Is there a difference between Believer who goes to Church every Sunday and one who doesn't? What about believers who believe in water baptism and those who don't? Are we confused as a Christian population? Why all different brands? What difference is there really among believer? Let us look at Word of God for our answers.
With this in mind consider that there is a higher calling spoke of in Philipians and that is what I would like to take a look at here in eight simple ways.
The church of "Dispensation of Mystery" is different from all other callings in several respects. We should take note of different aspects and study to show ourselves approved.
1. They are a chosen out people without regard to any racial or national distinctions (Ephesians 1:4). They are chosen in Christ. They are believers chosen out a great many believers for a specific purpose. Remember that although Israel was a chosen nation, they were not only ones who were believers.
2. The only people whose sphere of blessing is anywhere but on this earth (Ephesians 1:3). They are blest in Christ (not Abraham) in heavenly places (not earth). Therefore they do not have part in millennial
3. The time of choosing and purpose of this group is unique. It is from before overthrow (Ephesians 1:4). No other family of God has this time factor. This puts church in line to partake of a promise of eternal life made in Christ before ages began (Ephesians 3:6; 2 Timothy 1:1; Titus 1:2).
4. It is a people that are placed as sons (adoption) according to predetermination (Ephesians 1:5). And this position is by Jesus Christ. Again there are no racial or national distinctions in this matter as was with Israel.