The Fruit of my Trials

 

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1: 1-2

 

 

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1 Peter 1: 3-9, 1 Peter 4: 12-19 Matthew 13:45-46

heart-turquoise-howlite“If you have placed your faith in God’s grace for salvation through Jesus Christ be Encouraged.”

(1 Thessalonians 3:2-3)

heart-turquoise-howlite“The Lord, He is Good. His dealings towards you are always Purposeful , Compassionate, Producing Eternal Fruit.”

 (Romans 8:28, Hebrews 12: 5-6, Jeremiah 29:11)

heart-turquoise-howlite“In all of your trials and in all of your circumstances you will come full circle with this knowledge; God is Good, Merciful, Trustworthy and Faithful to
“Complete your Salvation.

(Romans 8:1, Hebrews 12:2, Philippians 1:6)

heart-turquoise-howlite“The One who has made Salvation possible not by your works but only through His Work at the Cross is Worthy of your Trust.”

 (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 heart-turquoise-howlite“He will keep you in faith until the Day of His Coming.”

 (1 Peter 1:7, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30)

 heart-turquoise-howlite“You are Sealed through His blood covenant and are Made ready by His Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 1:13, 2 Corinthians 1: 21-22, Hebrews 9: 14)

heart-turquoise-howlite“He is the Good Shepherd who looks after his sheep with meticulous inspections, cleansing you with His Sanctification while Restoring you to Himself.”

(Psalm 51: 12-13, John 17,19, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1Corinthians 6:11, James 5:19,
Galatians 6:1, 1 John 1:9)

heart-turquoise-howlite“No one can snatch you away from the Good Shepherd who has laid down his life for your soul.  You are in His Sheepfold and All his Gates lead to New and Green Pastures.”
                                          (John 10: 28-29, Psalm 119: 67, Psalm 100:3-4, Psalm 23:2)

heart-turquoise-howlite“Every trial is filtered through His Love and Accomplishes His Will for You.

 (Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 29:11)

heart-turquoise-howlite“Every trial works towards the goal of Renewal and Transformation.”

(Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 5:17)

heart-turquoise-howlite“In every circumstance it is His desire that you “Know Him as He Really Is.”

 (Job 42:1-6, 1 John 5:20, John 17:3, John 4:23-24, 1 John 2:3)

heart-turquoise-howlite“Trust in His Goodness and be patient in your trial, allowing the Lord to accomplish his Perfect Will, Establishing your Faith in Him.”

(Colossians 1:23)

heart-turquoise-howlite“God will bring you to the “Cross”- road of decision where you choose to Decide in Whom you will Follow.

(James 1: 2-5)

heart-turquoise-howlite“When He has finished the work, in the fullness of time, He will deliver you.”

(Romans 8:34, Luke 22:32, 1 Peter 5:6)

heart-turquoise-howlite“You will not be put to shame as you Focus on Him.”

(Psalm 34:5)

heart-turquoise-howlite“Your face will shine like the sun (Son) Reflecting His Love.”

(Psalm 34:5)

heart-turquoise-howlite“And you will know that the Lord, “Yes” the Lord, He is Good; He is always Good!”
(Psalm 86:5)

                Doula Faith

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What’s Behind those Signs and Numbers Today?

11:11 and False Prophesy
Matthew 24:24
Deuteronomy 18: 9-13

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digitalRead about an Important Update: Doreen Virtue- Author of “Angel Numbers” has denounced her books, repented, and is Saved! View her testimony in this update. 

Doreen Virute
Doreen Virtue

Are you being distracted and captivated by them?

