The scripture for today, March 9, is Ephesians 3:9f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“To make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Ever wonder why God created the world? Here it is. The “mystery” as expanded upon in Ephesians and elsewhere in the Bible is Jesus paying the debt to Satan for our sins and setting us free so we have full forgiveness. It is available to everyone in the whole world.
Who does God want to explain this to? Rulers and authorities in heavenly realms ~ angels, demons, and Satan. You see, Satan does not want anyone to be forgiven. He spends a lot of time and energy encouraging people to sin through the wrong kinds of fun or power, for he doesn’t want to be the only one in hell. But God is more powerful than Satan. Even when Satan is successful and we sin, God just negates it and forgives us. There is nothing Satan can do that God cannot undo.
God is great!
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