As we journey through this Advent season we invite you to ponder the mysteries of this season with our On-Line Advent Calendar. These blog posts are from City Church staff and members of our congregation. Today’s contribution comes from City Church Pastor Emeritus, Jack Carter.
In writing to the church in Ephesus, Paul reminds them of the “immeasurable greatness of His power for us who believe, according to the working of His great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the age to come.” Note the emphasis upon two ages, “this age and the age to come”. Also note that the people of God have always lived in a kind of “in the meantime”, in the time or age prior to the coming in fullness of the “age to come”.