First Know God’s Signs

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.” John 12:32

“Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:38-40

                                                                Deceitful Signs

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1

There are deceitful signs manifesting themselves masquerading as angels of light, appearing to lead and distract people away from the Word of God. Some of these signs are appearing as numbers repeatedly on almost everything, especially the numbers 1111. 11:11, 1:11. As a person turns to glance at a clock, receipt or even the date of an important event, the same number appears in different forms and so the person wonders concerning its significance. The person is mysteriously directed to look and see the same number repeating itself time and time again. There is even a book out to give interpretation to these deceitful numbers described as “Angel Numbers”. Caution: Don’t go into these deceptive cults out of curiosity for they are deceptive nets and traps which snare those who are intrigued. Just be aware they exist and are tools to deceive many. When I stumbled across their web sites I saw the blogs of those who have been led astray by listening to these false prophets and one blogger even tells the other bloggers the numbers are appearing from God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Nothing could be further from the “Truth”!

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

                                                        Scriptural Numbers

God does not speak through numbers but His voice is heard and is very clear to those who know Him by His WORD (John 10:27).
There are important numbers in the Bible which give meaning to specific scriptural events; such as the number “7” refers to “perfect” or “completion”. God completed creating the heavens and the earth and saw it was “good”, so on the 7th day He rested. Satan counterfeits God’s Word to bring a person into bondage by leading them by “intrigue”. So, no wonder the enemy will use numbers and false messages to leer anyone he can away from the truth concerning Jesus Christ. Paying attention to the appearance of numbers will lead to an unfriendly obsession and addiction. For the devil comes to deceive and to rob and distract anyone he can away from the salvation of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Jesus said, if He is lifted up, He will draw all mankind to Himself. So if anything other than the Word of God is lifted up, it is a counterfeit and an impostor. Also, if anyone predicts a specific time when the end of the world will take place, know it is a lie.  Jesus said, no one knows the time nor the hour when He will return. God does not put any date, time or number on the day of Judgment. Many false prophets are profiting from those who are ignorant of this with the selling of their books and tapes.
(Luke 8:12, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Matthew 24:26, 2 Peter 2:3)

The Lord warns us to be as shrewd as serpents but as innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16). So He would want us not to be ignorant of the tactics of Satan, but be on alert, sober and draw even closer in our intimacy with the Lord. ( John 15:4)

                               How the Trap is Set and How the Lord Rescues

Here is an example how the enemy of God tries to counterfeit God’s Word:
As I was having my devotions and in prayer at the start of the “new year” the Lord assured me He was the God of “new beginnings” through reading Isaiah 43:19. At the same time, as I was investigating the phenomenon of seeing the number 1111 in different forms, I googled the 11:11 to see if there was any information concerning it. I came across the blog of a false prophet and her book of “Angel Numbers” interpretations. It just so happened that the authors who write the books about Angel Numbers say the number “1” means “new beginnings”. If I did not have the discernment of the Holy Spirit I might have been “intrigued” and read their books. For in the above scripture, the phrase; “new beginning” comes through a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, confirmed throughout scripture ( John 3:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17). These “Angel Numbers” interpretations are very similar to horoscopes. But this is how it works, and though I might have fallen for it, the Lord who watches over me is faithful to expose it, and although it would be a painful experience, indeed, I would grow in my spiritual discernment and warn other followers of Christ. Which as a result of my own encounter I am motivated to warn others as I am committed to do, right now.

The Lord Jesus Christ is forever interceding for those who are called by His Name and when a believer is restored from such a thing, he/she will repent and warn others.
(John 10: 1-18, Luke 22:32, John 17:15)

                                               How I Discovered the Deception

I first heard about the number deception when a relative was experiencing this phenomenon. I knew He was a child of God, a born again believer in Jesus Christ, so I wondered why the appearance of the number was getting his attention. He began to believe it was a sign of something significant relating to Christ’s return, and his parents who are devout Christians began to believe it too, interpreting it as maybe a warning that the world or United States could possibly be approaching the final hour of judgment (11th hour). There are prophesies concerning the end of the age within scripture, and Jesus spoke of the signs and explained them to His disciples. So we don’t have to be warned by any numbers, the warnings are written in black and white throughout scripture. But even during the time of the early church, there were those who were so focused on Christ’s return, they neglected their relationship with Him and the purpose of their calling. (Matthew 24).
I at first discerned the repeated appearance of these numbers as a distraction from the Word of God, but then the numbers 1111 began appearing to me in different forms.
The first appearance occurred after reading a book titled How Evil Works. I suddenly became restless, and decided to put the book down and go to bed. As I approached my bedroom I glanced at my digital clock and saw displayed the time 11:11. This alarmed me, and following this first appearance of the number, I kept noticing it coinciding with certain events and dates. Even though I knew better, I began reading into it what I thought it meant. I became intrigued with the phenomenon. It soon began to make me fearful and was a distraction from my relationship with the Lord.

