FOREKNOWLEDGE & FREEWILL. “WORTH CONSIDERING” 8/20/20
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
“…For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end…” (Jeremiah 29:11, KJV) ( Might add Psalms 23, know what the rod and staff represent? )
An Expected End
The Scripture says that God declares “the end from the beginning.” When God planned out your life, He started with where He wants you to end up, and then He worked backward. His plans for you are “to give you an expected end.” The good news is that you don’t end in defeat, in failure, in disappointment, or in heartache. You end in victory, fulfilling your destiny. You can live in peace, knowing that in the end, all things are going to work to your advantage.
But there will be difficult seasons in your life when it looks as though things didn’t work out. You may be in a difficult season right now, and it may look as though your dream has died. You have to remind yourself that’s not how your story ends. The Most High God has already planned it for an expected end. If you’ll keep moving forward, He’ll weave it all together. He’s already established the end.’
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that in the midst of a very insecure world that I can rest in the security of knowing that my end has been set, knowing that You always cause me to triumph. I believe that You are working all things to my advantage. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Yes, the potential is there. BUT, it is predicated or subject to us finding, embracing and keeping on HIS road map as given to us by Jesus and the Old and New Testament Prophets and Apostles of God. . We have also been given a free will that has been corrupted by GrandDaddy Adam’s pride and rebellion. I am sure you have noticed that when you would do good, evil is always tugging the other way. You can read all about it in Roman 7 by Apostle Paul. And of course, by God’s Grace we have the victory in Roman’s 8 if we want it.
God of course is always on our side and pulling for us to learn how to use our freewill in a loving and positive way… That is why we are here. The problem is our pride, rebellion, fear and unbelief that we have not dealt with. And when things go sour, we tend to blame God or others instead of looking in our own back yard. Like I noted last week, 48% of so called Christians today believe they will go to heaven because they are good people and do good works. But guess who is judging, they are. That would be like a judge being arrested for breaking the law and then allowed to judge his own case. No, Jesus will be the judge and we are told that every word and action will be recalled for judgment. And the LAW of God calls for expulsion into darkness for even one lie or negative action. “For the soul that sins shall die.” Ezek.18:20 and Ecc. 7:20 “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” So in reality, The whole human race for 6,000 years needs help, some one to step in and provide for their acquittal or salvation. And of course, that is exactly what Jesus came to do as found in Isa. 53.3
“3 He was despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief;
And like One from whom men hide their faces
He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him.
But [in fact] He has borne our griefs,
And He has carried our sorrows and pains;
Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken,
Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him].
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];
The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him,
And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed. (Should read the whole Chapter…. for context. Content without Context is Pretext.) Don’t bet your eternal life on someone else’s words”…
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
And all who trust in, rely upon and cling to HIM as LORD are eternal members.
George Mueller used a method of “Holy Argument” before the Lord. Much like a lawyer would present his case before a judge, Mueller would present his needs and his desires before the Lord. Of course, God does not need to be convinced – arguments will not make our needs any plainer to him – but He loves when we set our needs, our cause, even our innermost desires, before Him, because it’s an expression of our faith, our trust, in Him. So George Mueller would argue His case before God, not so much to convince the Lord, but rather, to convince or demonstrate to himself the absolute trust he had in God’s Word, His covenants, His provision, and His perfect goodness. Thus Mueller would place His requests before the Lord, fully expecting God to answer based on who He was. And God did answer, amazingly.
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