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For Which we Have Been Apprehended

The reason Paul said (Phil.3:12), “that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus”, is because, at every opportunity, Holy Spirit is pulling us forward (v.13) in anticipation of grasping the fullness for which we have been “apprehended.” That word “apprehended” is a wonderful word which means: to possess; to take eagerly, comprehend, find, perceive (Strong); to take possession of – in a good sense, of Christ by His holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it (Thayer).  (Jn.6:44, MEV)  “No one can come to Me unless the Father who has sent Me draws him.” We are praying you discover daily that you are being apprehended and grasping the fullness of God’s purpose. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard at the bottom of each hour on Texas Praise Internet Radio)
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Apprehended For Purpose

taking handThe reason Paul said, “that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus” (Phil.3:12), was because he could feel that undeniable “Pull” to His destiny.  Rather than resisting that “Pull”, he reached forward (v.13) in anticipation of grasping the fullness for which He had been “apprehended.” That word “apprehended” is a wonderful word which expresses that “Divine Pull” upon us. “Apprehend”: to possess; to take eagerly, comprehend, find, perceive (Strong); to take possession of – in a good sense, of Christ by His holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it (Thayer).
(This is the fifth excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


The Goal Is Reachable

goal reachedThe goal Paul spoke of is consistently out there before us. It is not illusive nor is it merely idealistic. It IS reachable. It IS attainable. But there are “black holes” and certain “planets”, with their gravity pull, that we must avoid in order to reach that goal.
“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect:  but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:  but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 3:12-14)
(This is the fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)