Predestination and Foreknowledge,
The following came across my desk today: Sounded a little like predestination but is not. It is actually foreknowledge, Rom.8:29. So it seems that in God’s dimension of eternity God, He clearly sees those hearts that were willing to truly make HIM LORD and He sets up the circumstances in advance to assist them.
Freewill is absolutely essential in making love real. So in order to fashion us in HIS image and likeness he had to allow for freewill as HE is LOVE. Gen.1:27. Unfortunately we also gained access to the Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life and have made some very poor choices in life. However, some of us still would like to be HIS workmanship and truly submit to Christ Jesus as LORD, (master, king, boss, pres. commander.) and start over. So the following works really well when guided by the Holy Spirit according to the Holy Scriptures. But it really tanks when we are egocentric and reject the way of the LORD but then still expect HIS blessings. We need to learn to walk with HIM and not try to make HIM walk with us. Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy in Christ Jesus. Ken Smith<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all who love and obey HIM are members. Yours in HIS great love, Ken<>< 6/6/18 Good thoughts (not mine) so I am just passing them along. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10, NASB) God has already prepared paths for you to take in your future! When God laid out the plan for your life, He lined up the right people, the right circumstances, and the right breaks. In your future, He’s already released favor, supernatural opportunities, and divine connections. The breaks you need in life have already been preordained to come across your path. If you will stay in faith and go out each day and be a person of excellence, you’ll walk into these appointments of favor. It will be just as if you stumbled into God’s blessings! When you really understand this principle, you’ll begin to get excited about the opportunities in every single day! You’ll have a spring in your step as you think about what blessing is coming next. It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be next week! Keep expecting. Keep believing. Stay focused on the fact that God has already released into your future everything you need to fulfill your destiny. Start declaring seasons of increase over your life. Declare that favor is on you and opportunities are coming. Then, get ready to move forward in the favor and blessing God has ordered for you! A Prayer for Today "Father, thank You for setting up a good life for me. Thank You for ordering blessings for my future. Help me to know Your ways so that I can walk with You in the paths You have for me all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen."