In Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul is praying that God would give them “the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your heart being enlightened to know…”.  Paul wanted them to have an intimate, relational and experiential knowing of three things:

  1. “The hope of His calling” – Hope is not wishing.  It is a certain expectation.  His calling is found in the desires of your heart.  It is His desires to give those to you (Psalm 37:4).
  2. “The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” – We are incredibly important to Him; a rich inheritance.
  3. “The exceeding greatness of His power towards those who believe” – This is the dunamis power of God.  It cannot be measured.  It is conspicuously missing in the church today.

It is my hope and prayer that you will come to know these things, as well.  Notice that His power is tied to the desires of your heart and the glory of His inheritance (this reminds me of Matthew 5:16).

Paul’s prayer continues to describe that power as “according to the working of His mighty power (authority)”.  Three good reference points are Ephesians 3:20, Philippians 2:13 and Luke 12:32.  The focus of God’s power is our transformation into kingdom inhabitants that will reign with Him.

Furthermore, that power is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, seated Him at the Father’s right hand, put all things under His feet, made Him head of the church, and the church His body.

This is almost too much to believe!!  We must diligently reckon the truth of this in our lives; particularly for this season.  I encourage you to resist the urge to lay this truth aside.  It belongs to you!!  It will make you free.  More importantly, it will make you a supernatural force for the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom.

In closing, let me remind those of you that are leaders in the workplace:  You have a greater responsibility in this.  You are to be faithful stewards of this mystery for those in your spheres of influence.  Reckon it true for yourself and you will be better prepared to help others do the same.  Let me know if I can help.

Humbly yours and forever His,