The Definition of God’s Economy
Throughout careful study of sixty-six books, with spiritual insight I believe it is a powerful but truthful statement that God has an economy. What exactly is that… you may ask? What is God’s economy? We believe from great writers before us and from biblical evidence, it shows us that God’s plan this entire time was to dispense Himself into humanity. God’s economy is simply His dispensation, which mean nothing else than God dispensing Himself into the human race. The definition of dispensation is nearly the same of the word “economy” in Greek. It means administrative arrangement, the governmental management, or the dispensing, distributing stewardship of God’s plan.
oikonomia: stewardship, administration
Original Word: οἰκονομία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (oy-kon-om-ee’-ah)
Short Definition: stewardship
Definition: management of household affairs, stewardship, administration.
Ephesians 2:19-“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”
This is of course after the call of God’s salvation and upon receiving the Holy Spirit. This is in-fact that is what we are looking at, God’s economy! God is calling unto His people whom He loves into salvation through Jesus Christ to “manufacture” Himself into humanity.
I like to view God not only as a Father, but because He has plans to arrange for salvation and management in dispensing stewardship as a Businessman as well: the Capital and the Product. The reason of His plan is why He is viewed this way. We were brought from one father to another (John 8:44) “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
One body to another (John 11:52), to one way of living to another, so that the work of God would not only be in His vessels but working through His Vessels.
(1 Chronicles 22:19) God orders His People to “build”
(1 Corinthians 3:9) “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”
(Colossians 4:11) “And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.”
As labourers together with God we are called to bring more disciples into the House of God by being the building of God. This is having the Holy Spirit and ability to share the gospel by testimony.
By becoming the workers of God’s house we first become citizens of God’s Kingdom and that is free of charge through Jesus Christ by faith. God requires divine arrangements from a divine management, so that a divine dispensation from His divine economy will bring it all into order: Himself into humanity.
From what I have found, the very thing God specifically wants to dispense is His Spirit. This is the very substance of God. John 4:24-“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” The Almighty, All-Inclusive Universal God is simply, Spirit. Being the Manufacturer, and Product Himself, whatever He produces is Spirit, within the spiritual realm. God’s economy is seen physically by discipleship, God’s spiritual house is one Body in Spirit. We simply can not see everyone in the body however we are all one in the realm of the Spirit of God.
Through out our studies we are going to be revealing also more about the layout of God’s Economy. We will be sharing how The One True God is the Godhead. The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit. We will be breaking down each specific character and how God is One through The Father, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit. We will be sharing with you how the economy is run by God through us. We look forward to sharing with you what we find in this series. God bless you, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
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