I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 3:14-21

14 For this reason [grasping the greatness of this plan by which Jews and Gentiles are joined together in Christ] I bow my knees [in reverence] before the Father [of our Lord Jesus Christ], 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth [a]derives its name [God—the first and ultimate Father]. 16 May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality], 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, 18 be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love];19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].

20 Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.  Ephesians 3:14-21

The apostle Paul’s prayer for every believer is that they would come to the revelation and understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That we would come to know, experience, and understand God’s love.  The apostle Paul was a man who was transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and the grace of God.  As he walked with God throughout the course of his life the Lord used him greatly in establishing the church and writing much of the New Testament.

The apostle Paul before he came to Christ was a man who was driven to destroy the body of Christ and the truth of the gospel.  He believed that Christianity was a distortion and a threat to the Jewish faith.  What he failed to understand before he came to know Jesus is that Jesus was the fulfillment of everything he had studied in the law and the prophets.

This is why the apostle Paul had to have such a life changing confrontation with the Lord.  When the Lord look into the heart of the apostle Paul, He saw a man who could be used to turn the world upside down.  When the apostle Paul began to understand the truth of Jesus Christ and especially the grace of God it lit a fire deep within his soul to proclaim the truth first to the Jew, then to the gentile.

The apostle Paul spent three years in the Arabian desert after coming to Christ.  It was in this place that the depths of the gospel was revealed to him directly by Jesus Christ.  There is so much that God desires to reveal to us and too many times we allow the busyness of life to keep us from the place of prayer and the study of God’s word.  As we make it the priority of our lives the Lord will reveal the deep things of His kingdom and His heart unto us.

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