Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
God the Father is the only source of true blessings.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
“Blessed” - eulogetos. This is actually taken from the participle eulogeo (eu = good or well; lego = to speak), which means to praise. As an adjective eulogetos means “worthy of praise and glorification.”
To be ready to appreciate eulogetos one must have completed at least the first stage of spiritual adulthood, SSE.
The call now is to appreciate God in time from your very own EP/EO for spiritual growth and the recognition of the essence of God.
REV 4:10 the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
REV 4:11 "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created."
They not only worship and recognize these attributes of God but support their worship by recognition of the fact that God is the sovereign Creator of the universe and, as such, is sovereign over all of it.
Here the creature honors His Maker and accepts the dictum that man necessarily must be subject to his Creator.
Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Why are a certain few given the privilege of leading the entire body of Christ in this worship? It is because they recognized this very fact before they were allowed to see Christ face to face.
Wise is the soul who finds in the Scriptures the revelation of such a God and who bows now in this day of grace in faith and worship before the God whom he will serve in eternity.
The first word in this long sentence that summarizes the plan of God for the church in EPH 1:3-14 is in fact a description of the thinking of the most mature believer who completes the plan of God.
Eulogetos is the first word in the summary and it is the last word of the mature believer in time who about to be called home.
“the God” — ho theos. This time we have the definite article to indicate the identity of the noun, “God.”
“and Father” — we have kai pater, mentioned this time to indicate once again the first person of the Trinity who is invisible and unknowable apart from Bible doctrine, and the key to knowing Him is the Lord Jesus Christ.
“of our Lord Jesus Christ” — tou kuriou hemon Iesou Christou. This phrase presents the focal point of the Father’s plan and at the same time emphasizes that the only celebrity of the Christian life is Jesus Christ.
Tou kuriou - the Lord (deity) - is genitive of relationship and it is a relationship between the Son and the Father. The Son has the same essence as the Father.
“Jesus” - He is coequal with God the Father but He is different from the Father because He is true humanity.
The Christou- Anointed or Appointed One - indicates that His humanity was sent through the sovereign decision and plan of the Father to be the Messiah. The humanity of Christ was sent to the world.
The work of the Son on the cross not only excludes but it precludes all human works for salvation and subsequent blessing.
“has blessed” — ho eulogesas - literally, “the one [God the Father] having blessed.” This is the aorist active participle from eulogeo.