For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Herein is stated clearly what ought to be the content of our prayer….that we should be filled with the knowledge of His will in all Wisdom and Spiritual understanding. This is it right here – the call to sophistication in Christ! Yet how many of us make this a key objective of prayer? Shall we, for a moment further feast on that phrase – “…be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding…” What does this mean? I will tell you. So so so so much!
All of the mind of Deity made available to me. Like He says in the Canticles…”He has placed eternity in their hearts”. I believe that the make up of the child of God – his innate divine endowments – place him at the ability to receive, understand and function in the full weight of the Divine purpose…the Divine purpose for the world….for man. To know the truth as it is unveiled in the face of Christ. Ephesians 1:8-12 comes readily to the surface. He says: – “wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence”. This answers the question some brethren ask about whether it is God’s will that we share fully in his mind on all things Or whether it is even possible for us to come to know the ” mystery of his purposes”. Well, I see a clear yea and amen!
Yes, the church is called to be intimately acquainted with the divine agenda. And yes, all of us – as the church, the body of Christ- can come to the full load of the unveiled divine mysteries. Selah -“having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself” It is the wisdom of the Father that decided to make known to us His will.
For this cause, He gave us the Holy Spirit…that we should come to know these things freely given to us in Christ. This includes a divine understanding into the kairos of the Fathers agenda. For indeed it is ours to “know the times” and be propelled in our service to the King with Truth and Understanding. Selah – “that in the dispensation of the fullness 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” Selah… This is the crux of the divine purpose. Christ Jesus – God’s grand eternal agenda! And we understand all things by fixing Him as the immutable point of reference.
We come to understand today the will of God identified in the gathering of the elect in this dispensation of Grace; and then at the second advent, the subduing by force of the rest of man in Adam….and then the restoration of all things in the new heaven and earth….these being the defining strokes of the brush seeking to gather all into Christ. And we, Beloved are so positioned in this Divine Schedule…” that we should be joint heirs with Him and that we should be to the praise of His Glory who first trusted in Christ” Selah