What God has prepared and will prepare in this earthly life for those, who love Him.
1 Cor. 2:6-10 “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
Destined for the eternal, most holy sanctuary of God in the Holy Spirit.
Eph. 2:19-22 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
We read here that God will make us participators of His Divine Israel (all pardoned souls out of the whole of mankind). There is a Divine Israel and a natural Israel. The Divine Israel consists out of people, that He has been able to save out of the descendants of Jacob, the natural Israel, and the by God saved ones out of the heathen world. He makes them His children. This participation of the Divine Israel, which will become an eternal sanctuary of God – by the Scripture also called the New Jerusalem, or the mountain of Zion – is an eternal proposal of God. He will make us an eternal temple of Him, a house, in which He – in all eternity and in all His glory – is able to live in. Through His recreated children He is then able to work, create and rule in all His power and glory, in all His creation, and in all eternity.
We serve an invisible God, an eternal, wonderful God. We call Him Father and His Name is JHWH (read: Yahweh).
Ex. 3:13-15 “And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.”
“I am, Who I am” is His eternal Name. The Hebrew Name of our almighty God is JHWH (read: Yahweh), in essence this Name reproduces the same; namely: “I consist eternally”.
He is invisible, omnipresent, omnipotent, wonderful, and amiable for us, great and almighty. He reveals Himself through Jesus Christ, His eternal Son and through us, if He has been able to make us His sanctuary, after we have to come unto Him in repentance and in surrender. Nobody is able to come to God, but through Jesus Christ, His eternal Son, and only Mediator between God and men. For this reason He died for you and me on Golgotha in the intercession of times. There He paid the debt of sin for all men of all times.
- Jn. 3:14-18 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
- Jn. 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
- Jn. 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.“
- 1 Tim. 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”
The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men.
Tit. 2:11 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men”
Driven by His love, our God will give participation of His salvation bringing grace to the whole of mankind, which is fallen in sin. He wants to save them for a certain, eternal perdition, which will happen, if man will remain in sin. To get part of this Divine salvation man personally has to take part of it.
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By E. van den Worm