Ephesians 1:15:17: “Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”
In verse 15, Paul is talking about himself, “I also.” After he hears of the Ephesus church’s faith and their love, what does he do? The answer is in verse 16.
Paul says he does not stop giving thanks for them by mentioning these people in his prayer. This is a pastor’s prayer. Should the pastor be praying more for his church members’ problems or giving thanks for their faith and love? It is so important to thank God in prayer life. If one wants a mighty prayer life, remember to give thanks.
There is something Paul prays explicitly for concerning these people in verse 17. The beginning of verse 17 is something the Jehovah’s Witness uses to show Jesus is not God or a separate little god. In the book of John, Jesus calls God the Father for God but in Hebrews 1:8, notice God the Father calls Jesus God.
Hebrews 1:8: “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”
God the Father calls Jesus God because He is God. Jesus calls God the Father God because He also is God. It is simple.
In the latter part of verse 17, we see that Paul prays God the Father will give them the “spirit of wisdom” and “revelation.” Within Christians, they have the spirit of wisdom, which means they know how to use the knowledge. Revelation means knowing about God.
Some people get obsessed with end times, while others are obsessed with devotionals. They believe in having a strong relationship with God and prayer life, but they do not have any knowledge about God. On the other hand, some people identify the Antichrist and the end times, etc. But they have no relationship with God and have a critical spirit. Both milk and meat are required.