1992 Teaching of Ephesians

{The Ephesians epistle was a circular letter written (in the third person) to the entire Roman province in 62 A.D. by Paul, the only apostle to the Gentiles and Church of Ephesus (located in western Turkey) while in his first Roman imprisonment and third missionary journey {Acts 19:1-20:1}. Ephesus along with Philippi was one of the greatest churches of the Roman Empire and had a great pivotal impact in the spread of Christianity.

After writing Thessalonians, Galatians, Corinthians, and Romans, Paul in 58 A.D., had an emotional, subjective, carnal desire to venture back to the temple in Jerusalem to make a Nazarite vow [although warned three times not to do so by friends (Peter and James) as well as the prophet Agabus in Acts 21.1-3, 4-19, 21.11-14] which resulted in a riot. Acts 21.20 indicates there were a large number (some 100,000 members) under pastor-teacher James' (the half-brother of Jesus). Instead of traveling East from Ephesus to Rome in fulfillment of God's will to be the pastor-teacher of the church of Rome and apostle to the Gentiles {Romans 13.1}, Paul (like Jonah), traveled west to Jerusalem for a reunion with Gamaliel and his old Sanhedrin buddies {Romans 15.25}.

Some 40 Jews took an oath and signed a pact to kill Paul. The Roman garrison stationed next door in the Mark Anthony barracks at Mount Zion had a battalion commander named Claudius Lysius (equivalent to a Colonel), who had earned his citizenship for 7 years and saved Paul from a riot by having him arrested. Although arrested, Paul had a right of appeal (Kaiserro Appelo) to Caesar (Nero). Upon interrogation he found Paul to be a Roman citizen by birth, Jewish by race, and educated in Jerusalem. Subsequently he was sent to Rome under a detachment (after the shipwreck on Malta where the viper bit his hand) and placed under house arrest for four years via the elite Praetorian guard (Centurions - combat medal winners paid six times the average Roman soldier). Paul was from a well-to-do family and was a tent-maker by trade. He was so wealthy a centurion suggested he buy his own house.

The first time Paul appeared before Nero he was sent to a Praetorian camp (where he wrote Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon in 62 A.D.) but was released because Nero could not find anything wrong with him (like John who Nero had banned to the isle of Patmos instead of martyring him). The second time Paul appeared before Nero (who feared him greatly), Nero had him taken outside of the walls of Rome and beheaded (Roman citizens could not be crucified) by a Roman lichter (who carried an ax in a knapsack) in 68 A.D..

Paul had a writing style in which the hearer did not have to be present to understand the exact content and tone of his message. Paul was one, if not the, greatest communicator of Bible Doctrine in the New Testament and genius of the ancient world. His childhood mentor was Gamaliel, an expert in the Mosaic law, as was another student, James, the half-brother of Jesus. Paul, a rising star of Judaism, was a great student of the Law. Via the Holy Spirit, he understood 5th century ionic classical Greek of the philosophers, e.g., Plato, Aristole, Socrates, Euscules, and Sophocles. Paul witnessed first hand the stoning of Stephen. Prior to his Damascus road experience (as an unbeliever), was known as Saul of Tarsus, the youngest and greatest of the Pharisees of the Sanhedrin (a Hebrew of the Hebrews) equivalent to reaching the rank of General at age 21. As Saul, he had a false sense of destiny, was extremely moral, strict, arrogant, zealous, religious activist, chief of sinners, dogmatic, persecutor, and killer of Christians. He was a great witness to judges Felix and Festus and Herod the Great (as well as his daughters Bernice and Drucilla).}



Here is the Code for Symbols used in this translation:

[ ] = [ English spelling or transliteration from the original Greek word(s) connected by + ]

( ) =( Synonym, or identical meaning )

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Translated based on the teaching ministry of our RBT - God Knows who you are.

