BIBLE READING|EPHESIANS 3:14-21
God’s divine power was manifested in the Old Testament by miraculous deeds. A special and sometimes temporary anointing often accompanied these miracles, as was with Moses, Samson, Elijah, Elisha, and so on. The second aspect of God’s divine power is called “the power of Christ’s resurrection”: “That I may know Him and the power of His
resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death” (Philippians 3:10).
whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” (Ephesians 1:13). Consequently this supernatural power resides in every Christian, but it requires a submitted and sanctified life in order to partake of it. Just like God’s love, it can be quenched and blocked by emotional and “fleshly” choices. Paul prayed for the saints at Ephesus to know this kind of resurrection power: “That the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened………..what is the exceeding greatness of His power towards us who believe” (Ephesians 1:18–19).
The “hope of His calling” (our inheritance in Christ) and “the riches of His inheritance” (our future blessings in the kingdom) are linked here with the “exceeding greatness of His power.” God’s challenge to all of us is that we must learn to partake of, rely upon, and be controlled by the exceeding greatness of His power. By so doing, we’ll not only apprehend the hope of His calling, but also the riches of our future inheritance.
PRAYER: Lord, let your power work in me in your full measure.
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