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for the administration of the fullness of times, to bring together all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth. (Ephesians1:10)
For the administration of the fullness of times. In his grace, God has purposed to have “the administration (οἰκονομία oikonomia), which is his method of managing and gathering his people. It literally means managing a household, administering a household. (Lu 16:2–4; Cf. Lu12:42) God’s purpose was to enter the fullness of times when Jesus came to earth and to start the last days of those times from Pentecost of 33 C.E., gathering his people together out of the world.
To bring together all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth.
“Spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole inhabited earth, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.” (Rev. 16:14) God’s plan or objective, method of managing and gathering his people out of Satan’s world and the unifying them before the great day of God that is Armageddon. All things are twofold: heavenly and earthly. The first things to be brought together in Christ are “the things in the heavens” preparing “heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.” (Rom. 8:16, 17; Eph 1:11; 1Pe 1:4) The second things to be brought together in Christ are “the things on the earth,” preparing for those who will live on the earth under the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ and his fellow heirs, who will serve as kings, priests, and judges. They will restore this earth to the paradise condition he had originally purposed for it through this kingdom, filled with billions of perfect humans. – John 10:16; Rev. 5:9-10; 7:9-10; 21:3-4.
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