Ephesians 1:11: (Must also read the first post below under SEE:)
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of His will
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance [see below for the post following SEE regarding promise/inheritance], being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will:
29 For whom he did foreknow [SEE BELOW], He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them He also called [Jesus said: many are called but few are CHOSEN]: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.
WHAT DOES FOREKNOWLEDGE MEAN? AN EXAMPLE PROVIDES THE ANSWER:
Assume a father (man) is about to die and he has three sons: A, B, and C. He wants to leave all his property and assets to the son who comes to Christ at his funeral. He dies. Immediately after the funeral, son C comes to Christ and sons A and B leave the congregation. Later the will of the deceased father is read. His will leaves all property and assets to son C. The father KNEW HIS SONS—this is FOREKNOWLEDGE. THE SONS MADE THEIR OWN CHOICES; BUT THE FATHER KNEW THROUGH FOREKNOWLEDGE WHAT CHOICES EACH SON WERE GOING TO MAKE. AND PREDESTINATION IS BASED COMPLETELY ON THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD–HE KNOWS WHAT HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL DO FROM THEIR FREE WILLS.
THE BLESSING of Abraham is given, through Jesus Christ, so that we may receive the PROMISE of the Spirit through faith. What is that PROMISE?
What does the Bible call the people who receive the promise through Abraham, who is father of the seed, which is Christ?
If is it real in this age of time-see, touch, kick things of earth, etc.-it is unreal in the spiritual age of God to those under the promise through Abraham and his Seed whose mother is Jerusalem above
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Hagar is the bondwoman and mother of those under the law. Who is the mother of those who receive the promise of sonship?