Main point summary
Paul acknowledges the faith and love that the Saints in Ephesus have displayed, and his response is prayer and praise to the Father of Glory, knowing that this obedience in the Church is not possible outside of the working of God's great might. His might is the foundation of Paul's prayer, it is why Paul can ask for these gifts and recount these truths. Because of the working of God's great might sinners who were once dead in their trespasses can know Hope, obtain an inheritance, and have power to fight the fight of faith. It is also how Jesus was raised from the dead, why He is far above all things, and the reason that the church is filled with the Spirit, grace, and gifts of Christ.
For this reason, m because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus
Because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love 1 toward all the saints,
and your love for one another
I n do not cease to give thanks for you, o remembering you in my prayers,
I constantly give thanks for you and pray for you
that p the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, q may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
that God the Father may by His spirit illuminate and reveal himself to you, increasing your knowledge of Him
r having the eyes of your hearts enlightened,
that is, that he would illuminate the eyes of your heart
that you may know what is s the hope to which he has called you,
so that you may know the Hope he has called you to,
what are t the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and what riches await you, His Saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe,
and what power you have through him
u according to the working of v his great might
Yes, this is all possible only because of the working of His great might.
that he worked in Christ w when he raised him from the dead
This same great might of the Lord is what raised Jesus from the dead
and x seated him at his right hand y in the heavenly places,
and seated Jesus at His right hand in Heaven
z far above a all rule and authority and power and dominion,
The result of this is that Jesus is now FAR above all rule and authority and power and dominion,
and above b every name that is named,
yes, above absolutely everything
not only in c this age
not only in this present age
but also in the one to come.
but also in the eternal one that is to come
And d he put all things under his feet
and God put all things under Jesus' feet
and gave him as e head over all things to the church,
and gave him as head over all things to the church,
f which is his body, g the fullness of him h who fills i all in all.
which is His body, whom he fills with His spirit, His grace, and His gifts.