TIME & PREDESTINATION
TIME DIMENSION OF GOD,“WORTH CONSIDERING” 3/10/20, by Ken Smith
Today’s Scripture (In my email this morning.)
“…He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal…” (Luke 22:12, NLT)
You’re All Set Up
In Luke 22, Jesus told Peter and John to go into Jerusalem and make arrangements for what is now known as the Last Supper. He gave them the exact details—the right person to meet, the right time, the right house—and everything fell precisely into place. They didn’t have to persuade the owner of the house to help. No, he was expecting them. The room was “already set up.”
When God laid out the plan for your life, He set up everything you need to fulfill your destiny—every good break, every person, every solution. Before you had that problem you think will never turn around, He had already set up the answer. You don’t have to try to manipulate people or convince someone to be good to you. The desires that God put in your heart may seem far out, but if you’ll stay in faith and keep honoring God, you’re going to come into what God has already set up
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the blessings You’ve already set up. Thank You for the favor, the promotion, the healing, and the good breaks that You’ve already ordained to come across my path. I believe that You are directing my steps and orchestrating everything around me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
It is not like you are predestined and are nothing but a robot. But the Absolute Foreknowledge in God’s Eternal timeless dimension is difficult for us to grasp. In eternity before the first bit of God’s power/energy became matter/atoms HE was able to see whatever HE did then as a final result in our time and HIS. He could count the number of hairs on our head then as today. He could see me typing this note to you. He could see and know your reaction to HIS truth. Also he could set in motion what would be needed to support you in answer to your prayers prior to you even sending them up to HIM. God never needs to change HIS mind as HE knows exactly what you will do with your free will. That is why in HIS dimension HE could love HIS elect prior to them even being born. And HE could tell HIS prophets what the future would look like. There is over 2,000 prophesies in the Old Testament, I am told. Of which 80% of them have already been fulfilled.
So from God’s point of view the plans are secure to the smallest detain and now the building is being built over a period of it seems of 7,000 years of our time of which 6,000 years has already been accomplished including the 1st Advent of Christ Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man, the 2nd Adam to make possible the restoration from Adam’s pride, rebellion and the contamination in our world. Of course for us to experience that restoration we must set our free will to agree to it. Otherwise we will not be included in the future Kingdom of God in Righteousness. Our needed decision to experience the restoration is clearly set out to us in the writings of the Prophets and Apostles of God and of course, Christ Jesus, in the Holy Scriptures.
In the words of Christ Jesus we find that our Spiritual potential died in Adam’s rebellion and we were born Spiritually dead. (John 3). And that there is a need for us to be born of the Spirit of God a to become eternal with God. In the resurrection of Christ Jesus the first thing that HE did was to see to it that HIS disciples received that gift of the Holy Spirit to be born from above. “ And when He said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22. Remember in in the createion of Adam that God, (The Word) did the same thing with Adam. “then the Lord God [a]formed [that is, created the body of ] man from the [b] dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being [an individual complete in body and spirit]. Gen.2:7. So Christ Jesus, now as the Word of God, restored the potential of the Spiritual LIFE of man that had been lost to the human race in the disobedience of Adam. So now we have the possibility of being restored in having an Eternal Spiritual Life restored through our obedience in making Christ Jesus LORD as found in Romans 10:9-10 “…because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation.”
Our Creator’s ultimate goal as found in the beginning: “ Gen. 1:26, Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Word, Holy Spirit ) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” God’s original vision in our creation has not changed and for those who will find the humility & obedience to agree to make Christ Jesus LORD there is an open door to the restoration of the opportunity to be conformed to the image and likeness of God as did Jesus. Jesus was the first man to make it through into God’s Eternal Dimension to become GOD/Man and HE now also makes the way open for us through HIM to be born from above and become sanctified in HIM to find also our place in that same Eternal Kingdom of God as HIS eternal family. This is why we are going though this very short time of testing in this unique dimension of time. It is so we can choose to stay with Adam as lord or decide to be joined to Christ Jesus as LORD. Presently, in your own hands alone is your personal destiny of living for eternity in light or darkness before your death in this temporary dimension of time. After death your decision is eternal.
all who Truly Love and Obey HIM are members.
We may be headed into the end of the age of the gentiles as per Matt.28, Mark 13, Luke 21 and this will mostly happen prior to the Rapture. Write me if you would like my paper on this. Ken@Trinity-Aloha.org
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