Everything That is Happening is The Will of God
What God does is forever
Eccl 3:14, 15 - I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
v15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
Workmanship (Poiema – Tapestry / artwork)
Eph 2:10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Declaring End from beginning
Isaiah 46:10 - Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Phil 2:13 - For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Works all things
Eph 1:11 - In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will
I Thes 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Rom 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Acts 15:18 - Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
Acts 3:18 - But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
I Cor 12:6 - And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Isaiah 42:9 - Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Acts 4:28 - For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
John 1:13 - Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
James 1:18 - Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
I Create Evil, I Do All Things
Isaiah 45:7 - I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Eph 1:22, 23 - And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
v23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Eph 4:6 - One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Giving Thanks for All
Eph 5:20 - Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
By Him all things consist
Col 1:17 - And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
In all things preeminence
Col 1:18 - And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Head of all principality (arche – rule) & power
Col 2:10 - And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Christ is all
Col 3:11 - Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Daniel 4:35 - And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Isaiah 64:6-8 - But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
v7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
v8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Daniel 4:17, 25, 32 - This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
v25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
v32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Psalms 135:6-12 - Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
v7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
v8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
v9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
v10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
v11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
v12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
Snowstorms and whirlwinds (tornados) all are the will of God when they destroy
Job 37:3-19 - He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
v4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
v5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
v6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
v7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
v8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
v9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
v10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
v11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
v12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
v13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
v14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
v15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
v16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
v17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?
v18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
v19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
God reserves snow for His purposes
Job 38:22, 23 - Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
v23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
God orders lightning, feeds lions, provides food for ravens
Job 38:35-41 - Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
v36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
v37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
v38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
v39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
v40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
v41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
God feeds the birds and clothes flowers
Matt 6:26-30 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
v27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
v28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
v29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
v30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Matt 10:29-31 - Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
v30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
v31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 12:6 - Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Prov 19:21 - There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
World (kosmos – orderly arrangement by God)
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
As many as were ordained to eternal life believed
Acts 13:48 - And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Loved Jacob and hated Esau before born; Is there unrighteousness with God; I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy; who are thou that repliest against God
Rom 9:9-23 - For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
v10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
v11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
v12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
v13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
v14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
v15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
v16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
v17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
v18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
v19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
v20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
v21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
v22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
v23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
God set a time for Isaac to be born when Abraham and Sarah were too old to have children – God did this
Gen 17:16, 17 - And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
v17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
Gen 18:9, 10 - And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
v10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
Gen 21:2 - For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Rom 4:18, 19 - Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
v19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
God says I kill I make alive
Deut 32:39 - See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
The Lord killeth and maketh alive
I Sam 2:6 - The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
If a man has riches and honour, it came from God
I Chron 29:12 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
The good pleasure of His will
Eph 1:5 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Prov 16:4, 9, 1-3 - The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
v9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
v1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
v2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
v3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
II Ptr 2:12 - But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
Jude 4 - For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord taketh away all Job had
Job 1:21 - And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
Evil comes from God by His will
Job 2:10 - But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Determined the timing of everything
Acts 17:26 - And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Mans days are determined he cannot pass
Job 14:5 - Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
A time for everything
Eccl 3:1-8 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
v2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
v3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
v4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
v5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
v6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
v7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
v8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Rom 8:29, 30 - For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
v30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
It was God’s will to break Job asunder, take him by the neck and shake Job to pieces (See Chapter 1 to see Job’s destruction)
Job 16:12 - I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
Job 21:22-26 - Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
v23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
v24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
v25 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
v26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
Jer 10:23 - O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Prov 20:24 - Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?