God to reach the day of salvation, providing you stay on the inward cross of self-denial in the narrow way.]