God’s amazing care

How the eternal Triune God unfolded His plan of salvation is remarkable.  At certain times in history God revealed His plan to build a nation through Jesus.  It is written, 

‘But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might have the full rights of sons.’  Galatians 4:4

Paul writes, 

‘But join with me in suffering for the Gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life  — not by anything we have done, but because of His own purpose and grace.’  2 Timothy 1:8b,9a

Now for the miracle, 

‘This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time….’  2 Timothy 1:9b

But the ‘grace in Christ Jesus’ was only revealed about four thousand years after the beginning of time (time began with creation).  For us that great event happened about two thousand years ago, 

‘…but has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought immortality to light through the Gospel.’  2 Timothy 1:10

The eternal Holy Spirit was connected to Jesus, 

‘He [God] saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.’ Titus 3:5b


At certain times in history God’s people come to faith, because His precious Son and wonderful Holy Spirit appeared to bring us to the Faith,

‘But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.’  Galatians 3:22

Who is behind it all?

When one ponders the changes in society, the question invariably is: is it ‘normal?’  Do people really imagine the following: 

  • Marriage is not male/female.  It can be male/male, female/female or whatever.
  • The insistence on abortion is proof that only the male/female union can produce children.  
  • To define what a woman is, has become a very complicated issue.  What was obvious through millennia is not anymore. 
  • The logical result of the above is that male/female is not ‘fixed’ anymore.  Anybody can ‘change’ into the other gender.  It is not a normal change but one affected by radical hormone treatment and the doctor’s scalpel – definitely not a work of nature.  

It is almost reminiscent of the days of Noah and the flood – a society gone haywire.  God’s reaction, 

‘The Lord was grieved that He had made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain.’  Genesis 6:6

Translated one can say, 

‘God was pleased that He had made man, but then He was no longer pleased.’  

Why?  It is because God knows the impact of eternity and the two different destinations.  

Our question is, who is behind it all?  The answer: God’s enemy, the instigator of evil who would love all people to join him eternally in hell. 

That brings us to God’s victorious solution: Jesus Christ, the Great Savior. 

Glory, it’s coming! Part 2

When Jesus is on His throne for His millennial rule, what will make nations seek peace?  There is a puzzling verse in the Bible – God said to Jesus, 

‘You will rule them with an iron scepter, you will dash them to pieces like pottery.’  Psalms 2:9

This verse puzzled me for a long time.  How can our loving Lord Jesus dash people to pieces and rule with an iron scepter?  That is what tyrants do.  

However, it makes sense in the light of the Millennium.  Anybody who wants to go to war will come face to face with Jesus.  If a couple wants to divorce, the authority of Jesus will be there to make sure they remain married.  There will be no nonsense like abortions or all the other rubbish the devil sells to people.  It is because the devil’s voice will be muzzled,

‘He [an angel] seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.’ Revelation 20:2  

The Millennium is a prelude (forerunner) of the coming eternal Kingdom of God.  What a future for God’s children!

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