|1 Peter 1:2|
2 Who are chosen sojourners according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be yours in full measure. [They have been set apart, but their obedience and the sprinkling of blood is yet to come. Notice these people have been chosen to make the journey; they have not yet completed the journey, and no journey is instantly started and completed. What journey?—the journey of faith from beginning belief and hope to salvation: freedom from sin, the kingdom of God, and then union with God; to have been cleansed and perfected forever, protected from ever sinning again.]
|Ephesians 1:3-7 |
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.1
4 Just as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy2 and without blame before him in love.
5 Having predestined us to be adopted as his children by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the Beloved [Christ Jesus].
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the release from bondage of sin, according to the riches of his grace;3[Grace allows all men by inward faith to access God's heart and soul purifying power to become free of all sin; Jesus came to save us from our sins, not in our sins.]