Apostle Paul prayed and gave thanks when he heard about the faith and love that the Ephesians had for God’s people. He also asked God to give them the spirit of wisdom and revelation of who God is and that their minds will be opened to see the light so that they would know the hope of their calling, the richness of His wonderful blessings and the greatness of His power in the lives of believers.
Paul explained that the power believers possess is the same as the power that raised Christ from the dead. Christ is seated in heavenly places and His name is higher than any power either in this world or the one to come.
Paul further explained their new identity even though the people were spiritually dead in the past because they gave themselves to evil works but by the abundance of God’s mercies, grace and love, saved them. God has created us for a life of good deeds.
The love of God for you cannot be over emphasised. The power you possess as a child of God is the same power that raised Christ from the dead; with this understanding, speak life to every dead situation and you will be amazed at how things will turn around for your good. You have the power to live a victorious and a blessed life. Activate and Celebrate it!
I enjoy all round victory in Jesus name.
Reading – Ephesians 1:15-2:10
Thanksgiving and Prayer
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you,remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Made Alive in Christ
2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[b] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved,through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
- Ephesians 1:17 Or a spirit
- Ephesians 2:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.