Focus: Ephesians 1:11 - KJV
11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
All glory be unto our God who has taken us through eleven straight months in the year 2023. It is only by His mercies that we are alive today. For everyone that has lost kin, friend or relative, we send our commiserations and pray that the Lord grant them the strength to bear the loss. And for all of us, we pray that the mercy of the Lord continues to abide for the rest of the year and even beyond in Jesus’ name.
There is an inheritance that is reserved for everyone who is identified as being in Christ Jesus. He is a joint heir with Christ and whatever Jesus is entitled to in the Kingdom becomes his own inheritance also. It has been so predestined. When this issue about predestination is discussed, many get confused in that some assume the predestination is pointing to the fact that whatever a man does, whether good or bad has been so predestined. That cannot be right. The destiny of man, who lives right with God, is to have dominion over the earth and be fruitful and multiply thereat. Since not every man lives right with God, the power of dominion is lost to many, even though predestined. In the same manner, Christ died to restore to man that which was predestined for the righteous. Hence, for everyone who abides in Christ to the end, no matter what the devil does, he is entitled to an inheritance with the saints as it has been predestined.
For a greater insight, God predestined it that the priesthood in Israel be reserved for the Levites. A time came however, when the face of the Levites, being Eli, messed up the priesthood and God terminated that covenant. David was predestined, by covenant with God, to have exclusive preserve over the throne of Israel. But then, when Solomon messed up, the kingdom was torn apart and only the throne over a little segment was left for David’s sake to his lineage. So, a thing is predestined and remains so, when all things remain equal. Otherwise, there will be no need for man to be counseled to live in righteousness, or not, since it is his ‘destiny’ to end the way he will eventually end up. Many will point to the case of Esau and Jacob as well as Pharaoh being someone who was created to misbehave so as to bring glory to God. It cannot be right that God made some men deliberately to end up in evil for there is no evil in Him who has said His thoughts towards us are of good and not of evil that we may come to an expected end.
Beloved, it is important we believe God for His goodness and lovingkindness. Whatever it is that predestination means, let us believe that God has not predestined us to evil but that we be partakers of the inheritance with the saints. For us to achieve that, let us abide in Christ, in whom we believe, to the very end. Even though the enemy sought to sift Peter like wheat, he became an inheritor of the rights of the saints when Christ prayed for him. Yet it was foretold that Christ would be betrayed and the one through whom it happened would become accursed. Peter escaped from that curse but Judas caught it. If therefore, anyone is ‘predestined’ to end in perdition, it should not be you and I. Let us therefore, obtain mercy, through Christ, by sticking with Him to the very end.
SOLUTION: Keep your focus on Christ. Whatever He asks you to do, do it. That is the assured way to the inheritance predestined for the saints. Don’t miss out.
Please pray: Father, I thank you for the grace to be restored through you by the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray today, whatever will cause me to derail from achieving the predestined inheritance, please let it never fall on me, in the name of Jesus Christ. Keep me permanently shining in the Lord Jesus to the very end dear Lord, in Jesus’ name.
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