Spreading God's Love Thru Prayer
Welcome Back; Let's Pray: Father, Abba, thank You for Your making it possible for me/us to learn the truth as You would have me/us know truth. Please continue to open our eyes and enlighten our understanding so we can know more truth, and be made (as in shaped and formed) free. We thank You Jesus for being the Truth and as the Son of God, for setting us free. Amen.
I hope you have read, studied and journaled from the previous discussion MYSTERY REVEALED - EPHESIANS. This would prepare you for what is being presented to you now.
1. Paul states in Ephesians 3:4-10 about the MYSTERY: that the gentiles should be FELLOW HEIRS, of the same body, and PARTAKERS of His promise in CHRIST THROUGH THE GOSPEL - Paul preached among the gentiles the UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST - to make all see what is the FELLOWSHIP OF THE MYSTERY.
When we come to being born again, we come from being 'gentiles' to being Fellow heirs, and in ones who inherit and are partakers of God's promise in Christ the anointed one. We learn as we read and study the bible led by the Holy Spirit. We are born again as spirit children of God, and it is in God that we now live and move and have our being.
It is in our new life that we come to know the riches of Christ, which are unsearchable to any and all who are not born again and living in new life in Christ. That which was a mystery, becomes truth to us day by day, line upon line, precept upon precept - we learn and grow in Christ in fellowship with God our Abba, the Holy Spirit our mother/nurturer, Jesus our brother, savior. This is the fellowship of the mystery.
Ephesians 3:10- 12
2, The Mystery, hidden in God from the beginning of the ages, revealed now through the manifold (varied, many colored, shades, and colorful expressions) = wisdom which is demonstrated (made known) by us, new born children of God, (church) to the
a. principalities and
b. powers in the heavenly places
According to God's eternal purpose which God, Abba accomplished (completed, achieved) in Christ Jesus, through His sacrifice, death and resurrection. Through this accomplished eternal purpose we now have boldness and access to true authority in Christ, with confidence that we have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless we live yet not us, but Christ lives within us, and the lives that we now live in the flesh we live by the faith of the Son of God. We have boldness and access with confidence through this faith, in Him who is in us.
3. Paul then prays for fellow heirs, bowing his knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from the whole family in heaven and earth is named. Paul prays that our heavenly Father would grant us ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY,
a. that we would be strenghened with might
b. through His Spirit (through which and of which we are born again)
c. in our inner being
d. that Christ dwell in our hearts
1. through faith
2. and being rooted and grounded in love.
e. that we are able to comprehend with all saints - what is the
f. so we will know the love of Christ - which passes knowledges onto/into us so that we are filled with ALL THE FLULLNESS OF GOD.
And Paul the Apostle to the gentiles, completes this chapter of the MYSTERY with: Now unto Him, God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit who is able to do exceedingly abundantly - far beyond what we can comprehend or imagine - above all that
g. we ask
h. or think
According to the power that WORKS IN US.
To God be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to ALL GENERATIONS FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN.
GOD'S MYSTERY REVEALED FOR US TO BE - MORE THAN CONQUERORS IN AND THROUGH CHRIST JESUS ---- AMEN!