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Ephesians 1:17 – in the realization of Him

07-04-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may be giving you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the realization of Him

What should Paul rather pray or ask, after he explained that we are blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (:3)? What should we add to something that is already complete?

Once God learnt Paul this lesson: “sufficient for you is My grace…” (2 Corinthians 12:9). And thereafter we nevermore read that he prays for earthly circumstances. For he knew that GOD always supplies in what we need. In advance he trusted on that. Therefore, Paul’s prayer had become thanksgiving. Superabounding in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:7)!

But still the central thread in his letters is a continuous prayer. It’s the prayer that all believers would also realize their allotment. In Christ they are so heavenly rich! That’s a fact. But it’s necessary that they also know it. Even more: that they will realize it. So many believers do live as poor wretches. As they are multimillionaires…!  Therefore, Paul’s prayer for “a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the realization of Him…”.