Summary: Before the foundation of the world God had PREDETERMINED that there would be a Church, whosoever will is invited to be a member of His Church, many are called but few will answer the call, He has PREDETERMINED the number of saints that will be in His Chur
#-10~ Predestination: Bible Doctrine 9-15-12
Today if the Lord be willing we'll continue with our study in Bible Doctrine, and say a few things about "predestination" I believe that I should remind us that "foreknowledge, election and predestination" are all three closely associated with God's sovereignty.
"Sovereignty of God" means that God can to do whatever he wants, when ever He wants simple because He is God.
He created all things, He directs all things, He gives life and He takes life as and if He so chooses and no power in heaven or on earth can do any thing about it if He has so determined.
Deuteronomy 32: 39 -40 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 40For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
Little peanut headed man with all his bright ideas often displays to one and all his self centered ignorance, making remarks in the presents of others trying to impress them, he thinks he can convince his listeners that he has arrived, not knowing or believing that God is seeing every thing said and done, these people fit well in the ungodly crowd we find in;
Jude 16 -- 19 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts*; (desires) and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
17But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
The Almighty Sovereign God, the Ruler of the Universe, will one day stop the heart of such evil doers as easily as blowing out a candle.
Because He is The Almighty Sovereign God He is in complete control over everything that happens.
I think of the old saying that I'm sure most have heard and that is; "some times God allows sickness to put people on their back in order that they will then look up."
I hope this is the case with our country, it's time we get back to looking up to God, and that He might bless us once again as a country.
We here in America have the most important election coming this November that this country has ever had in its history.
God already knows who will be elected, and guess what, the one that's elected will be the one that He allows to be in elected, we'll go and vote our personal convictions and rightly so, but remember God is the One that leads in that decision whether people believe it or not.
He can cause things to happen today that will have its pay - out so to speak 10-20 or more years from now, He don't view time as we do, our days are numbered but not His.
Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
That can be applied to all people as well.