We are commanded by God, “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like Me.
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient time things not yet come.”
Saying, “My council shall stand, and I will do all My pleasures!” (cp. Isaiah 46: 9-10).
If the aforemetioned is true, why did God allow the following, having foreknowledge, knowing the havoc that would occur? One millennia after another reaching us today!
The designated havoc instigator of planet earth! (2 Corinthians 4:4), Encrypted as the god of this world. Royalty was his heritage King of Tyre. Crowned with the seal of perfection, full of wisdom, who walked freely through out God’s Eden (the whole earth). (cp. Ezekiel 28:12-13).
Brazen and bold! Walking through Eden must have brought him great satisfaction. Because he decided to replace God, by making himself God. (Isaiah 14:13-14).
And then, this horror occurred. A war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in haven any longer.
So the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, he was cast to the earth, and his angels with him. (cp. Revelation 12:7-9).
How many angels joined Satan in his rebellion? The exact number we do not know. This is what we do know, They are innumberable. (cp. Hebrews 12:22
A man met Jesus possessed by an unclean spirit. Jesus asked this unclean spirit, “What is your name?” It answered, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” (cp. Mark 5:2; 9).
Whereby we also have this intriguing saga. For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them into hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness to be reserved for judgment. (cp, 2 Peter 2:4).
And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their abode. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. (cp. Jude 1:6).
With God wondering and asking, “How have you fallen from heaven? O Lucifer, son of the morning! You, who have destroyed the nations! (Isaiah 14:12).
For all of the evil you have caused, “You shall be brought to Sheol, (Hell) to the lowest depths of the pit!”
Those who see you will gaze at you, saying? “Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world a wilderness, and destroyed cities.
Who did not open the house of his prisoners, (perhaps a reference to 2 Corinthians 4:4), Cp. Isaiah 14:13-17).
These phrases from, Isaiah 46:9-10, “Declaring the end from the beginning,” and, “My council shall stand. I will do all my pleasures.
If that’s so, why didn’t God just disallow all of the shenanigans of Satan from ever occurring?
In that God is all knowing, those shenanigans, must somehow be within His council and pleasures.
Like it or not the answer is follows. Because it lays naked Isaiah 46:9-10.
“What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not!” (cp. Romans 9:14).
“Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills, He hardens! (cp. Romans 9:18).
Here are two incidences that shook me to my very core. The question to ask, are these horrible instances of God’s council and pleasures? It seems to be so, if you carefully read Isaiah 64:9-10. Because, He knows the end from the beginning!
A mother driving her child to daycare. Heard her son crying. She pulled over, and the child said to his mother, “My tummy hurts.” And the child died.
The mother was the victim of road rage. Gunfire was exchanged. and a stray bullet entered the back of her car (trunk) Piercing the child through his car seat. This I can assure you, that moms life has been ruined.
A mother, and daughter were shopping for clothes, than an ugly incident erupted. Sending mother, and daughter scampering into a dressing room for protection.
There snuggled together, and praying, a stray bullet pierced through the dressing room enclosure killing the fourteen year old. The mother said that her daughter died in her arms. Another mothers live ruined forever.
Such incidents are personal to this writer. Because, I was the victim of such an occasion. However, it was my mother who died. And I can attest, that my life was destroyed! I still struggle over that incident daily decades later. I was rob of so very much.
And the God, who knew the end from the beginning, never helped me overcome my sorrow as a ten year old.
So I ask, is God legitimate, and I answer its questionable.
Nevertheless, I am a recipient of His redemptive power. Because on, 05 February 1954, I experienced His saving grace through 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Over the decades, I have had numerous angelic experiences. Here’s one of them. It was a very early morning.
While on a training workout, I collapsed. Struggling to get up, but unable.
Suddenly, I heard a voice saying he can’t get up. The angle was huge, and his outstretched hand powerful. The hand was extended to me, and I grasped it.
Instantly, I was air bound and carried to my 3rd. floor apartment. After opening the door, I turned to make a comment to my guardian angel, and the angel vanished, as quickly as its appearance.
ANGELS AMONG US:
Are they not ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation. (cp, Hebrews 1:14),
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for so in so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. ( cp. Hebrews 13:2).
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