St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians; A REV. Text and Translation with Exposition and Notes

St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians; A REV. Text and Translation with Exposition and Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...shall smite the earth with the word of His mouth, I-a. zi 4 and with the Spirit (or, breath) through His lips shall He slay the wicked'. St Paul gathers up these words into a new combination, 'the sword of the Spirit, which is the word (or, utterance) of God'. The word of God, as uttered through His prophets, is spoken of as an instrument of vengeance: 'Therefore have I hewed them Hos. vi 5 by the prophets: I have slain them by the words of My mouth'. But from such a thought as this the Apostle rapidly passed to the mention of prayer as the natural utterance of Christian lips, and the effective instrument of success in the conflict with evil. We may note the repetition: 'the sword of the Spirit...praying in the Spirit'. It is almost as though the Apostle had said, For the Divine warrior the sword of the Spirit is His own utterance which puts His enemies to flight: for you it is the utterance of prayer in the Spirit. If this is not clearly expressed, yet it seems to be implied by the close connexion which binds the whole passage together: 'Take...the sword of the Spirit, which is tlte word of God, toith all prayer and supplication praying always in the Spirit'. Prayer is Horn, viii indeed the utterance of the Spirit in us, crying Abba, Father, and i5 making intercession for us according to the will of God. 'And watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints'. If the military metaphor is not distinctly carried on by the word 'watching', the injunction is at any rate peculiarly appropriate at this point. God's warrior, fully armed, must be wakeful and alert, or all his preparation will be vain. vi 19f. 'And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, in the opening of my mouth to make known toith boldness the...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550900
  • 9781236550903