1 Timothy 2:1-6 (ICB) 2 First, I tell you to pray for all people. Ask God for the things people need and be thankful to Him. 2 You should pray for kings and for all who have authority. Pray for the leaders so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives—lives full of worship and respect for God. 3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior. 4 God wants all people to be saved. And He wants everyone to know the truth. 5 There is only one God. And there is only one way that people can reach God. That way is through Jesus Christ, who is also a man. 6 Jesus gave Himself to pay for the sins of all people. Jesus is proof that God wants all people to be saved. And that proof came at the right time.
Our God is The Sovereign Operator, and He has no problem proving Who He is. In fact, He revealed Himself in Jesus The Christ, His Word made human. He has done all that He has done and said all that He has said, so that humanity would be enlightened and rescued from the clutches of a fully defeated foe. He has done all that He has done and said all that He has said, so that humanity would be able to walk into the safety of His Word (promises). We, being completely restored by His work (His operation) in Jesus The Christ, are able take our place of victory and authority (IN HIM). He, by His Love, grace, and power, have fully equipped and empowered us to subdue and take dominion over the enemy of our souls. The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the revelation of the sovereign operation of our God!
One God, Many Operations
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 King James Version (KJV) 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
Definitions for the term operation are the working, or (1) the effect of, (2) the activity of, (3) the showing forth of might, effectualness, fervency, efficacy, potency, or power, (4) help or assistance. Other relative terms are assignment, brief, business, charge, detail, job, mission, post, course, procedure, process, application, use, productivity… (Strong’s Concordance; Merriam Webster Dictionary). All these terms apply to our God. It is just as it was in the Book of Genesis, all that our God does is good; He IS The Sovereign Operator.
We serve the Only True and Living God, Who spoke throughout the Old Testament, methodically building His blueprint with types and shadows of Who and what was to come. Then our Sovereign showed forth His might, effectualness, fervency, efficacy, potency, and power. He helped and assisted humanity, with His strategic and well-designed plan of redemption. He assigned His Word made human, charging Him to fulfill His detail and mission, to stay on His post until IT WAS FINISHED! Our God is The Sovereign Operator.
Watchmen, when we look seriously at our God operating in the Gospel of Jesus The Christ, we come to understand that all that He did, was done methodically and strategically. The Holy Spirit tells us of His wisdom and propensity for secrecy when it comes to the enemy of our souls, saying, “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Corinthians 2:8).
Our God is The Sovereign Operator Who is not obligated to explain anything to anyone; yet, in His Love and care for humanity, He says, “If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God Who gives to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him (James 1:5).
His Sovereign Operation Revealed in Jesus The Christ
Ephesians 2:4-9 King James Version (KJV) 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Beloved watchmen, the “working” definition given to me for our God’s grace is His Loving Help to be and do the impossible. We understand it was through the operation of our God’s grace (His Loving Help) that He did that which was impossible for us. He strategically allowed satan to create a debt that could not be repaid, when he crucified this sinless human, Jesus. What a strategic God! Life in found nowhere but in our God; satan owed Jesus His life, which he has not to give. This debt created the Way back to our Heavenly Father. This is the Truth and Life; what a Strategist; what a Sovereign Operator!
Our God showed forth the power and authority of His Word in Jesus The Christ. Though maligned, mistreated, abused, and eventually murdered, His Word made human stood the test. Enduring all hell had to offer, He did not return to our Heavenly Father without fulfilling the mission. Debt paid, humanity redeemed, Jesus took back the authority and power stolen from Adam (male and female man; Genesis 5). He is now seated as our God’s Right-Hand Human, interceding for humanity. Humanity has been completely restored to our high place in our God, in Jesus The Christ. Our God is The Master Strategist and Sovereign Operator.
Restoration: The Purpose of His Operation
Philippians 2:13 (AMP) For it is not your strength, but it is God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work; that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose for His good pleasure. It is not by our own power, might, or wisdom; it is by the power, might, and wisdom of our God alone that we produce anything good.
Philippians 1:6 (AMP) I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will continue to perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus, the time of His return.
Our God has made it His personal responsibility to walk us into victory, if we will believe. It is our obedience to His Truth that insures our wholeness and peace.
Romans 8:28-29 (KJV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. 29 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.
Our God restores believers in His operation of grace (Loving help to be and do the impossible). His desire is that humanity return to His original, pre-determined high place of wisdom, power, and authority in Jesus The Christ. We can trust the sovereign operation of our God.