Some of these stragglers were living like frightened savages because they did not know the war was over. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) God’s Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles . A few other parallel passages on the fate of Satan…, Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." "But the apostle felt that he must not say, 'Unto him be glory in my soul.' We are called to be the means by which God teaches the universe a lesson, and a beautiful lesson. Comment: For many months after the close of World War II, Japanese troops were discovered hidden in the caves and jungles of the Pacific islands. STUDY 3 Ephesians 1:15-18a. Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes. (Spurgeon). May his tribe increase in answer to Paul's prayer in Ephesians 1! The humility comes when he considers God's great eternal plan, his place in that plan, and how God's work is unstoppable even when Paul is imprisoned. Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Spurgeon on the phrase exceedingly abundantly: "He has constructed here in the Greek an expression which is altogether his own. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point What is 'mysterious' is inexplicable, even incomprehensible. The woman said to Morgan, “I know I will have to do all the things I most dislike, but I am determined to be a real Christian.” A year later, Morgan was visiting in her town and spoke with her again. The word unto is a better translation than the word with. Have obtained = past tense of something future! 1John 3:8 the one who practices (present tense = habitually) sin is (present tense = habitually) of the devil (his spiritual father, cf John 8:44); for the devil has sinned from the beginning. Colossians 2:3 What is a present aspect of our inheritance? God gave us His Spirit as a pledge (see Greek word study), the Holy Spirit representing the first fruits (the foretaste of the harvest to come) of our inheritance, and is in a sense God's "earnest money" or "down payment" representing His promise to give us the full amount in the day of Christ Jesus. Ephesians 1:11 How certain is our inheritance? In my opinion, Jesus is saying that the power of Satan was broken [at Calvary], and the success of the 70 over demons was proof of it. v. The love of Jesus has depth. i. 16 For of His fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. The day of Christ Jesus or as John explains "when we see Him, we will be like Him"! This power … works in us now. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. One purpose in His great plan of the ages is to reveal this wisdom. It demonstrates that these are not only facts to know but also a life to live, united in Jesus with other believers, without any separation such as existed between Jew and Gentile. Revelation 12:7-9: Who was with Satan? ii. Only God can do this, because He can do far beyond our ability to think or ask. "But while Paul was thus thankful for his office, his success in it greatly humbled him. The love of Jesus has length. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is. Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think: As Paul came to this great height (what can there be higher than the fullness of God? Ephesians 3 ESV - The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed - Bible Gateway. It's only the wonderful hope of dying that keeps me alive. Click here to download these questions as a PDF file Day One. c. The unsearchable riches of Christ: They mystery is like great riches for the Gentiles. It lifts me to heavenly places where I am seated with Christ. How did this hope of seeing Christ, either at death or at the Lord's return, keep Paul going? A. My sowing time is done and I am reaping; my joy is as the joy of harvest. The Gospels (Spurgeon), iii. According to the power that works in us: God is able to do this in our life now, not beginning with heaven. (1 Peter 1:12), - I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality. Major Prophets God is Father of both Jew and Gentile. Gods grace is seen in the OT, but not realized until Jesus. Phil 1:19 For I know that this shall turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ shall even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. See comments on Revelation 12:7; 12:8; 12:9) (MacDonald, a conservative evangelical commentator, explains that Luke 10:18 "may mean that He saw in their success an earnest of the eventual fall of Satan… This fall of Satan is still future. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. g. That you may be filled with all the fullness of God: Paul asked God to fill these Christians unto all the fullness of God. i. The cross pointed in four ways, essentially in every direction, because …. (Eph 3:10-12) The purpose of the mystery. He has power over them (cf Ephesians 1:21, Acts 19:15). Several passages refer to this: - For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. What is the Christ's relationship to spiritual forces? GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point This is why the conduct of the church is so important: because angelic and demonic beings are looking on, and God's intent is to teach them through us. In the same way, we don't work for a boss; we work for Jesus. STUDY GUIDE 5 EPHESIANS 3:1-13 The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed through Paul As you start this study, ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what God has said through Paul. But they see a nature which, wrecked by itself, was yet made in the image of their God and ours. 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Has you life changed from the "former" things. Poetical Books Victor, Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Pentateuch "One of these philosophers kindly says that religion is a matter of belief; not of knowledge. The angels desire to look into these things. Where, then, was the wonder, if, in renewing the world, God should follow an unwonted method? Sin was judged in the Substitute and the result was death for Christ but justification for the believer. