Because I was Pre-Destined to Believe !
Questions, my life has been filled with questions. For years I had been looking for answers. Who is Ernie Pahlek? How did I get here? What is my purpose here on earth? And lastly, where am I going when I die?
When I look back on those years I have come to realize that my life on earth has been a bittersweet journey to somewhere else.
When I was young I wrote my plans in ink. Then in my 40’s I wrote my plans in pencil because things kept changing. Now in my 70’s I realize that I cannot control anything in my life.
Circumstances have taught me that someone else has the eraser to my penciled in plans.
My life has been a roller coaster ride. But most of all I realize that I have been continually shaped by hammer blows on an anvil by a hand much greater than my own.
When I look in the mirror I see myself at every continuing stage of physical development. Each stage has brought further decay of a body that continues on its way back to the dust it was formed from.
But when I look into my eyes, I can now see my soul shining within me. For there is an eternal light contained in my eyes, for they are the windows into my eternal soul.
Now as I look back through my life, I understand that God holds the hammer and has lovingly re-formed me on an anvil into His Image so I can go home to live with HIM for Eternity.
Come with me on my journey back in time to find the answers as to WHY me? WHY ME BECAUSE I was Born in Eternity Past, in the Mind of God with a purpose.
Listen with the Ears of Your Heart to OUR GOD. There is a book I have written just for you. They are the Words from My own mouth. When you find this book you will eat of it and it will feed your soul. This book will be both bitter and sweet to your taste. It will be sweet when you find ME within its pages. It will be bitter when you realize not all those you love or know have found ME within its pages.
Your tears will be great for those who do not know Me…your heart will break for them…but you in the end will have JOY in the MORNING. For I have given you a life that will never end. I also have given them a life that will never end. But you will know that the end of the journey is just the beginning of your life with ME.
And they will know that the end of their journey is but the beginning of their life without ME. Soon you will be born of flesh only to die in a short time. For I have said, life is like a wisp of smoke in the wind. It is seen for a brief moment and then it is gone and forgotten.
So prepare now for your birth in the flesh. I have already prepared you for your re-birth in MY Spirit. I will begin telling you now of the plan as you leave the Light of My Presence to take your place within the womb of darkness that will open into a land of light and shadows.
Do not be afraid for I have promised to be with you always. I will never leave you nor forsake you because you belong to me. You are being prepared as a love gift for my Son…who loves you as much as I do.
His voice of soft thunder recounted to me the plan. It contained only four simple points. With the economy of words that only God could use; these four points contained depths of knowledge beyond our comprehension. For who among those He has created can say they understand Him or even begin to know HIM.
Point One: God had a vision to create an ultimate Holy and Eternal World where God and man would co-exist. This vision became reality when God said, “Let there be Light….” And so there was a place where God and man could walk together in a garden, in the cool of the day.
Point Two: Sin entered into this pristine world, twisting the relationship between God and man. This disease born on the dark wings of a fallen angel named Lucifer spread to every man and woman made in the image of God for all time.
Point Three: Two worlds now existed side by side. Two dimensions occupying the same space, but not the same time; God in one, and man in the other. But God promised to send His Son to redeem mankind and the world he lived in and re-unite both planes of existence…into ONE. And so the God / Man was born into the world to die for the world and make it ONE again.
Point Four: In the beginning everything was made new. Then for a time everything new became old and life became a cycle of continuing birth and death. But just as God had created the beginning He also created the new beginning of the end.
God would bring forth new birth pangs that would ultimately give birth to a new blending of Earth and Heaven, a place where God and Man again would walk together forever.
GODS words were now fading rapidly into the shadowy mist in my mind as I began to move out from my mother’s womb into the light filled with shadows. My fists were clenched in rage as my lungs filled with air and I began to cry. I would forget all that I had heard from HIS lips. I would forget the voice of quiet thunder and those soft eyes that looked upon me with such love.
But hidden deep within the very heart of my being this new sense within me would gently echo the words of HIS one phrase… “I have already prepared you for your re-birth in MY Spirit.”
I knew you even before you were conceived.Jeremiah 1: 4-5
I chose you when I planned creation… Ephesians 1: 11-12
You were not a mistake… Psalm 139: 15-16
For all your days are written in my book… Psalm 139: 15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live… Acts 17:26
I knit you together in your mother’s womb…Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born… Psalm 71:6
The day will come in the future when I will live within YOU.
I will never leave you nor forsake you because you belong to me. You are being prepared as a love gift for my Son…who loves you as much as I do.
“To hear with my heart, To see with my soul, To be guided by a hand I cannot hold, To trust in a way I cannot see, That’s what faith must be.” Song lyrics from Michael Card.