Paul’s prayer in this first chapter of Ephesians in verse 17 is that ~
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ ~ the Father of glory ~ May give to us a Spirit of wisdom ~ and of revelation ~ in the knowledge of Him.
He then goes on to write in verses 18-21 about ~
1. The Hope of God’s calling upon our lives ~
This is eternal life.
2. The Riches of the Glory of God’s inheritance that we have in Him ~
This is forgiveness, healing, provision, peace and comfort, and so much more.
3. The surpassing greatness of God’s Power toward us who believe ~
This is His love, mercy and grace.
These three things are ~
In accordance with the working of the strength of God’s might, which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Jesus from the dead, and seated Him at His (God’s) right hand in the heavenly places ~ Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.
God’s strength and might is what raised Jesus from the dead, therefore ~
Any Hope we may have in our future is guaranteed through God’s strength and might that is so great He can even raise souls from the dead. Even ours when our bodies die.
Therefore, Salvation through Christ, and Eternal life.
The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, is comforting. Because of Jesus’ great sacrifice, He inherited the seat at the right hand of God the Father, where He continually intercedes for every one of us. When we accept what Jesus did for us and Who He Is, we become inheritors of the same riches and glory.
Salvation, healing, our sins forgiven, and eternal life with Jesus and God the Father and Holy Spirit.
God’s amazing greatness and power and ability to do astounding works for us is outmatched by no-one. He created us. We turned away from Him, our Maker, and sinned, and He in His great love and mercy, put a plan into place to redeem us, to save us, to give us the opportunity of reclaiming our eternal life.
So, if we accept Jesus as our Saviour, we can be assured of a future of ~
Hope ~ given to us from God’s great abundance of riches ~ and
Love, and mercy and grace ~ Our inheritance ~
Along with all other believers ~ in the Glory of God ~ and eternal life in the presence of that amazing Glory.
“By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” ~ Ephesians 2:8
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