PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA FRANKFURT E.V.
APPRECIATION OF THE MYSTERY
SCRIPTURE READING: EPHESIANS 3:14-21
The mystery is God’s purpose to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ (v. 10), and to include people of all nations in the promise of life and salvation (v. 6). In Christ Jesus, God has created a new people for Himself from the Jewish and the Gentile nations (1:4-6).
Having done this, God desires to continue to strengthen all believers with power through His Spirit in our inner being. This can be explained that we have our feelings, thoughts, and purposes, subjected more and more to God’s influence and direction in order that the Spirit can manifest His power through us in greater measure. This will make Christ establish His presence in our hearts. Our love for God and others will also be deepened. We will understand the greatness of Christ’s love for us. We will be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
You also belong to this mystery of Christ. Therefore do not stoop so low for sin to have its way into your life. Rather stand up straight and take authority over it.
Father, thank You that You had me in mind before the foundation of the world. I subject my feelings, thoughts, and purposes, to Your influence and direction in order that Your Spirit may manifest His power through me in greater measure.
(PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA, HOLLAND/BELGIUM DISTRICT)