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HE HATH DONE ALL THINGS WELL

by JAMES BATTERSBY

IN grace, "He hath done all things well." The fountain of His love is from everlasting. The Lord possessed Christ in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. Christ was set up as the Covenant Head of His people before the worlds were made. He was by His Father, as one brought up by Him: and was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him; rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, and His delights were with the sons of men (Proverbs 8). Well might the Apostle say, "God hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began" (2 Timothy 1:9).

Our Lord, in His wonderful prayer, thus addressed His Father on behalf of those given to Him both from everlasting and out of the world: "Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold MY GLORY, which Thou hast given ME: for Thou lovedst ME before the foundation of the world." As the Covenant Head and Representative of His people from everlasting, "He hath done all things well."

In His time state, and as the great PROPHET and TEACHER of the people, He did all things well. When He was in the synagogue at Nazareth, and read from the book of Isaiah, "All bare Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth." And on another occasion, when the officers who were sent to take Him, but returned to the chief priests and Pharisees without Him, said, "Never man spake like this man." He spake and taught us as one having authority, and not as the Scribes. The doctrines which He taught, the precepts which He delivered, and the works which He wrought, are all evidences that "He hath done all things well."

Again, in the great work of REDEMPTION, He did all things well. See Him fulfilling the law and bearing its penalty. He is the perfection of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth in Him. On the accursed tree, He finished transgression and sin, made reconciliation for iniquity, brought in an everlasting righteousness, sealed up vision and prophecy by fulfilling the same, and then consecrated with His own blood the holy place within the vail for His chosen, redeemed, and saved people. He hath obtained eternal Redemption, Failure and imperfection are unknown in the Saviour's work. "He hath done all things well."

Moreover, He does all things in calling and keeping His saints. He calls them by His grace, and keeps them by His power: "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." Our Lord Himself has told us how He manages this business of keeping His follower: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father Which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are ONE" (John 10). He does all things well.

The links of Divine grace in the golden chain of salvation can never be broken. The saints of God are taught this in the Word of truth, and rejoice in the knowledge of it by the power of the Holy Ghost. The words of Paul's are theirs: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also glorified." Examine the links, beloved! The chain is fast at both ends. Predestination and glorification. The links of calling and justification reach us down here in our time state, but they do not leave us here, but pull us up to heaven and glory. Then, what will the redeemed of the Lord say, when they stand before the Throne of God and the Lamb, casting their crowns at Jehovah's feet? Well, they will cry aloud with heart and soul and voice: "Salvation to our God Which sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb." And again, they will cry, saying, "Jehovah Jesus hath done all things well." Amen! and Amen!!




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