And His plan encompasses all of time(The Ages) and all men(all things, all creation).
God so loved the world that He created to be inhabited, that He wills all in heaven and in earth to find
Christ as their head.
His stated purpose is to restore the whole creation!
That restoration is only
accomplished through Christ who created all things .
ALL THINGS is not talking about the animal kingdom
or the elements, but MANKIND!
God will restore ALL MANKIND...all means ALL!!
All that have ever
or will ever be born will be restored to God.
It is in Him, and through the shedding of His blood, that we have our deliverance--
the forgiveness of our offences--so abundant was God's grace,
(Eph 1:8) the grace which He, the possessor of all wisdom and understanding, lavished upon us,
(Eph 1:9) when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose
(Eph 1:10) for the government of the world when the times are ripe for it--the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the whole creation to find its one Head in Christ;
yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him. 1912 Weymouth Translation
Paul the ex Pharisee was given this mystery to proclaim to all creation that God will restore all.
Once you begin to see this message of the “merciful purpose” of God you will see it all through Scripture.
This has always been God's intention, to save all men, whom He loves so much!
Therefore He gave His only begotten Son – Jesus...
Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Col 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him.
Col 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Col 1:18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,
Col 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him,
whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace
through the blood of His cross.
Paul is talking about restoring and reconciling ALL MANKIND through the
blood of the cross of Jesus the Christ, whether they be already in heaven
(the spirit realm, not necessarily a place called heaven) or still on earth
– ALL THINGS ...even as Paul said in
Philippians 2:9 “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and
given Him the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven,
and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father ”.
This is His plan for the Ages.
It brings God no
glory if this is describing a forced confession of
Jesus' Lordship...this is free worship from hearts that
have been converted by His LOVE. All
men will come and bow down at the feet of Jesus acknowledging
Him as their Lord and Saviour.
What a Love this is!! What a God He is!! Yet most of the body of
Christ believe that God will
only save a few people, the rest He will burn in the Lake of Fire
for ever and ever.
Then how can
these scriptures be true? How can Jesus be called SAVIOUR if He
cannot or will not SAVE ALL
1Ti 2:1,2-6 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; …..
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of
God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one
God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time”. KJV
What our God wills to happen: WILL HAPPEN!!
Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I
have thought, so shall it come to
pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: Isa 14:25 That
I will break the Assyrian in my land,
and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off
them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
Isa 14:26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is
the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
Isa 14:27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?
and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back? KJV
He intends to restore ALL creation to Himself through faith in Christ, this is the mystery
Paul preached, it is the will of the Father from whom the whole
FAMILY IN HEAVEN AND EARTH IS NAMED. Eph 3:15
God has given “ALL THINGS” to the Son and of those
“ALL THINGS” He will lose nothing – no thing!!
Not one person shall be lost of all those “things” God has given to Jesus.
And God has given ALL THINGS into the Hands of His Son!
Jesus said that if He be lifted up from the earth He would draw or drag ALL MEN unto Himself.
If it takes ages to do it He will do it. He is the Good Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep,
He will search out His lost sheep UNTIL He finds them!
That is what He is doing and has been doing, saving such who are appointed for salvation.
ALL are appointed for salvation for Jesus died for ALL. But ALL are not coming to Jesus in
this AGE. Only the first fruits of the TOTAL HARVEST are coming in. But God has a PLAN
that in the AGES to come He might display and show and prove with arguments
HIS MATCHLESS GRACE to those still yet to come unto Jesus. Death is no barrier to the salvation of a man.
It is not the end, Christ is the BEGINNING and the END!! He will save ALL or He is no SAVIOUR at all.
All creation is groaning, waiting for the revelation or manifestation of the sons of God, who will set
all creation free from the bondage of corruption cast over them.
These sons of God are being set apart and taught by the Spirit in
order that they might be liberation and deliverance to all creation.
This job of deliverance given to the sons of God will take the Ages to come to complete.