So, I’m doing a little study with my dad on Ephesians (cool that we can email our study to each other these days). From chapter 1 alone, I have learned that Paul is making sure we understand who we are and the power we have in Christ. So far I’ve learned that I’m a saint, I’m blessed, chosen to be holy, predestined to be His adopted child, freely bestowed with His grace, redeemed by His blood, forgiven and lavished with the riches of His grace.
He has given me wisdom & insight to know the mystery of His will, I have an inheritance, I’m sealed with His Holy Spirit because I believe in Him – in fact He is the actual pledge to my inheritance and I’ve been redeemed as God’s own possession. I have a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know who He is and the eyes of my heart are enlightened to know the hope of His calling and the riches of the glory of His inheritance and the surpassing greatness of His power toward me.