you born at this particular time in all eternity,
the particular nation and in the particular family He wanted you in
for a purpose. It was planned purpose, not blind evolution.
This is your time to be in a physical body .
We are not human
beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a
1:12,13 "But as many as received
Him, to them gave He power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on His name, which were born,
not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but
49:1 ".....The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels.(internal
organs, inward parts).of
my mother hath he made mention of my name."
we have a beginning or have we always existed like
Christ? Or maybe this could be our second, third, four hundredth, four
thousandth, or five millionth time around on Earth in the physical as some
believers in reincarnation-espouse.
follows here in this subject).is
the mystery of His will talked of in Ephesians
word 'mystery' as used in the Bible, is something being revealed.
believing now in Jesus Christ were chosen and accepted in Him before the
foundation of the world -Ephesians
1:4,5,6,11 "According as he has chosen
us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy
and without blame.(original
Greek is 'no flaws, blemishes or spots').before
him in love. Having predestinated us unto the adoption
of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure
of his will...To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath
made us accepted in the beloved...In whom also we have obtained an inheritance,
being predestinated according to the purpose of him who
works all things after the counsel of his
Literal Translation of the original Greek has verse
4: "According as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world,
our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love."
God planned to have a group of people
with Him in individual thinking and expressions based on love
-Colossians 1:22. Accepted.(not,
be accepted; we are accepted).by
God -Ephesians 1:6) and acceptable
thanks to Jesus.
Right from the
beginning we were made acceptable.(Romans
4:17 ".....God, who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which
be not as though they were").with
sins being gone thanks to Christ -Isaiah
38:17, thus, sins no longer count with God.
works of righteousness which we think bear upon gaining salvation are filthy
rags -Isaiah 64:6. Good works are
very necessary to get yourself
a great reward
from God, but totally unwanted if you have it in mind they bear upon the
gift of salvation. Remember, it's a gift. Being saved is a gift.
Being in God's family is a gift. After you've accepted the gift, what you
now do, hopefully as a zealous family member,
determines your lasting.(eternal).reward.
8:29,30 "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed
to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also
called and whom he called, them
he also justified and whom he justified, them
he also glorified.(it's
good as done when God says He'll do something)."
2:13 ".....God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through
of the Spirit and belief of the
had predetermined that we would be called and obviously when -1Thessalonians
5:9 "For God has not appointed us to wrath,
but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians
2:10 "For we are his workmanship, created in
Jesus unto good works, which God has
before ordained that
we should walk in them."Acts
13:48 ".....and as many as were
ordained to eternal life
1:2 "Elect according
to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification
of the Spirit, unto obedience
and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ....."-And
The grace given unto us was given
before the world began -2Timothy
1:9 "Who has saved us and called
us with an holy calling, not according to our
works, but according to his own purpose and grace,
which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began."-...continue?