Yahweh has a plan! Its existence has been obscured due to the incorrect translation of the Greek word, aion. (Strong’s 165) This truth is revealed in Ephesians 3:11.
But first, let us review how the King James Version translates this verse: “According to the eternal (aion) purpose.”
For a contrast, let us review how the Rotherham translation presents this verse: “According to the plan of the ages.”
The King James Version usually translates aion as eternal or for ever. The better and correct translation of aion is provided consistently and correctly by Rotherham. I encourage you to do your own study of how aion (Strong’s 165) and aionian (166) actually exist in the Greek.
To aid you in your study, you may wish to refer to this website:
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/aion.html. The article name is “Ages or Eternity and the King James Version.”
Yahweh is not the author of confusion. (1Corinthians 14: 33) Yahweh has allowed Satan to perform this task. Satan is a liar (John 8:44) and he uses lies to spread confusion. His confusion allows for the appearance of a random, not well-thought-out existence on the earth.
Your knowledge of the “plan of the ages” is vital to your understanding of what is unfolding at this time. The Rotherham translation is very helpful in this effort. It is not a perfect translation, but does have some truth. The author’s insight into the Hebrew word, olam and Greek word, aion, is very revealing.
Now, we know there is a plan, but is there a purpose to this plan? Yes! Please read what Paul tells us in second Timothy 1:9: “Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace.”
Notice this is “his own purpose” and not “our purpose.” Our carnal nature wants to do it our way, but we must humble ourselves and submit ourselves to his purpose. By praying for truth to Yahweh and seeking his will for you is the best way to determine his purpose for you. If you are being called and chosen, the next step would be to accept a baptism in the name of YahwehShua. Once you have the Spirit of Messiah being formed within you, his plan and purpose will become much clearer to you.
Being in Messiah means that at baptism in YahwehShua and with the laying on of hands (Acts 8: 18), you will receive the freely given Spirit of the Father. His spirit will then plant the seed that will lead to the formation of the Spirit of Messiah within you. You are not given the full Spirit of Messiah; that must be formed over time. (Galatians 4: 19) The development of the Spirit within you is what we call overcoming.
If upon death you have the fully formed Spirit of Messiah within you, you will be in the better resurrection. You must have His Spirit to be resurrected by Messiah. (Romans 8: 9-10)
Only 144,000 Saints will be resurrected with Messiah returns. (Revelation 14:1) Many are called but few are chosen. (Matthew 20:16) All saints are called and chosen before the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1: 4-5)
The very fact that you have been drawn to this website is probably an indication that you were being called. What will you do with this calling? That is your decision to make!
We have a plan and a purpose. What about our destiny? Peter offers this insight: 1 Peter 2:5: “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up as a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to Yahweh by YahwehShua Messiah.”
1 Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that should shew forth the praise of him who has called you out of darkness into his indwelling light.”
You are being called not to just practice a religion. You have been selected before the foundation of the world to be ROYALTY, functioning as Yahweh’s priesthood! For further confirmation of this reality, please review Revelation 1:6 and 5:10.
You may be on the path to be a priest in Yahweh’s kingdom. Paul was on the path to be the high priest among the Jews, but was redirected to be a priest to Yahweh. You may have a path chosen for yourself. But this may be the time for you to be redirected to the opportunity of a lifetime.
Please give this opportunity very careful consideration. Pray to Yahweh for truth fervently and study his Word. We at the Light of YahwehShua are the servants of Yahweh. It is our commission to help those Yahweh refers to us. We do not proselytize, coerce or pressure anyone. The Father does the calling. (John 6:44) We strive to follow his lead. Will you?
You have no obligation to us. Please ask for our assistance and we will do what the Father allows us to do. Contact our elders today to learn more about this exciting destiny and journey.
May Yahweh bless your efforts!