Emanna for 02/15/2021

God's Eternal Purpose

Bible Verses

Eph 1:5 Predestinating us unto sonship through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, Rom 12:2 ...the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect.

Words of Ministry

Brothers and sisters, God created us with a purpose, and He also saved us with a purpose. God's intention is that we express the life of His Son and partake of the glory of His Son. In eternity past God had a purpose; He did not want just an only begotten Son, but many sons. Hence, Romans 8:29 says, "Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers." God predestinated us to be conformed to the image of His Son. Then He bought us and redeemed us so that He could gain us. This is our ultimate goal today....God has an eternal purpose, which is accomplished through His Son. God created everything through Him for this purpose. Redemption is for this purpose, the defeat of Satan is for this purpose, and the salvation of sinners is for this purpose. We have to know God's eternal purpose before we can accomplish what God wants us to accomplish. We are not here merely for the salvation of sinners; we are here for the accomplishment of God's eternal purpose. If we do not consecrate ourselves
[i.e. give ourselves to God]
, we will never realize that this will is good....We can sing about the goodness of God's will! We can say hallelujah because of the goodness of God's will! God's will is good and not malicious. His will is for our profit and without malice. We are too shortsighted. God's will is good.

Bible verses are taken from the recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Overcoming Life, pp. 174,185. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 10/27/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.