“Predestination?”

Fashioned or predestined

Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

Question: As you can see here, there are two objects, a hammer and a screw, would you say that each of them has been predestined or formed for a specific purpose which the designer of each has decided?

As I was pondering the days fashioned for me, according to the word of the Creator of this world we live in, I saw in my mind, a screw which I have now photographed. Was this screw predestined to be used as a screw or was it formed to be used as a screw? As I see it, if I pick up the hammer and pound this screw into a board, predestination goes out the window.

It is very much the same with our lives, we are not predestined to live an eternity in the coming Kingdom of Heaven, it is a choice we must make on our own. The Creator of who you are has let you make the choice but He has also made the suggestion as to which you should choose. Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; The Creator wants the very best for each and every one of us on this planet but we have to make the choice. When I look at the alternatives, it is a no-brainer as to which I shall choose. One of my very favorite sayings is, “I might be dumb but I’m not stupid.”

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“Born Again”

Metamorphosis 96

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
I have had this experience; back in 2002 I nearly died from the radiation and chemotherapy given to me by my earthly doctors. I had cancer in my throat and according to the doctors in the medical profession; I would die if I did nothing about it. They scheduled a series of treatments and about half the way through these, I had a vision from my heavenly Doctor, Yeshua. In this vision, I heard His voice say, “You are clean.” The next day, I stopped the treatments against all in the world that said I was rather stupid for that decision.
Three months later, I was reading in the bible, John 15:3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. I almost fell off my chair. I knew that I knew that I had made the right decision about the treatment for the cancer, God. It was two months later that I had a CT Scan and the doctor called me into his office and said these very words, “You’re Clean” My mind rejoiced that out of mouth of two or three witnesses, all things shall be established.
It was a few weeks later when I was praying with my pastors that the Lord showed me the image of a butterfly who has had a metamorphosis. That, in a sense is what happens when we become ‘born again’ the Creator give us a new life ‘with wings’.

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“Infinity”

Rose Drops

1Kings 8:27 “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You.
What on earth does this picture have to do with Infinity? This morning, I was contemplating the awesome infinite beauty of the Creator of all we have surrounding us. I look at these drops of water and think of how incredible water is and that we ourselves are made up of some 70 some odd percent water. The earth is covered with it and there is probably more intelligence in just one drop of it than we can begin to fathom.

Tangerine

Then I look at this fruit that just grows of itself on a tree and one can just pick it off the tree and eat it. Have we ever noticed that it is pre-wrapped, and pre-sliced? I mean, how awesome is that? I am continually overwhelmed by this Creator God who wants a relationship with such as me.
And to top that off, He has chosen a few people to write a book of instructions at His dictation on how to get along with each other and how to get into that other Kingdom which He has designed that out surpasses this one. He has also given instructions on how to heal oneself when things go wrong. I just had a cancerous lump appear on my arm about two months ago. I had it biopsied by a surgeon to find out what it was. It came to be about the size of a lemon just above my elbow. Through the instruction book, it says to speak to it and cast it away. Thus for about a week, feeling a tiny bit silly, I spoke to this lump that it did not belong to me and that it should just shrivel up and die and that is exactly what it did, all I have left is the soft scab that it left behind and I am in the process of just telling that to fall off and get out of my life.
We have an awesome Creator God who wants us to live with Him in His Kingdom and treat us as His Children and He is a Loving Kind Father who wants nothing but the best for every one of His children. I’m looking forward to an exciting new adventure in His Home.

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