LESSON 4- Ephesians
The Mystery- Revelation
Our Inheritance in Christ Cont.’
Eph. 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power (dunamis, authority) that works in us,21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
3:20 We celebrate Him who super charges us powerfully from within. Our biggest request or most amazing dream cannot match the extravagant proportion of His thoughts towards us. Mirror Translation
Now unto him that is able” God the Father is the author of the plan for the Christian’s growth. God knew all about human IQ, and He knew what IQ every person would have. He decided not to use any of it and designed a grace plan for spiritual perception that would depend on the Holy Spirit’s teaching ministry rather than a person’s ability to understand in the soulish/sense realm.
“to do exceedingly abundantly above” – a double adverb meaning “beyond all measure;(infinity) infinitely more than”. This is the highest form of comparison in New Testament Greek. o768
God is able to do what we cannot do, beyond anything that we can ask, think or imagine.
“all that we ask or think” – Prayer will not produce BLESSINGS. (they are freely given, overtaking us Deut. 28:2a)
And it’s far beyond what the greatest genius could devise. You can ask God to edify you or bless you, but His answer will be “Everything has been provided for your edification/blessing.” You have already been blessed and edified!!
“according to the power that works in us” – the power on the inside, the indwelling Holy Spirit working in the human spirit to produce the Christian life from the spiritual food of the Word of God.
Deuteronomy 28:2a And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
Eph. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
John 1:16 16 [b]And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
Grace Upon Grace- Infinite, no end.
John 1:16 drives this home with an unusual phrase: “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” When you read that verse the first time, it sounds as though some words are missing. But the actual Greek phrase is grace “anti” grace. The word anti is a Greek preposition that can have several meanings. The New King James Version translates it for, but most linguists prefer using the word upon. Out of the fullness of His own grace, Jesus gives us grace upon grace, grace on top of grace.
New Living Translation (NLT) simply says:
16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
Psalm 68:19 says similarly, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits.”
(Eph 3:21) to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever. Amen. ASV
Eph. 3:21- “unto this God be eternal worship and praise on the part of all believers through the person of the Lord Jesus Christ from now until eternal ages, even beyond the end of time itself.”
3:21 He owns the applause displayed in the church (His redeemed image and likeness), confirmed in Christ Jesus. The encore continues throughout every generation, not only of this age but also of the countless ages to come. Amen! Mirror Translation
Jude 1:25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Other Cross References:
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
2 Pet. 3:18
to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
1 Pet. 5:11
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!
saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
2 Tim. 4:18
And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever.
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Let them give glory to the Lord and declare his praise in the coastlands.
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshipped.
CANNOT BE SAID ENOUGH!!
We will continue with Lesson 5 next week.
The blessings of the Lord are upon you whether by blood, adoption/sonship or assignment. The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Prov. 10:22