|Ephesians 1:4-14 |
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.]
8 In which he has lavished on us all manners of wisdom and understanding;
9 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself.
10 So that in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together into one all things in Christ, both things that are in heaven and that are on earth.
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to his will.
12 That we, who first trusted in Christ, should be to the praise of his glory.
13 In whom you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation; in whom after you believed, you were also sealed with the holy Spirit of promise,4
14 Which is the earnest [deposit guarantee] of our inheritance until the coming redemption with our full possession of the Spirit, to the praise of his glory.5 [You receive the Holy Spirit after a time of obedience, (Acts 5:32), to the Word within your heart, but you are still not redeemed. Redemption is still a coming event that occurs with the full possession of the Spirit, which is to possess the fullness of God and Christ to be a perfect man.]
5 the seal is the earnest deposit of our inheritance until the coming redemption with our full possession of the Spirit, to the praise of his glory. When the grace of God brings our salvation, the glorious appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will then have redeemed us from all iniquity, purifying to himself a peculiar [special] people, zealous for good works [of love]. Tit 2:11-14. Notice! Even when you have been sealed with the Holy Spirit, after a time of obedience and testing, redemption is still a a coming event that occurs with the full possession of the Spirit, which is to possess the fullness of God and Christ to be a perfect man.
The day of redemption is when the Lord appears in glory to be resurrected within your heart and when you become a new creature. George Fox writes of when you are mortified, redeemed, sanctified, and justified, in his writing, The Great Mystery of the Great Whore Unfolded:
"a believer that is justified is a new creature, is past from the death which came by sin, and comes to enter into His rest, where there is no sin. He who is the sanctification, is the justification, and so by their sanctification are they justified; it is one and the same, what sanctifies, justifies....Men are justified by the believing, and in the faith and by the faith, and in believing they overcome, and have victory; and there are mortification, and sanctification, and redemption, and justification, all possessed together in the one, which is Christ, and this to the particular satisfaction. "
Clearly in the above, Fox is referring to the second stage of perfection.