Predestination

Predestination

We, as Yahweh’s creation, were predestined to come into Christ, “Having made known unto us the mystery of Yahweh’s will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself: that in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will,” Ephesians 1:9-11.

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be in earth or in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight,” Colossians 1:20-22.

It isn’t Yahweh’s will that any should perish. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,” 2 Peter 3:9.
The above scriptures are expanded into a new horizon when we couple them with those that assure us that Yahweh wills and brings to pass. “Accordingly as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestined us to the adoption of children by Yasha Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the Beloved,” Ephesians 1:4-6.

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure,” Isaiah 46:10.

Only as we blend with truth, do we become a finished product. We are to be created in Yasha Christ, who is the living word of Life and Light. Man has not and will not come into life unless he progresses into the fullness of Life through the living and Anointed Word. The creature, as an unfinished product, must experience a metamorphosis into a God-likeness before his cycle of development, or before creation, is completed.

The unconverted man does not comprehend the things of the Spirit, nor can he. The Bible helps us to understand, saying, “…the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned,” Corinthians 2:14.

If a man is to be sentenced to eternal torment or annihilation before he understands Yahweh’s Kingdom, he is to be judged for sinning against a principle he can neither know nor satisfy.

The parent bears responsibility for the development of a fetus until truth is developed enough to be birthed; the child cannot depend upon its own initiative. If the fetus was made to depend upon its own abilities, he/she would be defenseless; the same is true of the final judgment, or consummation of all things.

We, as children of Yahweh, are judged by the law of the Spirit, because we know the things of the Spirit through the impartation of wisdom from the Spirit. But many die each day without having ever heard of the principle, or law, of the Spirit, because they have not received the Spirit that the Father sent to enlighten them.

Every creature is abiding under the law of his own conscience, but this law is so far below the law of the Spirit of Life that it cannot, in its own strength, make a man morally sound. Man must be born from above. The King James Version of the Bible uses the term “born again,” but rightly translated, the English term is “born from above.” When we understand the true meaning of the birth from above, it brings joy to our soul.

Yahweh’s will for creation is for it to eventually measure up to his highest expectations. This responsibility is borne by the Father; it does not depend upon the creature. This is not saying that there is a magic formula that the Father uses to pop us into his Kingdom that will eliminate our participation in the process. Every individual must participate in both the judgment and his own development. The Father is able to create the proper atmosphere and environment to encourage higher development in the age to come.

We will all agree that truth is the only force strong enough to release anyone from the power that controls the unconverted soul. That is to say, the man that does not have the truth is yet in bondage to the flesh.
How could we believe that the outcome of Yahweh’s handiwork would depend upon the will and activities of these souls of darkness and not on the power and wisdom of the Father of light? To affirm this, is to suggest that the Father desired to bring forth a creation in his own image and likeness, but could not, so he left the final outcome in the hands of the thing that he was attempting to create while it was in an unfinished state.

Man is Unable to Direct His Own Steps

“Oh Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps,” Jeremiah 10:23.

“A man’s heart devises his way: but the Lord directs his steps,” Proverb 16: 9.

Surely our Omniscient Father and Creator would not leave the final outcome of his magnificent endeavor to the judgment and finite understanding of the creature. Surely he would not allow him to make that final and eternal decision before he was able to comprehend the vastness of his wonderful plan. Would not the Creator first be compelled to develop him into the fullness of wisdom and truth, which would allow him to judge by the Spirit of revelation rather than allowing him to fall victim to his unfruitful and finite mind? “The natural mind receives not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned,” 1 Corinthians 2:14.

“Ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free,” St. John 8:32.

The moment the creature comprehends the truth, he is liberated from the lie of his carnal understanding. “To be carnally minded is death,” Romans 8:6. This then, would imply that to understand the truth is to be set free from the bondage of the corrupted mind.

The man of the world is spoken of as lost; this is because he does not possess the meaning and directions of his life-path.

He does not possess these three powers: Truth, Wisdom, and Light. He is truly lost; he does not know his destination, who he is, nor why he is.

Man is not lost to Yahweh. Yahweh knows where he is and where he is going; he is only lost to himself. He is unable to comprehend reality. He may be very intelligent in the natural things and may possess the knowledge to accumulate great wealth and recognition, but he is totally blind to Life-truth, or Spirit-truth.

As we blend with Christ, the Living Word, we will not only know the Life-truth, but we will become the truth and the light.

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now (are ye) light in the Lord: walk as children of light,” Ephesians 5:8. Remember that the words in your Bible that are in italics have been added by the translators.

The scriptures are very clear on the sure judgments of Yahweh. Every transgression will be dealt with to the full measure. It demands to bring correction. Judgment is being executed now and will continue to be as long as there are rebellion and sin.

“To be carnally minded is death.” Death will be destroyed—swallowed up into Truth and Light. But death will exist until all mankind becomes enlightened, or converted, because sin produces death and is the consequences of carnality.
When the fullness of the age of enlightenment comes, sin and death will cease to be. “…Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory,” I Corinthians 15:54. And then the prophecy spoken by the old prophet, Isaiah, will at last be fulfilled. “For thus saith Yahweh that created the heavens; Elohim himself, that formed the earth and makes it stand; he has established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to become inhabited: I am Yahweh, and there is none else. I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain.

“I Yahweh speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped of the nations: They have no knowledge that set up the wood of their image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; Yea, Let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from the ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, Yahweh?

“And there is no God else beside me; A just God and a Savior; there is none beside me. Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: For I am God (almighty), and there is none else.

“I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. He shall one say, in Yahweh have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed,” Isaiah 45: 18-24.

“Wherefore Yahweh also has highly exalted him, and has given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Yasha every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Yasha the Anointed is the Lord to the Glory of Yahweh the Father,” Philippians 2:9-11.

“But Christ is now risen from the dead, becoming the First-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the First-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to Yahweh, the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put ‘all’ things under him, that Yahweh may be all in all,” 1 Corinthians 15: 20 – 28.

“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, blessings, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever,” Revelations 5:13.

Considering all of this, shouldn’t we proclaim Yahweh’s righteousness forever?