MONDAY, APRIL 2
Scripture: Ephesians 1:18-21
Three specific areas of development are highlighted: the hope of His calling, the riches of the glory of His inheritance for us and the exceeding greatness of His power. Just like God is triune, there is a triune process of growth and development that He has ordained. The first area of development is the hope of His calling. In the hope of His calling we are going to discover that we can have the same relationship with the Father that Jesus had. I know that sounds nearly impossible and many of us may not feel worthy but that’s a lie from the enemy. We have to develop in these three areas and God has given us nine specific Sonship Gifts outlined in Ephesians that will make relationship a definite and unfolding growth process. The second area of development is, as we get to know Christ and grow in our relationship with the Father, the riches of the glory of the inheritance begins to be revealed. As this happens, we learn to walk in the glory of God just like Moses as he walked in this dimension of His Presence. We cannot fully cultivate the Presence of God in our life without understanding the glory. The glory of God is the manifest Presence of God and as we begin to understand the glory, we participate in what is available and move into a deeper relationship with the King. The third area of development is understanding the exceeding greatness of His power toward His believing family. The exceeding greatness of His power is evidenced by what Christ did in the process of coming up from the grave with the keys to death and hell and all authority in heaven and earth. The goal of Ephesians is to help us develop in the fullness of Christ! It is no wonder that all the Bible scholars agree that Ephesians is the pinnacle book of the revelation of the church in the New Testament. The book of Ephesians is our PhD in Christianity as we learn to walk it out.