The Unsearchable Riches of Christ #15

After Conversion . . . . What Then? Pt 2.

Scripture: Eph 1:15-23.

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1. Enduement by the Holy Spirit. He is called the the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, verse 17. You cannot be taught by the Spirit until you have been born of the Spirit. Wisdom = knowledge. Pro 9:10 – here is where it begins.
See 1 Cor 2. {Verse 4}
• Divine truth is a mystery to sinners – verse 7.
• Absence of enlightenment results in rejection of Christ, v8. The essentials of knowledge centres upon God. After we know God, all other things related to life, its purpose and meaning,  fall into place.
• God has opened (revealed) them to us, v 10.
• The Holy Spirit is the One Who teaches us, v 12-13.
2. Enlightenment of our understanding. There is both a quickening and enliving of our minds as well as a granting of light. We have the revelation of the Holy Spirit in the Bible but we need His continual instruction in order to understand the Bible. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law, Psalm 119:18.

“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us–ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,” verses 18-19.
1. The hope of our calling.
2. The riches of our inheritance.
3. The exceeding greatness of God’s power
Manifested in the raising of Christ.
Setting Him on His right hand.
Putting all things under His feet.
Making Him head of all things.