Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Destiny! God's Plan For You


It's been awhile since I've updated my blog site.  Much has changed in my life! At the end of year 2011, two Sister-in-Laws transitioned to heaven then followed by my mother and sister in the same week at the beginning of 2012. On March 26th, 2012,  I celebrated my Jubilee (50th) Birthday! Needless to say, I have become more aware of God's destiny in and for my life. I am living and walking in God's destine plan and purposes for my life. Consider this Scripture!

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

“Destiny has a peculiar way of ordering a man’s steps!”.... General John D. MacArthur

Destiny is: (three part definition from to the scriptures)

 1)A divine determined course,  a  journey, a going, a rendered way, a race, a plan; 2)not initiated by man’s plans, idea, or ideals, but communicated by God to man, 3)that required choice, obedience, and cooperation with God by faith in a/the larger overall plan and will of God. 

Consider the following Scriptures:

Hebrews 12:1 KJV
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Proverbs 16:9 KJV
9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Proverbs 16:25 KJV

25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Ephesians 1:11 KJV
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Philippians 1:6 KJV
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Consider the following Bible examples:

       Man's course or race in the Will of God's plans! 

a.      Abraham agreed with Sarah’s plan and produced an Ishmael; (Surely a man’s idea gone bad!) but God gave him an Isaac. 
b.     Moses as a Prince of Egypt killed an Egyptian hoping that the children of Israel would see how he might deliver them.  (Surely a man’s idea gone bad!); but God gave him a burning bush experience.

c.    Joseph, the dreamer was put in a pit and sold into slavery by his family (surely a bad idea!); but God gave him a Palace and a saved Nation.

d.   Saul, being self righteous, persecuted Jesus (the Christians, His Body) (surely a bad idea), but God gave him a Damascus road experience, a new Name, (Paul) and the revelation of the Gospel of Grace which we now preach.

Man's obedience and cooperation in the Will of God!

Luke 22:42; Acts 13:22; 1 Cor 9:17- that required choice, obedience, and cooperation with God by faith in a/the larger overall plan or will of God. 

a.       Abraham chose to obey and cooperated with God when he left his Father’s house and sojourned to the Land which the LORD would show him.  Abraham believed God, against hope that he would be a Father of many nations as it was spoken.   Thus righteousness was imputed unto him, thus he become the Father of the Faith giving us (Gentiles) which are of faith who believe on Jesus Christ; the same rights and privilege to the covenant as the children of Abraham which fulfilled the overall plan and will of God ; “In thee shall all nations be blessed”

b.     Moses had to choose to obey and cooperate with God.  Moses inferiority complex arose during his burning bush experience that he asked, “Who am I that I should go and tell Pharaoh anything?  I am not a man of eloquent in speech. God said that’s okay, I can use it! Take your stutter, your stick and your trustee friend Aaron and tell Pharaoh that “I AM" that "I Am” sent you.  I will deliver my people and you will lead them out! Because he chose to obey and cooperate with God, he was the world’s first Legislator giving humanity the moral laws of God.  Thus fulfilling the overall plan and will of God to bring humanity into the knowledge of sin; and setting the stage for humanities redemption through the promised Savior.
c.      Joseph, the dreamer chose to obey and cooperate with God when he gave food and refuge to his father and brethren during the worse famine ever known to the history of man at that time.  He could have had them executed (being the high ranking official that he was) for what they did to him, but he extended compassion and great favor upon them thus bringing to past the dreams that provoked the jealousy that set his life on a course that lead him to greatness.  Thus fulfilling the greater overall plan to preserve the lineage (Judah-progenitor) through whom the Savior for the World would come.  God knows our tomorrows today!
d.     Saul chose to obey and cooperate with God to continue on his journey to Damascus after his Damascus road experience and received further instruction from Ananias; who came and laid his hands upon him.  He received further instruction as what was to befall him for the sake of the Gospel.  His divine Apostleship gave revelation to the Dispensation of Grace, in which we now live by faith and understanding of the New Covenant that was ratified by the shed blood of Jesus Christ the righteous one, thus fulfilling the larger overall plan for God to bring the Gentiles into the sheep fold.  

     Your destiny was established in the Mind of God before you were conceived in your mother's womb.  God always has you on His Mind and He want you to know what He thinks about you.  Get in His presence and He will show you the deep and secret things about you (not anyone else) and your destine course in His Will.  Once He reveals them, be obedient and cooperate with God in it.  You will be bless far above what you can ask or think...

     You may look at your life and see the Ishmael's, the Buried Egyptians, the Pit, and the Blindness as the results of doing "life" without God. 
  •       Ishmael's - represents the fruit of living according to the flesh.
  •       A Buried Egyptians - represents the hidden secrets that keep you wondering in your dessert.
  •       The Pit - represents the things that you have allowed in you life and you now need help to get out.
  •            Blindness- represents the state of deception and hardness of heart because of the rejection of the Word of God.

           Know that God's LOVE is ever ready to RESCUE! He is faithful and He has provided GRACE that is greater than all sin through His Son, Jesus Christ! 

He will give you:
  • An Isaac (the Promised Seed) for your Ishmael. 
  • A Burning Bush Experience (Life Transformation) for your Burried Egptians.
  • A Palace and Nation (Place of Authority, Honor and Favor) for your Pit.
  • Revelation in His Grace for your Blindness.

Walk with God in your life and fulfill your destiny!!!!   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Timothy 2:12

I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.

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