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. The thing that excites us and “turns us on” is the thing that really is “life” to us. Will you, starting today, begin to know by experience God—God’s calling—God’s riches—and God’s power? James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? (see notes Colossians 1:12; Colossians 1:13;Colossians 1:14). And so he prays that these saints might be able to grasp the breadth and length and height and depth of the great truths in this chapter, so that they might be enabled by the indwelling Spirit and the riches of God's grace to order their steps in a manner which is pleasing to the Lord. He is our reason for living. Ephesians 1:19; 1:20: How does Paul explain this power? Discussion Questions 1. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies. Amen. This indicates that they were very appreciative of all he had done for them and all he was presently enduring for the sake of bringing the gospel to them and their fellow Gentiles. The idea is that the church primarily is a witness to them, and should redeem governments and social structures through its witness. Revelation 12:7-9 describes the first "installment" of this sentence when Satan is thrown down from heaven to which he still has access. 1Peter 1:3-5 What learn about future inheritance? … God placed this awareness in our hearts when He transferred us from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of His beloved Son. Here, Paul draws back the invisible curtain that hides these beings just as Elisha prayed at Dothan, LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see. 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. Major Prophets John minces no words in this passage emphasizing that there are only two spheres of spiritual existence - one is either in Christ (in His Kingdom - children of God) or in Adam (in the world - children of Satan), the latter "spiritual address" applying to every person who has never been saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. "The Angels are instructed in God's wisdom … by the fact of the great spiritual body, constituted in Christ, which the contemplate, and which is to them the theatre of the glory of God." That's what Paul is praying for here. In Jerusalem he had been falsely accused by the Jews that he would have brought pagans into the temple (Acts 21). Divisions in the church have not always been between Jew and Gentile. As she looked at him, the light of God appeared to be on her face. God himself has written the play, and he directs and produces it. 3:8). Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. "That hath abundance of curious variety in it, such as is seen in the best pictures or textures." “For this cause” indicates the reason for his prayer; this expression refers to their being part of the church, which is “a habitation of God” (2:22). iii. Grace is that which is freely bestowed on sinners in the Beloved (Christ Jesus), Grace of God is rich and is that attribute of God which allows our trespasses to be forgiven, These Scriptures validate the familiar acrostic --. Grace of God has glory which is praiseworthy. It gave him reason to live for Christ. 1Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely (word implies entirety and the idea of completion); and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. a. If not, what is he doing? Predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son = completely fulfilled when we see Him for we shall be like Him, perfect and glorified! Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Ephesians 1:7). Red Letter. How does Paul explain salvation? They all certainly have a place in God's eternal plan. Ephesians 3:14-21 – Study Prompts #2. (Bruce). (When in His life does this event occur?). ", (Comment: In fairness, it should be noted that the interpretation of this passage is considerably debated. 2) Devil - the prince of the power of the air, spirit now working in sons of disobedience, 3) Flesh - lived according to the lusts of the flesh, indulging desires b. Titus 3:3 What parallel truth does this verse teach about unbelievers? Ephesians 1:2 Paul begins and ends (Ephesians 6:24) this letter with a "benediction" of grace to his readers - since they were already saved by grace, this indicates the ongoing need of grace in our daily lives and speaks of enabling grace, grace which makes it possible for saved sinners to walk in a supernatural manner worthy of the calling to which they have been called. View Our Ephesians Bible Studies. I wish some of you would be ambitious of it, for earnest preachers are wanted." God will use the regeneration of believers to demonstrate the wealth and richness of His grace (cf. (Moule). b. Pentateuch "Coming to them in a sense, in a respect, so deep and great, as to constitute a practically new arrival, and remaining where He so arrives not as a Guest, precariously detained, but as a Master resident in His proper home." GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point —Bosch. a. ", There's more in Jones' words than a touch of irony. Ephesians 3:1 "For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles," The writer begins his second prayer in behalf of the readers. What a tragedy it is when believers who have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ do the same thing with their "possessions" (their blessings), using them as a decorative badges of their Christianity, but never availing themselves of the wealth afforded to them in a true knowledge and deeper understanding of these spiritual blessings in Christ. (See notes Colossians 2:2; Colossians 2:3). i. If on the way to the yard goods section I spot the book department, I suddenly come alive! That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height; to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Who is able to bring such things to pass? To come to any understanding