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Day Five: Spirit of revelation…for the church

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Ephesians 1:15-23 (TNIV)

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all his people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that can be invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Reflection:

Have you ever walked through the mall and seen a palm reading kiosk? There was a booth in Arundel Mills not too long ago that had such a thing. It was so shocking to see something like that, but very telling of the times that we are living in. People are so desperate to find answers: what the future holds, what steps to take next, answers to the questions of life. But we don’t have to look to these places for answers, for we have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation living in us.

The heart and passion and prayer of Paul was for the church (us today) to have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, to know God more intimately and also know the fullness of His calling upon the church, and to live it. The basis of this calling is the same love and power that raised Christ from the dead, and placed Christ to be head over everything for the church.

Responding to the Transmitted Message:

Let pray that our hearts will see – that God would give us more of His Spirit of wisdom and revelation to know God more intimately and also know the fullness of His calling upon us, His church, to live it. Let’s also pray that we would have more of His power at work in our church, in our missional groups and campus fellowships.

Day Four: Fix our eyes on what is unseen

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Day Three: That no one can boast

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Day Two: Lord, I want to see

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Day One: Unveiled

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010