Romans 8 vs 29-31
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.”
I believe in Pre-Destination. The following is true and was fore-ordained by Almighty God, because of HIS Plan for my life. Before the foundations of the world were ever made, in eternity past…. the Lord knew me! I truly believe we can never understand the depth of that statement. How awesome and comforting to know that He who began a good work in you will complete it in His time.
Spend some quiet time with The Lord and study how many times throughout history the blood line of the Messiah came down to one small life that God miraculously protected from being snuffed out, so His Son Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.
I propose to you that God does the same for each of His Chosen and Elect children. My mother, a Holocaust Survivor told me the story of arriving at Auschwitz with her sister and her children, nine-year-old Teddy with chocolate eyes and 11-year-old Lillian with blue eyes and hair the color of wheat in the sunshine.
The four of them were in one line and a Nazi soldier pulled my mother out of the line and put her in a separate line by herself. My mother left the line 3 times to go back to be with her sister and 2 kids.
Each time she was beaten and thrown into the other line. The last time she was beaten with clubs and physically could not get back. She could not take her eyes of her sister and 2 children as they walked clinging together, into the darkness of a distant past that would haunt her until the day she died.
She didn’t know that the line her sister and children were in meant death in the gas chamber and that the other line meant life…….but God did.
You see my mother, years later was going to have me. So, God used the 3 beatings by a Nazi soldier to stop my mother from going into the line destined for the Gas Chamber. Why did this happen?
BECAUSE GOD knew me in eternity past and graciously provided me with the gift of faith in His Son so I might have Salvation and fulfill HIS plan for my life on earth; which is to serve the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings; Jesus the Son of God and someday go home to be with The Lord.
Some of you were Born Again quietly or the Lord brought you, like He did me kicking and screaming into His family. In either case, it’s a miracle of new life. I can now look back on my life and see when I thought I was alone, I wasn’t. And I now look forward to a reunion with my brother and sister, Teddy and Lillian in Heaven.
Watch the Eastern Sky and listen for Sound of the Trumpet with the ears of your Born-Again Heart. It won’t be long now…. Jesus is coming back for HIS OWN.