Have you ever consider the catastrophic implications of a foreign nation getting their hands on their enemy's battle plan? What if they learned the stratagems, targets and timing? How would that nation ever succeed in protecting itself against their enemy?
What if you learned that the Commander in Chief, purposely released the battle plan for everyone to see? You would consider that Commander foolish for divulging secrets, but that is exactly what happened. Our Commander in Chief revealed his battle plan to the world and you can read it for yourself in the Bible.
You've probably never thought of the Word of God as a strategic battle plan, but in fact it is. The Bible goes into great detail, outlining the war, targets and strategy. Through the prophets, God gave warnings and consequences. Told us when they would occur, who was involved and the outcome. The Bible also gives explicit detail of the Stratagem, the core of the plan, Jesus Christ!
Why would God give away his strategy? Because he is Sovereign, no one can prevent his word from succeeding where he sends it. His plans are good, they can not be thwarted.
As recorded in Isaiah:
“For the Lord is God. And he created the heavens and the earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not a place of empty chaos. “I am the Lord,” he says, “and there is no other. I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner so no one can understand what I mean.”” (Isaiah 45: 18-19 NLT).
“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can oppose what I do. No one can reverse my actions” (Isaiah 43:13 NLT)
The Stratagem of Salvation:
“You will do more than restore the people of Israel to me. I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 49:6 NLT)
“But it was the Lord's good plan to crush him and fill him with grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have a multitude of children, many heirs. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord's plans will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of what he has experienced, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted as righteous, for he will bear all their sins.” (Isaiah 53:10-11 NLT).
Jesus came to earth and lived according to the will of the Father. Isaiah records that he lived in obscurity until the time was right to reveal his identity and complete the plan. Because of Jesus, the battle is won, the evil one is defeated and we can live in absolute assurance of the sovereignty of God.
Have you read the battle plan? Do you know the sovereignty of Almighty God and his good plans for all people? Have you trusted in Jesus Christ as the one who completes the Father's awesome plans to rescue creation? If not, do it today, don't waste another minute living in darkness. Come into His light of truth.
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