11:27 "All things are delivered unto me of my Father. And no man knows
the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save.(old
english for 'except').the
Son, and He to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him." John
3:27 ".....a man can receive nothing except it be given to him from
6:65; Luke 19:22; John
13:48 "..... as many as were ordained to eternal life believed."
Our calling was planned
long ago. Also Ecclesiastes
17:2 "As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as you have given Him.".How
Even though God gives the
ability to believe (Isaiah 50:5;
18:27 ".....when he was come, helped them much which had believed
some shrink from it.
Tell God, "Hey,
God, I need you and want to get to know you!" He hears you. He
is more 'real' that you can imagine! Far more 'real' than us temporal
beings here in the physical! He is really there! Talk to Him!
God gives this ability He never removes it (Romans
11:29), but you can move away from it, just as – your mom and dad may
always be there for you, but you can remove yourself from them, getting
your mind on other things apart from their influence.
One must be a seeker (example)
to be a receiver:.Matthew
God has ways to ensure that minds are opened to Him as
He only determines. This includes ways to keep minds closed until He's
ready to call people to Him:.Isaiah
12:37-40; Matthew 13:11,15.(why
it's important to be open minded); Mark
2:11,12.(original word for 'damned' is 'judged'.–.and
how will God do this?).
God allowed people in the
Testament to have a choice:.Deuteronomy
Testament it is a different story. In the New Testament it is 'my way
is best and I am calling you into it'!
in the New Testament era does the choosing:.1Peter
2:9; John 15:16; 1Corinthians
as far as those not yet called who may know you, to them you may be regarded
Ephesians 1:4; 2Thessalonians
17:14 ".....they that are with Him are called and chosen and faithful."
9:19 ".....For who has resisted his will?"
God calls people by His
word to be acceptable to
Him because of Christ. And who is He now calling?.Acts
17:30. And called to believe what?.Romans
10:10-15 "For with the heart man believes unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, Whosoever believes on
him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew
and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that
call upon him. For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
not in original Greek or Hebrew either).be
is all encompassing in the original and includes blessings in this life).
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how
shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they
hear without a preacher.(original
is 'to herald, to proclaim openly, to publish')?".It
is important to get
the gospel message out to others.
Being saved means you
have entered the Kingdom of God.
reveals deep and secret things.(Deuteronomy
29:29; Daniel 2:22,28,47).and
to whom He through Christ wishes at this time – again, Matthew
11:27; Philippians 3:15;.John
18:37 ".....Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.".And
God wanted it this way.
I mean, here we are, on this earth. We had nothing to do with the world
that was here when we came. It was already set up as a result of man's
efforts, some good, some bad, when little innocent you and me arrived at
birth. That is stroke #1 against us. It was a world already fashioned which
was ready and waiting for us, a world with many things in it that, as we
grew up, we found we did not like. We did not like what the social systems
in the lives of others, the results of which have affected us negatively.
We had nothing to do with
natures God had us born with.(Romans
what developed in us
because of just living (all the body's desires and
and self centered eagerness for a better way for
Mr., Mrs. & Ms. #1) and
decisions thereby. We became programmed,
mostly negatively if there was not strong parental
guidance and support in our individual upbringing:.Ephesians
2:2,3 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the
power of the air, the spirit.(the
devil is a real being, personified by an attitude,
an attitude of evil; just as we also are known by our attitudes).that
now worketh in the
children of disobedience; Among whom also we all had our conversation.(old
english for 'conduct').in
times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were.by
children of wrath, even as others.".That
is stroke #2 against us.
And into this world we come
facing an imperceptible.enemy
awaiting every opportunity to drag us down a little more (1Peter
special tools. That is stroke #3 against us.
You ignorantly (you do not
realize what is really going on behind your thoughts) 'bait' the devil
with negative thoughts, selfishness
being one of them, which leads one
into many hurts. What
take your thoughts and 'take you down a couple more feet' each time. Why
would you ever be negative when you know for sure Christ
is in you?.Romans