God’s Purpose Prevails

It stands for ever

Psalm 33:11 (NKJV)
11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.

Job 42:2 (NKJV)
2“I know that You can do everything,
And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.

Jeremiah 23:20 (NKJV)
20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back
Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart.
In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.

 

It cannot be thwarted by human beings

Proverbs 19:21 (NKJV)
21 There are many plans in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.

Job 9:12; 23:13 (NKJV)
12 If He takes away, who can hinder Him?
Who can say to Him, ‘What are You doing?’

23:13“But He is unique, and who can make Him change?
And whatever His soul desires, that He does.

Isaiah 8:10 (NKJV)

10 Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;

Speak the word, but it will not stand,

For God is with us.”

Daniel 4:35 (NKJV)
35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing;
He does according to His will in the army of heaven
And among the inhabitants of the earth.
No one can restrain His hand
Or say to Him, “What have You done?”

 

It cannot be thwarted by evil powers

Revelation 17:17 NKJV)
17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

1 Samuel 16:14 (NKJV)
14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the LORD troubled him.

The implication is that evil is subject to God’s control and operates within the determined limits of his sovereign purpose;

Job 1:12; 2:6 (NKJV)
12 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.”
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

2:6 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.”

2 Corinthians 12:7 (NKJV)
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

 

It prevails in people’s lives and circumstances

Proverbs 16:19 (NKJV)
9A man’s heart plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 20:24 (NKJV)
24 A man’s steps are of the LORD;
How then can a man understand his own way?

Proverbs 20:24; 21:! (NKJV)
24 A man’s steps are of the LORD;
How then can a man understand his own way?

21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD,
Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.

 

It is fulfilled through his choice of individuals

Ephesians 1:11 (NKJV)
11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,
God’s choice of individuals does not invalidate their free will to do or not to do anything, nor remove their answerability to God for their actions.

Genesis 18:19 NKJV)
19 For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righeousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”

God’s choice of individuals does not invalidate their free will to do or not to do anything, nor remove their answerability to God for their actions.
1 Corinthians 1:1 (NKJV)
1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

Ephesians 1:4-5 (NKJV)
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, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

2 Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV)
13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,

 

 

Examples of the actions of evil people serving God’s purpose

Acts 2:23 (NKJV)
23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;

Exodus 50:20 (NKJV)
20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

Isaiah 10:5-7 (NKJV)
5“Woe to Assyria, the rod of My (God’s) anger
And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
6I will send him against an ungodly nation,
And against the people of My wrath
I will give him charge,
To seize the spoil, to take the prey,
And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 Yet he does not mean so,
Nor does his heart think so;
But it is in his heart to destroy,
And cut off not a few nations.

 

 

The Father is seeking true worshipers because He wants people to live in reality, not in falsehood. Everybody is a worshiper (Rom. 1:25) but because of sin many are blind and constantly put their trust in worthless objects.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

 

Prayer: Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name. I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “God’s Purpose Prevails.” I praise You for Your caring, Your loving kindness, and Your generosity. Only Your graciousness and love could forgive the sins of mankind and still allow him to become a Son or daughter of Yours. Please bless those who have read this article for they too seek Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,
Amen.

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