God, an unchangeable Entity that never changes in His nature and purpose, can only manifest from Himself that which He is. In this truth, all that comes out from God is what has always been a part of what He is. In this light, when God began His process of creating the heavens and earth, creations appearing is a visible spoken forth expression of that which He is. In this, from within Himself, God always purposed to have for Himself a family. This family is what He is, what He does and what He shall ever be. A Family, the pattern of His heart in which he might dwell, not only in them but among them and they in Him. Thus, in molding the man Adam from the dust of the earth, He then breathed into man the breath of life, the God-life, and Adam became a living soul. Becoming a living soul speaks that Adam had the potential from within himself to become an expression of this inbreathed God-life even as God declared it.
“And God said, let us make man [to become mankind] in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion. …”.
This unchangeable God is a God of an eternal unchangeable purpose. That purpose, to have a family for Himself to populate creation with a like-kind natured people even as the Father God. In this, the created vessel was blessed by God to fulfill His purpose in becoming a family likened unto the invisible God who dwells within the spiritual realm.
“And God blessed them [Eve was within Adam as God’s family was within Him], and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish [fill] the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth”.
Note, that unto the man and his family it was given to have dominion over every order of life in multiplying upon the earth. Also note that this rulership can only be demonstrated as the man remained in obedience to the God-life. We should also take notice that God’s created earth (Gen.1:1) became without form and void. Therefore, God’s family as created was to subdue the earth from its fallen form of being made void that the enemy of God had accomplished. These fallen angels, thrown out of God’s heaven, inhabited the earth for their own purposes and made it one of being without form and void. Thus, a need for a new creation. In subduing the conditional orders of God’s enemy, this created man is to replenish the earth and take dominion over it as dwelling with God.
Therefore, these offspring of Adam, those willing to receive from God His forgiveness as provided through Jesus Christ, are now to take their place in this eternal purpose. In this, God, while supplying all things necessary to take this dominion, they must begin by learning and knowing God’s plan and who they are in Christ. Know that God’s plan, while activated in the receiving believer, is a commission given that man might take hold of this God given dominion.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath [having] bless us with [the efficient cause as emanating from within] all [every] spiritual [the things of God’s Divine sphere] blessings in heavenly places [spiritual place, even within, where man receives from the Divine, does not apply to the carnal realm] in Christ”.
Therefore, the understanding given is that the necessary realm where these supernatural expressions dwell is in the heavens. In this, consider that this includes the heavens that dwell within the receiving vessels, those who allow the Christ to make their lives an abiding place for Him to dwell. In dwelling within, the government, the nature of Christ abides and begins its conquering process in writing the nature of Christ within the submitted vessel. This declares of a people who become the expression of the invisible God into the visible earth realm toward the finality of possessing the kingdom, the establishing of God’s kingdom family upon the earth.
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days saith the Lord; I will put my laws [governmental nature of Christ] into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember them no more”.
These truths point our minds to the fact concerning God’s workmanship. They declare plainly that God’s eternal purpose is at work to establish His family. When was this purpose instituted? Was it determined before the foundation of the world? In coming to know God’s eternal purpose we shall become the expression of that purpose.
“According [even] as He [God] hath chosen us [chose us out] in Him [those being and purposed to remain within Him] before [the position of being in sight or before one in place] the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him [in His sight] in love”.
What a destiny, becoming, according to His eternal purpose, the visible expression of God’s family. That which has ever been in our unchangeable God is being brought to it’s fullness. That is, a people fulfilling the heart’s desire of our eternal God.
“Having predestinated us [foreordained – ordained and purposed beforehand] unto adoption [sonship] of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to [in accordance to God’s purpose and intention] the good pleasure of His will”.
Note that the adopted child may partake of all the privileges of the family as these become sons of God by spiritual generation. They become the visible expression of God’s intended purpose, a family of sons.
“To the praise of the glory of His grace [this given for purpose, He reveals Himself] wherein [which] He hath made us acceptable in the Beloved [become favored because of]”.
