Today, we will tackle a big subject: how God decides when to intervene in our lives.
He intervenes when it is required to complete the plan He created.
He created His plan before He began creating time and matter, Titus 1:2, "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;" This plan has an expected end, Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." One where, Revelation 21:3-4, "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
We humans are flawed. So, when we get too far off track to complete His plan, He intervenes, Genesis 6:5, "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." with things like an epic flood, Hebrews 11:7, "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." to save the righteous line that will complete His plan.
He sent Jesus to do His Will, John 6:38, "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." by intervening in human history to save the lost, 1 John 4:14, "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world." and those who choose to be saved will enjoy eternity with Him in heaven, Matthew 7:21, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
However, it is a choice. When we deny God's existence and/or refuse to obey His command to love Him and our neighbors, Luke 6:46, "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" He will deny knowing us, Matthew 7:22-23, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Whether we accept His offer or not, His Will shall be done. There will be no more interventions after Jesus returns.
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