I was annoyed with the frequent appearances, so I inquired of the Lord in prayer concerning its origin. The very next morning I saw what appeared to be an image of two angels holding signs with indistinguishable letters arranged in a pattern sequence. The image was produced by condensation on the glass and the sign looked to be a residue of a detached label perhaps by the manufacturer. Anyway, that’s what my husband and I came up with. But the letters on the sign spelled nothing logical. Since it didn’t make any sense, I began to wonder what it could mean. I immediately received the Lord’s discernment; it had no meaning, and was appearing to lead me down a nonsensical path of distraction. God speaks through His Word (Bible) and gives guidance through the promptings of His Holy Spirit. Nowhere in the Bible does it say we are to look for numbers, messages or codes or signs to discern His voice.
(John 10:27, Psalm 119:105).

                                                                    The Angel of Light

The Bible warns believers that Satan appears as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) and will do anything to distract us from the Truth about Jesus Christ. The intrigue is to make the distraction attractive as though it were a special message given to only to a select few (Hebrews 13:9 -KJV). The foul spirit behind this makes the person think they are someone special, puffing them up for a destructive fall with false spiritual information concerning an omen or personal prophesy (2 Peter 1: 20-21).

Satan fell because he believed he was equal and even greater than God (Isaiah 14:12-15) He tempted Eve with the same lie, and unfortunately, she fell for it (Genesis 3: 1-5). As a result, sin came into the world separating all mankind from our creator and Holy God
(Genesis 3:24).

God’s Plan of Redemption

But God loved us so much He promised a Savior (Genesis 3:15) and sent His only begotten Son to take the punishment and penalty for our sins. And when He was dying for our iniquities, He forgave us by saying, “Father for give them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34). Since God is Holy and Just, He must judge sin. The penalty for sin is death and separation from God, which is darkness which is eternal condemnation. but the grace and love of God is forgiveness to everyone who places their trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2: 6-11, John 3:16, Isaiah 53)

                                                          How God Speaks to Us

God does not play games or require anyone to decode any message. He has made His message clear through His Word and by sending guidance through His Holy Spirit into the heart of all believers. So clear is His message, even a child can understand it.
(Matthew 18:3, Romans 10:8-10, 1John 1:9, Galatians 1:8)

The reason I saw the angels holding an indistinguishable sign with a coded message, is because God wanted me to see what was behind the “Numbers Game.”

                    God’s Angels are His Messengers and Ministering Spirits

According to scripture God sends His created angelic beings as ministering spirits for a believer’s protection and to impart His Truth. When Mary was called to be the mother of Jesus, she was greeted by the angel Gabriel. When she heard God’s message she believed and her faith brought forth Jesus Christ’s conception (Luke 1: 26-38). The message was clear and delivered by God’s messenger.
Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist was visited by God’s angel and after hearing the news concerning John’s birth and calling, he did not believe, therefore, the angel made him mute until after the birth of his son. (Luke 1: 19-20).
There are many examples throughout the Bible where God sends His messenger (Angel) to help mankind in a crisis or to reveal God’s plan for a specific purpose. But the fallen angels (demons), who have followed Satan in his rebellion against God, pose as messengers with messages to lead many astray. Their message is to puff-up the person’s ego and make them believe they are chosen to receive a special message from a spiritual being or angel. But their counsel is for the person’s destruction and not for any good. They work through any media and even twist the Word of God (Scriptures).
( Hebrews 2, 1 John 4:1,  1Peter 5:8-9,2 Corinthians 2:10-11, Proverbs 16:18)

                                 False Prophets and Angelic Impostors
Important Update: The one who wrote the book Angel Numbers is Saved! View her testimony below: 

*Important Update: 2021- The person behind the Angel Numbers is a woman named Doreen Virtue who was a New Age clairvoyant. She has written many New Age books and created Tarot cards using divination and gave interpretations to these numbers, which demons created to lead many astray.

