This represents Paul's second prayer for the church. For the power of the Holy Spirit in the church.
Ephesians 1:16-17 you will see Paul asks for wisdom and revelation for the church, so we may know him better.
It's in our knowing God that we grow up and have a relationship with God.
Ephesians 3:14-21 - Paul is on his knees and giving reverence to God.
Paul has come in humility not in pride. When you read scripture Paul had to say a lot of things that upset people but this shows Paul really giving God the reverence and honour.
v15 this is about every family on earth that wants to commit to God derives their name from Abraham.
We are of the family of Abraham.
3 things prayed for:
- prays for Holy Spirit being in us (v16)
- Christ be in us (v17-18)
- fullness of God (v19)
It shows us each member of the Trinity has. That we have Christ, the Holy Spirit and God in us.
v 21 giving Christ glory so that future generations can continue.
v 20 How do we get this glory? His power at work in us - he puts glory in people and it comes out in the church which is made up of his people.
Do we really want to see things in our nation changed? The glory of God revealed.
How do we view our prayer life? Are we expecting the glory of God to happen? The Holy Spirit operates in the inner man. So that we might know the Father.
To be continued...