The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men…He does not anoint plans, but men—men of prayer.
—E. M. Bounds
Man’s Plan Only Succeeds in God:
Pr 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.
Pr 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
Pr 16:3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Pr 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
God’s Holy Plan:
Ps 33:10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
Eph 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, Eph 1:8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight Eph 1:9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ Eph 1:10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Eph 3:7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. Eph 3:8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, Eph 3:9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, Eph 3:10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. Eph 3:11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord…
Published on Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 4:05 AM CDT