from invitation to inheritance

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Ephesians 1:17-19 (JDV)

Ephesians 1:17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you the Breath of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.

Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what the hope of his invitation1 is, what the wealth of his glorious inheritance is – among the devotees,

Ephesians 1:19 and what the immeasurable greatness of his power is toward us who believe, according to the mighty achieving energy2 of his strength.

from invitation to inheritance

The knowledge of God that Paul specifically prayed for the Ephesian Christians to have spanned the distance from point A to point Z. He wanted them to know how God’s power could change their lives, from his initial invitation for them to put their faith in him, to its conclusion – the glorious inheritance they will know at the return of Christ.

For Paul and his team, God is not merely the focal point of a religion. He is the unmoved mover, who fills the lives of those he moved with miracle after miracle. Unfortunately, the miracles that take place in our lives are cloaked, and we often fail to recognize them. That is why we need the Breath of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.

Lord, open our eyes to what you are doing among us.



About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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