â€œNow therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.â€ (Ephesians 2:19)
by Henry Morris III, Div.of M.
rior to salvation, we are called â€œaliens . . . and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.â€ But now we are part of the â€œnew manâ€ and the grand partnership that has been made possible between Jew and Gentile, Old and New Covenant saints, and the operative impact and purpose of the â€œhousehold of Godâ€ (v. 12-13, 15, 19).
We are â€œmade nighâ€ and made â€œone.â€ The enemy has been abolished, with the â€œmiddle wall of partitionâ€ that was between us broken down (vv. 13-15), making us â€œone bodyâ€ with common â€œaccess by one Spirit unto the Fatherâ€ (vv. 16-18).
Therefore, we are â€œfellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God . . . built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophetsâ€; â€œfitly framed,â€ growing unto a â€œholy temple . . . for an habitation of God through the Spiritâ€ (vv. 19-22). Now displayed in a fellowship of past and present, bond and free, male and femaleâ€”all new â€œpartakers of his promise in Christ by the gospelâ€ (3:1-6; Galatians 3:22-29).
And God has â€œcreated all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lordâ€ (vv. 9-11).
God has designed His salvation for us in such a way that we cannot fail to achieve His plans for us! We should humbly thank Him for what He has accomplished in us through Christ Jesus. HMM III