Put on all the armour that God supplies. The belt of truth. The breastplate of righteousness. The shoes of peace. The shield of faith. The helmet of salvation. The sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. He cannot stand having us quote the Bible at him.
Once you lived in the dark, but now the Lord has filled you with light. Live as children who have light. It is the responsibility He has given to all who believe in Him. To be light wherever we go, draw others to Jesus, spread light to everyone we meet.
You were taught to change the way you were living, to have a new attitude. It is in our thought life that change begins. It has to become a regular mental activity until we really have grown to be more like Christ. And even afterwards.
The gifts God gives are to be used for Him, and not for ourselves. Please note too that the Bible never talks about keeping our faith secret. We can show love to the unlovable, we can pray and do acts of kindness.
I am praying this so that you may be completely filled with God. God is more than enough, He is too much! I have told you this so that you will be as joyful as I am, and your joy will be complete.
You will be able to understand how wide, long, high, and deep his love is. Is there anyone you love that you would be ready to die for? Do you know someone who would die for you? These are difficult questions for many of us.
The power mentioned here is one of the spiritual blessings of Ephesians. If Christ dwells in our hearts, and we are strengthened by Him in our inner beings, then everything in life should be easier, directed by Him as He takes care of our daily needs.
It is up to us believers to tell the rulers of the air about the wisdom of God! What a mind-blowing responsibility! How sad the Lord must be when we fail to use it. I am not sure I have ever heard a message given on that subject.
Ephesians 3:6 As I read that verse, it is the words "One Body" that shout at me. Paul was talking about One Body as Jews and Gentiles, and had no idea how fragmented the Christian church would become. Division has been one of satan's plans since the beginning of time.
As I prepare this study at the beginning of 2021, much of the world is in covid lockdown and churches are having to keep people separated. The public have such fear in their eyes, and we must share our faith with them. We must dare to pray for them.