Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. (Isaiah 46:9-10)
Friends, there is only one God. Though there are many false gods of the imagination of men, there is only one true and living God. And God, here by the mouth of His prophet, declares who He is, so that there is no confusion or mistaking Him for the gods of men. God declares to us here that He is sovereign. God tells us that He has decreed the end of all things from the beginning. Before anything was created, God dwelling alone in eternity by Himself purposed all things that should happen in time and eternity according to the counsel of His own sovereign will. God says, “I WILL DO ALL MY pleasure.” There is nothing that God was pleased to do that He has not done or will not do. God cannot deny Himself, for all He is and all He does is holy and good.
Therefore, seeing that the only true God has purposed ALL THINGS before any of them were made, who then shall prevent Him from accomplishing All His decrees? If your god can be thwarted by the will or works of men, then your god IS NOT GOD! Our God is sovereign in ALL THINGS! He is sovereign in the creation of the world, in the providence of time and especially in the salvation of His elect (John 6:39). So then there is nothing that shall stop Him from doing ALL His sovereign will (Daniel 4:34-35).
Therefore, consider that it pleased the Father to elect a people to be His holy children. (Ephesians 1:3-6) It pleased the Father to give them to Jesus Christ the Son of God (John 6:36-40). It pleased the Father that Jesus Christ should be made all their wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30-31). It pleased the Son of God to accomplish all their righteousness and give Himself a ransom for their sins (Isaiah 42:21; 1 Timothy 2:3-6). It pleased the Holy Spirit of God to come at the appointed time and give to us life and faith. And He is pleased to keep us until we are safe in heaven with Him (John 3:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 1:3-5). This is our Sovereign God; worship Him alone for He alone is God.
-Pastor Fred Evans