By Michael S. Mecikalski
In The Heaven Far Above All Heavens #27
Know your Scriptures; know your calling. Be strong, faithful soldiers living in active duty serving the Lord. The spiritual battle being waged over The Truth and over your minds is by no means a reality that is frivolous & fickle. (Eph.6:10-18; II Tim.2:1-4).
Please read article #26 in this series & Lk.22, John 10, I Pet.1:18-25, Eph.1:1-5, Rom.8:28-30, I Tim.3:16 & Phil. 2:6-8 “Being confident of this very thing, He Which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:….
The stand we all must take regarding Biblical predestination is an extremely important one, as we are learning that how we believe it to be seriously colors our beliefs on mankind, the nature of The Almighty Himself, sin, death, the works of Satan and many other issues.
Did The Lord Jesus Christ have a choice in the shedding of His Precious Blood even though He was foreordained to this saving, blessed act before the foundation of the world?
With prayer & supplication in the Spirit think on these precious Scriptures:
(1) I Tim. 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory;” (2).John 5:30 “I can of Mine own Self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just:because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of The Father Which hath sent Me.” (3).John 10:17&18 “Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father.” (4). Phil.2:8 “And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death,even the death of the cross.”
Seeking to do the will of Another clearly is a choice. Humbling Oneself & becoming obedient, performing a task which is Another’s will, unquestionably is choice with unavoidable responsibility.
Why would The Lord Jesus Christ even bother stating that He is doing the will of The Father over and above His own if a choice isn’t evident and important to have?!! The Biblical fact of the matter is that The Father delights in those who choose Him, His ways, His Truth, thru decisions made by choice with free will. This Godly principal runs as solid as a rock thru The Holy Record from beginning to end.