B. McCausland wrote: Surely the secret things of God are his and the revealed are for us and our children. We have in mind the particular circumstantial instances when his will and doings, as with Job, or Joseph, are not disclosed to our understanding while going through personal trials, dilemmas or tribulations.
Thank you for your explanation. I understood when you said the bigger plan of divine strategy, it to be in reference to national challenges because of your reference to Exodus 1 concerning tyranny and oppression.
I acknowledge what you say concerning circumstantial instances when his will and doings as in the case of Job and Joseph are undisclosed as well. I did say your assertion concerning the Divine Omniscience was true in all regards and you remind me of Deu 29:29¬† The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.¬†
Thank you for your time, which was in answer to prayer.
B. McCausland wrote: ...divine strategy, often hidden from our understandings.
True, but we have what has been revealed which is sufficient to understand who God is and what He requires of us. Gen_10:5¬† By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. Gen_17:4,5¬† As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. Psa_67:2,4¬† That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations... O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Do a word search for nations in Revelation alone and much light on the purposes of God concerning the glory of Jesus Christ among all nations as nations will give light to Rev 11:15¬† And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Then look at Rev 20:2,3
Concerning the promise to Abraham whose name was changed by God see Ro
B. McCausland wrote: Divine intervention can be sought and repentance experienced.
Luke 24:44-49¬† And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.¬†Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,¬†And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:¬†And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.¬† And ye are witnesses of these things.¬† And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.¬†
Yesterday I noted at the dedication of the temple when the two sons of oil together sought the Divine blessing the decent of the cloud and the fire that consumed the sacrifice. God appeared to to Solomon by night see 2 Chron 7:11-22
The ultimate sacrifice for sin having ascended to the Father's right hand tongues of fire again appear in answer to prayer,the nations hear the praise of God in their own tongue and Peter preaches to Israel