God gives us evidence of His perfect plan for man on earth in Scripture. What he started with Abraham in Genesis He finishes with Himself and the Lamb of God in Revelation.
God has two plans for man. The first is the plan of salvation and redemption. We read about it from Genesis to Revelation.
The second, I believe, is His eternal plan we will live out with Him in heaven. We know little about His eternal plan beyond John’s vision in Revelation and the references to heaven Jesus taught during his earthly ministry.
The way God unfolds His plan should give all believers complete confidence in His sovereignty.
When He calls Abraham into service in Genesis there was no Jewish nation. No prophets roamed among the people. No temple dominated the landscape. In fact, at that time, the neighborhood was undeveloped. The earth offered lush plant life, beautiful animals, white sandy beaches, teeming forests, majestic mountains, pure air, cool, crystal clear water . . .but not many people.
In Genesis 9 God gave the go-ahead to Noah and his three sons, who came out of the ark with him (Shem, Ham and Japheth) to begin populating the earth. “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth,” God said (9:1). Shem’s ancestral line included Abraham.
In Genesis 12 “The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those you bless you and curse those who curse you.’ ” 12:1-3. God sealed that promise to Abraham several chapter later in Genesis when God made His everlasting covenant with Abraham.
Now flip to the back of the book to see God’s plan come together. In Revelation 7:9-10 John proclaims, “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’ ”
Thus begins eternity for us forever in the presence of our God.
Wow! How inspiring is that? We watch His Story unfold in Scripture. What God started in Genesis we see Him fulfill in Revelation. It’s even more amazing when you consider more than 2,200 years elapsed between Abraham’s birth and John’s revelation.
Are you going to be among those wearing white robes and praising God when your earthly life ends? Would you like to sit at His banquet table when the invitation comes? Would you like to know more about Him and discover how much He loves you? He can and will work everything in your life out for your good. Why not surrender to Him and allow Him to live His life through you? He could be your best friend and show you things you can not imagine. If you’d like to know more about Jesus just follow this link. He can change your life forever and give you Eternal Life.
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