God is calling out a people who will be the first fruits of an creation reconciled. Paul says that all of creation is waiting for this elected first fruits company, who will be the pattern for all of the created orders of God, which are not only of this earth, but also includes the vastness of the heavenly creatures, who dwell in the heavens.
Not only is this earth in a state of rebellion against their creator, but the heavenly host, who brood over the cosmos that govern creation, they also are in a fallen condition.
The church is the called out ones, who in this age are being specially prepared for this universal display of the greatness of his glory and grace. To be elected in this first fruits company is a stunningly epic call.
God will in the ages to come work through this body called the church, a full and final restoration of all things in the heavens, and all things in the earth.
We are living in the time between the ages, where sin and rebellion continue. But the end of this age is the great transition of government, from the fallen powers who are presently the rulers over this age, to the rule of Christ through the church.
God is going to fully bring all present rule and authority under his full dominion. This will not take place until the first fruits of a restoration company take their seats as the rulers over creation.
The nation’s will come under the divine government of God, through Christ and his church. What a calling, what a destiny awaits his people.