Ephesians 1: 17-23 (NRSV) 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20 God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. 22 And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
We have access to all wisdom and revelation. Having access to something does not mean that you already have it. Access means we have the right to enter into a particular building or room. In the computing world, it can mean that we have the right to obtain and examine a file. I think this definition fits the passage here. So, having that right, we need to enter into studying and examining God’s Word. As we do that, God gives us more wisdom and revelation. As we receive that, the eyes of our hearts are enlightened. In other words, we have a deeper understanding of the blessed hope that God has called us to receive. We have access to that same resurrection power that was exhibited when God raised Jesus from the dead. It is freely given to us, because God loved His Son and made Him the head of the church. We, as Christians are all a part of the body of Christ. So this wisdom, revelation, and power flows from the head to the body. Jesus gives it to each of us in proportion to the call He has placed on us. It is a free gift, it is not something you can work to earn. We must walk humbly before our God.