Chapter 1
(Ephesians 1:3-14 is one of the longest sentences in English literature; Greek punctuation is definite and in perfect syntax)

1. Paul, an apostle (highest rank in the Church Age) [Hebrew, Jew, Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, Roman citizen, great public speaker, taught by Gamaliel, and master of Hebrew (had memorized the Torah), and Greek languages; a genius in analogies, metaphors and literary rhetoric] of Jesus [Ieasous] Christ [Christos] by the will of God, to the saints [hagios] (set apart to God) (divine dynasphere) who are at Ephesus (Asian pivotal hub and capitol of Rome), and especially to the faithful [pistus] in Christ [Christos] Jesus [Ieasous]:

2. Grace to you (for your benefit), and prosperity [irene] from God the Father, and worthy the Lord [Kurios] Jesus [Ieasous] Christ [Christos].

3. Worthy of praise and glorification (blessed) [eulogetos] {2 Peter 1:3} is the (One) God [Theos] even the Father [Pater](grantor) of our Lord [Kurios] Jesus [Ieasous] Christ [Christos] (depositary/escrow officer) who has blessed [eulageo](conveyed) us [ego] (B+'s, grantee's) with every (40+ things) (everything) spiritual blessing (escrow deposit in eternity past - irrevocable and retroactive (relation-back doctrine)- {Ephesians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2.9; Proverbs 8.18;Isaiah 64.4, 65.17} in [en] heavenly places [epouranious] (divine dynasphere) in [en] Christ [Christos][hagios-set apart as saints-positional sanctification]:

4. Since [kathos] (according as) He (the Father) Himself has elected [eklego + mai] (chosen) [Romans 5.1}us [ego] in Him (in Christ) before the foundation [pro+katabole] (beginning) (eternity past) of the world [kosmos], that we should be holy [hagios] (set apart - experiential sanctificaton - either spiritual or carnal) and blameless [amomos] (spiritual life)(ultimate sanctification) before Him by means of virtue love (for our benefit) (integrity envelope) {Colossians 2:2}:

5. By means of His (God's) virtue love [en+autos+agape] He has predestined us [proorizo+ego] for the purpose of adoption [eis+huiothesia+autos] (Roman custom of heirship if eldest son was a lemon, the father adopted [adrogatia] his own younger son or another son with integrity into the aristocracy as God adopts us){Galatians 4.5} to Himself (we are born into royalty as B+ in Him) through Jesus [Ieasous] Christ [die+Christos], according to the grace purpose (good pleasure, favor) [kata+eudokia] of His will {1 Peter 1:4-5}(we become the heirs of God and joint heirs of Christ),

6. B+ resulting in the praise [eis+epainos] of the glory [doxza] of the Lord [Kurios] by which His grace (v.12) [hos+charitoo] He (God the Father) has [ego](B+'s) graced us out (in EP via His policy) in the beloved [en+agapao] {Matt 3.17, 17.5; Mark 1.11, 9.7; Luke 3.22; 2 Peter 1.17}(Jesus - object of love from the Father and Holy Spirit) (uniquely born) (positional sanctification),
7. By [en] Whom [Hos] (Jesus Christ) we (B+'s) have [echo] (because we know what we have) redemption [apo+lutrosis] {Colossians 1.14} (away from + to purchase out from a slave market) (soteriology) through His blood [dia+haima] {Job 19.25; Hebrews 9.22}, the forgiveness [aphesis] (the result of a pardon, canceled guilt, no judgment for B-'s and B+'s alike) of sins [parapton] (all our trespasses) according to the riches [kata+ploutos] (portfolio of invisible assets) of His grace [charis+autos]{Psalm 34.22; Gal 3.13; Col 1.4; Hebrews 9.14-15, 22; Romans 3.24, 8.23; Ephesians 1.14, 4.30, 5.25-27} (Forgiveness piggybacks on redemption and one carries the other; Redemption precedes but does not equal forgiveness and the two are never mixed - Forgiveness is a decision of mankind in 2 categories - faith for salvation and rebound);

8. From [hos] (wherein) which the riches of His grace [charis], He (escrow grantor, the Father) has made us as B+'s (grantees) super rich [perisseuo] (extremely rich, lavished upon us, abound; cannot lose it) towards us [eis+ego] (B+'s) by means of all wisdom [en+pas+sophia](operation Z) and objective (spiritual understanding) way of thinking [kai+phronesis] (insight, objectivity) {Philippians 2:5; 1 Corinthians 2:16; Romans 10.17; Hebs 12.1};

