I love to order things for delivery to my house. Even though I know that these packages are coming, and I know what’s in them, there is something exciting about having it brought to my door. Before it is delivered, I go online, carefully choose the perfect item that suits my need. I consider the cost, the size, then content, and the length of time it will be before it’s sent out. Once I’ve chosen the item, I then pay for it. That item is then set apart, and then goes into the process of being packaged, stamped, sealed, and set out to wait for a carrier to pick it up. Once it is picked up, it takes a little ride on a truck and then, possibly put on an airplane, then on another truck, until it reaches my door. This is the same process it takes for us to be united with the Father! Here is Ephesians 1:10-14 simplified. You can be guaranteed that our Heavenly Father is waiting in excitement for us to be delivered to His door.
Ephesians 1:10 Delivered and opened
Ephesians 1:11 Carefully chosen and order placed
Ephesians 1:12 Waiting on the delivery
Ephesians 1:13 Paid for, set aside, and sealed
Ephesians 1:14 Sent out for delivery
Ephesians 1:10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Eph 1:11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
Eph 1:12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
Eph 1:13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
Eph 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.