Ephesians Chapter 1 – Chronological

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Ephesians 1

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

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,

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

42 thoughts on “Ephesians Chapter 1 – Chronological

  1. 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

    No relationship could be closer than that of the head and the body. They are one in vital union and in-dwelt by one Spirit. The church is a company of people called out from the world between Pentecost and the Rapture, saved by the marvelous grave, and given the unique privilege of being the body of Christ. No other group of believers in any age ever has had or will have this distinction.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  2. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

    4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

    6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

    Amen!
    Hallelujah!
    Thank You Jesus!

  3. When we are saved we are a new creature in Christ. Our natural abilities alone do not make us righteousness Christian’s because it is the working of God’s power in us, which helps us stay in His will.

  4. 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,

  5. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.
    Ephesians 1:10

    In the end you will all work out. We have been given his authority and dominion over the things that that he has given us. Regardless of how difficult things may seem to get, They will work for the glory of God in some way. Even though it is difficult to trust Him during these difficult times, we must hold true to our faith that GodHas our backs and see us through

  6. Verses 11-12 MSG “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.” It is very hard when you see someone who has been called and you see them make bad decisions. We have to lift them up and simply pray for them to be enlightened. Verses 17-19 MSG say “But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength! Be GREATER!

  7. Ephesians 1: 17-18
    That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.
    18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightening, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
    This is a my desire ,to do whatever it takes to please the Lord and to do his will.
    This is even a good Bible study to be teach to your co- workers and neighbor’s.
    Shout Hallelujah, Jesus.
    Thank you Jesus.

  8. There is nothing over Him. ²¹ He’s above all rule, authority, power, and DOMINION; over every name invoked, over every title bestowed in this age and the next. ²² God has placed all things beneath His feet and anointed Him as the head over all things for His church. ²³ This church is His body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all. Voice

    God has DOMINION over all. Therefore we, His body, have it as well.

  9. I love POFW live Jesus give Jesus 2 Greater! . The Voice 22 God has placed all things beneath His feet and anointed Him as the head over all things for His church. 23 This church is His body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.
    Today’s blog reading 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.
    23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
    God is great!

  10. Ephesians 1:5,7-8
    [5]God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
    [7]He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
    [8]He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

    Thank you for your loving kindness, grace and mercy. Thank you for forgiving our sins

    Oh, the blood of Jesus!
    Oh, the blood of Jesus!
    Oh, the blood of Jesus!
    It washes white as snow.

    What can wash away my sins?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
    What can make me whole again?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

    Oh, the blood of Jesus!
    Oh, the blood of Jesus!
    Oh, the blood of Jesus!
    It washes white as snow.

    What can wash away my sins?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
    What can make me whole again?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus

  11. 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
    22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

    Psalms‬ ‭8:6‬ ‭NKJV You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,”
    ‭‭

  12. 15Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,e 16I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,

    Yes, pray for others, let others see you pray. Lead your family in prayer. In return, your children will follow suit and pray along with you. As others hear you praying, their faith is gets stronger in the Lord.

  13. “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. 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 ‭1:19-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    As a Christian we can be confident that God is in control of everything. We don’t need to fear.

  14. The Living Bible
    vs 4, 11
    Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us, He decided then to make us Holy in his eyes, without a single fault- we who stand before him covered with his love.

    vs-11
    Moreover , because of what Christ has done , we have become gifts to God that he delights in ,for as part of God’s sovereign plan we were chosen from the beginning to be his , and all things happen just as he decided long ago.

    Three things should be kept in mind. First, Scripture affirms a sovereign God who is free to choose apart from any consideration of human actions . God chose to provide salvation despite His rejection by sinful man. Second, God is said to have chosen us ,the church, “to be holy and blameless through ” adoption” as son’s. Third whatever the role of God in choosing us “before the foundation of the world” His choice in no way forces any individual to believe, or keep any individual from believing in Jesus. The Gospel invitation is real , and we do freely choose to believe or reject the Gospel.

  15. Ephesians 1:13 (NLT)
    “And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you, and when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.”

    Ephesians 1:13 (AMP)
    “In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the Good News of your salvation, and (as a result) believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit (the One promised by Christ) as owned and protected (by God).”

