Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures – James 1:18
It has always been the grand eternal agenda of the Father to gather all men into Christ….This has always been the will of our Heavenly Father. This will is what Deity executed in the vicarious death of Jesus for the world.
It was this same will that raised Jesus and us with him…and this same will, that placed us in Christ upon the throne of God and bequeathed upon us the fullness of the riches of the divine treasury.
Christ is the rest of man in God, typified of old in the seventh day Sabbath observation…today made reality for the new man- the new creation order of men!… The Child of God!….
Today, the God of all creation has become the Father to the new creation. The new creation is born from the very loins of God, issuing forth from Him and participator in His life and nature.
This new creation man is found in Christ, and has been placed as the joint heir with the first born of all things-for all eternity to come! Glory to God!
This new creation is the apple of God’s eye! Selah
To all the stock of men-born of God, He gives His unchangeable Word: He has positioned us “as a kind of first fruits of His creatures”. Selah
Even now, we have not truly grasped the full load of what this means…but soon…soon…and in all the infinite load of fullness! Glory to God!
“That we should be to the praise of His Glory, who first trusted in Christ” Ephesians 1:12