THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD / PART 3
-“Foreknowledge” is a divine attribute of God, whereby God sees all things in the present tense.
There is no past, present, or future with God. Neither time nor space mean anything to Him. “A day is as a thousand
years and a thousand years is as a day” ( 2nd Peter 3:8 ). According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word
“foreknowledge” means: knowledge of something before it exists or happens. This attribute of God is to be seen
in Psalm 139. Psalm 139:1-8 states, … O Lord, You have searched me, and known me. You know my downsitting and my uprising,
You understand my thought afar off. You know my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is
not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have beset me behind and before, and laid Your hand
upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Where shall I go from Your Spirit?
or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, You are there: if I make my bed in hell ( the grave
), behold, You are there …
-This divine attribute of God ( “foreknowledge” ) is obviously one of His most AWESOME attributes!
SUCH KNOWLEDGE IS TOO WONDERFUL FOR US; IT IS HIGH, WE CANNOT ATTAIN UNTO IT. We must admit that God’s "foreknowledge"
is something that we can only recognize and talk about, but will not be able to fully comprehend. It is what makes Him Who
He is. It is what makes Him GOD ALMIGHTY, knowing the end from the beginning. He knows all our past, present, and future.
-Being aware of this divine attribute, we should have confidence in God, for He knows what is ahead. With this
in mind, we should consider what this teaches us about God. This attribute ( “foreknowledge” ) brings us to the
conclusion that: GOD DOES NOT REACT, BUT RATHER, HE CREATES, CAUSES, AND COMPLETES! Remember … Jesus is the AUTHOR and
FINISHER of our faith … The Bible tells us that … Jesus was delivered by the DETERMINATE COUNSEL AND "FOREKNOWLEDGE"
OF GOD ( Acts 2:33 ) …
-In conclusion, we are now able to see that the whole purpose and plan of God is based on His "FOREKNOWLEDGE"!
Without "foreknowledge", there would be no Jesus, no creation, no fall, no salvation, and no restoration. Without "foreknowledge",
GOD WOULD NOT BE GOD!!! But let us be thankful, for our WONDERFUL GOD IS A GOD OF "FOREKNOWLEDGE"! There is none like unto
Him. O THE DEPTH OF THE RICHES BOTH OF THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF GOD! HOW UNSEARCHABLE ARE HIS JUDGMENTS, AND HIS WAYS …
-PAST FINDING OUT ( Romans 11:33 )!-