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Divine Purpose
« on: Fri Apr 21, 2017 - 12:02:43 »
               “Surely as I have though, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.” Isaiah 14:24. Divine Purpose is the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. The plan of God is already done in heaven and is being done through the process of time. We get a revelation of God’s purposes as we study the Bible.
           We have plans that we want to see come to pass, circumstances get in the way of what we are trying to do, adversity rises up against the good that we do. When we align our plans with the plan of God what we say and do will come to pass. In spite of great circumstances brought to us through the powerful hand of adversity, we must continue to stand upon the promises of God.
      Isaiah 14:25 is a word of prophecy that Isaiah sent to King Hezekiah that would encourage him not to surrender to the King of Assyria. The Assyrian soldiers of 185,000 were a great Army that King Hezekiah in his own strength could not overcome, 2 Kings 19:35. It was by Prayer and Faith in the word of God Hezekiah received deliverance.
     Hezekiah was a wise King because he sought out the will of God. It is true that one can be in the will of God and still face great opposition. What do you do when the word of God says one thing and your circumstance says another? Remember God is bigger than your trouble. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness.” 2 Peter 3:9. “God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19. God used the opposition Hezekiah faced to show forth his mighty hand of deliverance. What God had purposed to do would come to pass on spite of great opposition.
       The testimony of Job is a look at Divine Purpose. The book of Job reveals a conversation between Satan and God. Satan accused Job of begin faithful to God only because God had been so good to him and his family. “Doth Job fear God for nought? “ Job 1:9. Job did not know the reason for the lost of everything but he refuse to blame God instead he worshipped the Lord. What do we do when purpose is hidden? Job was never given a reason for his trails of faith. Through all of his trails he held on to faith and trusted God to be in control of all that is good and evil.
       “Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” Job 2:10.  Most of us can see God in the giving but only a few can understand the same hand that gave is the hand that has taken away. “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21. Never lose faith for God is in absolute control of all things that touch our lives be it good or evil.
       “When he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold” Job 23:10. The Devil is the author of all that is evil. Job knew that his trials were from the Lord, with the purpose of revealing the glory of God in his life. There is a reason for every trial. It is through our trials we grow in Holiness. Job did not say if he try me, but he said “when he has tried me.” The trials of life are sure to come; the only question is when, how and how long.
       The good news is that God has a divine purpose for everything. God is able to use evil that was meant to destroy your life for purpose that will bring forth good to you and the people he has called you to serve. We know this is true because evil men crucified Jesus. God did not simply allow it but he predetermined that evil men would crucify Jesus, Acts 2:23.  Jesus submitted to the will of the father and God raised him from the dead. God has made it possible for all who believe on the name Jesus shall be saved. Let us trust God in whatever he has allowed to happen in our lives to work for our good and his glory. 

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Divine Purpose
« on: Fri Apr 21, 2017 - 12:02:43 »