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Supreme Purpose 2

Discussion in 'Doctrinal Discussions' started by Noblemen, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. #1 Noblemen, Oct 17, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2016
    Thus God finally demonstrated his greatest act of grace. We must see, however, that when this age we are living in is consummated, it will be clearly known by all things in heaven and earth that these centuries of the on-moving universe have been designed for no other reason then the realization of the supreme purpose of God and the salvation of man by placing Christ in them. The out-calling of the Church, which is His Body, from both Jews and Gentiles, is the outworking of God's purpose to gather into one heavenly company all the redeemed of this age.
    The supreme purpose is realized in their salvation, and this design was the mystery or liberating secret which was hidden in other ages but is now revealed to holy apostles and prophets of this dispensation.

    The ministry entrusted to Paul was " to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord" Eph. 3:9-11.
    Israel must remain blinded until this purpose is realized, Romans 11:25, and the mystery of iniquity must work until this heavenly company is saved and taken away with the removal of the restraining Holy Spirit, 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
    All the other divine motives in the salvation of men only contribute to the realization of the one supreme motive. The good works of those who are saved are the factual workings of every part of the body which makes increase of the body, Eph. 4:16, and the results of the saving grace which is exercised towards the sinner that "he should not perish but have everlasting life" are only to the end that all the Saved ones together may demonstrate, in ages to come the exceeding riches of His grace.
    The purpose of God, which is to show forth the exceeding riches of His Grace, reaches far beyond the boundaries of this age and is the supreme divine purpose in the whole creation and consummation of the universe. Christ is declared to be the cause, center, purpose, and benefactor of all creation "all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist" Col. 1:16–17.
    But aside from this, the important aspect of our salvation centers around the fact that through the blood of His cross He is to reconcile all things unto himself "and you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death" Col. 1:21–22.
    This simply means that there is not anything in creation that does not have to do with Jesus Christ. It does not mean that all things created are Christ, but it does mean that all things created have to do with Him, because creation came after God had planned to place Christ in the creature, and therefore, the purpose of creation was to create the schoolhouse called "world" which would train the sons by the process of adoption to be as the one Son.
  2. Colossians 1:16-17.........
    "For by Him (Christ) all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. "
    Cturtle and Noblemen say Amen and like this.

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