…according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
God’s perspective is from eternity. He has eternal purposes and plans. Whatever He does in our life and in this physical realm has eternal implications. He created Adam and Eve with an eternal plan to expand His Kingdom into the physical realm. He wanted to rule and have dominion through his children. He wanted Adam and Eve to rule as King and Queen. He is the King of Kings. His children are the Kings. He wanted to have His will done among His people so that they experience His Blessing. His will is a Kingdom of His Righteousness and Peace (Romans 14:17). Even though Adam missed the purpose of God, God did not fail. He accomplished something better in Jesus. Today we have a better position in Christ than we would have had in Adam.
God had an eternal purpose when He made a covenant with Abraham. He had a future Kingdom coming out of the seed of Abraham, not just the physical seed through Isaac, but his spiritual seed Jesus. (Galatians 3:16). Everything that Abraham went through in his life had eternal consequences. The period of testing he endured for his faith had an eternal purpose. Today and forever Abraham is the Father of our Faith.
God had an eternal purpose when He chose David and established his throne. God declared that the throne of David will remain forever (2 Samuel 7:16). His son, Jesus is seated on the throne of David and will rule forever. The phase in his life, when he endured trials before being seated on the throne, had an eternal purpose.
God had an eternal purpose when He allowed His own beloved Son to be sacrificed on the cross. He was establishing His Kingdom on the death of His Son. The event of crucifixion and resurrection brought eternal victory. God as a Father desired to include us in His Kingdom. He wanted to have a family which included us.
Today, when we go through situations in life, which looks contradictory to what we desire; situations which does not make sense; be assured that He has an eternal purpose behind it. Today, when we face trials and our faith is being tested; be assured that what we endure today for our Faith is not a small thing. It has its implications in eternity. Everything that we go through in our walk with Him is very precious to Him and it has eternal consequences. He is a potter with an eternal perspective, let us yield to Him to create as He desires. Let His will be done in our life.
Above everything, He is a Father at heart, everything He does come out of that Father-Heart, so we can be assured that He will allow only good things in our life, even if it looks bad. He is a master at making apparent bad things better than the good. In His heart, He has an eternal purpose for us. Let His will be done and have an eternal impact! (Luke 22:42)
- Ephesians 3:11
- Romans 14:17
- Galatians 3:16
- 2 Samuel 7:16
- Luke 22:42