In school we are being taught about the history of our nation & the history of the continent we live in & the history of the world. We daily hear/watch news about the leaders of the countries taking certain decisions, events taking place in different parts of the world, wars, good news or bad news. This all seems so “real”, since it is outward, you can actually see it and even feel it. This is the human history as we see it, know it, are being taught or make it. But behind the human history, hidden in the events that take place or we don’t know that take place, God has a history – the divine history. Within the human history there is the divine history. God’s plan, His purpose, is being carried out and accomplished within – secretly – the human history, even without the news being known/spread about! Empires and countries are raised up – and they also fall; civil wars and genocides take place; un-ending wars are going on in many countries – all these things, though so “real” and known by everyone, are not the “real history”. Although it is easy for us to see physically what is going on – the “shell” of the human history – we need to have some intrinsic sight, even spiritual eyes, to see what is going on within this human history, what is God doing on the earth today – the “kernel” of the divine history within the human history.
In God’s economy, according to which He operates and does everything, God desires to work Himself into man to be one with man – even to be man’s life, his life supply, and his everything – so that man, in a corporate way, would become His expression. This is what is on His heart, and this corporate expression constituted with Himself is what He’s working on – in His divine history that goes on within the human history.
The first step of the divine history, after God Himself & His economy, is His incarnation. God became a man, and lived a perfect human life for 33 1/2 years. Then, He was crucified – He died on the cross to accomplish redemption – an all-inclusive death which terminated the old creation&solved all the problems! His death ushered Him into His resurrection, where millions of people were regenerated with His divine life to become the members of His Body, His corporate expression. This is the church, His heart’s desire in this age, of which the Body of Christ is the reality. This is the age we are in right now – and this age is about to be finished/to end. At the end of this age, Christ will come with His overcomers and defeat Antichrist & his armies – the 1000 years kingdom of God(as a reward to the overcoming believers) will take place. Eventually, the kingdom age will consummate into the New Jerusalem in the new heaven and new earth for eternity. The New Jerusalem is the consummation of God’s economy, the ultimate finalization of His purpose – here His heart’s desire is accomplished for eternity! – this is what is going on right now, what God is doing behind the scenes, in a spiritual way – arranging the world situation for the fulfillment of His eternal purpose. Lord, grant us eyes to see the divine history within the human history!