20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. The Apostle Paul said: “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? But we must remove the phrase “before the beginning.” God is not stuck within time like we are. Understanding this is made more difficult because Hebrew has no general word for "time." Events frequently do not work out as we hoped. What a difference there is between God and us! Only a Being unconstrained by time could carry out such a long-term feat. 1 Peter 1:2 In fact, Ephesians 1:11 says God “works all things according to the counsel of his will.” There is no such thing as chance with God. Conversely, God calls us into His own spiritual presence to worship Him directly. Isaiah 46:10 (NIV) I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? He made it and has power over it. 8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? ‘I know how it’s going to end from the start.’ Bear in mind, there has to be free will, independent will of the people, of us, if character is … God does it so that they should fear Him. Study This. We do not. To us of all people, time should be extremely important. In comparison, we know by experience that we are in control of so little. God Tells The End From The Beginning. 1. Robert Young, author of Young's Analytical Concordance, writes of this word, hayah, "A name indicating rather the unsearchableness of God than his mere existence, as commonly supposed" (p. 506, his emphasis). A.F.V So it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the last issue on earth will be about the 7th day Sabbath. A Bible Believer’s Time Chronology 7. 1) Warnings of Jesus, Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? In comparison, we know by experience that we are in control of so little. Hump Day - The Fullness of Time 8. … 14 I know that everything God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it or taken from it. I have purposed it; I will also do it. He knows the future. Because God knows everything that will happen, this allows Him to predict the future ahead of time. Events frequently do not work out as we hoped. Here are 15 Encouraging reminders that God knows the future. Eternity, according to Webster's, means "time or existence without beginning or end." Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? Martin G. Collins And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. When we will die is not a matter of accident or chance; the Bible makes it clear that our lives are in God’s hands. King James Version (KJV), KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Value Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. The Lord said to Abraham, “My name is Jehovah, and I know the end from the beginning; therefore my hand shall be over thee” . The Alpha and Omega 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Dear Friends, please, never let go of your confident trust in God. We must trust Him! Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. This I call his ultimate end. The End of the Beginning Read the Scripture: Acts 28:30-31 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. In fact, since He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), He is in control of the entire timeline; otherwise, He could not know how things will end. From Genesis on, our knowing of God is always secondary and responsive to God’s knowing of us. Events frequently do not work out as we hoped. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. Whether this was Isaiah's actual intent is unknown. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. But God inhabits, lives in, all of time! Moses puts it a different way in Psalm 90:2, "Even from everlasting to everlasting [or age to age], You are God." The Latter Years and The Latter Days 10. A.S.V. Declaring the end from the beginning – Foretelling accurately the course of future events. Read full chapter. tall73 said: ↑ One of the amazing attributes of God that He claims as His alone is knowing the end from the beginning. The Conclusion 5. Just as the temples of God are sacred, so are your temporal bodies. EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has become a resource for many seeking to understand if the Coronavirus pandemic is an End Times plague. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Isaiah 57:15: Psalm 90:4 Jesus as the beginning and end of all things is a reference to no one but the true God. He knows the time of our death, and He has even appointed it. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” King James Version (KJV) The Last State 2. This is similar to the idea behind the name Yahweh, translated "LORD," which means "He who is." Isaiah 46:10 Context. 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. From the most remote past, He has planned, created, and fulfilled each step of His purpose to bring about His ultimate goal, the birth of sons and daughters into His Family (II Corinthians 6:18). Dear Friends, please, never let go of your confident trust in God. In fact, since He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), He is in control of the entire timeline; otherwise, He could not know how things will end. God knows the end. He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ — with all boldness and without hindrance! Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Nay: but by the law of faith. He has always existed -- and He always will. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. Isaiah 46:10 King James Version (KJV) 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: King James Version (KJV) Public Domain. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, 'My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure (Isaiah 46:10). In other words, there is no such thing as “prehistoric.” History began when it was first recorded—the first verse of Genesis. What is the view we have of God at the very beginning, or better what is a God’s-eye view of us? In contrast, we are aware of only a tiny fraction of the past and virtually ignorant of the future. Isaiah 46:10 : … The Preface. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. Time of Purpose 4. God Wanted Us to Know His Plan for History, from Beginning to End The Bible makes it clear that God’s existence is completely separate from the history of this universe, which began in Genesis 1:1. How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!". Genesis, Exodus and the Psalms give us a scriptural lens for God’s never-ending knowing of us, across ‘the hopes and fears of all the years’. The Last Days 11. God's eternity allows Him to work out His plan over the whole expanse of time. There are still prophecies in the Bible that await fulfillment. The house of the Lord helps you to see the end from the beginning. No human can adequately explain it, and we are humbled to realize from verses like this how insignificant we are beside the awesome grandeur of our God. . 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. NOTE: All Scripture verses are taken from New International Version (1984 and 2011), unless otherwise stated.) 