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God’s Unchanging Plan and Purpose

God’s unchanging plan and purpose

 

We have seen that God’s plan and purpose has been established from the foundation of the world.  He has declared the end from the beginning.  The hidden wisdom of God has been fulfilled on the cross and revealed those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.   

Since the beginning God has had one vision.  Over and over man has turned out of the straight way that leads to God’s Vision, but God’s vision has never changed!  God has repeatedly brought man back to His way, but He has never compromised His vision.

When God called Abram in Genesis 12, he made a promise to him which was in line with His plan and purpose.  Later, in Genesis 22, when Abraham was obedient to God and offered his only son,  God added an oath too this promise.  The writer of Hebrews explains the reason for adding an oath.

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Hebrews 6:17 (KJV)

The old King James English may be difficult to grasp, but immutability means that it cannot mutate or change and the thing that cannot change is God’s counsel or purpose.  The Amplified translation put it like this…

Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath.

Hebrews 6:17 (AMP)

God’s plan and purpose has been established since the foundation of the world and it cannot change, it has not changed and it will not change.  That means that if we want to discover God’s vision, all we have to do is search for a constant pattern.  It would have been easier if God had included a verse which read: “Thus saith the Lord this is my vision!”, but unfortunately there isn’t a verse like that.  So we must look for a pattern.  The pattern must be the same before the creation and after the creation, before man sinned and after man sinned, before Jesus was crucified and after He was crucified, even up until today.

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