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w/Pastor Carolyn Sissom & Friends
EPHESIANS – CHAPTER 1 – Ministering Angels
Ephesians 1: 1-3: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and who are faithful in Christ Jesus. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
‘In Christ” – this term occurs 77 times in the New Testament. Paul had been caught up to the third heaven. He saw the mystery of the Glory of God. He understood the journey from Salvation and Baptism of the Holy Spirit when we receive Christ in us, the Hope of Glory; to being “in Christ”, the Presence of His Glory.
It is believed that Ephesians was written around AD 62. Paul is in prison and awaiting Caesar’s decision as to his execution. Why the Ephesians for this great revelation? The temple of Diana was in Ephesus. The pagans in Ephesus at least had an understanding of the spirit realm. Howbeit their knowledge was of demonic spirits.
Paul purposed to give us more understanding of what it means to be ‘IN CHRIST”.
THE WORD, Grace occurs 13-times in the epistle. This is that which is totally undeserving on our part. God confers fantastic spiritual properties on His saints. It is an important word in this letter which seeks to explain some of our holdings in Christ. But even the marvelous Greek language fails. How can human language explain that which is unexplainable?
Jesus’ victory over satan was not merely physical, but extended to the spirit-world or heavenlies. The heavenlies referred to here is not out in space, but just outside our skin—no more than a heart beat away. The spirit realms are along side this physical world. Paul reaffirms not only has God conferred on us all that is His in Glory, but the means for triumphing over satan and the demonic spirits.
1:4: Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him, in love.”
In 1990, the call came to start a church. We officially incorporated. In retrospect, I now know that we were chosen to be a part of the ushering in of the Third Day Glory Church. At the time, I was preaching by vision and Spirit of Revelation. As in every move of God, we came under heavy persecutions. However, the Lord was more than faithful. He raised up dear Pastors, Prophets and Ministries to stand with us. Those great warriors continue to be a part of the Eldership of this ministry.
We had incredible visitations and mighty outpourings of the Glory of God in our meetings. Hindsight now reveals that without the persecution, we would never have dug in. Also, we had to be tested by persecution in order to overcome and be proven to produce fruit 30-60-100 fold.
In 1997, my husband’s company moved us to Houston, After a much needed rest and time to reflect on what had transpired in those 7-years in Baton Rouge, the Lord again directed me to start a new work here in Houston.
This came in along with the Golden Glory Revival. The Lord did not tell me that I would be a conduit of the Golden Glory, but that I was to prophesy it. I was preparing to teach on Gift of Miracles at a community Bible Study. Our friends, Barney and Joann Fuller, mailed me the book by Ruth Ward Heflin, Golden Glory. I read the book on a flight to Los Angeles. That night I awoke, sitting straight up in my bed. The room was filled with golden angels. They were all singing the song recorded by Candy Christmas, GLORY, GLORY, GLORY, THAT’S MY STORY.”
Prior to this visitation, the Lord spoke to me around November 2000, that wherever I went, I was to declare the Glory of God.
It seems that no matter where I preach in the Bible, I end up with only one message, the declaration of the Glory of God: Feast of Tabernacles, The Holy of Holies, the Mountain of the Last Days,The Overcomer, The Sons of God, The Kingdom of God, The Joseph Company, The Bride of Christ, The 144,000, The Remnant, Those who pass under the Rod, The Branch of the Lord, Those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes, Mt. Zion, New Jerusalem, etc. etc. All of this plus more tell only one story, “GLORY GLORY GLORY.
We are an apostolic ministry as well as prophetic. Our desire is to reveal Jesus Christ in the fulness of the Majesty of His Great power and Glory
“Until we all come in the unity of the faith, of the knowledge of the son of GOD, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of CHRIST.“
Carolyn Sissom, Pastor.
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