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God's eternal plan that was carried out through Jesus we can boldly and confidently into the presence of God. That just had to rock the Jews. After all, for thousands of years only the High Priest was allowed to enter into the Holy of Holies the presence of God. And now, not only is Paul saying that Jews can boldly and confidently go into God's presence but so could the Gentiles!
What a wonderful promise!
And another wonderful prayer:
Father, out of Your honorable and glorious riches, strengthen Your people. Fill their souls with the power of Your Spirit so that through faith the Anointed One will reside in their hearts. May love be the rich soil where their lives take root. May it be the bedrock that their lives are founded so that together with all of Your people they will have the power to understand the love of the Anointed is infinitely long, wide, high, and deep, surpassing everything anyone previously experienced. God, may your fullness flood through their entire beings.
Now to the God who can do so many awe-inspiring things, immeasurable things, things greater than we ever could ask or imagine through the power at work in us, to Him be all glory in the church and in Jesus the Anointed from this generation to the next, forever and ever. Amen. (Verse 16-21 The Voice)