One of my most favorite prayers in the bible is the prayer of Paul for the Ephesians.
“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to behead over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”[Ephesians 1:15-23 – NKJV]
This is such an awesome prayer for any person even today. There is nothing greater than to know God. Now the Ephesians to whom this letter was written to, they did know God, because Paul says that “after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus” which meant they had faith in Jesus. So Paul giving thanks for their faith, and prays for them that God would grant them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the ‘knowledge of Him’. That is because it can take an entire lifetime and yet we will not be able to fully know everything about God. But as we begin to get to know God our understanding becomes enlightened, take for example the very scripture verses that we read everyday, with an enlightened understanding the words of scripture come alive in us. That is Jesus the Word coming alive in us and teaching us. This is exactly what God meant when He said in [Hebrews 8:10-11 – NKJV] “I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.”
God wants to personally teach you and me, through His Word, all about His kingdom and all about the calling that He has for you and me, what is the hope you have because of that calling and how gloriously rich you and I are in Him.
What exceedingly great power He has towards us, on us and for us. This same power which raised Him from the dead and seated Him at God’s right hand made him victorious and He conquered every might and principality and power and dominion, is the power that God had made available towards us and for us.
Now this may sound like a feel-good passage of scripture, but the most important question is “have you begun experiencing this power? Are you increasing in wisdom and revelation of the knowledge of God? Are you able to apply this prayer of Paul to your own life? If you have begun doing so, then Amen! and rejoice! and as in [Philippians 4:4] again he says rejoice.
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