“For this cause I bow my knees unto the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named, – Ephesians 3:14-15.
LIGHT FOR NOW: The Father’s family is in the son.
It is already established from previous studies in this subject the fact that the father and son speaks of a relationship. In other words, when we say the family of God, we are talking about a father and son relationship in Christ. Recall the family of God is found in Christ and Apostle Paul makes it clear in Ephesians 2 that a man becomes part of this family by identification (that is faith in Christ). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10). Therefore, the reality of the man in Christ is the new birth into a new family.
What gets a man into this family? Faith (in Christ). This shows us why Paul in Galatians 6 calls this family the household of faith, it reads “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of the word “household” in this text (Galatians 6:10) was translated from the Greek word “oikeios” which implies a family. In other words, Jesus was saying in my father’s family are many dwelling places (that’s the implication of the word many mansions)”. The family is found in Him and in Him are the dwelling places (He is the place where the believer dwells in).
You are not in need of your Father, you are in the household of faith.
Thank you Lord for these realities found in your son in the resurrection, I declare that I am conscious of these realities like never before Amen.
The new creation was birthed in the resurrection and the realities of the new creation is in that resurrection.
DAILY READING: MORNING: John chapter 14, EVENING: Galatians 6