Know Who You Are In Christ—Part 4
Ephesians 3:17-19 I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
God Sends Spiritual Messengers to Us
Ephesians 3:1-4 I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles; you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that He gave to me for you? The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above. By reading this you will be able to understand my insight about the mystery of the Messiah.
God Always Intended to Extend His Eternal Promise to All Peoples
Ephesians 3:4-6 This was not made known to people in other generations and is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: That the Gentiles are co-heirs members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Good News is World Changing
Ephesians 3:7 I was made a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of His power.
We are Granted Grace; Inheritance & Insight Into His Plans
Ephesians 3:8-9 This grace was given to me, the least of all the saints, to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah, and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.
We are a Demonstration of Redemption from Evil
Ephesians 3:10-11 This is so God’s multi-faceted wisdom may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens. This is according to His eternal purpose accomplished in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord.
Our Position in the Lord Emboldens Us
Ephesians 3:12-13 In Him we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. So then I ask you not to be discouraged over my afflictions on your behalf, for they are your glory.
For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love …and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.