THE CORE MESSAGE OF THE WHOLE BIBLE IS THIS: ALL IS OF GOD.

Many don’t see this. But it’s true nonetheless. All is of God.
Creation — all is of God.
Good — all is of God.
Evil — all is of God.
Redemption — all is of God.
Human destiny — all is of God.
God’s purpose in the eons of time — all is of God.
The humiliation, death and resurrection of His beloved Son — all is of God.
The day, the night, the winds, the storm, the dawn, the work, the rest — all is of God.
Faith — all is of God.
The faith of Christ — all is of God.

It seems to me, that THIS is the ultimate faith — to believe that all is of God.
It’s so hard — to have our own personal trials and troubles and still believe all is of God.
It’s so hard to feel that God has deserted you… rejection, the death of a loved one, locked alone in a room or prison cell, even Jesus, before the cross, said “Why hast Thou forsaken me.” All is of God.

ISA 45:7 says God creates good as well as evil. But it’s so hard to fathom.
II COR 5:18 says All is of God. But it’s tough to not take all the chaos and confusion personally.
ROM 11:36 says All is out of, through and for God. — Christ knew this. And it’s a miracle that we be granted the faith to believe it as well.

Those who gossip don’t seem to know this, that all is of God.
Those who strut around in their own self-righteousness don’t seem to know this, that all is of God.
But, to grasp this core truth from the scriptures is to lay hold on peace really.

God is operating all things after the council of His own will, so says EPH 1:11.
To think that God has lost control… or that God is in partial control… is a frightful thought.
We long for peace, and the greatest peace comes from knowing that all, yes all, is of God.
Romans 11:36: For out of Him and through Him and for Him is all. — and after penning those powerful words… Paul could not help himself… he added: “to Him be the glory for the eons! Amen!”


EARLIER I posted some notes entitled ALL IS OF GOD.
Regarding Romans 11:36.
Imagine my surprise to go back just a few verses to see the context of verse 36… looky here…

33 O, the depth of the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How inscrutable are His judgments, and untraceable His ways!
34 For, who knew the mind of the Lord? or, who became His adviser?
35 or, who gives to Him first, and it will be repaid him?
36 seeing that out of Him and through Him and for Him is all: to Him be the glory for the eons! Amen!

Even Paul says this is DEEP.

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  1. All is of God, both God’s “good pleasure” and God’s (unmentioned) “EVIL pleasure.“ (Is 45:7)If God did not have “evil pleasure”, then why does it not just simply say that God does “all his pleasure?”

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