King James Version
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.
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;
What would be the "unsearchable riches of Christ"?
That really got me thinking.
So I continued meditating upon the verses from apostle Paul.
Ephesians 3:1-6 (KJV)
3 For this cause I Paul,
the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God
which is given me to you-ward:
3 How that by revelation
he made known unto me the mystery;
(as I wrote afore in few words,
4 Whereby, when ye read,
ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
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;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs,
and of the same body,
and partakers of his promise in Christ
by the gospel:
If you are not a Jew, then you're a Gentile.
That last verse seems to be of great importance.
That Gentiles sould be "fellowheirs", to partake in the promise of God, through Jesus, as spoken of in the gospel.
But there's more.
Ephesians 3:9-11 (KJV)
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:
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,
11 According to the eternal purpose
which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
It's all Jesus.
Everything comes through Jesus.
The world may continue to deny His divine leadership, and Sonship, but God cannot be denied His purpose in Christ.
We absolutely have no idea of God's power, and dominion, His authority over our lives.
But through Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we may just begin to understand.
Ephesians 3:14-21 (KJV)
14 For this cause I bow my knees
unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
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;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints
what is the breadth,
19 And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
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,
21 Unto him be glory in the church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,
world without end.
As a writer and workman for the Lord, I am constantly bowled over by the wealth of material in Scripture.
I will need several lifetimes to understand it.
But I share with you my many findings.
Even as I still have a long way to go.
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