586. Know the love of Christ
Know the love of Christ – Ephesians 3:7-12, Ephesians 3:15-19
7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working (the being at work, power in action) of his power.
8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship (stewardship – steward: a man in great families to manage domestic concerns) of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things
by Jesus Christ:
To the intent (in order) that now unto the principalities (rulers) and powers (authorities) in (remaining within) heavenly places might be known (may be made known) by the church (called ones) the manifold (infinitely diversified) wisdom of God,
11 According to (motion to) the eternal (purpose of the ages) purpose which he purposed (made) in (remaining within) Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness (speaking all one thinks; fearless candor) and access (a leading or bringing to the presence of anyone; freedom of access) with (remaining within) confidence (confident assurance) by the faith of him.
15 Of (out from) whom the whole (every) family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That (in order that) he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened (make powerful in effect) with might (the being able, ability) by his Spirit (holy spirit) in the inner (the within) man;
17 That Christ (the Christ) may dwell (to settle down in a fixed dwelling, the place) in your hearts by (through) faith; that (in order that) ye, being rooted (to take root) and grounded (founded) in love,
18 May be (fully able) able to comprehend (comprehend for one’s self) with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ (the messiah), which passeth knowledge (gnosis – experiential knowledge), that ye might be filled (to fulfill, accomplish) with all the fulness of God.
Know the love of Christ