OBEDIENCE & FREEWILL

ALOHA SAINTS, FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God and me….    John 3:16

OBEDIENCE & FREEWILL     “WORTH CONSIDERING”    9/15/20     From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture           (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
“…I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”(Romans 12:1, ESV)
   
The Mercies of God                     (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
You might as well recognize you’re a marked man, a marked woman. The Creator of the universe has His hand on your life. The sooner you surrender your will to His, the better off you’re going to be. You’re not giving up anything. You’re gaining purpose, your destiny, a life that He’s designed, a life more rewarding than you ever imagined.  You might as well recognize you’re a marked man, a marked woman. The Creator of the universe has His hand on your life. The sooner you surrender your will to His, the better off you’re going to be. You’re not giving up anything. You’re gaining purpose, your destiny, a life that He’s designed, a life more rewarding than you ever imagined.
   
A Prayer For Today
“Father, thank You for all of the times You’ve shown me such great mercy, protecting me from accidents and delivering me from mistakes I’ve made. I surrender my will to You, and I believe that You are leading me forward into the life that You designed for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ken’s Comments:
Amen, A great thought for not only today, but every day.   We were originally created to, through our free will, to become the family of God.  In Gen. 1 Moses tell us that God said, “Let us make Man in our Image and Likeness.”  And the process began, and it was a process, as freewill needs the experience of choice.   Adam and Eve made good choices in the beginning and Adam walked with God each evening in the learning process.  Everything in the Garden was GOOD, Including the “The Tree of Knowledge” and might add “And Experience.”   You see there are 2 ways to learn about a Mack Truck.  1.  To believe someone about how dangerous it can be to be hit by one on a highway.  Or 2.  To be hit by the Mack Truck and learn for yourself.  In order for there to be a test of free will and a growing and learning factor there had to be a NO! In the garden as well as the YES.  And of course Free Will can not be manipulated in any way or it is not free will… 

So Adam with Eve decided to go down the experience side of learning and took us along with them.  And we were born into the world as it became as the results of their choice and later ours.   But even from Adam & Eve God began a means for our restoration if we decided that we would like to go back to GO and start over.  So for 4,000 years HE infused HIS Truth into HIS creation by sharing it with us through HIS prophets and the fruit of our choices to build a core of His Truth.  Just about everything that Jesus taught in the New Testament can be found in the Old Testament.  Even His first advent and life and way of death for us is all recorded in the Old Testament before it happened.  That is why I usually sign of my notes and letters as: “Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy.”  As that is exactly our present experience if we will decide to accept it. 

Now we have the history of 6,000 years of written humanity in our hands and we can easily decide to learn by faith in Joy rather than by experience, which can be rather painful.  At least is has been for me.   Just about every time I have made a decision outside of the teachings of the Bible it has either come to nothing as a waste of time or has been very painful going through the reaping process.  On quick decision based upon wrong motives put me through 17 years of pain.

Our Creator never gives up on us is seeking to make us in HIS image and likeness as HE want’s to  take us home to live with HIM when our freewill life testing is completed.   But even then HE respects our free will.  If we don’t want to conform to become in HIS image and likeness it is our option.  If we don’t like HIS light and HIM being in charge we can defect.   Unfortunately if we decide we don’t want to live with HIM there is nothing outside of HIM but outer darkness as per Jude 13.  So don’t expect for God to also give you a new body and another world to destroy like what has been done to Earth.  He as set up a time dimension of 7,000 years to accomplish the building of HIS eternal family.   You and I have had a lifetime to decide whether we would like to be in HIS family or not.  Whether we will in humility & obedience learn how to live with our Creator or not.  Or through pride and rebellion try to carve out our own world in which we are our own king?   But if you think that God is going to give your eternal soul another body and world to wreck, your elevator is not going to the top floor.  You better read your New Testament more closely.  The word used in the Bible for being in a place where God restricts His creative presence and does not go is called hell.  And you have but one life time in which to decide where your eternal soul will spend eternity.  And your soul will take with you into eternity all of the memories of this life and all of the opportunities and decisions that you have made with your free will while on earth.  And your own life time words and actions, in the resurrection,  will decide your eternal destiny for God’s creation and light or for profound darkness.

So if you are really interested in living eternally with God, GO FOR IT!   Don’t let that decision be crowded out by the junk or people of this world.  Even it is your own family that may be holding you back.  Trust GOD and GO FOR IT and GOD will give you the grace to win for HIM.  And it could even be the salvation of your own family?  I know, I really want all to be saved in my family.  And I know a prophet is not without honor except in his own family and people.  And I know that most family now probably just hit the delete button.  But bottom line,  it is their freewill decision.  And salvation is a matter of faith and not about good works.

Yours, in HIS great Love and Wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org

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