The March of God’s Progress

Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power.  For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 1 Corinthians 15:24-25 (NRSV)

Where is God moving? When we speak of the eternal progress of the Almighty, it must be remembered that we are adopting human speech, because God lives in the Eternal present, he is Jehovah–” I AM!”

God is moving to the supreme exaltation of our Savior.   Christ must and will reign, and the Father’s power is even now engaged in putting all things under his feet. He has given Him the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession.

It is true that we see not yet all things put under him, but God is even now engaged in hastening the fulfillment of His eternal plan. The rise and fall of rulers and kingdoms within the last few years; the clamor for new methods of government has menace the ancient order; the vortex of elections; the babel of voices; the rivalry of statesmen and parties! What are these? They are the clouds of His feet, the movement of His pieces on the board, the successive stages in the unfolding of His plan.

Watch the Divine strategy! God raises up one, and puts down another; there is not an item in the newspaper, nor a change on the map, nor a revolution among the people, however obscure, that is not contributing to that final scene, when the Son of Man shall come to the Ancient of Days, and there shall be given Him dominion and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, and nations, and languages shall serve him!

There is need for us all to know God’s movements, especially in this momentous era, because only so can we enter into His Rest.  We can look out calmly on a world in confusion when once we have learned to understand the Divine program of gathering up all things in Christ, who is the Head.

To the careless world His way is in the sea, and His path in the deep water, and His footprints are not known; but to those who love and follow Him.  The heavens may depart, the hills be removed, but his kindness shall not depart, neither shall the Covenant of his peace be removed.

Prayer

Hasten the coming of the Kingdom, O Lord, the fulfillment of Your purpose. Keep us watchful and alert, that at any moment we may discern the movement of Your hand, detect Your will and guidance in the providence of things. Amen

F.B. Meyers