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We need God’s divine help in growing our anticipation for the second coming of Christ

Growing My Anticipation
Enlightened Eyes

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:15-19

Key Verse: Ephesians 1:18

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints

Growing our anticipation for the second coming of Christ and enjoying all God is preparing for us is not just a human effort. We need God’s help in growing our excitement for our eternal future. The Apostle Paul gives us a prayer to help us receive God’s help in our growth process. First, Paul wrote that he prayed God would give these Ephesian Christ followers the “spirit of wisdom and revelation.” When John received His revelation, he got to see a little of the glory of heaven. Paul prays that we could get in on a little of that revelation. It will not be to the extent that the Apostle John received, but our minds will receive a divine wisdom about our future eternity! We should ask God to give us, and our other brothers and sisters in the Lord, a “spirit of wisdom and revelation.”

Next, Paul gives us the goal of such revelations: That the “eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance.” Wow, the end result of you and me receiving revelation is to grasp the joys of our eternal home! Isn’t it true that people jump up and down if they find out they have been left some huge amount of money? How much more should we, who believe in the truths of God’s Word, rejoice at the “glorious inheritance” that God is preparing for every believer! Meditate on it; grow your anticipation!

Father, I will let my mind run through every image possible of the riches of the inheritance you are preparing for me. Thank you! Praise Your Name! In Jesus Name I pray, amen.