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Who shall disannul God's purpose?

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    “For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” (Isaiah 14:27)

    Barnes’ Commentary says in part “Who shall disannul it? – Who has power to defeat his purposes? Difficult as they may be in appearance, and incredible as their fulfillment may seem, yet his purposes are formed in full view of all the circumstances; and there is no power to resist his arm, or to turn him aside from the execution of his designs. By this assurance God designed to comfort his people…And by the same consideration his people may be comforted at all times. His plans shall stand. None can disannul them. No arm has power to resist him. None of the schemes formed against him shall ever prosper. Whatever ills, therefore, may befall his people; however thick, and gloomy, and sad their calamities may be;…. yet they may bare the assurance that all his plans are wise, and that they all shall stand. No matter how many, or how mighty may be the foes of the church….or how self-confident may be their leaders, they have no power to resist God. If their plans are in his way they will be thrown down;…. Who can stand against God? and who can resist the execution of his will?”

    “God is omnipotent, supreme.”(S&H page 17)
    “Mankind must learn that evil is not power” (S&H 102)
    “There is no power apart from God” (S&H page 228)

    Thank you lesson writers for this wonderful lesson on God’s power.

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