Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 28:18-20
“All power is given unto me
in heaven and in earth.”
When Paul wrote this epistle, he had been away from Ephesus for a few years but he kept in touch with them and thus knew the progress of the church. They remained faithful and loved one another. The Apostle gave thanks for them and said that he did not cease to pray for them. He asked that they be given the spirit of knowledge and revelation of God. The bestowal of that godly wisdom was the aim of the Apostle when he laboured among them.
Paul continued to express his wish for the Ephesian believers: “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power” (Eph 1:18- 19). These expressions constitute the perfection of a Christian and this is needful for a meaningful fellowship with God. The fruits of salvation will be manifested and hope in the promises of God will be sure. It is the redemptive work of Christ that makes all these possible. As the eternal High Priest, Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father representing those whom He has redeemed.
The possibility of the perfection of the saints is because Jesus Christ as their representative is highly exalted. He has power in heaven and earth. When He ascended to heaven, He declared this to His disciples and promised to be with them until the end of the ages. The Apostle’s wish for the believers in Ephesus was that these promises of Christ be fulfilled in them. The church is the body of Christ and the fullness of Him that fills all in all.
THOUGHT: Wisdom and revelation come from the Lord Jesus Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, may I seek to grow unto perfection in Thee.