The book of Ephesians was written by Paul around 60 to 62 AD. Ephesians was written from prison and is addressed to a group of believers who do not understand their standing in Christ Jesus. Paul shows them that they are adopted, accepted, redeemed, forgiven, and sealed with the Holy Spirit. In short, they have life, grace, and citizenship in the heavenlies – every spiritual blessing.
The message Paul wants the believer to understand is how the just “shall live” in view of all Jesus has provided for them when they believed and were justified.
Now as you read the Book of Ephesians may God richly bless you as you continue in the “Historical Highway thru the Bible.”
Ephesians – "shall live"
Ephesians Chapter 1
Paul, an apostle of Iesous Christos, Jesus the Christ, the Anointed One, by the will of Theos, the Triune God.
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christos Iesous, Christ Jesus, the Anointed One.
Grace to you and peace from Theos, the Triune God, Patayr, our Father, and Iesous Christos Kyrios, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Blessed be Theos, the Triune God, and Patayr, Father, of our Kyrios Iesous Christos, our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christos, Christ, the Anointed One. He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Iesous Christos, Jesus the Christ, the Anointed One. To Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom, understanding, and insight. Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself. That in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christos, Christ, the Anointed One, both which are in heaven and which are on earth, in Him.
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, so that we who first trusted in Christos, Christ, the Anointed One, should be to the praise of His glory. In Him, you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. In whom also, having believed, you were sealed with Pneuma Hagios, the Holy Spirit, of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in Kyrios Iesous, the Lord Jesus, and your love for all the saints do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. That Theos, the Triune God, Patayr, the Father, of glory and of Kyrios Iesous Christos, the Lord Jesus Christ, may give to you Pneuma, the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. 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 Christos, Christ, the Anointed One, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.