Eph 1:19-20, 18 … that you may know …, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
A police officer commands attention because he has a badge of authority (power) granted to him without which he would just be another regular person. In similar fashion, we need power to both serve and live. In Acts 1:8, the promise of the Father was to empower His disciples with the Holy Spirit to serve. This power would also enable believers to live in away pleasing unto the Lord by overcoming the world, the flesh, and the devil. None of us have the power to live in victory unless it is granted to us.
In this praying point no. 4, Paul wants us to know the continuous work of the Holy Spirit’s power readily available for the saints. This power is for both quickening our dead souls and preserving our spiritual life. That this great power He exerted in Christ, raising him from the dead. We become aware of how much it is present in us to raise us up together because we have believed.
Consider Act 10:38, “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good …, for God was with him”. If Jesus yielded to such power, how much more should we desire it and pray. Note that He used it for good of others. God’s power is greatly noticed in our weakness “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2Cor 4:7), Eph 3:20, Rom 1:16, Phi 3:10, Titus 1:24,2 Cor 4:7-18.