In my experience, it is rare that anyone in the Church speaks of the total scope of influence the Church was intended to have. In the plan of God, His wisdom is to be lived out through the Church in such a way that it “might be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 3:10). That is outside the realm of most of our thinking.
The more we examine God’s plan and purpose for us and the Church, the bigger the picture unfolds in our understanding. This great salvation and gospel of God’s glorious grace was prophesied by prophets in the Old Testament by revelation. These great things have been “announced to [us] through those who preached the good news to [us] by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look” (1 Peter 1:12). Can you imagine that angels see what is happening in believers and in the Church and wish they could understand this amazing transformation of grace!
This should open the spiritual eyes of our hearts “that [we] may know what is the hope to which he has called [us], what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18). It should also make us want to follow this plan of God with much deeper passion. What could be greater than our obedience to the Holy Spirit declaring God’s wisdom to “the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places”? This view of God’s plan for us `should dash our small thinking, our self-centered worlds, and make us yearn to live to glorify God and impact the universe. How short and small is your vision?
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