    “Stamped With God’s Seal Of Approval — The Holy Ghost”
    Seal of Approval (Merriam-Webster) means an action or statement that shows approval or official acceptance.
    When we Heard the Word of Truth – the Good News of our Salvation, the Good News that God Saves us – and we Believed, then God Stamped us with His Seal Of Approval (His official acceptance) on us when He filled us with the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is that Seal of Approval, and it Identifies us as His Own – His Own Children.

    Thank You JESUS!!

  16. 15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

    He wants us to love ALL saints as He does. Even love our enemies! Hate does not come from God. Hate is a fleshly thing that God wants no part in, He loves each and every one of us despite the things we do, and He wants us to forgive our neighbors!

  17. “cease not 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 unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 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,”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:16-18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    What a prayer to pray for all the children of GOD that have been called and chosen before all creation. No one has been excluded here.
    GOD wants all to come to him. Not all want such a beautiful covenant with Him. They turn around and desire the riches of this world.

    “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:30‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  18. ‘He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. ‘

    Ephesians 1:7-8
    We can never forget the grace and mercy weve recieved from Jesus without him we would be stuck in our wretched old selves with no hope. But because he died for us we are giving hope. Now we must extend that same hope that was extended to us. Today i want to give Hope for the Hood!

    Hope for the Hood

  19. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
    Ephesians 1:5‭-‬8 NLT

    Before we ever were, God chose us and loved us. Thank You Jesus for Your endless mercy, love, and kindness!

  20. 13 in whom ya also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth the gospel of your salvation in whom allá after ye believed ye were sealed with the Hole Spirit of promise.

    —-
    hallelujah 🙌
    blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus!
    so, The word was preached, and i was there to hear it
    ( thank to His mercy) i heard the truth, the gospel,
    i heard more about Jesus, i heard about this promise
    that he wast the by me and with me all the time
    but that he wanted to be in me
    what a beautiful word, promise.
    i the moment i heard about it, i believed it. and i so wanted it…
    the rest is history.
    hallelujah
    THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR SPIRIT.
    THANK YOU for you had me in your mind, in your will even before i knew it.
    thank you Lord, thank you for your mercy.
    i was lost, without hope.
    … but God!
    hallelujah.
    THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE YAY AND AMEN HALLELUJAH.

  21. The Kingdom of Heaven is GREATER
    14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    We need the Holy Ghost to have the “earnest” of the Spirit. That word earnest means, “arrhabōn”
    ar-hrab-ohn’
    Of Hebrew origin [H6162]; a pledge, that is, part of the purchase money or property given in advance as security for the rest

    Kinda like a ticket. All is well if you have the ticket and in the right line

  22. All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne In deep heaven heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see is not peripheral to the world; The world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence. MSG

    Psalm 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

    I Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

    We are His body, Thank you Jesus!

  23. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
    14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    When we received the Holy Ghost we received the down payment of our salvation. Now we must live and give this knowledge to whom ever we can. It’s not once saved always saved, rather it’s we have just begun this journey to heaven, and living free of sin and according to his word will see us accepted at that day.

  24. 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

    21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

    22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

    The victory over death, hell and the grave produced the ability for Jesus to have power and dominion over everything not only in the heavenlies, but also over the earth.

    That same power was given to us through the Holy Ghost.

    Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

    John 14:12
    12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

  25. 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

    6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

    7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
    *******************
    (prē-dĕs′tə-nā′shən)
    n.
    1. The act of predestining or the condition of being predestined.
    2. Theology
    a. The doctrine that God has foreordained all things, especially that God has elected certain souls to eternal salvation.
    b. The divine decree foreordaining all souls to either salvation or damnation.
    c. The act of God foreordaining all things gone before and to come.
    3. Destiny; fate.
    🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️
    There are those who believe that God decided before we were born who would or would not go to heaven or hell . Predestining our fate. But I believe that He gives us free will to accept Him and to be saved. I also believe that God is all knowing and He knew before we were born who would and who would not. He wanted all to be saved and gave a way through Jesus, but there are those who do not take the path of salvation. Then there are those who repented and was forgiven so they could also be adopted as the children of Jesus Christ. He knew and He was not surprised by their decision. I would like to hear more on this subject for it is somewhat confusing to me but yet a little more clearer since Jesus made a light into His word. Thank you Jesus.😲

  26. GREATER
    REVELATION

    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,
    19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
    20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
    21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
    22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
    23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

    JESUS is speaking to the endtime church through the church at Ephesus.

