Ephesians 1:11 – The counsel of His will04-04-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet
…Who is operating all in accord with the counsel of His will…
What a tribute to GOD sounds in these words. GOD works in “all”. Which means: in heaven and on earth, in all the ages and in the plan that he is executing. Nothing falls outside GOD’s sphere of influence.
Many things occur that go against GOD’s will. That’s also what makes this eon so evil. But beware: everything nevertheless goes “in accord with the counsel of His will”. GOD’s counsel, that is His hidden intention. Nobody can resist that. Pharaoh once withstood GOD’s revealed will when he refused to let the people of Israel go. But he did not withstand “the counsel of GOD’s will” (Rom. 9:19). Impossible! For GOD had a purpose with an unwilling Pharaoh. In Proverbs 16:4 we read: “Yahweh has made everything for its own outcome, Yes even the wicked for the day of evil”.
The creation of “the old snake” (satan) and the offense of the first human couple were not accidents. That too took place “according to the counsel of GOD’s will”. What a peace for the heart it is to realize that GOD never fails and that all serves His intention!