To succeed in God’s purpose is the needed recognition that all that is good comes out of God. Redeemed vessels are the expressed favor of God according to the character of His heart. These are those who find favor with God, from the beginning, because of His divine purpose. A knowing that we cannot, within our own self and strength, become the expressed nature of God. A knowing that we readily become as nothing that we might become all things in Him. Because, in His First-born Son, God became a seed to bring forth after His own kind. As the Christ-seed is planted within receiving man’s soul, God’s appointed ministry’s water as God gives the increase. The increase is the sound of praise declaring and manifesting a life-style of God’s glory. Herein, making this people of praise acceptable and those who manifest God’s grace. More than just receiving but a becoming. Herein reveals the redemption of God as His family become as one.
“In whom we have redemption [birthed out from the sin-nature] through [proceeding from] His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”.
In considering His will, His glory, His grace, His forgiveness and His redemption plan, the truth must be accepted that the creation and its existence is for God the Father Himself. Meanwhile, most of the Christian community accepts the ideal of all things being for the self of man. Meanwhile, the Spirit of God is the revealer of God’s will and purpose concerning creation. The need for man is to know that all things that have transpired from before the foundation of the world are according to God’s purpose. That purpose, through revelation, is made known to receiving vessels to know and understand the mystery of God’s eternal will.
“Wherein He [God] hath abounded toward [a time for coming together when one line meets and comes together with another line at a certain point] us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known [knowledge by experience] unto us the mystery [a sacred secret, something concealed that can be revealed] of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself”.
This ordained purpose, though hidden from the eyes of fallen man, was never in doubt. God has purposed in Himself a family for expression. Man, from Adam until today, has been lost to this revealing and manifestation but can now, by the Holy Spirit, know the stability of this revealed plan and purpose. God has purposed that in and from Himself all things declared shall be fulfilled. Many may ask when and how, but a God given sat-apart season is now coming into focus when all these things shall be fulfilled. This assurance is that in Himself God instituted the ages and a dispensation for a time of fulfillment which He called “the fulness of times”. A prophesied time for the gathering of all things which came out of God and those who are now entering into the Christ are to become His manifested body. That is, a time when heaven (the invisible realms of God) and earth (the visible realms of earth) shall become as one. The time of fulfillment when God’s great family become as one, knowing the fulness of God’s created family. For this reason, we have been born again from above.
“That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He [God] might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in Heaven and which are on earth; even in Him”.
With the world around us being on fire with selfishness, the dissolving of this world of corruption shall come to pass. God’s family are coming to the day of their visible manifestation when God’s eternal purpose finds its expression in and through them. A purposed people to become the visible expression of an invisible God. Note and understand 2 Peter 3:12-14,
“Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements [elementary rules – the carnal world] shall melt [dissolved, done away] with fervent hear? Nevertheless we, according to His promise [read 2 Peter 1:4 below], look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless”.
Cannot we as a people who look toward God for our existence recognize the ways of God as being so much higher than mans way. Can we not consider a truth, that God’s eternal purpose is reached a time for expression? A time when the earth begins to see the appearing of these glorified saints who fulfill God’s eternal purpose. In this, with God’s hand extended toward us and heaven moving to encompass the earth, a purpose fulfilled. The appearing of the eternal mind of God, let us make man in our likeness and our image and give them dominion as being one with and in us.
2 Peter 1:4
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these [the promises] ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”.
“And this [the purpose for eternal life] is life eternal [involves resurrection life and eternal life], that they might know [become acquainted with, to get to know]Thee, the only true [the genuine, the real, the substantial; is all that He claims to be] God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent”.
According to all this purpose, in becoming the birthed family of God, know that the season and time has come upon these chosen people to make their appearance for God. That is, coming into the time of their adoption, according to before the foundation of the world, that these adopted ones become their part as God’s appointed Kings and Priests.
“Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child [“neptos” – not old enough to speak], differeth nothing from a servant [a slave, bond-servant] though he be lord [owner] of all; But is under tutors and governors [stewards – pointing to the Holy Spirit when received] until the time appointed [an understood day of understanding] of the father. Even so we, when we were children [not old enough to speak] were in bondage [enslaved] under the elements [elementary rules – carnality] of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son [huios – a son with reference to origin and nature, a relationship to the father], made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive [receive in full] the adoption of sons [mature unto full sonship – a like-kind nature as the father to receive the inheritance]”.
Thus, God’s many sons are becoming His expression to be manifested to all creation.