1 Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God.
I was sitting on the bus a little while ago and as I traveled home, I was looking at the faces of all the people that surrounded me. I had the thought that I just wanted to share; every person on this planet looks different than every other person on this planet, even twins will have some small insignificant difference that may not be noticeable. It is much like snowflakes, as they fall from the sky, they all look pretty much the same but when put to the test, they are all different yet the same. It is the design of the designer who has a mind that outshines even the best of us. This Creator Designer is beyond awesome. And then you take these seven billion people and if you examined their lives and what they think, you would find seventy times seventy billion differences.
Every person on this planet is unique, and the God of creation has designed each one for a different purpose. Because He, the Designer, has given each one free will, we do not see a perfect world. There are billions who have decided to follow the broad road of self-determination that leads to destruction. It is a bit like building a house without looking at the blueprint.
The Creator wants all of us to enjoy what He has in store for us in His Kingdom but along the way, we must follow the road laid out that leads there. There is only one road that leads across the great divide and on all other roads, the bridge is out. Yeshua (Jesus) is the only way, He said so Himself when He came to earth to instruct and save us; John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” The Bible has made it quite clear that He wants all of us to come to Him for that peace, love and eternal rest.
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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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Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
There is a manifold meaning to this scripture in my mind. We know that most everything around us is made up of molecules and atoms in a variety of forms. Water, for example is made up of one part Oxygen and two parts Hydrogen, H2O. We can see neither of these two atoms but once put together, they become visible. Then, there is the vibrational sounds that are also creative, music is a good example. There is music which is relaxing and music which makes you want to get up and dance. In my mind, I am creating the thoughts which I wish to put down on paper (in this document). As with the above scripture, God spoke things into existence and I believe we also have a tendency to be creative with our words. There are soothing words that create in us a sense of warmth and belonging and there are words of hatred which will drive people away. There are people who are continually thankful of all their surroundings in which case, they seem to draw things into existence that will constantly make them thankful. And quite the opposite, there are people who are never satisfied with their surroundings and their surroundings, no matter how much it may change, never is satisfying. Makes me think of a statement by Socrates, “He who is not happy with what he has would not be content with what he would like to have!”
I do believe, we tend to create the world we live in, like it or not.
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