4.just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, (Eph1:4).
The Church is God’s desire , thought and plan that was hidden in Christ from eternity past according to (Eph1:4). We did not choose God it’s God who chose us (church in Christ).
God determined what kind of church He wanted and desired to have before time began, ” 29.For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30.Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” (Rom8:29-30)! God’s desire and plan was to have a Christ like church , justified and glorified!
God alone worked out His plan to bring forth the very church of His own heart and desire thru the death and resurrection of Christ His Son. (Eph2:8, 1Pet1:18-19)!
When Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead , God achieved His desire and plan ….the church was born Jn19:30,34…
The church is God’s eternal desire, and the church is God’s divine workmanship (Eph2:10)!!!!