THE BLUEPRINT

EPHESIANS 1:1-14

From Paul, one of King Jesus’s apostles through God’s purpose, to the holy ones in Ephesus who are also loyal believers in King Jesus: 2 may God our father and the Lord Jesus, the king, give you grace and peace! 3 Let us bless God, the father of our Lord Jesus, the king! He has blessed us in the king with every spirit-inspired blessing in the heavenly realm. 4 He chose us in him before the world was made, so as to be holy and irreproachable before him in love. 5 He foreordained us for himself, to be adopted as sons and daughters through Jesus the king. That’s  how he wanted it, and that’s what gave him delight, 6 so that the glory of his grace, the grace he poured on us in his beloved one, might receive its due praise. 7 In the king, and through his blood, we have deliverance — that is, our sins have been forgiven — through the wealth of his grace 8 which he levied on us. yes, with all wisdom and insight 9 he has made known to us the secret of his purpose, just as he wanted it to be and set it forward in him 10 as a blueprint for when the time was ripe. His plan was to sum up the whole cosmos in the king — yes, everything I heaven and on earth, in him. 11 In him we have received in inheritance! We were foreordained to this, according to the intention of the one who does all things in accordance with the counsel of his purpose.           12 This was so that we, we who first hoped in the king, might live for the praise of his glory.         13 In him you too, who heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed it — in him you were marked out with the spirit of promise, the Holy One.  14 The spirit is the guarantee of our inheritance, until the time when the people who are God’s special possession are finally reclaimed and freed. This, too, is for the praise of his glory. 

pre·des·ti·na·tion

prēˌdestəˈnāSH(ə)n/

noun

noun: predestination; noun: pre-destination

  1. (as a doctrine in Christian theology) the divine foreordaining of all that will happen, especially with regard to the salvation of some and not others.

PREDESTINED, FOREORDAINED, CHOSEN

KAIROS - GOD’S TIMING

“IT’S NOT A GUARANTEE, IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY” DUTCH SHEETS

OLAM EL - THE EVERLASTING GOD - SEES END FROM BEGINNING - GENESIS 21:33

“SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME IN THE LIFETIME OF THE OPPORTUNITY” LEONARD RAVENHILL 

PREDESTINED TO SONSHIP

    APPOINTED PURPOSE, NOT APPOINTED SALVATION

EPHESIANS 1:7-10 

In the king, and through his blood, we have deliverance — that is, our sins have been forgiven — through the wealth of his grace 8 which he levied on us. yes, with all wisdom and insight 9 he has made known to us the secret of his purpose, just as he wanted it to be and set it forward in him. 10 as a blueprint for when the time was ripe. His plan was to sum up the whole cosmos in the king — yes, everything I heaven and on earth, in him.

PLAN - PROCESS - PURPOSE

blue·print

ˈblo͞oˌprint/

1 n something intended as a guide for making something else

“a blueprint for a house”

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

 

PLAN

GOD’S BLUEPRINT FOR US IS FOR TRANSFORMATION.
“SOMETHING INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR MAKING SOMETHING ELSE”

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

PROCESS

“A SERIES OF STEPS TO BE CARRIED OUT OR GOALS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED”

SANCTIFICATION - "set apart for particular use in a special purpose or work”

PURPOSE

GOD’S PLAN AND PROCESS (BLUEPRINT) IS TO BUILD US INTO OUR PURPOSE

EPHESIANS 1:9-10 he has made known to us the secret of his purpose, just as he wanted it to be and set it forward in him

10 as a blueprint for when the time was ripe. His plan was to sum up the whole cosmos in the king — yes, everything I heaven and on earth, in him.

GOD SEES YOU AS THE FINISHED PRODUCT

 

DON’T GIVE UP

GALATIANS 6:9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

PSALM 1:3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.