Waking with The Word | Ephesians 3:20-21
: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. Amen.
As we come to the close of chapter three we are also coming to the close of this section of the book. The first three chapters deal the wealth of the believer and the next three will deal with the walk of the believer. If we could compare the first three to a school it would the university where you learn theory. The last three could then be compared to the career you prepared for, where you learn more by experience than by theory. These first three chapters contain more truth than could be excavated in a thousand life times. We should become well versed in all of the scripture but the writings of Paul should be our major and when our memory gets fuzzy we should take a refresher course in the mysteries God revealed to Paul. It is through his writings we will learn how to rightly divide the scriptures. Today let's look at how He closes out this rich portion of his letter.
He closes the prayer out by giving all the Glory to God in the church by Christ Jesus. We are mentioned in this closing statement, he makes mention of the power that dwells in us and according to that power God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. This is quite a statement "Exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think." I've ask God for some big things and I've thought of even bigger things than I asked for and yet He is able to go far beyond what we could ever even think of. It reminds me of 1 Cor 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
God's plan and God's power and God's purpose goes beyond our thinking. Stop now and try to imagine the most wonderful thing your mind can fathom......
I assure you it doesn't even compare in the smallest way to what God can do and will do one of these days. How many times has God went above and beyond in your life? Has He not met and exceeded your every expectation? You may currently be in a dark trial but look back to where you were when He found you and consider your current state to that one and I believe you'll have to agree that He has went above and beyond and that is just what He has done for you on this side of heaven. When we pass from this life in to the next our eyes will behold what He has prepared for those that love him and we will testify with the Queen of Shiba that "The half has not yet been told." We will marvel at His plan, His purpose, His ability and we will give Him the Glory. No man will receive the glory that day but it will be God's and all of it will be by Jesus Christ. Paul's closing statement reminded me of that glorious day when God exceedingly abundantly does above all that we could ever ask or think. No sin, no tears, no night, no fear, when all is peace forevermore on that happy golden shore! That day the church will give Him glory by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end amen.
According to the riches of His Grace!!