    1. UNDERSTANDING – JESUS hope is that the church will see and understand our HOPE in JESUS.
    2. ENLIGHTNENED – JESUS mission is that the church is exposed to the LIGHT of HIS glorious Kingdom which we will inherit as we remain.
    3. POWER – JESUS reveals to HIS church the POWER of HIS Name, Word and Spirit to the believers (church).
    4. DOMINION – We have DOMINION in every dimension through JESUS the Head of the Church.
    5. COMPLETE – The church is complete in HIM.

    I am thankful to be a part of the body of JESUS and in HIS church.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  27. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    When we receive the Holy Ghost, we are sealed until the day of redemption when we will receive our new bodies. No more pain, no more weakness, no more old age, no more tears. What a day that will be.

  28. 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    When we are chosen by God, we are chosen before we ever do anything to deserve it (not that we ever really deserve it).

    The scripture says we are chosen IN Him, meaning it is outside of ourselves.

    We are not chosen because of who we are but according to His Will.

    But it does not stop at just being chosen but the scripture continues on to say “that we should be holy and without blame”.

    Our responsibility as His chosen people are to live a life of holiness and sanctification and to do it in love and not in hatred.

  29. “ “which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
    ‭‭Mark‬ ‭14:61-62‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    The right hand of God is the power of God. The tool and mighty strength of the will of God the acting of his will. Jesus isn’t sitting on the right side of another man. But he is the HAND of God. Working his will through his POWER.

    There is no mix up of father son and Holy Ghost. There isn’t 3 there isn’t 2. There is One! This is verified in the same book just a few scripted back from v20

    “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Our Lord Jesus Christ The Father of glory! This is Paul celebrating the revival and the earnest seeking this church had to see the messiah as who he is. Jesus.

    If those that are truly hungry for more of God. Truly hungry for the will of God. Earnestly seeking the face of God you will come to Jesus.

    There was a Muslim kid from Iran. He was born and raised in a Muslim home. But all he get through the religious and traditional routine that allah had to offer, was depression a feeling of darkness and mental torment.
    He begin to seek God and asked him to reveal his true self ti him. And went to sleep that night after earnestly seeking God. And he heard the sound of the name of JESUS. PEACE and Joy entered the room and he had an encounter with Jesus. The one true God. Seek him and your hunger will find him!

  30. Ephesians 1

    13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,
    14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of glory.

    Receiving the Holy Spirit we are promised some day of our new body! Thank you Jesus for this day.

  31. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ

    We are blessed in Christ. Everything may not go the way we plan, but our God is still able to supply our needs. Through him we are victorious. Thanks be to the almighty God.

  32. 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,

    Understanding has eyes! You know it’s the lightbulb moments when God reveals something to you that you didn’t necessarily understand before.

  33. 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

  34. 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

    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,

    God give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of you and let the eyes of our understanding be enlightened. Let us give our all to you, and let us walk in a greater boldness everyday!

  35. that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
    Ephesians 1:17 KJV

    What a prayer to pray over anyone who is a follower, believing saint of God. I pray this Word over my life. That I may have the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowing of Jesus. That I may know him and be understanding of his ways and and learn and do the word of God.

  36. “The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    When we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, we gain the tools necessary to unlock the promises God has given us. To access the promise, we tap into the Spirit which will build our faith as we serve. Thankyou Jesus for Your Spirit within us!

  37. 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    It is so easy to forget that we were made for HIS WILL!!! This flesh gets in the way with a quickness!!!

  38. 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    How could we possibly be Holy and blameless as a sinful human?
    The Lord told Abraham to WALK with Him be thou perfect for He is perfect.
    We are called to a place of holiness through walking in the Spirit. And so how are we blameless? First through repentance and then continuing to walk in the Spirit and let the Spirit of the Lord lead and guide us.

  39. “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    He did it all because he loved us. Thank god for all the things he has done for me. Thank him for his continuous love. That unconditional love. All glory be unto his name.

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