Jy word ʼn erfgenaam deur te glo in Jesus Christus


Dwarsdeur Handelinge en briewe van Paulus, lees ons van hoe Jesus se dood, die oop graf, en Sy opstanding uit die dood, die hart word van die goeie nuus wat gelowige volgelinge van Jesus aan almal wou oorvertel.

Almal van hulle vertel jou van hulle geloof dat hulle die gekruisigde Jesus as ʼn lewende en opgestane Jesus persoonlik ontmoet het.

Hulle het dit nie net geglo nie. Hulle was selfs bereid om vir hierdie geloof van hulle te sterf as dit moet.

Dit was wat hulle hele lewe verander het.


Die inhoud van die nuwe testament

Dit is ook wat my en jou lewe verander het, en wat maak dat ons nou hier kan sit en gesels oor die inhoud van die nuwe testament/verbond waarvan ons as gelowige volgelinge van Jesus nou erfgename geword het.

Luister net hoe spel Paulus iets van die inhoud van ons erfenis daar in Ef. 1:3 tot 14 uit. Kom ek haal dit vir jou uit die Amplified Bible aan, wat dit vir ons sommer makliker maak om so met die eerste lees daarvan te verstaan wat hier staan.

Tog wil ek vir jou vra om dit stadig en selfs twéé keer ten minste te lees (al dink jy jy weet wat daar staan).

Onthou, dit is God die Gees, wat hier as prokureur, vir jou uit die testament voorlees wat jy in Christus Jesus GE-ERF HET!


Ef. 1:3-14 (Amplified Bible)

“Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ,

4 just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love

5 He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will—

6 to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ].

7 In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace

8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and understanding [with practical insight]

9 He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ,

10 with regard to the fulfillment of the times [that is, the end of history, the climax of the ages]—to bring all things together in Christ, [both] things in the heavens and things on the earth.

11 In Him also we have received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will,

12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him as our Lord and Savior] would exist to the praise of His glory.

13 In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God].

14 The Spirit is the guarantee [the first installment, the pledge, a foretaste] of our inheritance until the redemption of God’s own [purchased] possession [His believers], to the praise of His glory.”

Kou ʼn bietjie hieraan daar aan die voete van Jesus.

Neem elkeen van hierdie “geskenke” en bekyk dit asof jy dit vir die eerste keer sien en hoor, en sê vir die Here dankie daarvoor.

© Christo Nel 2017