His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 3:10-11
Here we get a glimpse of God’s eternal plan, the church is to make known the wisdom of God to rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. What an awesome role God gives the church.
God’s plan concerns events in the heavenly realm yet the Bible only gives us glimpses of this realm. We find Elisha praying for his servant’s eyes to be opened “and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (2 Kings 6:17). We see conversations in Job when the angels and Satan come to present themselves before the Lord (1:6 and 2:1). Yet most of the time we are unaware of what is going on in the heavenlies.
Interestingly this plan of God doesn’t say anything about me having a nice, quiet, comfortable life. (What a shame!) His plan doesn’t say anything about me getting all my problems solved or all my questions answered. I read this comment by Dr Matthew Jacoby, “… He will act according to plan; devised by a mind that is outside of space and time, and for whom this life of ours is but a flash compared with the eternity we will live out with Him.”
God’s plans are outside our space and time. We are part of something far greater than we can see or fully understand. Yet, we are told, we are being watched by rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. If we choose to put our trust in an invisible God, we display God’s wisdom to these rulers.