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'Christ in You...'

    by Dale Krebbs

Your Destiny
Date Posted: August 30, 2020

Last week we looked at an amazing truth. All things – everything – past, present, and future, was, is and will be for your sake. This grand truth the world in general cannot believe it seems, even if everything it can view on earth and in the heavens screams out the glory of it all (Psalm 19:1-6).

God chose us to become His children before the foundations of the world was laid. This fact strongly implies that the forming of the world was the consequence of God choosing to have sons and daughters, not the other way around. He created the earth, and many other things for us. You who have been created in His image (Genesis 1:26), are created to share in His eternal living, His eternal dominion and rulership, and His eternal creation activities forever (Ephesians 1:4).

This is why you were born. This is the reason you exist (Matthew 25:34). You are not the result of some random accident of a law of chaos. Since you were created directly, hands on, by God Himself, and breathed into you some of His attributes, it should not be a stretch to anticipate something even greater to come.

But, when He made Man in His own image, He gave Man the freedom of certain choices. Many speculations and reasonings abound as to the the why of Him making man so. God does nothing without a reason that anticipates future actions. So He created in Man the same freedom of choice which He has.

Most of mankind realizes that complete freedom results in anarchy, given enough time. Complete freedom can only be handled by a completely righteous character. At this time, only He has perfect character. Mankind, in utilizing his freedom resulted in the necessity for God to destroy what mankind had wrought, and begin over again with Noah and his family (Genesis 6:1-8).

But mankind walked down the same path of evil with unbridled freedom and flawed character, until hundreds of years later, God the Father sent His Son, Who has perfect character and righteousness, to pay a ransom from the certain destruction of mankind again. He came to purchase forgiveness, and to send the Holy Spirit to begin the creation of a new nature in man. This new nature would enable him to become more and more like God Himself (1 Peter 1:17-20).

All these past historical events are part of the tapestry of God's eternal plan and purpose. There are many more to come. Each day the most important decisions of your life and mine are being made.

How will you respond to the purpose for which you were born (Hebrews 2:1-3)?

There are differences in theological camps as to the order and quality of future events. Ultimately, you have two choices: 1.) Believe Jesus Christ, and submit to His work of creating a new nature in you. In doing this, you receive eternal life, becoming God's son or daughter (1 John 5:11-13) 2.) Refuse #1, and suffer the “second death” of being cast into a lake of fire when you are resurrected for judgment (Revelation 20:4-6,12-15). Some believe that you are simply burned up into ashes in this lake of fire. Others believe that some form of eternal punishment will constitute the lake of fire. The eternal nature of such, being a fair exchange for not accepting the wonderful life you were offered, and that was paid for by Jesus Christ on the cross at such a terribly high cost.

Actually, #2 is not a choice at all. All you have to do is nothing. The rest is automatic (Romans 6:23).

All is waiting – waiting for the revealing of the children of God in their glory, that God planned in past eternity (Roman 8:16-25).

Now you know your destiny

I pray that you will choose #1...

"But if your [mind and] heart turn away and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish, and you shall not live long in the land which you pass over the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live. And may love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” - Deuteronomy 30:17-20

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Biography Information:
Dale Krebbs served as an Elder, preaching, counseling, and conducting Bible studies for over 25 years in Texas, California, and Arizona. He is now retired, lives in Arizona, and continues the study and research of Gods Word.
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