HERES A Mind Blower Molly~ we were never LOST~ ever ever or ever~ as were all in the FATHER to Begin with~ Whats WAS\IS HI Mcame out of HIM, hence we are Predestined, Foreknew~~~ I twas Finished before it BEGAN~ AS TIME is in the NOW~
We were lost to ourselves, but never to him, agree.
He hid us completely from those characters--OUT THERE. Those principalities and rulers of the darkness of this age, who would most surely kill us if they could.
The same way he hid the Christ child from Herod, by sending us into Egypt, a foreign land with foreign ways.
And, 2000 years ago he started revealing us to those same characters because now Jesus was victorious over them on our behalf.
Though I am the least deserving of all God's people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ,
and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
He did this so that now, through the church, the wisdom of God in all its variety might be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realm.