CHAPTER 3 – Predestinated…………The evil one desires to destroy your faith. He uses this word, ‘Predestinated’, to take awayThe Word from your heart so that you may not believe and be saved, and to steal away salvation just as it is offered to you.


ARE WE PREDESTINED TO HEAVEN OR HELL?

John 1: 1- ‘In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through Him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of man, but of God..’ (Christ – Predestinated)

 

John 1:29.  The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’ I did not recognize Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water.” (Christ – Predestinated)

 

John 3:31He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (Belief in Christ = Salvation, Predestinated)

 

Acts 2:23 ‘…this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.’ (Christ – Predestinated)

 

Acts 2:38  “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”

 

Romans 3:23-28 ‘for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation (a mercy seat)  in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be the just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.’ (Emphasis Mine)(Christ is Predestined)

 

Romans 3:28 ‘For we maintain that a man is justified by faith…’ ‘…since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith……’ (faith in the Predestined Christ)

 

5:1 ‘Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,…’

 

(So by a predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God – God determined, All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – planned a gift of grace – justification through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus)  -(Mine)

Romans 8:29-30 ‘For those whom He foreknew (believers in Christ), He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.’ (Emphasis Mine) (A Predestinated Plan)

 

Galations 1:15 ‘But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace,…’

 

Ephesians 3:4-11 ‘…the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles, and prophets in the Spirit; to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given to me according to the working of His power. To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to me to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which he carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,…’

 

Philippians 2:5-9 ‘…Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of  God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’

 

Colossians 1:15-20  ‘He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself…’

Colossians 1:25-28 ‘..so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to who God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians  2:2-3 ‘…hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.’ 2:6 ‘Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,………….For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;’ 2:12  – 3:3‘…having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. When you were dead in your transgressions and uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them having triumphed over them through Him. …………you have been raised up with Christ,……..For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God……….’

1 Peter 1:19-21 ‘…………….Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

1 Peter 2:4 ‘……disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious…..’

1 Peter 2:6 ‘…..Behold I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded……’

1 Timothy 2:3-6 ‘….God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth.’ ‘…..Christ Jesus who gave Himself as a ransome for all……’ 1 Timothy 4:10 ‘…..God, who as the Saviour of all men, especially of believers.’

 

2 Timothy 1:9-11 ‘……God; who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began; But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. K.J.V.

Beware of the evil one:

Luke 8:12,13  “The ones along the path are those who have heard. Then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away.”

The evil one desires to destroy your faith. He uses this word, ‘Predestinated’, to take awayThe Word from your heart so that you may not believe and be saved, and to steal away salvation just as it is offered to you.

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