Eph. 1:7-9 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ.

The plan of redemption is quite amazing. It is more than just forgiveness and a ticket to eternal life, way more. Redemption is God’s ultimate plan to display His glory. Think about it, the universe is declaring the glory of God. In all of that splendor, even the undiscovered splendor of the universe, it cannot begin to compare to the beauty of redemption. Losers, liars, cheats, and various forms of immoral people are all God’s choices to display the glory of His grace. It is likely the first witness of Christ after the resurrection wasn’t a Bible scholar but a delivered prostitute and demonized person. The transformation from a fallen, cursed creature to a beautiful daughter of God says it all. That was His plan, that’s why He came. In our fallen world today grace is crying out. Grace is calling whosoever will to come to the fountain and drink of His glorious grace. Here is how Jonathan Edwards sees this plan of God.

“The sum of the blessings Christ sought, by what he did and suffered in the work of redemption, was the Holy Spirit. So is the affair of our redemption constituted; the Father provides and gives the Redeemer, and the price of redemption is offered to him, and he grants the benefit purchased; the Son is the Redeemer that gives the price, and also is the price offered; and the Holy Spirit is the grand blessing, obtained by the price offered, and bestowed on the redeemed. The Holy Spirit, in his indwelling, his influences and fruits, is the sum of all grace, holiness, comfort and joy, or in one word, of all the spiritual good Christ purchased for men in this world: and is also the sum of all perfection, glory and eternal joy, that he purchased for them in another world.”
Wow! God receives glory and I receive the greatest of all gifts. I receive the Holy Spirit Himself. He is the purchased prize of the death of Christ and the treasure beyond compare. God is glorified through redemption and I reap all the blessing.

2 Replies to “GOD’S FINAL PLAN”



  2. All growing up we are told to work hard and earn an honest living, and that capable people that live by hand outs are all lazy. Well of course the word “all” really does not apply, but I used that because we are ingrained with making our best effort and hopefully being rewarded, that is supposed to be the honest way, or working hard and stealing the proceeds, that happens all around us every day. So when we are introduced to God’s plan, if we are not under the right guidance, the work/reward that we have come to understand, would seem to be the way to receive from God. Religions that “dabble” in this area, if they try to be Bible based, must work hard to alter what God sent Jesus to accomplish. We cannot earn anything from God, “our good deeds are like filthy rags” this was a big disappointing shock to me, but don’t take mine or anyone else’s word for it, read your Bible and let the Holy Spirit show you

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