From the VERY beginning: God KNEW.
Actually, God knew from BEFORE the VERY beginning.
Because FIRST, God had to formulate what He wanted to do.
SECONDLY, God had to speak all of those circumstances He needed for His notion to work, into existence.
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
LASTLY (to make a long story short), God had to wait the THOUSANDS OF YEARS to pass before His idea bore the fruit He first envisioned.
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
[Humans have a hard time grasping long stretches of time. Perhaps because the human lifespan is so relatively SHORT.]
“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.”
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.”
[This last part is STILL happening today–and it will CONTINUE to occur right up until the moment that Jesus Christ returns to earth.]
The POINT of this entire piece is the following.
EVEN THOUGH God KNEW all that would happen, He still went through with His whole plan.
EVEN THOUGH God KNEW that man (who was created a little lower than the angels) would fall; would falter, fumble and fail…
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. “
EVEN THOUGH God KNEW of man’s inherent weaknesses…
EVEN THOUGH God KNEW man was encased in a body made from the dust of the ground…
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
EVEN THOUGH God KNEW that He would have to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth in the form of man in order to become the perfect, one-time sacrifice NEEDED to redeem man…
EVEN THOUGH God KNEW all of that, He STILL went through with His program in order to fulfill his original idea.
God KNEW of His plan’s eventual TRIUMPH.
The end times allow a FEW men to TRIUMPH over their foibles and fulfill their ultimate purpose: to become the people that God ALWAYS wanted (from the beginning) to worship Him and allow God to be their God.
“And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.”
“Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.”
MAN–even though man is (and has ALWAYS been) flawed and made of dirt–was God’s ultimate purpose.
ALL of God’s purposes will be fulfilled during the end times.
THIS is what God KNEW from the VERY beginning.
DOES the reader have a hard times understanding that God exists in every point of time: past, present and future?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 1 2022.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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