There is clearly order to the earth. Scientists tell us all the time so then it must be true I guess. The solar system has direct predictable order. Organisms have distinguished and divine purpose. We know the human body how it functions is not random. If you broadcast seed for a corn field you will not produce as much corn as if you have equally spaced rows with set distances between plants.
Water still can't be reproduced. Our goats got out recently and a neighbor brought his trailer to help haul them back home. He was amazed when he opened the door how they made a single line and began climbing in the trailer as if they were going on a field trip. Animals have a definite
I believe order is best explained through the lineage of Jesus. The lineage of Jesus is explained in Luke 3:23-38 for his mother. The bible also speaks of Jesus’ lineage in Matthew chapter 1 with an emphasis on Joseph’s lineage. Heli and Eli are translated the same, showing Matthew is the lineage of Joseph and Luke is the lineage of Mary. Two different purposes. Regardless we are going from the son of God to man to Jesus through his mother as Joseph was not his true bloodline. Both parents were heirs of David but through different kids Solomon had.
Luke 3:23-38 backwards is as follows: Son of God, son of Adam, son of Seth, son of Enos, son of Kenan, son of Mahalaleel, son of Jared, son of Enoch, son of Methuselah, son of Lamech, son of Noah, son of Shem, son of Arphaxad, son of Kenan, son of Shelah, son of Eber, son of Peleg, son of Reu, son of Serug, son of Nahor, son of Terah, son of Abraham, son of Isaac, son of Jacob, son of Judah, son of Perez, son of Hezron, son of Arni, son of Admin, son of Amminadab, son of Nahshon, son of Salmon, son of Boaz, son of Obed, son of Jesse, son of David, son of Nathan, son of Mattatha, son of Menna, son of Melea, son of Eliakim,son of Jonam, son of Joseph, son of Judah, son of Simeon, son of Levi, son of Matthat, son of Jorim, son of Eliezer, son of Joshua, son of Er, son of Elmadam, son of Cosam, son of Addi, son of Melchi, son of Neri, son of Shealtiel, son of Zerubbabel, son of Rhesa, son of Joanan, son of Joda, son of Josech, son of Semein, son of Mattathias, son of Maath, son of Naggai, son of Esli, son of Nahum, son of Amos, son of Mattathias, son of Joseph, son of Jannai, son of Melki, son of Levi, son of Matthat, son of Heli, Son of Joseph
I know there are a lot of names in that and it may seem pretty dry. To spice it up a bit, remember Boaz is the story of Ruth. In those names is the story of Noah and the ark. Look at David, Solomon, and Esther. The story of Abraham and his children are in this order. These biblically famous people all had a direct link in the heritage of Christ, yet they had no idea how this would all play out. Most people undermine the “begats’ and how boring they are. This intricate lineage brought forth the son of God in a specific ordained fashion.
We see through the bloodline of Jesus Christ a specific and succinct orchestration. Can you imagine, Jacob instead of Esau? David’s first son from Bathsheba living? Preservation like the story of Ruth with Boaz or Esther not taking a stand with the king in support of her uncle Mordechai? The bible has dual significance. The majority of the themed individuals have life struggles, yet were the precursors to the son of God and our redemption.
Think about it, in Jesus’ line there were prostitutes like Rahab, drunks like Noah, swindlers like Jacob, and faithful like David or wise like Solomon. Every bit of that was order and in the midst of the chaos was a perfect direction in the larger picture to bring us our redeemer.
Here is your blessing. This is your promise. You are a part of Gods order. He says in Romans 8:26-39 (MSG), “ Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
29-30 God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.
31-39 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”
There is an order to every millisecond in your life. You are in Christ and nothing will mess up the perfect appointment. God already crossed Hell and high water for you. It’s in your hands. You can allow his power and authority to take dominion in your life. You are more than a conqueror. You are an overcomer no matter what comes your way. Remember all circumstances are just a part of Gods order and all things work together for the good.
Philip Lukens is the senior pastor of the Carr Community Church. To receive updates please enter your e-mail address below and click subscribe.
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