Ephesians 1:18-23, “I pray that God will open your minds to see his truth. Then you will know the hope that he has chosen us to have. You will know that the blessings God has promised his holy people are rich and glorious. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. It is the same as the mighty power he used to raise Christ from death and put him at his right side in the heavenly places. He put Christ over all rulers, authorities, powers, and kings. He gave him authority over everything that has power in this world or in the next world. God put everything under Christ’s power and made him head over everything for the church. The church is Christ’s body. It is filled with him. He makes everything complete in every way.”
What a beautiful passage of scripture this is. Paul prayed that we would see Gods truth so we would be filled with the hope he chose us to have. What is that hope? Jesus. It’s knowing who is in us and the power we possess because of that indwelling. The same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in us. But just like anything else, if you don’t understand and know what you have access to, it’s of no value to you.
If my name is on a shared checking account, it automatically gives me access with proper identification to that account, but if I don’t understand my rights to that account, I would never access it or use the money in it. In other words, it wouldn’t benefit me in anyway, shape or form to have my name on something that I don’t know about or have the understanding of how to use it. It’s like that with what Jesus has given us access to. He paid the price so that we could have access to the very power that raised him from the dead. Jesus told us to go into all the world and preach the gospel, healing the sick and raising the dead, followed by the words, “I am with you always.” So what are we waiting for?
He is in us, we are his body and he makes us complete in every way, that’s what Paul said, didn’t he? So perhaps it’s time to start believing what Gods Word says and take back our authority, sign our name to the check and use this power in us for His glory. In that account is healing and life, we just need to know that God backs us with the same power He gave to Jesus. It’s in the account, why not use it?
Father, we place our hope in you, knowing that you will cover us when we step out in faith. Faith in your promises. Faith in your Word. Help us to trust you more and us less. It’s in your name and for your glory that we ask this, in Jesus’ Name. Amen