A Spirit of Wisdom And Revelation for You | Rick Renner MinistriesPaul prayed for the Ephesian church regularly. One of the things he prayed is that they would have revelation knowledge about God and His love for them. Ephesians says, "[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him" AMP. There's nothing more important than knowing God loves you and that He desires an intimate relationship with you. We all need to have a revelation about that.
Wisdom and Revelation by the Spirit
In our fellowship with God, a spirit of wisdom and revelation is indispensable. At the time of our regeneration we received a new spirit; however, many of the functions of the spirit are not manifested and remain concealed inside the spirit. Therefore, the apostle prayed that the regenerated Ephesian believers would receive a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that they could really know God in their intuition. It is also a fact that believers can receive this spirit through prayer. Although our intuition can fellowship with God, it needs wisdom and revelation.
The Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation and Power
This study is a little deeper, a little more detailed. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give deliver, supply unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Ephesians This verse has puzzled me for over 40 years. I thought a word of wisdom was revelation. But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man for profit really.
Whenever we read Scripture, we should attempt to determine as much as possible about the original context and purpose of the particular passage of study. This practice gives us a guide to interpretation and keeps us from going off into fanciful interpretations or from reading our own opinions into the text. Generally speaking, it is easiest to determine the purpose of each of the New Testament epistles because the apostle refers to specific problems in the congregation. Ephesians, however, presents us with some difficulty because Paul does not mention any specific problems troubling the church at the time he wrote. Yet since the letter covers a whole host of basic Christian doctrinal and ethical principles, we can surmise that the pressing need of the believers in Ephesus and the surrounding regions was instruction in doctrine and living so that they might mature in the faith. Paul is not asking the Father to give the Ephesian Christians the Holy Spirit as if the Spirit were not already ministering to them, but is asking for the Spirit, who is present with the Ephesians, to grant them fuller understanding of God and His grace.