Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
September 8, 2019
Dual-Purpose of The Father’s Plan
God told Jeremiah that Judah would be in captivity under the Babylonians for 70 years. During that period, the people of Judah must have prayed because Jeremiah instructed them to do so in Jeremiah 29:11-12. The kingdom of Judah was in captivity as slaves. Life was hard, so they prayed. But it still took 70 years for them to be released.
During that time, they did not have authority over demonic powers so it took longer for God to deliver them. Daniel was a prophet who lived in captivity in Babylon (south of Bagdad, Iraq).
God had a plan for Israel and we often use these scriptures to pray for God’s plan for ourselves and our children.
We have to understand that the plan of God was to bring them out of the Babylonian captivity. It had a dual-purpose:
• The first purpose was to deliver them out of the captivity from their enemies and that God may bless them; God’s plan was for personal blessings.
• Secondly, the purpose of God’s plan was for Jesus’ coming as the descendants of Israel. This was the plan of redemption.
We must never forget that the Heavenly Father’s plan for us, as individuals, also has a dual-purpose.
When you and your children have a glimpse of the Father’s plan for our own lives, the ultimate purpose concerns His plan for His church and the coming of Jesus again. The dual-purpose is:
• To give your child hope and a bright future; the blessings of God are in the plan.
• To bless your child so that he or she can be of great help to the local church spiritually and naturally; especially financially.