The Father of Glory by Pastor Melissa Scott

November 8, 2011 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

 

Pastor Melissa Scott; https://www.youtube.com/user/inthebrokenplaces

Pastor Melissa Scott

 

Paul’s prayer begins in verse 15: “Paul, to the saints that are at Ephesus….” I want to emphasize that he is talking to believers, just as I am talking to believers today. If you have any interest in hearing, even if you think that your interest is merely out of curiosity, then the Spirit of God is drawing you to listen. Hear these words, please. “Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you,” and He does, “may give unto you the spirit of wisdom, revelation in the fuller knowledge of him.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that the eyes of your heart,” literally, “of your understanding,” “be enlightened,” or “be illuminated,” “that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, what the riches of his glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe,” literally faithe, “who faithe according to the working of his mighty power.” He goes on to say, “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, set him at his own right hand in the heavenlies. Far above principality, power, might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but the one which is to come. He put all things under his feet, and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.”

That’s his first prayer in this letter, and it’s very subtle. We need to read this with the background knowledge that Paul is talking to converts at Ephesus. We could fall into the trap to say that he is speaking to those that don’t believe, that don’t have faith. No, he is speaking to those people who are already in the faith. And the last line of that prayer is pretty remarkable because he says, “the fullness of him that filleth all in all.”

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