I. THE BELIEVER'S POSITION IN MASHIACH (Chaps. 1-3)
1:1 Paulos , Shlichim of Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach by b'ratzon Elohim, To the Set-apart Ones who are in Ephesos, and faithful in Mashiach Yehoshua (יהושע):
1:2 Grace be to you, and shalom, from Elohim Avinu, and from Adonay Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach.
1:3 Baruch be Elohim and AVI Adoneinu Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Mashiach:
1:4 According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be Set-Apart and without blame before Him in love:
1:5 Having yi'ud merosh (predestinated) us to adoption as sons by Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His ratzon (will),
1:6 To the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
1:7 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;
1:8 that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
1:9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him
1:10 for an administration of the fullness of times. He might gather together in one all things in Mashiach both things in heaven and things on earth in Him.
1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,
1:12 That we should be to the praise of His Kavod, who first trusted in Mashiach.
1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the Dvar of truth, the Good News of your Yeshu'ah: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Ruach haKodesh of promise,
1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in Adonay Yehoshua (יהושע), and love for all the Set-Apart Ones,
1:16 I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my tefillot (prayers).
1:17 I pray that Elohim Adoneinu Yehoshua (יהושע), the glorious Father, would give you a ruach of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the Set-Apart Ones,
1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
1:20 which He worked in Mashiach when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
1:21 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:
1:22 And has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the Assembly ,
1:23 Which is His body, the fulness of Him that fills all in all.
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Read the portion scripture of Ephesios
Acts 19:28, 34, 35
Paulos - Meaning small, whereas Shaul (his Hebr. name) means asked for. He was a Yehudi of the tribe of Benyamin, born in the Greek city of Tarsus in Cilicia, who inherited Roman citizenship (Acts 22:28-29). Paulos was well acquainted with the three great nationalities of the Roman Empire and was providentially prepared for his apostolic mission among the Yehudim, the Greeks, and the non-Greeks, who were then called barbarians.
Under the instruction of Gamaliel, a distinguished rabbi at Yerushalayim (Acts 5:34), Paulos became a master of the Torah (Acts 22:3; Galates 1:14). Paulos was also a tentmaker, a trade that he performed so that he could support himself (Acts 18:3; 1 Korintos 4:12; 1 Korintos 9:18).
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto Elohim, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me" Acts 26:18
The Commission of Paulos is the letters to the Ephesians in a nutshell.
Eph 1:18 to open their eyes
Eph 2:8 by faith that is in Me
Eph 3:8 inheritance among them which are sanctified
Eph 4:32 that they may receive forgiveness of sins
Eph 5:8 to turn them from darkness to light
Eph 6:10-11 from the power of Satan unto Elohim
Eph 1-3 Calling of the Assembly
Doctrinal, Positional, Calling, Standing
Eph 4-6 Conduct of the Assembly
Devotional, Practical, Conduct, State
Perfections in Ephesians
Eph 1 - Blessing,
Eph 2 - Building,
Eph 3 - Bounty,
Eph 4 - Body,
Eph 5 - Bride,
Eph 6 - Battle,
Eph 1:1-2 Salutation and Benediction
Eph 1:3-14 Source of the Blessing
- Planned by the Father (Eph 1:3-6)
- Purchased by the Son (Eph 1:7-12)
- Preserved by the Ruach HaKodesh (Eph 1:13-14)
Eph 1:15-23 Supplication for the Blessed
- Person of Elohim (Eph 1:15-17)
- Promise of Glory (Eph 1:18)
- Power of Greatness (Eph 1:19-20)
- Position of Government (Eph 1:21-23)
Eph 1:1-2 Salutation Words of the Apostle
Eph 1:3-6 Sovereign Will of the Father
Eph 1:7-12 Saving Work of the Son
Eph 1:13-14 Sealing Witness of the Spirit
Eph 1:15-23 Supplication Wishes of the Apostle
Riches in Ephesios
Eph 1:7, 2:7 Unmerited Favour, Grace - riches of His grace
Eph 1:18, 3:16 Glory - riches of the glory
Eph 2:4 Goodwill - Who is rich in mercy
Eph 3:8 Good news - unsearchable riches of Mashiach