The Church a special revelation to Paul (Mt. 16:18)
Eph 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Eph 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Dispensation: See article Ages and Dispensations.
Eph 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Eph 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
See attached doc Mystery!
Revelation from Gr. Apokalupsis which means to reveal, unveil, uncover so that all can see! If one does not see then he his as blind as a bat! The cure: A dose of the Holy Spirit!
The Church a mystery hid in ages past but now revealed.
Eph 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Unless the Holy Spirit reveals it men are blind when they read the word of God!
Nicodemus was a fine example!
The Jews are still blind to this day and will be blind until Christ comes back!
Eph 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
No difference between Jew or Gentile in God’s eyes!
Eph 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Eph 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Remember TRINITY!)
The secret is out! ALL WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST ARE SAVED FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION. NOW DON’T YOU WANT TO SHOUT AND JUMP FOR JOY?
The Church a teacher of angels.
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Tenfold prayer for the full blessings of God.
Eph 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
He=God the Father and by his Spirit means the Holy Spirit the TRUE SOURCE OF MIGHT (POWER, DUNAMIS)
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
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 worketh in us,
If you do not have power (Dunamis for the last time!) then there is a problem!
The problem is?
For there are NO LIMITATIONS in getting things from God according to the promises.
2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
All Ages = Eternity, time without end.
God’s plan is faultless! It will come to pass! God has covered all the bases. He wins in the end! God is the author and finisher of the game of chess! The white king rules!