9. When He (Father) had made known [gnorizo] (revealed, foreknowledge) to us (B+'s) the mystery [musterion] of His will, according to His gracious intention [kata+eudokia] (good will, purpose, game plan, acceptance) which [hos] He planned/purposed [protithemi] in [autos] Him [Konia] Jesus [Ieasous] Christ [Christos]:

10. With reference to the extraordinary dispensation [eis+oikonomia] of the fullness [pleroma] (complete in itself) {Col 1.19 vs. 2.9} of times [kairos] (era, epoch, Church Age) to gather together [anakephaiomai] (sum up, complete, inequality, bring together) under one Head all things [pas] in Christ [Christos] (RFOG), things pertaining to heavenly creatures [epi+ouranos] (angels) (pre-exit resurrection/Rapture), and those who are on the earth [epi+ge] (Church Age - the Rapture generation) in Him: {Rms 13.11, 8.18, 11.5, 16.25; Col 1.26; 1 Thess 5.1; Acts 1.6}(The remnant according to the election of grace)

(Note: If you are motivated by what you know, then you should be motivated by what you don't know. Ignorance is a motivator to learning; this is no disability of I.Q. when it comes to learnng doctrine. The CA is the key age of learning doctrine and is uniquely established to inculcate principles, policies, and mechanics of Bible Doctrine)

11. In Whom [En+Hos] (the Lord Jesus Christ-depositary and escrow officer) also [kai] we have (in eternity past) received an allotment [kleroo] (escrow, inheritance, undeserved riches), having been predestinated [proorizo] with reference to a predetermined plan [kata+prothesis] (protocol) from Him (Author of the plan) Who works [energeo] all (eternity past) things [pas+ta] according (in conformity) with the purpose [kata+boule] (counsel) of His will [thelema+autos] (so He may be glorified):

12. In order that [eis+eimi] we [tous] (B+'s - Hope 1) should be for the praise [epeinos] of His glory [doxza+autos], we who first trusted [proalpizo] in [en+Christos] the LJC (v.6),

(Note: The most important things are invisible, e.g., Trinity [Elohim], Angels, Faith, Belief, Heroes, Thoughts, Systematic Theology/Doctrine, Realization, Integrity/Values, Truth, Freedom, Love, Portfolio of Assets, Escrow Blessings, Spirituality, etc.)
13. In Whom [En+Hos] you [su] all also trusted, when you heard [akouo] (to hear, inhale, understood) common grace (gnosis in the nous) {Rms 10.14, 17}, the message of truth [aletheia], the gospel [euaggelion] of your salvation [soteria] (sixth ministry of the Holy Spirit): in Whom also [en+hos] when you believed [pisteo] (efficacious grace=epignosis - positional, experiential and ultimation sanctification) {Matt 20.16b}, you were sealed [sphragizo] (with a signature guarantee - authority of the signet ring making an impression in hot wax on an official document or envelope) by means of the Holy Spirit [hagios+pneuma] with reference to the (guarantee of, down payment) promise,

14. Who [hos] (the Holy Spirit) is [eimi] the guarantee/pledge [arrabon+tes+klerinomia] (portfoio, deposit, down payment) of the release [eis+apolutrosis] of our [ego] assets [tes+peripoiesis] (our inheritance, personal portfolio){1 Pet 1.4-5} for the redemption of the praise [eis+epainon] of His glory [autos+doxza].

