Saviour From Eternity
be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen
us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without
blame before him in love. Eph. 1:3, 4
Fall the Lord has wrought out His will in the plan of redemption, a plan by
which He is seeking to restore man to his original perfection. Christ’s
death on the cross has made it possible for God to receive and pardon every
divine Sufferer hung upon the cross, angels gathered about Him, and as they
looked upon Him, and heard His cry, they asked, with intense emotion, “Will
not the Lord Jehovah save Him?” . . . Then were the words spoken: “The
Lord hath sworn, and He will not repent. Father and Son are pledged to fulfill
the terms of the everlasting covenant. God so loved the world, that He gave
His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.” Christ was not alone in making His great
sacrifice. It was the fulfillment of the covenant made between Him and His
Father before the foundation of the world was laid. With clasped hands they
had entered into the solemn pledge that Christ would become the surety for
the human race if they were overcome by Satan’s sophistry.
of the human race has ever been the object of the councils of heaven. The
covenant of mercy was made before the foundation of the world. It has existed
from all eternity, and is called the everlasting covenant. So surely as there
never was a time when God was not, so surely there never was a moment when
it was not the delight of the eternal mind to manifest His grace to humanity.
we consider this subject, the greater depths we find, and yet there are depths
that we do not reach as we study the Redeemer’s glory. It is the glory
of the Prince of life, and the mightiest powers of man cannot reach it. The
angels themselves desire to look into this mysterious and wonderful theme,
the redemption of the human race.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 67, 68.