GOD WILL NEVER CHANGE HIS PURPOSE
FRIDAY 15 JULY 2022
When God's voice is heard, pay apt attention to it because He speaks according to His purpose and more so, the unveiling of His plans confirms everything that He has said. So the certainty of the immutability of divine purpose has much to do with God's unfailing character, as well as His unconditional faithfulness to His great promises, than it has to do with the certitude of our faith in the eternal purpose.
Reference: Hebrews 6:17 English Standard Version (ESV) "So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath."
To those who were to receive what He promised, God wanted to make it very clear that He would never change His purpose; so he added His vow to the promise. In other words, there is a divine stamp upon every promise in accordance with God's purpose and ideal concerning it, which implies that it is not going to change, or its unable to be changed. What is this very purpose of God? It is the doctrine and riches of divine grace being the free gift of His kindness. Ephesians 2:7 (NLT) reads, "So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus." Did you get it now? That's the very purpose of God for us.
No wonder Psalm 33:11 (NIV) says, "But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations." However the immutability or character of this purpose is based on God's oath to Abraham in line with the promise He made to him. According to Genesis 17:7 (CEB), the LORD swore to bless Abraham; He made a covenant with him in order to make him great and position him as a blessing to many and he never changed His mind. In Genesis 12:2-3, God assured him saying, "I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing."
Now watch this: How did God fulfil all of His covenant promise to Abraham? He accomplished all through Christ Jesus! As a result, Galatians 3:29 (NLT) reads, "And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God's promise to Abraham belongs to you." Why so? This is because all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" (which means "Yes") ascends to God for His glory (1 Corinthians 1:20 NLT). In other words, they are sure and certain in Christ.
Beloved, because of God's immutability, which is an attribute that He is unchanging in His will, character, and covenant promises, no one and nothing in heaven and in the history of mankind on earth can interrupt or hinder the purposes of His counsel and will. God is too perfect to change both in words of His promise and in character. So there is no such thing as a possibility that God will change for the better or alter His purposes. Now also understand that the most important attribute about God is that He cannot tell lies! And so His promises and vows are two things that can never be changed (Hebrews 6:18 CEB). Therefore no matter the enemy's devices against God's eternal purpose, it will always fail and amount to nothing, because divine plans and counsels always stand fast, remain firm and endure forever.
Ephesians 1:11(NIV) says, "In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will." The NLT reads, "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 perfect plan." Why? So that in the present and coming ages, He would showcase the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Isaiah 14:24; Psalm 115:3; Job 23:13; James 1:17.
Guided prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I worship and adore you today because I have gained enduring insight and understanding that empower me to live my life to the full, according to your purpose for my life. On account of the perfections of your nature and the beneficial supplies that spring from your love, the perfect work of grace in Christ finds lasting expression in my life, in line with your unchangeable counsel. Therefore, I receive all my promised inheritance in Christ and entertain the reality of walking in them, by yielding to the guidance and governing influence of the Holy Spirit, whose ceaseless role is to carry out your perfect plan in my life, in Jesus' Name, Amen!