Ephesians 1:15-19 (NET)15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you when I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him, 18 – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength.
- Paul’s Prayer
Pre-prayer – Acknowledged their faith and love
- Give thanks
- Wisdom – knowledge at work
- Revelation – insight and discernment of the Spirit; access to spiritual resources
- Hope – assurance of Salvation through the Holy Spirit
- Glorious riches of His inheritance – God’s blessing
- Access to God’s power – testimony, healing, signs and wonders
Ephesians 1:20a (NET)20 This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead…
Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:20b-23 (NET)…and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms 21 far above every 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. 22 And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and he gave him to the church as head over all things. 23 Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Right hand of God in heaven (Ascension)
Appointed Head over everything for the church (Exaltation)