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Resting in God's Sovereignty
Grace To You ^ | John Macarthur

Posted on 01/15/2010 3:26:28 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

For centuries men of various philosophical schools have debated the cause, course, and climax of human history. Some deny God and therefore deny any divine involvement in history. Others believe that God set everything in motion, then withdrew to let it progress on its own. Still others believe that God is intimately involved in the flow of human history and is directing its course toward a specific, predetermined climax.

In Ephesians 1:9-10 Paul settles that debate by reminding us that Jesus Himself is the goal of human history. In Him all things will be summed up--all human history will be resolved and united to the Father through the work of the Son.

As Paul said elsewhere, "It was the Father's good pleasure for all the fulness [of deity] to dwell in [Christ], and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross" (Col. 1:19-20). The culmination of Christ's reconciling work will come during His millennial kingdom (Rev. 20). Following that, He will usher in the eternal state with a new heaven and earth (Rev. 21).

Despite the political uncertainty and military unrest in the world today, be assured that God is in control. He governs the world (Isa. 40:22-24), the nations (Isa. 40:15- 17), and individuals as well (Prov. 16:9). God's timetable is right on schedule. Nothing takes Him by surprise and nothing thwarts His purposes. Ultimately He will vanquish evil and make everything right in Christ.


TOPICS: History; Theology
KEYWORDS: jesuschrist; johnmacarthur; reformedtheology

1 posted on 01/15/2010 3:26:29 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

“be assured that God is in control”

I find great comfort in these words.


2 posted on 01/15/2010 3:38:32 PM PST by Millie
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Despite the political uncertainty and military unrest in the world today, be assured that God is in control. He governs the world (Isa. 40:22-24), the nations (Isa. 40:15- 17), and individuals as well (Prov. 16:9). God's timetable is right on schedule. Nothing takes Him by surprise and nothing thwarts His purposes. Ultimately He will vanquish evil and make everything right in Christ.

Amen..

3 posted on 01/16/2010 8:35:50 AM PST by RnMomof7 (Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.)
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