I have raised you up for this very purpose,
that I might show you my power and that my
name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
1 Chr 23:5 Four
thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the LORD
with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose."
Job 36:5 "God is mighty,
but does not despise men; he is mighty, and
firm in his purpose.
Psa 57:2 I cry out
to God Most High, to God, who fulfills
his purpose for me.
Psa 138:8 The
LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your love, O LORD, endures forever-- do
not abandon the works of your hands.
are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind;
his purpose is to destroy, to put an end
to many nations.
Isa 46:10 I make known
the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do
all that I please.
Isa 46:11 From the
east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a
man to fulfill my purpose.What
I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I
Isa 48:14 "Come together,
all of you, and listen: Which of the idols has foretold these things? The
Lord's chosen ally will carry out his purpose against Babylon;
his arm will be against the Babylonians.
Isa 49:4 But
I said, "I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain
and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the Lord's hand, and my reward
is with my God."
Isa 55:11 so is my
word that goes out from my mouth: It will
not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the
purpose for which I sent it.
Jer 15:11 The LORD
said, "Surely I will deliver you for a
good purpose; surely I will make your
enemies plead with you in times of disaster and times of distress.
Jer 51:11 "Sharpen
the arrows, take up the shields! The LORD has stirred up the kings of the
Medes, because his purpose is to destroy
Babylon. The LORD will take vengeance,
vengeance for his temple.
Jer 51:12 Lift up a
banner against the walls of Babylon! Reinforce the guard, station the watchmen,
prepare an ambush! The LORD will carry
out his purpose, his decree against the
people of Babylon.
the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves,
because they had not been baptized by John.
Acts 2:23 This
man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge;
and you, with the help of wicked men, put
him to death by nailing him to the cross.
Acts 5:38 Therefore,
in the present case I advise you: Leave
these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human
origin, it will fail.
Acts 13:36 "For
when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep;
he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed.
Rom 8:28 And we know
that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.
Rom 9:11 Yet, before
the twins were born or had done anything good or bad--in
order that God's purpose in election might stand:
Rom 9:17 For the Scripture
says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this
very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might
be proclaimed in all the earth."
1 Cor 3:8The
man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose,
and each will be rewarded according to his
2 Cor 5:5 Now
it is God who has made us for this very purpose and
has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
What, then, was the purpose of the law? It
was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise
referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator.
Gal 4:18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good,
and to be so always and not just when I am with you.
him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan
of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
Eph 2:15 by abolishing
in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His
purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making
to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eph 6:22 I
am sending him to you for this very purpose,
that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being
one in spirit and purpose.
for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good
Col 2:2 My
purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love,
so that they may have the full riches of complete
understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely,
Col 4:8 I
am sending him to you for the express purpose
that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your
2 Th 1:11 With this
in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy
of his calling, and that by his power he may
fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
1 Tim 2:7And
for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I
am telling the truth, I am not lying--and a teacher of the true faith to
2 Tim 1:9 who has saved
us and called us to a holy life--not because
of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.
This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
2 Tim 3:10 You,
however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my
purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the
heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it
with an oath.
Rev 17:13 They
have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing
to give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled.
Rev 21:1-22:6 Then
I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was
no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the
new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
from God, prepared as a bride beautifully
dressed for her husband. And I heard
a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now
the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them.They will be his people, and God himself
will be with them and be their God. He
will wipe every tear from their eyes. There
will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order
of things has passed away."
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then
he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning
and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from
the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this,
and I will be his God and he will be my son.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually
immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their
place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
One of the seven angels who
had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me,
"Come, I will show you the bride, the wife
of the Lamb." And he carried me
away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed
me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very
precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great,
high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the
gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There
were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and
three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and
on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the
city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square,
as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it
to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.
He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man's measurement,
which the angel was using. The wall was made of jasper, and the city
of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city
walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation
was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth
beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and
the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made
of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like
transparent glass. I did not see
a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its
temple. The city does not need the sun or
the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb
is its lamp. The
nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their
splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there
will be no night there.
The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful
or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book
of life. Then the angel showed me
the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne
of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the
city. On each side of the river stood the
tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month.
And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.No longer will there be any curse. The
throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will
serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or
the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will
reign for ever and ever. The angel
said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of
the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things
that must soon take place."
God's Eternal Purpose (Part 1)
God has an eternal purpose. He wants to establish His kingdom. He made man with this purpose in mind. He wants a people that will love and obey Him. He wants to build a house, get married and have many children.