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). The book of Nehemiah, like the Bible as a whole, begins and ends with love.Nehemiah began by praying, ‘O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love…’ (Nehemiah 1:5).. The Beginning - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In fact, Ephesians 1:11 says God “works all things according to the counsel of his will.” There is no such thing as chance with God. In fact, since He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), He is in control of the entire timeline; otherwise, He could not know how things will end. 27 Where is boasting then? ! That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. We have applied this term to endless time so we can "measure" and grasp it to a limited extent. It is excluded. And not only that, God cares deeply about what happens to us! It is seen especially in Revelation 22:13, where Jesus proclaims that He is “the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Isaiah writes that God "inhabits eternity," that is, He dwells in perpetuity or lives eternally, continually. If God transcends space God also transcends time. As Paul points out in Romans 11:33, "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Isaiah 46:10 (WYC) And I tell from the beginning the last thing, and from the beginning those things that be not made yet; and I say, My counsel shall stand, and all my will shall be done. 3 For what if some did not believe? John W. Ritenbaugh These are just a few of God’s infinite attributes as He Himself is timeless and limitless in every way. God wants us to worship Him humbly rather than the way the world worships idols. . old; for I am God, and there is none else, I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning…” (vs 9-10). The Bible says, “Man’s days are determined; you (God) have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he … R.S.V. THE BIBLE takes us from the very Beginning … “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.” (Genesis 1:1) To the very End … “Now I saw a new heaven and a new Earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.” (Revelation 21:1) And it then provides the details of everything that will happen in-between!! He knows the time of our death, and He has even appointed it. When we set up an idol, we are in fact sacrificing to one or more demons! So God knew all the future failures of the Israelites, but nevertheless chose them to be His people. and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. King James Bible 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: Christian Standard Bible I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: my plan will take place, and I … 7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble. The First Commandment. Compare all. Because of God's endless life and His power over events and lives of men, He can prophesy a thing to occur in ancient times and bring it to pass today. The Beginning - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. By what law? of works? God predicted of Abraham. NASB E-Prime The year is now 2020 and many people around the globe are wondering if the end of the world is near. Keep it in mind, you rebels. It is degrading to worship an idol. And not only that, God cares deeply about what happens to us! I don't think there has ever been such a widespread interest in this topic like there is today. (I speak as a man). shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? Elsewhere the Bible says, "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made" (John 1:3). This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. God knows the end from the beginning. FOCUS: The Bible can be divided into three segments: THE BEGINNING (before “separation from God” — also known as “SIN”), THE MIDDLE (during separation from God), and THE NEW BEGINNING (God and man dwelling together again). The Last Time 9. God is omniscient; He knows everything actual and possible. Therefore, all things are moving according to plan and, since God knows all the future, he can take all things into account when he plans in the beginning. We can say that eternity sums up all of time—past, present, and future; it stretches endlessly in each direction from when we find ourselves living. Amplified® God knows beginning and end. Isaiah 46:10 Context. You think God knows the end and would act or manifest that the way you would, but in fact you have no idea of what God knows and how he would act. We do this because time, to almost everyone, is very important. However, the way Isaiah constructed the phrase, "inhabits eternity" can mean that God moves freely in time; any period of time is accessible to Him. God knows beginning and end. Begin and end with love Nehemiah 13:1-31. The Second Commandment. He knows our future acts and decisions, including all our sins – yet He still calls us by name to Himself. God knows beginning and end. Know what it says? 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? or what profit is there of circumcision? Whenever we stop short of our face-to-face relationship and worship of our sovereign God by placing a visible entity before Him, we break the second commandment. What does it mean to inhabit eternity? God looks to those who worship Him in humility and respectful fear and despises those who choose their own ways. K.J.V. God does it so that they should fear Him. This verse—wonderful, grandly mysterious, and full of import—exceeds our comprehension because it is something beyond human experience. 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Our God “declares the end from the beginning” (Is 46:10), and He knows our hearts. The End 12. 2 Peter : The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Because how we use it will determine whether we will join God in His eternal Kingdom. 9 What then? This statement of eternality could apply only to God. God is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 21:6). Whether or not the coronavirus signals the beginning of the end times, or not, I don’t know. If God knows who we are, then God may know what we will choose, even to the point of knowing what we will choose to do in the future. 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. My husband came to know the Lord as his personal Savior after reading a Bible for several months that had been handed to him on a public university campus by a Gideon businessman. N.A.S.B. When we will die is not a matter of accident or chance; the Bible makes it clear that our lives are in God’s hands. 3. You can see God declared he created in the beginning and then declared the Sabbath at the end of it. If we are so impressed and encouraged, we respond by honoring Him through our humble obedience, thus glorifying Him and enabling Him to form us into His image. Ad, the word used in Isaiah 57:15, simply means "duration, perpetual, continuity." He will do what He pleases. We need not be frantic about it, but we should be concerned about its proper use. A PROPHECY CONNECTIONS STUDY by Paula . (Isaiah 46:9-11). We read the Lord saying that He, Declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, 'My purpose will be established, and I … I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ New King James Version Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Here are 15 Encouraging reminders that God knows the future. The Process of Time 3. PLEASE SEE OUR PAGE UN 2030 AGENDA AND THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST - TIME IS ALMOST UP!. I like the Complete Jewish Bible most so I'll use it. 7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble. They are one thing, not two. What a difference there is between God and us! Young's As the eternal, omniscient God, He has lived our yesterdays, our todays, and our tomorrows, the past, present, and future. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? The Bible says, “Man’s days are determined; you (God) have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he … God is, has always been and always will be, no matter how men perceive time. Isaiah 46:10 in all English translations. 15 What exists has already been, and what will be has already been, for God will call to account what has passed. 9 “Remember things that happened at the beginning, long ago — that I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. 8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors. is he not also of the Gentiles? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. The knowledge of who some body is does not take the options away from the one choosing, nor does it stop the freedom to choose. God wants us to worship Him directly—not through an idol. Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ( B) ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’. Why? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. This is an argument to which God often appeals in proof that he is the only true God. ... God will allow an escalation in trials of all kinds to bring men to Christ. This corresponds to "'I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,' says the Lord, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty'" (Revelation 1:8). 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? Another of God's names, "I AM" (Exodus 3:14) also implies that men cannot truly understand His relationship to time. 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