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Summary: Jesus' comprehension forthright---from the first miracle---the beginning of God's business to save man, to the world's watch for his return was not a mystery to his mother, Mary.

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CHRIST REASONS WITH US

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Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (July 13, 2015)

"May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;" (Ephesians 3:18, King James Version (KJV) [intensification]).

Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus,

My sisters and brothers, have you ever found yourself lost for words, lost in the space of your mind trying to find yourself, searching for the feeling of joy, searching for the loving feeling, floating away daydreaming aimlessly without an anchor to ground you to earthly needs, or just using the wrong list of names. Christ, the seed of woman---all the way back in the book of Genesis (3:15 KJV) was promised to bruise the head of the serpent to restore the joy taken in the Garden of Eden back to man when John the Baptist leaped with joy in the womb of his mother Elizabeth when he heard the salutation of Mary (Luke 1:41 KJV [at the coming of the Lord when Mary and Joseph proceeded to visit]). Is it a joyful mystery that joy left Adam the fallen man but God promised the seed of woman would save man restoring the stolen joy (Psalms 51:12 KJV)? Did Satan ever steal your joy away---personally as one member of the one body?(Acts 13:52 KJV).

Accordingly Apostle Luke witnessed Jesus said, "I came to seek and save the lost" (Luke 19:10, KJV; Acts 13:52 KJV; John 15:11 KJV; Romans 15:13 KJV). Let us go back to Jesus' first miracle, at the marriage of Cana when Jesus' mother asked him to fill the water containers with wine, for they did not have any for the wedding. Jesus asked his mother, 'Woman what is it to me.' Obviously, Christ felt a connection to the needs of the Jews (John 2:1-11, KJV [marriage at Cana]).

We will search out the length of this matter from the time of the first miracle, the Marriage of Cana to the time when Jesus returns, the Marriage of the Lamb. We look at the breadth of this matter as the need for wine permitted those at the wedding to taste the wine that sustained the wedding in joy to see the unification of man and woman just as the blood of the lamb was needed for our salvation plan permitted us to taste the Word of God [Thy word was found and I did eat them and they became the joy and the rejoicing in my heart] as the blood of the lamb sustained us out of sin in joy to see the unification of Christ Jesus and the church in eternal life. We intensify our thoughts to the depth of this matter examining why the people of the streets attended which lined up with Jesus' public ministry---his business for his father God, which sent him out to the streets to gather up the lost Jews then the lost Gentiles. Now, we clearly examine the height of this matter to see the one body of man and woman and the one body of Christ and church unified.

Mysteriously as we live and learn we seem to always feel something is missed---misplaced; something is taken---stolen; something is lost---dead and we need to replace it but only Christ could replace the death of sin with resurrection to eternal life. How many of you lost yourselves---your joy when you were caught up in a criminal case, lost yourselves---your joy when you divorced your husband or wife, lost yourselves---your joy when you lost your job, lost yourselves---your joy when you lost your home or all your property in a fire or storm, lost yourselves---your joy when you were almost killed, lost yourselves---your joy when your friend died, or lost yourselves---your joy when you became a widow or widower? Christ came so that you might live. The steadfast love of the Lord never ends. "My God shall supply your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19, King James Version [Christ will take care of you]).


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