God is the fountainhead of all power, wisdom, and choice, and ultimately, every action in the created realm is simply a byproduct of his pleasure. His secret plan is now speeding toward completion and every component is his workmanship. Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.
God is the architect of all things as they are today, and as they will be tomorrow. He is the designer and builder of the world, and your life within it. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
By himself, God has planned and arranged for your destiny. All that you can see and hear, all that touches your sphere, enters by the express design of the master builder. Life and death, good and evil, blessing and cursing, all labor under the express direction of God, to bring forth his will in you. A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Consider Ephesians 1:1-19, where God reveals himself as the sole worker of all things.
HIS BLESSING. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings. God is the provider of all blessing. Not your good looks, your superior intellect, your job, your church, or accidental circumstance. God has given you all that you have, and he has made you all that you are.
HIS CHOICE. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. God chose you, and not vice-versa. Before he made the earth he marked out your destiny, and even now he foresees your perfected state.
HIS CHILDREN& HIS WILL. Having predestinated us unto the adoption [SonPlacing] of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. The will of God is invincible, and a servant of his wisdom. He has decided that you shall be made into the image of his Son. He did not ask your permission, nor does he need your approval. Since he is all powerful and all wise, he gets everything he wants, even without your help. Absolutely nothing can stop him and there is nothing you can do to dissuade your position in Christ. Your present condition and your destiny are not the result of your works, they are the workmanship of God.
HIS GRACE. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Grace is “free unmerited favor.” All the workmanship of God comes to you as a free, unmerited gift. You have earned nothing. It is God’s grace that has made you what you are, and this grace will lead you to your ultimate state. Not your good choices. Not your superb lifestyle. Though you are certainly involved with the process, yet this process could not operate without the workmanship of God.
HE ABOUNDS. Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Wisdom and knowledge flow from God to you. He abounds toward you with everything required for your perfecting. He is the supplier of every necessary component for this highly technical, intense, and delicate project. This abundance originates in him, and flows from him.
HIS WILL& HIS PLEASURE. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself. In his interplay with man upon the earth, God has revealed his will, his pleasure, and his purpose. This mysterious will is that you shall one day be conformed into the image of his Son. Your part is simply to cooperate with this plan, and the workmanship of God will accomplish it in you.
HE GATHERS. In the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ. Christ is the anointed company of the firstborn Sons of God. The completion of this corporate group is the workmanship of God. When this supernal cartel is complete, God will gather these Sons together, and entrust the creation to their hands. God is the author, the finisher, and the only gatherer on this project.
HIS PURPOSE. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. Before you were born, God marked out a spiritual inheritance for you. This inheritance is the transfer of wealth from Father to Son. It is the immutable purpose of God that you shall one day possess this inheritance. To this end, God has arranged your life according to his will. You are his workmanship.
HIS GLORY. That we should be to the praise of his glory. When the work of God is finished in your spirit, you will be a living example of his glory. You will show the splendor of God as an honorable Son extols his Father. This is entirely your Father’s doing. Your present and future existence is the workmanship of God.
HIS INHERITANCE. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. Revelation is the knowledge of God- it is an understanding of his calling and his inheritance. The inheritance of God is that you shall one day possess his character and capacity. These things are summed up in his plan of Sonship. An understanding of this plan is the gift and revelation of God. It is not a payment for your hard study or sterling character. The knowledge, plan, and inheritance of Sonship, are the workmanship of God.
HIS POWER. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe. The immeasurable and unlimited power of God will bring forth his workmanship in you. You have caught hold of glory, it has swept you away. Hold on for the ride of your life.
The workmanship of God has made you all that you are now, and all that you will be. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth. If you are seeking God, it is because he has sovereignly dragged you. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him. The spiritual awakening of men is the workmanship of God. As many as were ordained to eternal life believed. The scope and intricacy of God’s workmanship far exceeds the cognitive abilities of the human mind. Nevertheless, God is the producer and director of all things in the heavens or on the earth. He is the doer of all things, and as the only worker, he absolutely cannot fail. If God be for us, who can be against us?