|SCRIPTURE TEXT: “God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfil his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time, he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.”–Ephesians 1: 9-11(NLT) |
God was not intentionally keeping His mysterious plan a secret, but His plan for the world could not be fully understood until Christ rose from the dead. His purpose for sending Christ was to unite Jews and Gentiles in one body with Christ as the Head. Many people still do not understand God’s plan; but at the right time, He will bring us together to be with Him forever. Then everyone will understand. On that day, all people will bow to Jesus to Jesus as Lord, either because they love Him or because they fear His power.
God’s purpose is to offer salvation to the world, just as He planned to do long ago. God is Sovereign; He is in charge. When your life seems chaotic, rest in this truth: Jesus is Lord, and God is in control. God’s purpose to save you cannot be thwarted, no matter what evil Satan may bring.