“By faith we understand that the worlds (during successive ages) were framed – fashioned, put in order and equipped for their intended purpose- by the Word of God,” (Hebrews 11:3, Amp.)



The whole purpose of the ages is being wrought by Divine arrangement, in precise order and plan. The power and victory are “according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things to Himself,” (Phil. 3:21) Here the word ‘subdue’ means TO SET IN ARRAY UNDER, as also in Rom. 8:20, where “the creature was made subject (set in array) to vanity, not willingly, but be reason of Him who hath subjected (set in array under) in hope”.



From Genesis onward we see it all in progressive developments. The creature was set in array, was placed by Divine arrangement to vanity, to the emptiness to the futility, to the tyranny of change and decay. This was not a casual happenstance, it was all with wise design and purpose, and with a view to when all would be released from this subjection to vanity, and brought into a new order, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.



When God brought Israel, as a nation, out of Egypt, the first need was to take them to MT. Sinai where they received their instruction for an orderly camp. It was not to be an helter-skelter wandering through the wilderness. It was all to be done with order, how they were to travel, how to pitch their tents, with the tribes positioned around the place of worship. When God would move His people across the desert He did it with order.



God is not a God of disorder, instability, commotion, tumult; but He is God of unity, harmony, concord – that completeness wherein everything synchronizes to fulfill His plan in total victory. Thus He controls the interplay of good and evil, restraining that which will not work to His good, holding a balance that reveals rare wisdom and design.



Along with the personal blessedness that “my times are in Thy hand,” (Ps. 31:15), He hath arranged the times for every man, so that all shall know Him from the least to the greatest! Praise His name!
















BY DIVINE ARRANGEMENT [Ray Prinzing]          1

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