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"All Will Come To Pass"
"There failed not of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel. All came to pass" (Joshua 21:45).
Every promise God ever made has either already been fulfilled, or it will be fulfilled in time to come. All will come to pass.
"For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us" (II Corinthians 1:20).
Consider the prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. Many were written in the past tense, as if they had already happened. "Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:4-5). Why the curious tense? Perhaps the best answer simply involves absolute inevitability. That is, if God has declared something will happen, the assurance of its fulfillment can be written in the past tense no less than the future. The Apostle John wrote that the Lord Jesus was "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8). Inevitable. Assured. Certain. As the Lord declared to Israel, so He affirms to all: "I will perform that good thing which I have promised" (Jeremiah 33:14).
We have all been blessed by people doing what have said they will do. We have all been disappointed when they didn't. Human beings may or may not keep their word, whether by weakness or willfulness. We do well to avowedly determine that we will not transfer this uncertainty to God and His promises. "Forever, o Lord, Thy word is settled in Heaven" (Psalm 119:89). Yes, what God has said He will do already abides in perpetuity as an eternal testament to His faithfulness. Or it abides as a promise so completely assured we could speak of it in the past tense if we desired to do so. "Every word of God is pure" declared Agur (Proverbs 30:5). No admixture of falsehood accompanies the unadulterated veracity of "Thus saith the Lord." This is truth. This is reality. This is "All came to pass."
Our perfectly faithful Heavenly Father privileges us with the responsibility to believe His word, and to encourage others to the same. We will not be disappointed for our confidence, nor will we be ashamed for urging others to trust God. He cannot lie, and His promises proceed from a heart of such integrity that His beloved Lamb slain from the foundation of the world became the Lamb slain in time, and space, and history. If God kept that promise, we can be sure He will keep all others. He did and we can. Yes, in the light of Scripture and of Calvary, perfect faithfulness glimmers with inevitability, assurance, and certainty. All will come to pass.
"The Scripture cannot be broken."
"Thy Word is truth."
Weekly Memory Verse
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
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