Paul prays for the church that they be strengthened in God's love and might through faith in Jesus Christ who indwells every believer.
Jesus Christ has brought peace through His death and reconciled Jewish and Gentile believers into one New Man, the Church.
(continued from part #11) Paul continues his prayer for the church by declaring how God has shown His power in four ways.
- Raised His son from the dead,
- The ascension and seating Him at His right hand,
- Exaltation above spirits with enemies under his feet,
- Exulted as head of the church.
This topic is one of the more controversial in the Church today, and it has significant implications regarding the way we interpret Scripture, especially in regard to the end times. More importantly, it has great significance in that it affects the way we understand the very nature and character of God Himself. Romans 11:16-36 records the illustration of the olive tree. This passage speaks of Israel the (“natural” branches)…