God’s economy is His plan, His administrative arrangement, to accomplish His eternal purpose which consummates in New Jerusalem.
Paul tells us that grace was given to him to announce the unsearchable riches of Christ as the gospel. The goal of this announcing is “to enlighten all that they may see what the economy of the mystery is, which throughout the ages has been hidden in God, who created all things” (Eph. 3:8-9).
All things were created for God’s economy. The more we partake of the riches of Christ, the more we see and participate in God’s economy. This is our preparation for New Jerusalem.
All creatures have fallen away from God. Now God is working through His people by causing the riches of His grace to abound to us (Eph. 1:7-8). The result is His “making known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Himself, unto the economy of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ.”
Grace was not only given to the apostles but also to all believers. By this grace we realize the mystery of God’s will, God’s good pleasure. In this way we get headed up in Christ, so that through His Body He can head up all things.
Eventually, in the new creation, everything will be headed up in Christ. Nothing will be out of order. There will be no death and no darkness. Everyone will see New Jerusalem as the outcome of God’s economy, as God’s good pleasure.
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