Eph. 1:19,20 – Amp. – and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength which He produced in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,
Paul is describing the importance of a personal encounter with the Lord in this passage. In the previous verses he was praying that our eyes would be opened to the greatness of our God. Then he prays that we could experience for ourselves the Lord working for us and in us. There is an infinite amount of power working on our behalf. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is now working on us and in us. Tasting this rich, unlimited power by the touch of faith is essential if we are to walk in faith in and expect to carry His rich power throughout our life.
Paul did not always believe like this. His arrogant stubbornness had to be burned out from him by the fire Of God. It happened in a flash of light and a flash of time, Paul tasted this power on the Damascus Road for himself. Here is how Wuest describes this passage.
“In these three clauses Paul leads the readers on from the hope itself which becomes theirs in virtue of their being called of God, to the splendor of the inheritance to which the hope points, and from this again to that in God Himself which makes the fulfillment of the hope and the possession of the inheritance certain, namely, the limitless efficiency which is His prerogative.This power of God working in our behalf with reference to our salvation is not thought of here as operating only in the future, but also at present. The word “exceeding” is huperballon, literally, “a throwing beyond,” thus metaphorically, “superiority, excellence.” It speaks of power here that is beyond measure, more than enough, of surpassing power.”
Why should I be afraid even in the worst of times? Our God is great and powerful and His power is in me and on me. This exceeding, excessive power is the power of my worship and prayer, it is the power of my preaching and my testimony, and it is the power of His church. Open our eyes Lord to your greatness and send us to this generation.