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Predestination
This study written by Maurice Wright

Romans 8:27-30-And He That searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

The word Ďpredestinateí in Greek means, "to predetermine." (Strongís #4309)

The biblical definition of Ďpredestinationí would seem very unfair if God had already Ďpredeterminedí everyoneís fate in life before we had a chance to live. The secret is, only the electionís life is predetermined. This is the reason why God can intercede in their life and be totally fair on Judgment day because they were justified in heaven of not collaborating with the enemy. Those with free will on the other hand, their life is not predetermined and God will not intercede in their life unless they ask Him to. This way on judgment day they cannot accuse God of causing certain things to come to pass in their life against their free will. Many Christians read the scripture above and claim it as their own, without ever knowing the reason why God chose some and gave free will to others. Predestination is not a conscious choice that we make on earth when we become Christians. Nor is it based on some moral standard of life we live as Christians. Your destiny in this earth age according to Election or Free will is tied directly to the role that you may or may not have played in heaven when Satan rebelled against God.

During this spiritual conflict, some of Godís children stood in faith and fought against Satan in the rebellion. Those who did God calls His election. They earned that title of Godís election because in eternity they were victorious against Satanís political and religious system in Revelation 12:3. Their victory in heaven is the reason why God can and will intercede into their lives today, so that He can use them once again, to defeat Satanís political and religious system in this earth age (Revelation 13:1). My friend, donít be deceived because you as a created spirit did exist with God in eternity when this epic battle took place. The confusion, over the doctrine of predestination is brought on by some in the faith who will not take the blinders off their eyes long enough to see, passed this earth age and into the age in time prior to this one. There is three world ages that are recorded in the scripture. Godís word said it takes faith to believe this (Hebrews 11:3). Understanding the world ages is the first step into divine knowledge that will allow you in faith to see the impact that Satanís rebellion in heaven had on your destiny on earth.

 

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