15. For this reason [dia+houtos], therefore, I (Paul) also [kago] when I heard [akouo] about your very own personal faith [pistus] in [en] the LJC [Kurios+Iesous+Christos], and virtue love (personal love for the Father) demonstration to all saints [eis+pas+hagios] (spiritual self-esteem = SSE),

16. I (Paul in prison) do not cease giving thanks [eucharisteo] for you [huper+su] while making mention of you in my prayers [epi+ego+proseuche];

17. In order that [hina] the God [ho+Theos] of our LJC [Kurios+Iesous+Christos], the Father [Pater] of glory [doxza] (Shekinah Glory), may (potential) give you a lifestyle of wisdom [sophia] and revelation [apokalupsis] (disclosure, doctrine) about Him [autos] (the Lord Jesus Christ) (knowledge) through metabolized Bible Doctrine (epignosis via our mentor paraclete {John 14:26}):

18. I also pray that your understanding (eyes) in the heart (right lobe of the soul) be enlightened; that you may know what is the absolute confidence [elpis] (hope) of His election (calling via efficacious grace), and what are the riches [plutos] of the glory of His inheritance (divine capitalization of the portfolio of invisible assets) in the saints [hagios] (Protocol Plan of God for the Church=PPG conveyance of greater escrow blessing=GEB in time and eternity future){Ephesians 3:16, Philippians 1.21, 4:19; Colossians 1:27; Galatians 5.19; Revelation 3.11 - Hold on to what you have}.

Election (the expression of the Sovereignty of God for every church age B+) under equal privilege (universal priesthood at the moment of salvation), irrevocable - only in or out of fellowship {1 Peter 2:5-9; Revelation 1:6, 5:10} and equal opportunity (logistical grace).

Predestination (the provision of the Sovereignty of God for every church age B+) under equal privilege (the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation) and equal opportunity (the four spiritual mechanics under the Protocol Plan of God).

19. [Paul with great excitement] And what is the surpassing greatness of His power (given, provided) to us for our benefit who have believed (Church Age Only starting at Pentecost) on the basis (for the delegation of His Supreme, Superior power) (Omnipotence) (in 3 categories: raising Jesus from the dead and execution of the Christian way of life, Hypostatic Union of Jesus executed the prototype spiritual life, and recirculation of doctrine in the right lobe) {Romans 8.11; 11:33-36; 1 Corinthians 2.4-5; 1 Peter 1.13},

(Note: Never before has so such (same) power been given to the ordinary Believer in the Church Age dispensation; ignorance of doctrine is failure to use this divine power to fulfill God's will, plan, and purpose for our lives; God cannot accept human power to fulfill His plan. Failure to use divine power by believer's is to accept a cheap substitute.)
20. Which power He (the prototype) put into operation (made operational) by means of Christ [Christos] (prover, inventor, tester of the prototype) when He (the Father) (raised) resurrected {Romans 6.4; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 6:14; 2 Corinthians 4:14, 13.4; Philippians 3:10} Him (JC) from the dead, and seated (enthroned) Him (JC) at His (the Father) own right hand in heavenly places {Psalm 118:8-9; Jeremiah 17:5; 1 Peter 1:21},

(Note: the distance light travels in one solar year is expressed in light years (one light year is 6x10 to the 12th power or 6 trillion = 6,000,000,000,000 miles) - The distance between earth and the throne room of God is billions of light years, yet our prayers are instantly received.)

21. Superior to every (power) [huperano] authority [exohusia] (both human - "render unto Ceasar the things which are Ceasars," power and authority, as well as angelic authority) and superior [kuriotes] to [kai] every name (title) [pas+omomaza] (3rd royal warrant - King of Kings and Lord of Lords) [pas+arche] that has been named that is named (given), not only [ou+monos] in this [houtos] age [aion] (CA), but [alla] Ruler in that which is to come (millennium):

22. And [pas] He (God the Father) has subordinated all things under His (LJC) feet (eschatological - foot on the neck analogy) [hupo+pous+autos] (2nd Advent-Operation Footstool - 1,000 years of perfect environment), and furthermore He (the Father) has gave [didomi] (appointed) Him (LJC) to be the Ruler or Head {Hebrews 1:13, 2:18, 10:13-14; Psalm 8:6, 110:1} over all things [huper+pas] to the church [ekklesia] (RFOG),

23. Which is His body [hostis] (the church), the fullness [Jeshurun/Pleroma] of Him who has filled all believers with all things [en+pas] (Greater Escrow Blessings in Time and Eternity Future). [Paul cuts this off without an Amen for a reason] {Galatians 3:28; 1 Peter 2:3}.

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