“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations (ministries, services), but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.” (1 Cor. 12:4-6)
The Greek word translated as “operations” is “energeia” from which we get our English word “energy,” and it literally means an INWORKING.
There are many aspects and divisions of these Divine operations, but it is the SAME GOD which worketh all in all. No matter how diversified it may be, each individual with circumstances and situations peculiar to his own need and development and processing, nevertheless, it is the SAME GOD which is working it all together after the counsel of His own will, it will be to our good, and it will be to His praise.
Christendom’s theology appears to have two Gods working:God inworking the good, and the Devil working the bad things. With this duality in their consciousness they are in a constant state of confusion as to which Force is in control of their situation at any given time. Not until our eye is single unto the Lord, to know that HE IS SOVEREIGNLY IN CONTROL of the interplay of good and evil, do we begin to find a stability and confidence, and rest in the Lord, to “hold our peace” until He has finished His work, and we see how much it is truly GOD ALL THE WAY. The same God working all in all.
“The anger of the Lord shall not return, until He have executed, and until He have performed the thoughts of His heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.” (Jer. 23:20).
The anger of the Lord – literally, the energy forces of God set in motion, reaching out to accomplish a purpose, to restore to rightness again. He uses His judgments, His disciplines, His corrections, with a view of bringing forth a state of righteousness. The end result is of “peace on earth, good will toward men.” And He INWORKS all things until that goal shall be consummated. What a mighty God we serve.