"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure" (Isa. 46:9-10).
Almighty God has decreed, fixed, settled the end of all things from the beginning. God's foreknowledge of all things is always based upon His eternal, immutable decree (Acts 15:18). God is omniscience in all things (Psa. 139:1-5), that is one of His many essential attributes. God's foreordination of all things is His deliberate act by which He accomplishes all His pleasure (Rom.11:36). Our sovereign Lord has decreed the end from the beginning of all things, here are some of them to meditate upon!
1). Christ Jesus is the end of the law for righteousness (Rom. 10:4).
If a justifying righteousness could be produced by the sinner, why did the Lord Jesus Christ come into this world (Gal. 2:21)? Our blessed Lord came to honor the very law we had broken and by His perfect obedience established an everlasting righteousness for us (Matt.5:17; Isa.42:21). He not only provides a justifying righteousness for us, but also freely imputes that to us (Rom. 4:1-9).
2). Christ Jesus appeared once in the end of the world to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself (Heb.9:26).
Our sovereign Lord has declared the end of our sin by the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ from the beginning. Before Adam sinned, Christ stood as the Lamb slain from the beginning (Rev. 13:8; 1Peter 1:18-20). After Adam sinned God again declared the end of our sin in the beginning. Christ, the Seed of Woman would bruise, demolish Satan's head, obliterate sins penalty and power (Heb.2: 4; Gen.3:15).
3). Christ Jesus is the end and fulfillment of all scripture prophecies and promises (Luke 24:25-27; 44-48).
All that was spoken and written by the Old Testament prophets concerning salvation in Christ (Acts 10:43; John 5:39); God had decreed from the beginning (Isa. 14:27; 2Peter 1:20-21). Our blessed Lord died for our sins according to the scriptures (1Cor. 15:1-4). Christ Jesus is the God-Man that executed all the purpose and counsel of God (Isa. 46:11; Isa. 44:28).4). God in Christ has declared the end of our salvation from the beginning (2 Thes.2:13; Eph. 1:3-6).
The end or goal of our salvation is to be just like the Lord Jesus Christ (1John 3:2; Phil.3:21). This is what predestination is all about (Eph.1:3-6). God in the beginning determined to have a glorified people in the very image and likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:28-30).
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