Ephesians 3:20,21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Paul seemed to want to use every word possible to convey to us the vastness of God’s power as found in Jesus Christ. He ended each of the two previous chapters with praise to God for His great victory in Christ. The power of Christ, like the love of Christ, is beyond human understanding or measurement.
The word “power” is dunamis, which we see back in Ephesians 3:7, and “working” is energeia (energy) found in Ephesians 1:11,19; 2:2; 3:7; and 4:16. Some power is dormant; it is available, but not being used, such as the power stored in a battery. But God’s energy is effectual power. It is the Holy Spirit who releases the resurrection power of Christ in our lives as we walk and pray according to His will for our lives.
He is able to do all–above all–abundantly above all–exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.
Is able. The strength of our confidence is the fact that He is vastly able above and beyond all that we might ask.
To do exceeding abundantly. Superabundantly, overwhelming, over and above, more than enough.
That we ask or think. Our highest aspirations are not beyond God’s power to grant.
According to the power that worketh in us. This is that omnipotence that raised Christ from the dead and quickened us when we were dead in sins.
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus. The glory of God is the purpose for our existence.
God is able to do far more than we can ask or imagine. John Newton said, “Thou art coming to a King; large petitions with thee bring; for His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much.”