Wisdom and Revelation

Ephesians 1:17. “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirt of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: ”

Paul was specific in his prayers for the people in the church at Ephesus.  He prayed that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ  (He was the God of Jesus Christ, as well as the Father. He was the ultimate authority of the Godhead) the Father of Glory (the Author and giver of glory to all saints) may give unto you the spirit of wisdom (they already had the spirit of sonship–the earnest of the Holy Spirit, v. 13-14. Now Paul is praying that they will receive the faculty of receiving knowledge. Some translations say that God will open the eyes of their hearts) and revelation in the knowledge of Him (not only the spirit of knowledge, but also of revelation, or that which is revealed and given in a way that can be understood).

Wouldn’t you love for a great Christian to pray such a thing for you?  To have the eyes of our hearts opened, to receive wisdom and understanding of God, to grow in the Holy Spirit and go beyond that moment of salvation to the full glory of the knowledge of God!

This is the process all believers should be experiencing. We will not completely achieve it until we go to be with Him, but we are to be becoming Christlike (IPeter 1:16).  It is a process, not an event. It is a constant vigilance toward holiness, purity of mind and heart, as we gain more and more understanding of the person of God through His Word.


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