What will he talk about?
Let me say it again. In Ephesians size matters. Paul isn’t content with talking about mercy or grace or love or power. He adds superlatives. He talks about the exceeding greatness or riches of or the greatness of or the unimaginable nature of God’s love or mercy or power or grace. The will of God, he tells us, stretches from one eternity to another and the stage on which we shows himself (limited though it is) is the entire universe. The God we’re face to face with in Ephesians beggars description and his wisdom is something the principalities and powers in the spiritual realm must be instructed in and are privileged to catch a glimpse of (3:10).
And when he speaks what will he speak about? When he stretches his omnipotent muscles what is it that he will work to accomplish? What will he do with all that wisdom and power? Why will he die and rise again in and as Jesus Christ?
He will talk about unity, about oneness, about reconciliation. He will create an elect company that will proclaim to the world his divine intention and purpose. He will say to Gentile believers that it’s important that they become one with Jewish believers and that they live a life that proclaims God’s purpose to destroy alienation and reconcile the world to himself.
The series of ones in 4:4-6 is like a handful of nails being driven into a board and the sound is the sound of something being built! God has built a house and in that house his Spirit dwells and proclaims to principalities and powers in this world and out of it that God is against alienation, that God is the sin-destroyer and the mender of broken hearts, broken nations and a broken world.
When sin entered the universe cracked right down the middle and fell into two jagged halves. And the fracture line that began in Eden ran all the way to the ends of the universe but the jagged ravine, visible in the visible creation was the visible mark of a rupture more profound and fundamental than the gash in the material cosmos. It was alienation from God. And all our sin, all our oppression, all our filth and greed and bitterness is the proof of our family alienation from the Holy Father.
In Jesus Christ he came to deal with that! And did! And will!