Our destiny – fate is in our own hands.


Our decision frames our future. God has given us the divine privilege 

God created man in His class (Gen 1:26-28) with the ability to think for himself and choose his own destiny. Because He has given us a free will, the decision is ours. The choice decides our actions. It leads us into our future destiny. Many of us suffer because of one wrong decision we make. Psalm 32:8-9 says I will teach you the way you should go. We should choose like Joshua 24:15 “but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.and responsibility of making a choice. He has set before us life and death, blessing and cursing. The choice is ours. (Deu 30:19-20). We can choose God and live the abundant life, or we can choose the world’s way and live in lack. God gave us a free will, a choice. He does not make people do anything by force.

Jesus said when the Son makes you free, you are free indeed. When we made Jesus Christ the Lord of our life, we chose Him. We exercised our freedom of choice, and when we did, all the demons in hell could not stop the new birth from taking place unless we allow it. If we allow it satan will beat us down spiritually, mentally and physically. He hates us because we represent God – because we are created in His image. From the day a person is born into this world, he is faced with a constant series of choices - Jesus or the world, Jesus or death, Jesus or a sick body, Jesus or a worried mind, Jesus or a foul mouth.

Some of us have a polished look on the outside, but on the inside, we are full of dead religion and strife filled thoughts, God looks on our hearts (1 Sam 16:7).

As a believer we have to make the decision to choose to think on good things (Phil 4:8). God will not force His thoughts on us, as He created man with the capacity to think for himself and choose his own destiny. He has made available the mind of Christ and the knowledge of His will for our lives, but He will never force or impose it on us (2 Cor. 10:3-5). The mind dominated by worry, fear and care is not a God controlled mind. It is not being controlled by the spirit of God.

The authority to think for ourselves brings with it the right to choose what we say. Thoughts transferred to the mouth and acted on will bring results – good or bad. Matt 12:36 says - for every idle word that proceeds out of our mouth we will render an account in the Day of Judgement. James 3:8-10 says with the tongue we both bless God and curse men. Then it says, “My brethren, these things ought not so to be”. We have a choice where our tongue is concerned.

We have a right to choose our thoughts, words and actions. But how do we get from choice over into action? Jesus gives us the key to this (John 8:30-36). Jesus begins by saying “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed”. If we continue in His Word, we will be disciplined to Him – or like Him. If we continue in His Word, we will be disciplined the same way He is, and we will know the truth, and the truth will make us free.

Jesus is the living Word of God. To choose Jesus means to choose the Word. Deu. 30:19-20 says - to choose God is to choose life. Prov 4:22 says - His Word is life. Jesus said, My Words are spirit and life (John 6:63). However we just cannot read the Bible and say “I am free”. We are faced with a decision when we decide to place the Word as final authority in our life and act on it, we make our choice before God. At that moment, the Spirit of God will move in and begin to reveal to us how to think, act and speak in accordance with the Word we have chosen. His supernatural power will go to wok to remove any hindrance, whatever it may be.

If we need healing we should make our choice. Decide to receive, then go before God to be fed with revealed knowledge from His Word on healing. Satan will try to fight us, but he is helpless where the Word of God is concerned. He cannot stop it from coming to pass, just as he could not stop the new birth from coming to pass. When we were born again, the Word brought it to pass. “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23)

After Jesus was raised from the dead, He appeared to His disciples and delegated His authority to them (Matt 28:18) (Mark 16:15-18). This same authority belongs to us as believers today. In Matt 18:18 Jesus said, “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” . Eph. 6:10-18 says “you be strong in the Lord;_ _ _ you take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and you pray with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit”.

Jesus has delegated His authority to His Body of believers in the earth, but it will not be forced on us. We still have the right to choose whether or not to accept that authority and walk in it.

Decide to be free (1 Peter 5:8). Satan is looking for someone to devour, but he cannot succeed without our permission. He can only get to us when we make the wrong choice. Then he will move in and take over. By making the quality decision to choose God’s ways we can stop satan’s influence in our life.

Jesus asked the man at the pool of Bethesda – “wilt thou be made whole?”(John 5:6). The man had to be willing before he could be healed. Some people do not want to be made whole. They enjoy the sympathy they receive.

God sent Jesus to the cross to pay the price for our sins, and it was paid in full. Jesus bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. He bore every care, grief and sorrow. 1 Peter 5:7 says we are to cast all our care over on Him. But it takes a decision to do it. It takes a decision to be healed and to stay well and whole. It requires determination on our part because satan will put the pressure on to stop us if he possibly can.
If we choose Jesus, we will choose life in all its fullness and glory. “For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Col 2:9)
Jesus said “If ye continue in my Word then are ye my disciples indeed, and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32)

Deu. 30:19 says “Choose life.
Deu. 30:20 says “God is our life”.
John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
Prov. 4:20 says, “My son, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings _ _ _ for they are life _ _ _”

God, the Word and Life are the same. To choose God is to choose the Word. To choose Life is to choose the Word. To change our thoughts, words or actions, we will have to choose the Word of God. When we choose our thoughts from God’s Word, then our mind will be renewed and our actions transformed. To have His Word dominate our thinking processes is to choose God’s great mind instead of our small limited one. Jesus said in John 3:21, “But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God”.

We make the choice whether or not to take God’s Word. When we choose the Word for our thoughts our words, and our actions, the power of God comes on the scene and our circumstances and surroundings begin to be ordered by the Lord. When we choose God, we bring Him on the scene. No matter what the circumstances look like at the time, if we will stay in the Word and look to God, those circumstances will eventually change.
By choosing Jesus our life will be transformed. As we continue in His Word we shall know the truth, and the truth will make us free!



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