En Tois Epouranios #10

By Michael S. Mecikalski

Faithful saints of the church of the One Body, The Mystery¼“endure hardness as a Good soldier (a champion in the cause) of Jesus Christ”(II Tim. 2:3); and may He grant you “according to the riches of His Glory to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:16).

Note: Article #9 was actually two separate articles; two separate thoughts; thanks! Eph. 1:10: “That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in Heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him.” To gather together in one is translated from the Gr. word “anakephaliosasthi” = which literally means to head up; to sum up; to condense into a summary; to unite for one’s self under one head. Eph. then, speaks of an orderly administration of the Father, given at a divinely appointed time, to complete a work which is “headed up” in His Beloved Son and our Lord Christ Jesus.

Bear with me now with serious reflection as we go thru the three different afore mentioned viewpoints of Eph. ; there are many things to consider. We know that one day soon, in relative time, God will begin again “working” with His chosen nation on earth, Israel; for He will write His Law in their hearts and will be their God (Jer. 31:33).

The Middle East is at a virtual “boiling point” these days and has been for some time. Thinking “logi­cally”, did you ever wonder why so much world-wide trouble is caused by such a comparatively tiny region on earth? Only thru the Scriptures can one have the “True Light” of knowledge concerning the eventual future of Israel and of the Middle East.

Thinking back to article #7, “Point of View #1” are those who believe that Eph. is speaking of a dispensation of God that will unfold totally in the future from this present day.

If we turn to Rev. 19,20,21& 22 and study, we learn of many excellent truths. The revealing of the antichrist and the battle of Armageddon already having taken place, the “marriage of the Lamb” is announced; the “Word of God”, the “King of Kings”, & “Lord of Lords”, returns to earth in judgment and glory to rule the nations of the earth with a “Rod of Iron”. The “Beast” and the “False Prophet” of Satan (two members of the satanic trinity) are destroyed in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 19).

Satan is then bound for 1,000 years and the Lord sets up His millennial Kingdom. The first resurrection of those that we would call “overcomers” of the tribulation occurs and they reign with Christ during the millennium (Rev. 20).

To be continued¼