Ephesians 3:10-13 (JDV)
Ephesians 3:10 This is so that God’s multidimensional wisdom may now be made known through the congregation to the priorities and authorities in the sky realms
Ephesians 3:11 according to his plan for the ages accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 3:12 In him we have boldness and confident access through faith in him.
Ephesians 3:13 For this reason I ask you not to be discouraged over my afflictions in your behalf, which are your glory.
his plan for the ages
When we face afflictions, we can become easily discouraged. It’s our nature. But one thing that can help us not to sink too low is to realize what God is doing on the supernatural level. He is teaching the angels and demons a lesson. The priorities and authorities in the sky realms are watching to see what we are going to do when our faith in Jesus is not enough to give us a pleasant life now. Will we trust his plan for the ages even when our present circumstances seem to call that trust into question? Will we retreat from our relationship with Him because he has let us down, or retreat into sin to let him down in retaliation? Or, will we keep our courage and confidence and keep storming the gates of heaven with prayer? It’s not just the world that is watching.
Lord, strengthen us during these times of affliction, so that we prove your multidimensional wisdom right.