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Predestine means to know beforehand.

Predestination means that God knows all that will take place beforehand or in the future.

This biblical subject has special significance for those who will be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ and those who will not.

This is a hot spiritual topic and the purpose of this blog is for me to share what I believe God’s word says to me…..it’s NOT to argue the point!

As my head was swimming around this topic….I asked my wonderful bible understanding husband to explain this to me and He refused.  He said I need to find out in my own Tanya way.  So I have spent hours researching and studying this.

 

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So the big question… if God already has predetermined our destiny why share the gospel of Jesus Christ?

  1. Because the Lord commands that we share the gospel.
  2. Because it is an honor and a privilege to do so.
  3. To be used here on earth will guide the Lord in our duties and privileges in heaven. It will begin with rewards at Christ return.
  4. We got a hand up (someone prayed for us) so we share the joy by being a blessing to someone.
  5. So we can be active in the work of the kingdom and sharing the gospel will help keep our focus on God and all that He’s done for us.
  6. So we will fulfill God’s will and plans for us. A cloud of witnesses are watching us. Will we be faithful and thankful in our obedience in sharing the gospel?
  7. Because it was already predetermined that we will cross that unsaved person’s path. We may not know if we are sowing…planting…or watering…but God will bring about the end results of our work by knocking at the door of that persons heart and God knows whether He will be allowed in or will he have to stay outside.
  8. We are joining with God in the GREAT work of helping people get into the kingdom of God!!

 

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Predestination….hummmmm!  Let’s try to get this.   Now I was a foster parent and you take in children that need a family.  You might form a special bond with some of the kids you foster and some you just don’t.  When you do get that special bonding… you do everything in your power to adopt that child.  Other children just move on to other families.  Why does one connect with a child you bonded with?  I believe it’s because that child believes in you and that they appreciate your kindness and all the effort you put into their care. I feel God is like that with His creations.  He see’s in their heart that they believe in Him.

I feel that our coming to earth is a manifestation of our soul being born out of God’s heart and mind.  That is where we got our start.  This is why God tells us that this is not our home here and earth.  We’re here temporarily and we belong with God.  Our free will started in His mind where He created us.  Jesus was necessary because of God’s holiness.  We could never be in God’s presence in this non-glorified human form.  Jesus will present us faultless before God.

I believe it’s all about the heart…what is in your heart?  God already knew what was going to be in a person heart before they were even born.  Every person was born in sin except Jesus Christ.  I believe God ran after those who He already knew would believe in Him and love Him back.  You can’t fool God…He will look right into your heart and know your intent towards Him!

God loves us all!  God doesn’t send anyone to hell.  An unrepented, unbelieving, sinful, hardened heart does.

FYI- We will not understand  all of God’s plans.  Why He did this and why He does that!

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

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We follow as best we can about everything in the Holy Bible.  We obey Him and love others! We share the gospel!  We remain faithful until our end or until He come back for us.   Worrying or trying to figure out the trinity, the transfiguration, speaking in tongues or not and predestination should not be a constant struggle.  Don’t argue with others about biblical things.  Stick to the facts and showing love and patience’s to others.

God is mysterious!!!  He’s amazing.  There is no one else like Him anywhere.  Just enjoy the life He gave you…even if it’s a difficult life because we are going to get a supernatural body, a supernatural life, live in a supernatural galaxy, with a supernatural Father…..this has been predestined!!!!!

 

Ephesians 1:3-14

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

 

 

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