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November 10, 2013

The lesson on November 10, 2013 was part 6 of the “Ephesians” study and continued in chapter one with verses 15-19. This lesson looks at the three prayers of Paul.  The review of the previous lesson recalled the mystery (or musterion) of his will which had been revealed for the first time in Ephesians after the close of Acts.  This was a secret that was hidden in God before the foundation of the world.  The exhaulted position and hope has been revealed through PAul the prisoner of the Lord and is relevant truth for today.  Two of Paul’s prayers are in the doctrinal part of Ephesians and involve being enlightened.  Paul prays that the Lord may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. The prayer in 1:15-19 involves the eyes.  The second prayer in 3:14-21 involves the heart and the last prayer in 6:19-20 involves the mouth.  Isn’t it interesting that the first two involve enlightenment in the doctrinal section and the third prayer involves getting the word out, and that is in the practical section. The sinners most important need is Christ Jesus.  The Christian’s greatest need is right division so he or she may be given this revelation and become enlightened of the secret revealed to them. The scripture reading was in Ephesians 1:15-19 KJV “15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 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: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power”




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From the Study: Ephesians