By Michael S. Mecikalski
In The Heaven Far Above All Heavens #22
Eph.1:11 “In Whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will;”
One of the many powerful spiritual blessings that will clearly be known by a faithful member of the Church of the fullness of the Son is the fact that we beyond question understand the will and desire of Our Dear Heavenly Father, at least as His will, purpose and desire couples with our calling in His Beloved Son & His personal plan for the ages! These are riches of the magnitude accurately called greatest in value of any riches found anywhere in creation physical or spiritual and certainly unparalleled in all of Scriptural revelation. What human words can convey the realities of the Truth that we have been blessed with! Think. Can you tell me of any other company of out-called saints that have an equal or greater relationship with The Father Himself than those chosen ones of The Mystery? Adam? Job? Noah? Abraham? Daniel? Jacob? Joseph? Moses? David?
Eph. in the KJV states that we as members of the Church which is Christ’s Body “have obtained an inheritance being predestinated.” The English words “have obtained an inheritance” are a translation of the Koine Greek word eklerothemen. This is the Koine Greek word that appears in the Stephen’s Greek Interlinear of 1550AD, which I personally believe to be a reliable text. The KJV was created in 1611AD. Eklerothemen is a Greek aorist indicative passive noun. Wow! What does this tell us? If we at least have average intelligence and average reading skills, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can learn of the Greek language that our God chose to use to communicate His precious N.T. Word to mankind. The choice is ours to make. Within the Greek word eklerothemen is the base word kleroo which means “to obtain a possession by lot.” Remember in Acts 1:23-26 when the eleven apostles were called together to choose the one man to replace Judas Iscariot. They prayed and then they all “gave forth their lots” and “the lot fell upon Matthias: and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.”