Those writing books and giving interpretation of the numbers are profiting from this type of deception. Just as astrologers do with astrological signs and horoscopes ( 2 Peter 2:3, Deuteronomy 18: 9-13). And others actually believe they are doing the work of God, like Doreen Virtue who wrote the book giving interpretations for the Angel Numbers. *She has repented and is now saved. She gives her testimony and tells others not to read her books, and shares the true message of the gospel. Please view her testimony below and give thanks to God for His mercy and grace. God is love, and it is not His will that anyone perish but come to the saving grace and mercy of His Truth, salvation is only through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Let’s remember to always pray for those who are deceived and leading others astray. None of us are beyond being deceived, but thanks be to God, if we repent, if we know Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, if we abide in Him and His Word, He will set us free.  Praise God!

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24 ESV

Doreen Virtue’s TestimonyDoreen Virute

So as far as those numbers are concerned or any other message than God’s Truth found in His infallible Word; don’t give them the time of day, walk away and know God wants you to know the Truth.

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
Proverbs 14:12

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.

Do you believe this?”
John 11:25-26

                                       You were Created to have a Relationship with God

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for payment of your sins, you can do so now. For He came into the world to reconcile you to God the Father, and saved you from His judgment and wrath. God created you and has a wonderful purpose for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). You will not find it in any “New Age” doctrine but only through accepting Jesus as your personal Savior and receiving His Holy Spirit; Who guides you into all Truth because His Word is Truth.

                                                         Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit

God is Holy, and all who come to Him and enter His Kingdom, must be Holy. Jesus Christ has justified you before the Father by shedding His blood for the forgiveness of your sins and proving salvation and eternal life by His resurrection from the dead.
As soon as you call on Him, believing in His death and resurrection, you are saved; receiving His righteousness and His Holy Spirit, Who is sent to lead you into all TRUTH.
All you have to do is confess your need for Him and repent of your sins, and believe God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for you.
He is Lord of all creation and everything (John 1). And One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess He is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).
Everyone and even the fallen angels will bow the knee at His Coming (Romans 14:11).

Don’t be left behind in a world alienated from a loving, merciful God. Believe and ask Jesus Christ to forgive you today and receive His promise of eternal life which He proved in His resurrection. The alternative is death and eternal punishment for your own sins.  He not only offers you eternal life but an abundant life here and now in your relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit.

                              Jesus is the Only Way to the Truth and Eternal Life

Instead of following the false messages of numbers, horoscopes, astrology, and messages from fallen angels, receive His eternal message of Salvation. You will not find it in in any coded messages, but written explicitly just for you His Gospel- the Word of God –
Bible Scriptures – Read the gospel of John in the Bible, John saw Jesus and has written an account of what He did on earth and Who He is as Lord of all creation.

                                                         Jesus Will Restore You
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior but fell into a deceptive trap, you are not alone, but know the Lord is ready to lift you up and out and take you into His arms today. He has not left you; He remains faithful (Deuteronomy 31:6).
Only, call on Him and Trust in His unconditional love so He can bring you into a closer relationship with Himself (1 John 1:9). Meditate on His Word and bring every thought, doubt and concern to Him, asking for His Wisdom. He will surely give it for even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful.  (Psalm 55:22, James 1: 5-8, 2 Timothy 2:13)

I am praying for you. Doula Faith

Note: There is only one unforgivable sin: “Unbelief”- for how can God help anyone who does not believe in His Great Salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.

