The Household of God

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”
{Ephesians 2:19}
The moniker “the household of God” denotes family and government. In time past Gentiles were strangers and foreigners to God’s household. In time past God’s household was manifest with the nation of Israel. Now with the understanding of the mystery of Christ there is greater breadth, greater length, greater depth, and greater height to His household known. In other words, what God revealed with Israel as grand and glorious as it is, and it is grand and glorious, is only a measure of God’s household. Israel’s future greatness as the head of the nations will be just a portion of what He will ultimately have built in Christ.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. In the beginning Christ created all things in heaven and earth. In the beginning Christ created all thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers in heaven and earth. In the beginning Christ created all authority for Him. By virtue of His creation of them He is before all things. By virtue of His resurrection to reconcile them He has the preeminence among them. He is the head over-all, all put under Him.

God’s household in Christ, that is, “all the building” is massive. In God’s wisdom in Christ all the building is “fitly framed together”. The imagery of tabernacle and temple building of the Old Testament is now used concerning this spiritual house. Jews and Gentiles, Gentiles and Jews, the nation Israel, and the body of Christ all in Christ constitute God’s household that is fitly framed together. His household “groweth” even today when no tabernacle or temple stands, and Israel  has fallen.

Moreover, the heaven and earth are the Lord’s and the fulness thereof. Christ created them. Christ created all authority to be head over. Christ will have this glory as all things will be subdued or reconciled to Him. His fulness reaches the height of heaven and delves deep into the heart of man. His presence will permeate not only the landscape of creation, but man’s heart wherever they may dwell in the world and time to come.

The Spirit of Christ binds together His administrations in heaven and on earth. Diversities of offices, realms, and reward will be knit and bound by the same Spirit. The distinctions God made in time past that wrought enmity between Jew and Gentile will not be the case for the future heaven and earth and the governments therein. Whether it is Christ on earth or Christ in the heavenly places it is Christ and Christ in you – the hope of glory.

Beloved, we rightly divide the word of truth to show ourselves approved unto God. We rightly divide the word of truth to understand the times so that we may know what we ought to do. We rightly divide the word of truth as to not be confused and do something today that God desires not. But we do not rightly divide the word of truth to misunderstand the future oneness of all things in Christ for such handling of God’s Word is to misapply a hermeneutic where it isn’t needed and make void the ability,
“to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;”
{Ephesians 3:18}
Look Up,

Josh Strelecki, Pastor-Teacher

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