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Prayers of Paul

Eph 1: 15 – 19. Prayer for knowledge

• Have a spirit of wisdom and
revelation.
• Have an enlightened heart.
Cf. 1Cori 2:10; John
14:26; 16:13; Rom 8:13
• Ignorance dangerous
1Co 14:20 ; 12:1  ; Hos 4:6  ;
Mar 12:24 
Eph 1: 15 – 19. Prayer for knowledge

Result of such increased knowledge

1. Intimate knowledge of God. V.
17b.
cf. John 17:3; Phil 3:10; 1Jn 2:14;
Jer 9:24

2. Knowledge of the purpose of
His calling. V. 18b cf. Eph 2:12;
1Pete 1:3; 1Thess 4:13; 1John 3:2;
Result of such hopeful life:
• Purity. 1John 3:3
• Obedience. Heb 11:7
• Faithfulness. Luke 12: 42 – 48
• Perseverance. Rom 8: 24, 25.
• Confidence. 2Cori 3:12
• Stability. Heb 6:19
Result of Spiritual knowledge

3. Awareness of His riches in us. V.
18
- Our inheritance in Christ.
V. 3, 11, 14a
- “His inheritance in the
saints” v.18c
cf. Eph 1:14c; Act 20:28; 1Co
7:23; 2The 1:10
• His riches for us
• His riches in us.
4. Awareness of the power
available for us. V. 19
cf. Act 1:8; Rom 1:16; 2Co 4:7  (1Thess
1:5; Phil 2:13; Colo 1:29; Eph 3:20)
• Power - δύναμις / dunamis / doo'-nam-is
• Working - ἐνέργεια / energeia / en-erg'-i-ah
• Might – ἰσχύς / ischus / is-khoos‘
• Power/strength - κράτος / kratos / krat'-os

Power manifested : v. 20 cf. Isai 40: 26,
Result of Spiritual
knowledge
1. Intimate knowledge of God. V.
17b.

2. Knowledge of the purpose of
His calling. V. 18b
3. Awareness of His riches in us. V.
18

4. Awareness of the power
available. V.19