-Isaiah 55:8, 9
Both are wrong views and end up putting people into bondage….Christianity is the only religion in the world where there is not a ladder to climb to get to God, but Christianity is when God came to earth and gave us His Son out of love so that we could have an intimate relationship with Him.
I’ll teach on God’s love one day, but realize that the Bible says that God knew you and the plans He had for you before you were in your mothers womb. He knew you before the foundations of the world. He sent His Son (Jesus) to die for you before you were even born and while you didn’t deserve it. He send His Son to die for you so you could have an intimate relationship with Him and live out the life He has planned for you… the best life you could imagine (John 10:10)
So if this is true… God has a plan for me… does He just make choices for me? Do I have a choice in the matter? How do I know what His plan is? I’ll cover this over the next few days… but first, you need to know 3 things concerning God’s will. There is:
- God’s Perfect/Specific Will – God has a specific plan for your life . . . His perfect plan! However, this does not just happen because God chose it for you. You have to cooperate with it.
- God’s General Will – God’s general will is His Word (The Bible) . . . this is His will for everybody on the planet! You’ll never get over to the specific will of God, if you don’t live out the general will of God. So many people want God to speak to them, but He already has! He’s given them an entire book… learn that… then if He wants to… He’ll tell you more!
- God’s Permissible Will – God is not a controlling God… He gives us the ability to choose. Free Choice is one of the greatest gifts God has given to us. We will always be able to choose what we want in life…we can choose to cooperate with God, run from Him, make good decisions, bad decisions, etc..
We’ll get into more tomorrow… I’m really trying to shorten my posts…