And if you have prayed seeking God’s Salvation, understand this:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10

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Without Blemish

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,  and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” NIV
Ephesians 5: 25-27

His Light Exposes Sin

But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” NIV John 3:21

Today, as I looked down from our bed, I noticed with the window opened, the light was shining through, exposing every particle of dust and hair. Disgusting, I thought to myself. Then I remembered the Word about how the light exposes sin. No wonder our Lord said, those who don’t want to see their sins, avoid the light. I get it, I really do, and this experiential circumstance made its application alarming, but true.

Recently, as I draw closer to my Lord in mediation of His Word and in prayer, patterns of wrong actions and words invade my mind. And the memories of habitual patterns that have caused me to draw away from doing God’s will are exposed, and I see myself naked without anything covering my works.

I could see myself hiding behind hypocrisy, and fear, manipulating circumstances with half – truths. And I was appalled, for what brought all this to light was God’s Word for God’s Word is Truth.  The catalyst of this recognition was my sincere desire to see His fruit, but I could not see any as late, and it concerned me as I became more passionate in knowing His ways. And so it was, the Lord with His illumination and merciful light, allowed me to see what I could not see until I drew closer to His light.

“Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
John 13: 6-10

One morning as I rose from my bed, I heard in my spiritual ear, “I am removing everything not of me.” Things I could not see. Thus started the purging and scourging of my soul, to the point that I could not lift my weary head. But with each confession came a cleansing peace, and I knew the Lord was removing all residue from the present and the past. For from the time I believed I was completely cleansed, but the daily walk in the flesh, accumulated some dust, only His watchful eye could see and only His blood remove. Hebrews 12:5-6

                                                         Complete in Him
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

Now, I see and hear my Savior more clearly and His commandments of love.  For He is faithful even when I am not faithful to sanctify me in His Truth. And when He has completed the work He began in me,  He will present me to the Father, as His radiant bride. For I’ve been washed with the water of His Word and cleansed by His shed blood, all white, radiant and ready to reign at His Side.

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Finished

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

Finish: (8552) – tamam- to be complete or finished

God’s Provision for all Mankind- Finished:  Genesis 1:31

When God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it, He rested, and saw it was very good.  He was satisfied with all His creation. Nothing was to be added or taken away for all provision was made for mankind whom He predestined to conform into His image in what was created .

Christ’s Work of Atonement- Finished on the Cross: John 19:30

After God made the world and everything in it He began the work of redemption for mankind who had sinned and was eternally fallen and separated from God. But our redemption was predestined and provided by the blood of Christ shed on the cross for all who believe.

The Work of Christ and Faith – Finished: 2 Timothy 4:7-

The earth is a foreign place to the one who believes in God’s salvation and grace. As believers, we are aliens who dwell in temporary shelters and in a temporary place. All the circumstances and trials in our lives are created to transform us into the image of God’s only Son. And when the Holy Spirit has completed His work in us, He completes our faith, He takes us Home to our eternal place- HEAVEN.  

 He has finished the Race of His Faith
Recently my brother-in-law, Lennie, died of COVID-19, but not until God had completed the work he began in him and not until Lennie had finished the race of his faith and was ready to go home. We had believed in a miracle, and God could surely do it, but as we interceded, something greater, was about to take place. And so we released him into our Savior’s arms- His will be done, not ours, but His alone.

God in his grace, love and mercy allowed this father, grandfather and husband to say goodbye to his loved ones, for He heard God’s voice calling him to let go of this life and enter his new life with Him.

A Far Greater Thing
Lennie was almost deaf, and could not hear what anyone was saying unless he could read your lips. But through the prayers of his loved ones, his wife, sons, and daughter,  his ears were opened again, and the conversation between him and his family was greater than it had ever been before. His daughter who worked at the hospital attended with great care, and his wife, my sister, stood with fervent love to guard her beloved husband, in every way in presence and in prayer. But then as the doctor kept proclaiming death over him as he lay fighting for his life, there was a terrible decree brooding and so  they began praying for the doctor who was in danger of losing his soul.

