and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
We read in the Bible the most miraculous things that man could ever imagine such as creating everything from nothing, parting the Red Sea, making the sun stand still for a day, and causing the wall around Jericho to fall with shouting voices. These are great things but still not the greatest of all.
The mightiest work of God ever recorded is raising Jesus from the dead. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest display of the power of God. And God wants us to know what happened in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus died on the cross but He is alive and well today. He is seated at the right hand of God, which is the seat of authority. Jesus has all authority over everything. Paul writes these things for our spiritual understanding; so that we may know the authority that we hold since we are “in Christ.”
The New Living Translation says it this way, “I (Paul) also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe in Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 1:19-20) Meditate on these words and let the Spirit of God speak to you.
Lord, You are the head of the church and the head of my life. You have full control and I submit to Your Lordship. Help me to understand the authority that I hold as I believe in You.