Sunday, December 21, 2014

God's Master Plan

It Is Written, Jeremiah 10:12, and He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
Before man was created, God had the Angels for company. I assume the Angels had some degree of free will, or satan and his followers would not have done what they did.
God had man in mind, before He created the universe, and the earth in particular. As I said, I don't know if the Angels had free will, but God planned for man to have it. He wanted His creation to love Him by choice. Man and how he acts was not a surprise to the Lord. God knew the nature of man is weak, but He loved man anyway, and wanted man to love Him.
Starting with Adam and Eve, man was sinful. As man populated the earth, God tried to guide them. Man however only got worse, so God decided to start over, only this time he would destroy the earth, except for one man and his family who walked with God.
It didn't take long after the flood, and the next batch of man, was back to their sinful ways. God spoke to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and those after them. He chose the Hebrews specifically as His people, but they were still human. Next came Moses and the law. The law showed people that they weren't as good as they thought they were.
Prophets were sent to them with words from God. They ignored or killed many of these messengers. Their history bounced between repentance, sinfulness, and punishment.
God realized from before creation that man would need a Savior. This Savior would have to be really special in order to calm God's anger. The Savior would have to teach, show God's love and power, as well as pay for all of mans sins. The sins covered past present and future. Only one person was good enough to do that, that person was God's own son, Jesus Christ.
None of this was a surprise to God, He knew it all before creation, and He did it anyway. His plan included salvation for all who love and accept His son and what His son did for them. God has everything worked out to the smallest detail. He has planned countless blessings for those who will follow His plan. God even knew before creation, each person and the kind of life they would live and whether or not they would accept His son. So you see, nothing is by chance. Read the Word, and find your place in God's plan.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You
Amen