“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him” (Eph. 1:17 NET).
God’s purpose is to fully manifest Himself in man and to give Him the unimaginable favor of sharing in His glory. He has called us to His glory by His grace. The grace of God is here to take us to a place of full maturity in Christlikeness so that we may become living manifestations of the invisible God in the way we speak and act.
God will usher His church into the realms of glory by magnifying His grace. There is a positive cycle that I call the “grace cycle,” which will catapult the church in the manifestation of God’s glory. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of grace sent by God to bring the church into the full enjoyment and manifestation of the grace of Christ. He will trigger a cycle in our lives made of at least three parts. The first is the revelation of Christ, by which grace comes. I am not referring to dreams and visions here, though these have a place in the Church. I am referring to the revelation of Christ in His Word, as Paul prayed for the Ephesian Christians above. When revelation of Christ comes, then faith, true biblical faith, springs up. Faith receives grace and manifests the glory of God. When we step into faith, we start yielding to the Spirit to take us into the realms of works where we yield our bodies completely to His control so that He will start using our words and actions to fully express God! The Spirit wants to trigger this cycle of revelation, faith, and manifestation of the glory in your life!
Can you see God’s will for you in the verse above? Can you see what He wants to give you and what you should pray for?
APPLY THE WORD
Is this cycle at work in you? Do you know how to turn it on? Initiate it by revelation! Make room today for the Spirit to start an exciting tour to begin to unravel the mysteries of the Son of God in the Word today. All you need to do is to make yourself available to feed on the Word.
Pray the prayer of Eph. 1:17 above for yourself now.
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