Ephesians 3

God can

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Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

As we are working through this passage, this verse is the climax of it all. Today we are going to meditate on the first eight words. When Elijah was challenging the prophets of Baal, they found out that their god was not able to do anything. They gave it their best shot. They even offered their own blood in hopes that it would motivate Baal. But since Baal was only a figment of their imaginations he could not do anything. But when Elijah told them all to sit down, then soaked his alter with seven times with water until it was impossible to light, he prayed to the only real and true God who did answer and did show to all of all ages that He is able to answer, even by fire.

There are countless human testimonies of men and women and children crying out to the God who is able and then seeing Him do what no man could do. I personally have seen God meet our families’ needs as we stepped out by faith to start Victory Homes and New Life Baptist Church. When there was no human answer God was able to do exactly what needed to be done for the furtherance of His work and the exaltation of His glory.

You have trusted God for salvation. He has heard your soul’s cry and has redeemed you with the blood of Jesus Christ. The indwelling Holy Spirit of God has taken up residence in you and confirmed the power of God for your salvation. This is the greatest miracle that God could ever do for you. Do not doubt that He can meet your other needs of body or soul. Put God to the test. Trust Him to keep His word to you. You will see that He is able to do exactly what He said He would do.

Exceeding Abundantly

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Ephesians 3

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

We have spent a month focusing on these verses.  Please take time today to meditate on them rethinking the lessons that you have learned from them.

I would like to focus on the phrase, in verse 21, “…to all generations, forever and ever.”   God’s desire is to do good to all people of all ages.  He wants to dwell in them all for all ages and forever and ever.  He wants people of all ages to know the width, length, depth and height of His love.  He wants people of all generations forever and ever to be filled by His fullness, that is, the fullness of His love.

The book of 1 John is filled with admonitions regarding the love that is supposed to be evident between Christians and in Christians toward the lost.   Only when we are filled by the fullness of God can we live His love through us.  Furthermore, it is God’s desire that His love, His fullness, be lived in us in all generations, forever and ever.

So, how is that fullness of God in you going for you?

Sunday morning will be the continuation of this meditation.  Don’t miss it!