of the dimensions of God's love, we must come to the cross. d. May be able to comprehend with all the saints: Paul asked that they might be able to understand together, in community every dimension of the love of Jesus. He had to be fully man in order to die as men's substitute. "For this reason" which is known as a term of conclusion. iii. Believers = God's workmanship Created in Christ Jesus For good works God prepared beforehand (in eternity past) That we should walk in them. c. If indeed you have heard: This suggests Paul knew his particular calling to the Gentile world was well known among Gentile Christians. Jesus Christ - He is the Creator, while Satan is but a created being, which is an unbridgeable gap. 1John 3:1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are. He will be cast out of heaven by Michael and his angels (Rev 12:7-9). From the following verses in Ephesians Chapter 3, how does Paul describe himself? Whether we live or die it is gain for Christ is every believer's sure, final destination. Ephesians 1:15: How does Paul introduce this section? Stephen prayed on his knees (Acts 7:60). Sons of disobedience - sons who are characterized by disobedience, By nature children of wrath (By nature = born that way, see note Romans 5:12) - by their being born into Adam, they were destined for eternal wrath (unless God intervened), EXCURSUS ON THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR. 2 Timothy 1:12 How did Paul (writing from a dank prison cell) encourage Timothy? "In his immortality, never touched by one drop of our cold river, it is instructive to him beyond all our thought to see his God triumphing over pain and death in some sufferer in the fire of martyrdom, or in the torture of cancer, or in the shipwreck, or just in the silent awe of any form of our departure from the body … They see these fallen and mortal beings, this Community of the lost and saved, not only bearing and doing for God here on earth, but spiritually present with Him in the Holy of Holies above." Well, I suppose you don't care much about them, and yet you should. -------------------- Paragraph. 24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. This isn't speculation, guesswork, emotions, or feelings. I am where I want to be—no longer on the stormy sea, but in God’s safe, quiet harbor. The Psalmist called us to kneel (Psalm 95:6). d. You have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you: The word dispensation speaks of the "implemented strategy" of God's plan in the church. This will take place during the Tribulation Period, and prior to Christ’s Glorious Reign on earth. I see God, not as through a glass darkly, but face to face. vi. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. (see note). (See notes 2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 1:10; 2 Timothy 1:11; 2 Timothy 1:12). In ages to come will show surpassing riches of His grace in kindness to us in Christ Jesus -- Believers will be an eternal display of the grace of God. Yet it is one of the most widespread views that the church existed from the beginning of creation and the words of promise contained in the Old Testament prophetic Word are the promises of the church, and its glorious future on the earth, in reigning over the nations." "By the dispensation of the grace of God we may understand, either the apostolic office and gifts granted to St. Paul, for the purpose of preaching the Gospel among the Gentiles … or the knowledge which God gave him of that gracious and Divine plan which he had formed for the conversion of the Gentiles." The next stage occurs with Satan's binding for 1000 years -- The Millennium -- in the abyss (see Rev 20:1-3 above) after which he is released for a short time to deceive again and then finally and forever he will be cast into the Lake of Fire (See commentary notes on Rev 20:10). 12 For this reason (what reason?) i. Rendered powerless him who had power of death. That they would know the riches of the glory of God's inheritance in the saints. b. Yet he wasn't merely looking for relief from his suffering. The Old Testament We are surrounded by invisible spiritual beings, and they intently look upon us. Luke-Acts R [stands] for Redemption, the purpose of grace. i. 3. b. Partakers of His promise in Christ: The truth of this mystery means that Gentiles are now full partakers of His promise. Here Paul was imprisoned because of his gospel Sermoning among the Gentiles. "For this reason" which is known as a term of conclusion. Reportedly, Crowfoot put the pass in a leather pouch and wore it around his neck for the rest of his life—but he never once availed himself of the rights and privileges it spelled out. Father, thank You for the risen Christ. That something can be conquered as the Spirit of God gives us the victory of faith. That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith: Paul asked that Jesus would live in these believers, even as Jesus promised in John 14:23: If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. (2-13 is a parenthetical statement interrupting his thought in verse one which he goes on in In Christ are hidden all treasures of wisdom & knowledge Christ Himself is our inheritance, 1Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. I have no speculations! No language was powerful enough for the apostle, - I mean for the Holy Ghost speaking through the apostle, - for very often Paul has to coin words and phrases to shadow forth his meaning, and here is one, 'He is able to do exceeding abundantly,' so abundantly that it exceeds measure and description." The Jews and Gentiles are saved through the same grace. ii. Paul didn't want them to be discouraged for his sake, because Paul was still being used in the service of God's eternal plan. The use of the perfect tense conveys the truth that this knowledge is permanent in believers. 3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. God's mystery and man's place in it revealed. 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