By Michael S. Mecikalski
As for “the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish & without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world” (I Pet. 1:19&20); the only other time The Holy Spirit uses this phrase in the entirety of God’s Holy eternal Word is concerning us, our foreordination unto adopted sonship in The Son of The Father’s love that we should be holy and without blame before The Father according to the good pleasure of The Father’s own will (Eph. 1:4&5 reworded). Spiritually speaking, simply phenomenal!!!
Consider 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 council of His own will:” Accepting the English rendering of this verse really wouldn’t be that bad, if I may use such words. What’s wrong with having an inheritance in The Father’s Beloved Son in the heaven far above all heavens?! However, when we look into the original Koine Greek that The Holy Spirit used by the hand of the apostle Paul, we find a clarification of this verse which reveals a truth that is most special and dear to Our Heavenly Father.
It has been rightly so stated at recent conferences that “The Father is extremely concerned about those redeemed ones, especially those of His Body of The Fullness of The Son, for The Father has invested the precious blood of His Only Begotten Son in us”. He does not and will not leave us set adrift as it were in this ocean of darkness. Eph. 1:11 magnifies this truth for it should be understood that we don’t just have an inheritance in the heavenlies, but we ARE The Father’s personal inheritance. In Eph. 3:10: “so that now to the rulers and authorities in the heavenlies might be known through the church the manifold wisdom of God”. We are chosen to reveal His manifold wisdom.
Looking at the original Koine Greek for the English “… we have obtained an inheritance…” (Eph. 1:11), we find the Gr. word ekleerotheemen. This word comes from the Gr. root word kleroo, which means to assign by lot or to make a heritage of. The “grammatical tag” of this word is VIAP-1P; it is a verb in the indicative mode, aorist tense, passive voice, first person, plural.
A bit involved yes but it is the word The Holy Spirit chose to use through Paul. We strive to be skilled in the inner-working of the Koine Greek as a proof for what God desires us to know.
For now, know that this word means “we were chosen as His inheritance”. More detail in next articles . . .