By Jack Eberle
God’s Holy Word speaks of three spheres of blessing. They are the Earth, the New Jerusalem and the Upon-heavenlies. Genesis 1:2 says that God created the heavens and THE earth. While heavens are plural, there is only one earth. God’s plan for His earth centers around His creation of His chosen people,
The New Jerusalem is different from the city of
“En tois epouraniois” is the English transliteration of the Greek words which literally mean, “in the upon-heavenlies”. This phrase is found only in the book of Ephesians. It is found five times: Eph. 1:3 tells where the blessings are for these believers. Eph speaks of where the work was wrought, and where the Head is. Eph. 2:6-7 should be considered together. This speaks of the location of the Body. Eph. speaks of the major realm of testimony for the Church who is His Body. This truth deserves very serious meditation. Eph. speaks for the area of battle and the type of warfare with which the Body is engaged. The last seven epistles of Paul speak of the Church who is His Body. They characterize that group and outline its destiny. This is spoken of as “The Mystery” because it was indeed a mystery not revealed by any but the Apostle Paul until the last administration of God’s plan of the ages.