Seed of Salvation
Then it happened, after Lennie was intubated, even sedated He heard the voice of His Savior say, “I want to save Dr. ”…………………..” and so Lennie wrote – it and then he added- ”tell  him what I wrote.”  So, the seed of salvation by Christ’s forgiveness was sown.

Forgive them -Luke 22:42-23:34, Acts 7:59-60
I remember and recall, how our Savior, Jesus Christ made the decision to follow God’s will and not His own, in offering Himself for the salvation of the world, and before He died said, “forgive them for they know not what they do”, in essence and in a different way, Lennie forgave the doctor, too. And then there were others, like Stephen who was stoned for his witness, but before he departed and placed his soul and spirit in his Father’s hands, forgave those who stoned him, and then there was the Apostle Paul, before he left this world proclaimed victory in Christ Jesus because he knew there was nothing more to be done to complete his faith. And the Peace that passes all understanding sustains those who are left behind, because they Trust in His love.


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7

And so it is true, my brother in Christ kept the faith and Christ finished the work of his salvation and sanctification, and His Savior and him agreed, it was time to go home. But not until that last kernel of faith was sown.

“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.  But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24

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God Omniscient

Psalm 139

Trust

Through God’s omniscience (Having all knowledge) He has purposed and planned for every believer, who comes to faith, to be transformed into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.  That which He begins, He also completes, and His plan is to bring every believer into a closer relationship with Himself. (Isaiah 43:7, Romans 8:31-39, Corinthians 3:18 )

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

Guaranteed Salvation

It is God’s will that everyone come to the saving grace and knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ. Everyone who comes to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, has been sealed by the Holy Spirit, guaranteeing salvation.
(Ephesians 1:13, Romans 10: 8-10, 2 Peter 3:8-9)

God’s Predestined Plan

In Psalm 139, David speaks of God’s Omniscience – God knows everything about each person who comes to faith and His plan is to keep them in faith until His purpose in them is complete. (Jeremiah 29:11,Philippians 1:6)

“For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.” Hebrews 10:14

When a “born again believer” (John 3), child of God, wanders from following Christ, the Lord is faithful to go after that one; restoring him/her to Himself. This is what has been ordained – not the believer’s faithfulness, but the Lord’s faithfulness to complete the believer’s sanctification and salvation.
(Romans 8: 29-30, Luke 15: 3-7, 11-32, Isaiah 54, 2 Timothy 2:13)

Israel Restored

Scripture tells us when Israel wandered away from keeping God’s commandments, He ordained seventy years for their exile into Babylon, but He never forsook them during their captivity and brought them back home according to His promise (Jeremiah 29:10-14, Romans 11:29)

David Restored
David wrote about how He wandered away from God’s perfect will, but in repentance and through God’s faithfulness, He was restored. (Psalm 23, Psalm 119:67, Isaiah 30:15)

The scriptures are full of examples of how God restored those who fell away. He knew they would and had a plan to restore them.

God’s Faithfulness to Restore
The disciple Peter believed He would have the courage to die for Jesus, but in Christ’s omniscience, Jesus warned how He would in fact deny Him three times and how it would take place. But Jesus also told Peter He was praying for him and he would be restored. (Luke 22: 31-34)

Jonah the prophet was disobedient and ran from doing God’s will, but God’s plan was to bring him to repentance in the belly of a great whale/fish. (Jonah)

God already knew Saul, who was later named Paul, would persecute Christians, but it was in His plan to bring Him to the place of repentance, calling Him to preach the gospel to the gentiles as He was ordained.
(1 Timothy 1:16-17, 1 John 1:9, Acts 9)

Christ’s Eternal Provision

It is impossible for anyone to be saved through their works of self-righteousness. And it is impossible for anyone to stay saved through their good works. It is through faith in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and faith in His resurrection which makes a person righteous and saved. As believers, we take on the righteousness of Christ. Before the foundation of the world, God’s plan was to redeem mankind through faith in His Son, therefore Christ’s atonement is enough to cover all present, past and future sins.

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Ephesians 1:4-10

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