As we turn in our subject we will turn to the book of Ephesians, for the Apostle Paul is explaining some of the mysteries. In fact the Apostle Paul by this time had already been into the heavenly places and back again. And he writes as one who had already written these things in a book and of course he had in the ‘Apocalypse of Paul’. He had written in that book the great truths of God, taught to him by God himself.
And he had written these also in the great Epistles which he had sent out to the various churches. And these Epistles are named according to the churches which he sent them to. And Peter said that these were to be received as scriptures. For they contained the revelations which God had bestowed upon the Apostle Paul So we are told that, blessed be the spirit which is in us, as it was in our LORD Jesus Christ, which hath blessed us in all heavenly places. Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.
And the Apostle Paul tells us that these things happened before the foundation of the world. He said that these thing had happened before he had sent the redeemer for his household and his race. That all of these things had been written in the councils of heaven. And in the records of the mysteries of God’s kingdom. So he had already blessed us with all spiritual blessings and then tells us of the circumstances that govern this. He not only has blessed us with all spiritual blessings but “He had chosen us in HIM before the foundation of the world.” “That we should be holy and without blame before HIM in love.” That he had predetermined us as Children, by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.