My Prayer for Your Eyes of Understanding

22 01 2022

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If we want our prayers answered, it makes sense to pray what God has already promised for us. Perhaps the greatest apostolic prayer in the Bible is from Paul to the Ephesians. With Paul, I pray for eyes of understanding. I like to say that if you want to understand God, you need to learn to “stand under” Him in submission and expectancy. We pray for these eyes of understanding to be “enlightened.” The NLT says: “flooded with light.”

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know…” Ephesians 1:15-18a

This will then result in three specific revelations or understandings. 1. HOPE. 2. GLORY. 3. POWER. These three elements operate in spiritual understanding directly proceeding only from God through Jesus. It is the eternal foundation of His authority given to us for our benefit. These are supplied by Him!

“that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power…” Ephesians 1:18-19

  1. The hope of His calling.
  2. The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
  3. The exceeding greatness of His power toward believers.

Believers who wallow in despair or depression need to “stand under” this revelation. God’s power has been released for us through Jesus. This amazing promise emanates from the supernatural authority granted to Jesus when God raised Him from the dead and gave Jesus the glorious name of Yehovah! God seated Jesus at His own right hand. I cannot say it better than Paul.

“…which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:20-23

If Jesus is “the head over all things,” then the only place for us is “under.” I pray for you, that your eyes of understanding be flooded with light so you, too, will experience His wonderful hope, glory, and power!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for this week’s snow in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)








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