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This is why we have power.

Posted by appolus on December 20, 2022

Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us:

How many times have you heard this Scripture quoted in regard to something that God can do for us? Need a promotion? Quote that verse? Have a need of any kind? Quote that verse. Aunt Flo’s big toe is hurting? Quote that verse. What is the context of this verse, what is the Lord conveying to us through the Apostle Paul in the words of this chapter? There is a mystery going on and it is above and beyond what anyone could have imagined. The gentiles were fellow heirs of the same body, and partakers of Gods promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. We know that Peter was astonished by this. He and the other disciples are astonished that the very same Holy Spirit that was poured out upon them, was poured out upon the gentiles. In no other age had this been revealed to the sons of men as it was now being revealed by revelation. It was “made known,’ to Paul.

Paul would testify to the Gentiles of the unsearchable riches of Christ. It was not only the Jewish people that were astonished, the Gentiles would also be astonished that they could be counted heirs of the riches of Christ. Now there was another group that were not privy to the manifold wisdom of God, the principalities and the powers in heavenly places. Neither the angels above nor the fallen angels below knew anything of this hidden mystery. Their astonishment must have known no bounds as the plan of God unfolded in Christ, not only could¬† the Jews be heirs, but also the Gentiles and the whole world. Paul declares that it is “for this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” You see, he is strengthened in his inner man, in his spirit, for the purpose of declaring this mystery. And while he might be suffering tribulations and chains for this cause, nevertheless he looked to “Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church of Christ Jesus to all generations forever and forever.”

Can you see it brothers and sisters? Can you see that we are called to be a witness to His glory and to His story? There is a reason that we get to partake in the unsearchable riches of Christ? There is a reason that you and I are rooted and grounded in love. There is a reason that we are able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the width and the length and depth and height of His love, that we may know and partake of the love of Christ which passes knowledge itself……and here it is……that we may be filled with all the fullness of God!!!! We have been filled with the fullness of God that we might be witnesses.This is what He enables us to do!!! Above all that we may ask or think according to His power that works in us if indeed it does work in us. We have been empowered to be a witness! We are witnesses to His plan and His power. We are witnesses of His glory. We are witnesses of His unsearchable riches! Glory to God. You shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8) Now brothers and sisters, this is why we are empowered. For His story and for His glory!

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