The plan of God to reconcile both Jew and Gentile into one body was in the mind of God from the foundation of the earth. It was revealed to the world through the church. It was conceived from eternity and eternal in its scope. The word “purpose” means “that which is planned in advance, plan, purpose, resolve, will”(BDAG 869).
God’s plan was brought into fruition through His Sons redemptive work Guy Orbison, Jr., writes, “In Christ there is peace (John 14:27) that breeds boldness where we can ‘boldly approach the throne of grace’ (Heb. 4:16) and we should hold fast our confidence.” A key aspect of this is that we have a confident access. This tells us that we can come to the Father through the Son and know that He hears us.
We can rely on this closeness with God in our daily walk with Him. We can put this confidence and trust into action as we serve the Lord and help reach the lost with the saving Gospel and strengthen those who are in Christ. It must be a privilege to be a member of the Lord’s church and know that we have the honor of serving God in the eternal purpose of reconciling Jew and Gentile into the marvelous light of the Gospel.