Man has never [really] been able to come to terms of fully accepting the concept of things being predestined vs. the belief or concept of ‘free will.’ For God to be able to see from creation to Kingdom… is to be able to know what the outcome is. To know the results of our lives is a place only God can come from… and to then call our actions as being ‘predestined- foreseen or foreknown.’
Man still insists with ‘free will’ the choice remains ours [and this is true]. Free will is found when we determine on our own to choose that which we will, to seek either our own way or God’s way [God’s will] as our own calling and, in turn, to yield to God or to continue denying Him. As with right and wrong in every day life… man must accept the truth of our choices coming with consequences. As a prisoner in a cell has the made the choice in his or her life to end up behind bars… this is where the importance to our choices can come to or lead us- if we choose it.
God, in His wisdom, has always left the choice to believe in Him, or not, in your hands. If we choose Him as the Ruler of our lives He knows in advance of our choice but it does not negate our choice- even though it is foreknown.
Before you read below… I’d ask you to pray for the Spirit’s guidance to learn and grow.
Psalm 90:2 KJV
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Psalm 96:9 KJV
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
2 Chronicles 6:14 KJV
And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:
Psalm 22:29 KJV
All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
Psalm 96:13 KJV
Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
Proverbs 17:24 KJV
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Isaiah 66:22 KJV
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
Acts 15:7 KJV
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 KJV
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
this on will…
this on freedom…
John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Revelation 3:2 (King James Version) Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
You can listen to Revelation 3 here or read it here, if you would like to.
The King James Version is in the public domain. ( The King James Bible Version Online) [Audio for KJV provided by ‘The Listener’s Bible’ is narrated by Max McLean]
When it comes right down to it… it has always been available to us, God’s hand, and it shall come to be realized this is what we need most- God’s love. God came to save sinners like me, the people that needed Him most. It shall ever be true that the things we do should give glory to God, all glory and honor is His first… or we shall be the last thing on His mind. I pray you might ponder these words and find your eyes opened to His way of looking at it instead of your own. (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,