Continueing our thoughts concerning Yahweh Elohim being in controll of all things in our life and in the lives of those around us in order to bring about His purposes in our lives.
1. The Plan of Elohim is perfect
2. The plan is exhaustive
3. The plan is for my ultimate good
4. The plan is secret. Elohim hides it from me until it happens. I discover it day by day as it unfolds before me. So, no matter what happens in my life He knows about it before hand, good or evil, it is all for His purposes in my life.
The Sovereign Elohim directs our steps.
Heb 1:3 who being the brightness of the esteem and the exact representation of His substance, and sustaining all by the word of His power, having made a cleansing of our sins through Himself, sat down at the right hand of the Greatness on high,
He it is who sustains us and bears us up on our journey through this life.\
Col 1:16 Because in Him were created all that are in the heavens and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or rulerships or principalities or authorities – all have been created through Him and for Him.
Col 1:17 And He is before all, and in Him all hold together.
Jas 1:3 knowing that the proving of your belief works endurance.
Jas 1:4 And let endurance have a perfect work, so that you be perfect and complete, lacking in naught.
There are times where our lives may seem to be over through the circumstances we are in but our lives are not yet ended!! (Winston Churchill)
Remember Yahweh Elohim's providence and provision is not on our time schedule. It is always in His time, Just in time as we are in need of it. Even as we experience crushing blows, devestation and heavy loss.
Psa 88:7 Your wrath has rested heavily upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your breakers.
Yahweh our Elohim may be behind that loss or blow. Remember Job? Yahweh Elohim was allowing Satan to do his worst to Job. Why? To show his faithfulness to Yahweh.
The tests we go through may be for the same reason. Continue in your faithfulness.
David, Joseph, Job, Daniel, Hananiah, Meshael, and Azariah all experienced crushing blows, devastating loss and difficulties in their lives, yet never fell to being unfaithful to Yahweh Elohim. Elohim was in each situation.
C. Murry "Behind our life the weaver stands
and works His wondrous will:
We leave it all in His wise hands,
And trust His perfect skill
Should mystery enshroud His plan,
And our short sight be dim,
We will not try the whole to scan
But leave each thread to Him."
Elohim loves to take huge set backs and turn them into astonishing victories or achievements.
He has purpose and plan for our lives. A planned work for each of us to do.
Eph 2:8 For by favour you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim,
Eph 2:9 it is not by works, so that no one should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah יהושע unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Jas 1:13 Let no one say when he is enticed, “I am enticed by Elohim,” for Elohim is not enticed by evil matters, and He entices no one.
Jas 1:14 But each one is enticed when he is drawn away by his own desires and trapped.
Jas 1:15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin. And sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death.
Gen 45:8 “So then, you did not send me here, but Elohim. And He has set me for a father to Pharaoh, and master of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Mitsrayim.
Pro 16:4 יהוה
has made all for His purpose, And also the wrong for the day of evil.
Deu 29:29 "The secret matters belong to יהוה our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the Words of this Torah.
Joseph encountered grievious setbacks throughout his life. They were preparation for what Yahweh needed him to accomplish in the saving of His people in years to come. Elohim's ways are not our ways. He is free to interupt our plans at any time in order to achieve His superior plan for our life.
Before Elohim promotes, He tests.
He sends setbacks and trials.
More to come.....