For thus says the Lord : After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My GOOD word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:10, 11 NKJV)
The word in capitals above is the same word used to describe the condition of each completed creation stage in Genesis, “GOOD.” As we have been stating and studying in our conversations, it refers to God’s fulfilled intention, completed will, perfected promise or manifest word. In divine language, something is described as ‘good’ because it is essentially able, having the inherent ability to progress from its unseen form to its manifest form, the appearing of its manifest form being determined in entirety by the unseen form ONLY.
Naturally speaking, you would compare ‘good’ to the relationship between a seed and a fruit. A seed has all it takes within itself to produce fruit after its own kind. If you want an orange fruit, all you need to do is plant an orange seed. You don’t need to inject it with anything, just the seed as it is. The word of God is ‘good’, as our text says, because it needs nothing else to produce itself physically, just believe it in your heart and work it out. God calls it ‘My good word;’ My word that can be completely trusted.
Scripture tells us that whatever is born of God overcomes the world, meaning that intentions, dreams, visions, plans, etc that are initiated by God(having the nature of love), will always bring together, everything needed to give it tangible expression in this physical reality, even those things that might initially be working against it are eventually made to work for it. That’s why all things work together for ‘good’, yes, every single event, both the desirable ones and the undesirable ones all supernaturally fall into a masterfully designed process that ends in manifestation, provided the original intent is love-natured. God’s purpose is Love.
In understanding what ‘good’ means, it is important that we not confuse God’s love-natured intents with our own selfish intents. Scripture teaches us that one of the reasons people fail to experience ‘good’ is because their expectations are meant to satisfy their own selfish wants. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. (James 4:3 NKJV) Whether a vision or dream ultimately succeeds, depends to the greatest degree on whether it is for the good of humanity or otherwise.
In our next conversation. We shall find out how people eat of the tree of the knowledge of ‘good’ and ‘evil’.
(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)
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