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Ephesians 2:7 – the oncoming eons

30-04-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

… and rouses us together and seats us together among the celestials, in Christ Jesus, that, in the oncoming eons, He should be displaying~ the |transcendent riches of His grace in His kindness onto us in Christ Jesus.

Seated with Christ, at right hand of God, among the celestials. That is the position of the believer in Christ Jesus. That is our status, place and destination. With an explicit aim. To be deployed in the oncoming eons as demonstration-models. To be displayed.

“The oncoming eons” are world-ages, which will succeed the “present wicked eon”. First in the “oncoming eon” (1: 21), that refers to “the 1,000 years” (Revelation 20), when Satan will be bounded. Subsequently in a succeeding eon, that will excel the foregoing (“the eon of the eons”; 3: 21). That will be the eon in which a new Jerusalem will descend out from heaven (Revelation 21).

In the oncoming eons Christ Jesus will reign. From the highest place, “among the celestials”. Together with all who are in “Christ Jesus”. His body, the ecclesia. A ‘people’ that cannot make a claim, is placed there by God. That is GOD’s performance! And so He shows “the transcendent riches of His grace… over us”. Here you are!