This is what God planned for the climax of all times:a to bring all things together in Christ, the things in heaven along with the things on earth.
We have also received an inheritance in Christ. We were destined by the plan of God, who accomplishes everything according to his design.
We are called to be an honor to God's glory because we were the first to hope in Christ.
You too heard the word of truth in Christ, which is the good news of your salvation. You were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit because you believed in Christ.
The Holy Spirit is the down payment on our inheritance, which is applied toward our redemption as God's own people, resulting in the honor of God's glory.
Since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, this is the reason that
I don't stop giving thanks to God for you when I remember you in my prayers.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, will give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation that makes God known to you.
I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God's call, what is the richness of God's glorious inheritance among believers,
and what is the overwhelming greatness of God's power that is working among us believers. This power is conferred by the energy of God's powerful strength.
God's power was at work in Christ when God raised him from the dead and sat him at God's right side in the heavens,