I have read this scripture many times and thought it was a great scripture. But I read with a law lens. But now I read it with a grace lens and it explodes with wonder and amazement and blessings and the secret of living a victorious life.
Paul is talking to the Ephesian church and he is telling them that he praying for them without ceasing. Then he tells them what he prays and it is awesome. The is the model of new covenant praying.
This is what he said, Ephesians 1:16-19, “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 the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlighten: that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritence in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to upward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.
The short version is this, Paul is praying that they get a revelation of Jesus Christ and to get a full knowledge of what Jesus did for God’s children and to understand how much God loves you and the power that He has shown and has given to you.
Bottom line is that it is all about JESUS!!!
JESUS PLUS NOTHING!!!
This is what we should be preaching and teaching and experiencing. He said, “I come that you may have life and life more abundantly. And that comes from learning about Jesus Christ.
That is a NEW COVENANT PRAYER THAT EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD BE PRAYING!
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ!