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knows everything because what he knows, is what he wanted. Nothing escapes to
Him. He is not amazed by anything. He has created us to live in a system limited
by the space and the time. He made all things with a goal Prov 16/4.
Nothing was left to chance
The Bible says that Some did not welcome the Love of the Truth that they might be saved. So, God sends upon them a misleading influence a working of error, and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false, in order that all may be judged who refused to adhere, but instead took pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Tess 2/10-12.
would a person not love the Truth? Because the Truth would not please her. Finding
that the lies explain things which please them, these people prefer the lies
to the Truth which disturbs them. Some don't have the pleasure to know that
God has predestined us in everything.
have the impression that God is unfair if, as they say, we are 'robots'. They
thus invent a God who tries, and who fails whatever he does because of us. It
is how God creates Lucifer who rebels and becomes Satan, the archenemy See the
devil. Seed of the serpent
.Then God creates Adam and Eve and fails in his plan of earthly paradise
( See Adam. Eve.
Likewise, God fails with Cain who kills Abel See
Cain. Abel. Then with the whole world
which He has to destroy, saving only Noah see
Noah. Then with Abraham see Abraham,
with Moses Rm 7/7, and finally Jesus-Christ Himself fails because of
the wickedness of his compatriots who don't understand anything and crucify
him. God thus creates his Church, and then again, He miserably fails because
of some wicked people who mess things around by creating religious organizations
in his name and committing abominations such as the inquisition and other unspeakable
crimes See Church.
Denominations. That's it! God fails in everything he undertakes because
of us. He is truly limited because of us who are free to do as we want and who
take an evil delight in not doing His will see
is Omnipotent see Omniscient. Omnipresence.
Omnipotent. He makes everything
in a perfect way. God put us in this limited system. It is we who are limited,
not Him! we are all predestined, but God has created us so that we have the
impression of chosing by ourselves. It is His Love that we are created this
way. He will for instance, tell you: ''chose the life rather than the death'',
so that you have a feeling of importance. You think you chose. But you chose
nothing at all. You do what has been decided by God.
is not because of what we do, or don't do, that we shall be saved or lost. We
shall be saved if we are predestined to be Eph 1/4. And we shall be
saved according to the plan of redemption. See Plan of redemption. Yet, let
us not forget that this plan of redemption concerns only those whom he attracts
Jn 6/44. Others have no part in it, and just mock, or are satisfied
with their small lump of religiosity. And why is that? Because God does not
want it; He is everything, and no one is unhappy. What can you do? It depends
neither on you nor on me Rm 9/16.
the things which happen daily, a true disciple of Jesus-Christ is very glad
to know he is infallibly guided by the Good sheperd who totally takes care of
him. He knows that even the disagreable things which happen to him work together
for good and the Glory of God Rm 8/28! So what? What more could you
should we preach? see Preach. Why
should we teach the Word of God if in any case those who have their name written
in the book of life before the foundation of the world will be saved? Rev
20/15. Eph 1/4. The Word of God which is preached serves as a revelator.
It reveals the heart of those who hear it, that is all. He who acknowledges
the voice of the Good sheperd, thus shows that he is one of the sheep Jn
10/3-4. Jn 10/11. Jn 10/14.
belief should absolutely not push a person who has a righteous heart to be fatalist.
Fatalism is a perversion engendered by the negative attitude. No true disciple
of Jesus-Christ can be a ''what's-the-use-of-ist''. A true disciple of Jesus-Christ
is so happy to find a commendable thing to do, he does it for the Glory of God,
the good of others and his personal satisfaction Ecc 9/10. This faith
simplifies the life. The true disciple of Jesus-Christ does not worry about
what God wants so that his life. He knows that he must think, be and do whatever
is honorable, true, just, pure, friendly, who deserves the aproval, what is
virtuous and worthy of praise Phil 4/8. This is not complicated! Even
the pagans can recognize these things and nothing at all is against the divine
or human laws. Moreover, the disciple of Jesus-Christ who has an unshakable
faith that God is holding his hand, knows that God has prepared the good things
in avance, so that he'd better do things without murmur nor hesitation Eph
2/10. Phil 2/14. He has a total faith in God who takes care of him completely.
God has provided everything so that His children can be and do what has been
anticipated of all Eternity Col 2/10. God will never ask you to be or
do a thing to which He did not predestine you and for which we would have no
predisposition or force. Even the devil cannot tempt us as He would like us
to do 1 Cor 10/13. He who, at a moment of his life, choses to say ''no''
to God, is not necessarily a wicked. He may be in a situation where he has to
say 'no', and then 'yes' according to the good plan of God Matt 21/28-32.
This is why this belief does not allow anyone to judge others or condemn them.
God alone is the Judge.
I was younger, I was called in the office of a pastor with whom I worked. That
day, I had made an error. He sermonized me, and showed where my fault had been.
I accepted with good heart what he was saying. But at the end of the conversation,
I told him: ''When I do something wrong, no one fails to say it is that I did
something wrong. Why then, when I do something correct, all say: ''glory to
God!'' Who is responsible for the good the wrong that I do and on whom should
the Glory or the blame should go?'' We laughed a good feal about that, assessing
how senseless the question was.
I know that God, in his love is guiding us through our existence. We must play
the game if it serves His Glory! There are laws and I must obey them and when
I obey, I show my love to God and to others. When I don't obey, I should pay
for the mistakes and so doing, I show another side of the infinite variety of
wisdom of God through my life Eph 3/10. If all these things work together
for my good, I am convinced that they also work together for the Glory of God.
It does not mean that we must do evil so that God is glorified! One should be
a crank to imagine such a thing!
conclude on this topic, which is vast, remember this: that you believe or not
in the total predestination is not important at all. What matters, is that you
find your pleasure in the good Word of God and you put it in practice; the rest
is just empty talk.
is the first harvest which is made. Premices to the Lord were made Lev 23/9-20.
We must be the premices of the Lord by being faithful until the end. Rev
is generally a negative thing. It is a lack of humility. Pride sets people against
one another and against God. To follow one's will is pride when one knows what
the will of God is.
heart is lifted up Deut 8/11-14. What God hates, It is the pride and
the arrogance Prov 8/13. Prov 6/16-17. A haughty spirit goes before
the fall Prov 16/18. The Day of the Eternal will be against the arrogant
Is 2/11-12. Yet, we must also clarify that pride can be a legitimate feeling
of dignity. At the risk of shocking one more time, I again say that when Jesus-Christ
says: ''No one comes to the father but throuhg me!'' Jn 14/6, this is
not negative pride, because it is the pure Truth. Pride means saying: ''One
can go to God by other ways''.
who does not respect sacred things and, particularly, who despises the name
of God is a profanator.
will not take the name of your God in vain Ex 20/7. To Profanate the
Covenant of our fathers and what is dedicated to God is evil 2/10-11. You will
have to give account for every idle word you speak Matt 12/34-37. Jm 3/10.
prophecy is a message - written or spoken - which is divinely inspired. The
spirit of the prophecy must always guide to God. The spirit of prophecy is the
testimony of Jesus-Christ Rev 19/10.
Biblical prophecy cannot be suject to personal interpretations. This means that
no prophecy can be isolated from what the Scriptures declare altogether. The
gift of prophecy which the believers can manifest by the faith does not have
the same value as the texts of the Holy Scriptures. They can be erroneous and
must be judged by persons who also have this gift. 1 Cor 12/10. 1 Cor 14/29.
He who prophesies has self-control and thus does not manifest a state such as
the trance. 1 Cor 14/32-33. Women can prophesy as well as men, this
is obvious. Joel 2/28-29 Acts 2/17-18. Would that all the Lord's
people were prophets nb 11/29. Those who manifest the ministry of prophets
are not to be held on the same plane as those who exert the gift of prophecy
Eph 4/11. Such a person is in charge of giving the Word to the Church
in its universality, whereas he who manifests the simple gift of prophecy just
brings an edification to the local Church. Don't be impressed by those who claim
to be prophets. Test their spirits to see whether they come from God. Moreover,
not because a true prophet of God speaks, 100% of what he says is inspired by
God. Fanaticism is a dangerous thing. Brother Branham at times said things which
were but his own ideas and he often humbled himself publically for positions
which were only his own and not those which God was dictating to him. The fanaticism
around this prophet did much wrong to the message God had given him. But this
was undoubtedly predestined too...
is a person called by God to be his spokeman. The prophet is the preacher of
Justice who makes known the Person of God and His Will. Since there are true
prophets, there are also false prophets obvioulsy. The true prophets can be
recognized; what they say comes to pass. And they always draw the people to
love Jesus-Christ, his Word and his Holy Ordinances. Jer 23/25-32. Jonah
was a true prophet though his message was not accomplished. Actually, his message
pushed the people to repent. The only problem is that Jonah did not understand
that he had to publish things on behalf of God.
day God sent a spirit of lie in the prophets 1 Kg 22/23. There was only
the prophet Micah who said the Truth.
does what he wants and we have the prophets whom we deserve. It is written that
at the end of times, the people loved the fables and went away from the Truth.
Well, they have the prophets that they deserve. It is how you can see men and
women with a certain spiritual authority who draw considerable crowds. What
do they say to the people? what the people feel like hearing. These are false
glory to God! There are always true prophets who speak the Word of God in our
time. For God has not changed. He does nothing without revealing his secrets
to His servants the prophets, the preachers of Justice. Amos 3/7.
will you listen to? A true prophet sent by God will only say what God told him
to say and, what he says will not contradict the written Word of God.
sort of person are you? Are you seeking a message that fits you, or the message
of God? I remind you that when God speaks, He always disturbs. Hear Him call
Adam in the evening in the garden: ''where are you?'' It is just what
Adam did not feel like to hear at that moment. Hear God speak to Cain: ''Where
is your brother?'' It is just what Cain did not feel like hearing at that
moment. Well... God has not changed! by his prophets of Today, He will not tell
you things that you necessarily feel like hearing.
that all the Lord's people were prophets Nb 11/29. If there is among
you a prophet Nb 12/6. God warns his people by his prophets 2 Kg
17/23. 2 Chron 36/15-16. Jer 7/25. He reveals his secrets to his prophets
Am 3/7. He had announced by the mouth of his holy prophets Lk 1/70.
All the prophets bear testimony to Christ Acts 10/43. God has established
prophets in the Church 1 Cor 12/28. The Community of Jesus-Christ is
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets Eph 2/19-20. The
prophets can be women such as Rebecca, Anne, Elizabeth and Mary. Miriam, the
sister of Moses is a prophetess. Ex 15/20. So was Debora Jg 4/4.
So, was Hulda 2 Kg 22/14. 2 Chron 34/22. Anne was a prophetess too
books of the proverbs contain many parabols, poems, sayings, and moral advices.
They have been written by the king Solomon.
1 to 9 what the true wisdom is. Ch 10 to 24 collection of sayings
about the behaviour to have in the daily life. Ch 25 to 29 are proverbs
of Solomon that the people of Ezekias, king of Judas, had collected. Ch
30 to 31 are the wonderful description of what a true woman is, disciple
books of the Psalms is a collection of texts which were put in music. David
is the principal composer of the Psalms. Many Psalms have a prophetic import
since they announce Jesus-Christ.