Universal Salvation: You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing
Satisfy the desire of every living thing! Millions on the planet would settle for far less at this moment in time. But God can not. In fact, He has to share the same standards that He enjoys Himself, with you. With all of you.
"How on earth can you prove that?" you might say. But it would be nice if we could, though, would it not? Well, the bottom line is that we can. The Bible speaks very plainly of Universal Salvation. And what we are going to do is to bring that into focus, and show you why God could not do it any other way. That is what you need to know. God never does anything without a reason. He has told us to approve of all things, therefore all things must be there to be approved of.
Back to the statement that God has to share the same standards that He enjoys Himself, with you. Do you know which scripture says that? Matthew 22:39..."You shall love your neighbour as yourself." What a fantastic Universal Salvation scripture that is.
If God is going to practise what He preaches, then He has to treat you as He treats Himself. What does God have? Eternal life, and He has to share that with you. What a great God and Father we have, because you do not have a choice in that, as you are the neighbour.
John 1:4 says: "In Him (Jesus) was life, and the life was the light of men." The Greek word there for "life" is zwh (zoe). But zoe denotes not only physical life; it can also mean spiritual life, which in turn leads to eternal life. Zoe can be interpreted in the absolute sense as life as God has it. So eternal life is not just about living forever. Eternal life is living forever with life as God has it - which is His nature, free will, and never ever being short of anything again. A life walking in holiness and righteousness.
So Jesus has life to give, as God has it, to everyone. Remember, the will of His Father is for Him to lose no one. God owes you.
"How can you say that? God does not owe anyone anything." Sorry, but He does. Romans 13:8 has this to say. "Owe no one anything except to love one another." There you have it. God can not tell you to love your neighbour and not do so Himself. He owes you love. And love of neighbour means that He will share what He has with you. In fact, anything less would be breaking His own commandment, which would be sin.
You have to admit that would satisfy the desire of every living thing. And nothing less would. That is what the psalmist David said at Psalm 145:16 "You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing." All will be satisfied with what they have, and everyone in principle will have the same.
Can you remember our last article, where we quoted Luke 2:14, which says "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." And we said "The word for 'goodwill' conveyed the meaning of satisfaction." When the LXX or SEPTUAGINT version, which translated the Hebrew into Greek was written, in translating Psalm 145:16 (144:16 LXX) "You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing," the Greek word that they used for "desire" was the exact word used for "goodwill" in Luke 2:14 - eudokiaV (eudokias) from eudokia (eudokia). The angel was only repeating what David had already said.
Love of neighbour absolutely guarantees Universal Salvation. Do you not think that is good? No, it is absolutely fantastic. It is time to tell the world. If you want to help, go and tell a friend. Share this good news with others. Can you imagine eternal life, living forever with life as God has it? Well, we are all going to, because He is going to open His hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Complete satisfaction - Universal Salvation.
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