Paul's letter to the Ephesians
Among theologians, they debate if Paul is the true writer of this letter, this all because of some changes in the style from Paul's previous letters.
By looking at the cover of the book one will never understand the book or what the writer wants to convey. You might question me saying 'who this guy thiks he is, questioning people who spend years and years to learn the scriptures and history?'
Understand there is an easy way to study scriptures which is spending time with the Holy Spirit or the other way which will take years and years, with lots of testimonies.
Firstly we need to understand the mission of Paul which the Lord had given him and this is revealed in Acts 9:15,16 'for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: for I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.'
Paul had two missions one to be a witness and two to be a testimony. As a witness he was given a specific lot of people to witness to and they were primarily:
1) The gentiles - worldly people
2) The kings - rulers/leaders of the world
3) The children of Israel
In the 3rd category of people the Lord says 'children of Israel' not Israel; that also did not means Paul was to start a nursery school or a Sunday school. When the Lord said 'children of Israel', the Lord meant people who were just maturing in spirit.
Paul was called as a primary school teacher in the school of spiritual teaching. Therefore his letters were written is such simplicity, which any lay person will understand. Even though Paul had knowledge of some of the greatest revelations, he put them hidden in his text in such a way that when a person not grown in the Lord reads it he will not stumble at it. Paul put a few granules in his baby food for those who go ahead and grow in the Lord.
If you summarize all the letters of Paul together, you will see a graph of Paul's spiritual state. He starts at a good point in Romans and comes crashing down in 1 Corinthians and starts to climb up after 2 Corinthians. The letters to the Romans is full of knowledge and the letters to the Hebrew is awesome understanding. Most people love Paul's letter to the Hebrews not understanding what Paul went through to come to this state. The thorn in the flesh took Paul to a state of near death and bough him to state of total confidence when he overcame it. That thorn was Paul's Mount Tabor. It is because of this there is a slight change in Paul's style of writing.
Another matter that confirms that the letter to Ephesians is Paul's is the revelation of the Fruit(s) of the Holy Spirit.
In Galatians Paul wrote of the 9 Fruit(s) of the Holy Spirit but latter reveals the balance 3 fruits in his letter to the Ephesians. Paul just could not list all the 12 Fruit(s) of the Holy Spirit together for it would not bring the true understanding to a just growing person. Unless one really understands what salvation is all about and what resurrection means, one will never be able to know the 3 hidden Fruit(s) and value. There is no way any person would know of the 3 hidden Fruit(s) unless his foundation is build, the letter also shows the mission purpose of Paul of putting revelations in such a soften way; thus the letter 100 percent confirms as Paul's work.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You have called us of a mission, reveal your mission in our lives to us and fulfill your purpose in our lives. Lord, by your Spirit guide and comfort us in our every step. You are the provider of the harvest and no one other than we ourselves can be the cause of losing on the harvest. Lord let not our thorns bring us to loss...
This prayer we make in your Mighty Name, Amen.
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