January 8, 2018 – Ephesians 1:18-19

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him.  Ephesians 1:18-19.

The Power of God created an on-going light here on earth.  When the sunshine is absent for days on end, we long to see the sun again.  When the sunshine lights our world, it is a gift from God.  Sunshine is an energy that causes the growth of plants that feed us.  And so it is when we recognize and surrender to His Power through Jesus Christ, we are filled with hope and the joy of the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.

We often ask, “What’s in it for me?”  His holy people who are His, are rich with a glorious inheritance. How can this be?  It is through His mighty power.  His great power resurrected Jesus from the dead after He was crucified for us.  No other living being has power over God or His Son, Jesus, seated on God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.

Not only in this world is His power known, it is also in the world to come. We were born to glorify our Lord Jesus by submission to Him in faith and obedience.

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God,
 and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.  John 1:1-5

This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.  Ephesians 1:20-21.