The LORD’s Gift of Free Will
I am grateful for Jesus Christ and The Gift of Free Will.
The Gift of Free Will has made it possible for us to live victoriously. Because of what Jesus Christ has done, we do not have to subject ourselves to any force, power, or spirit seeking to hold us in captivity or bondage to any man, institution, entity, or government body.
Despite the spike or increase in numbers regarding the Covid-19 virus, and the many unexplained death cases said to be caused by Covid-19, not to mention the crime and the violence we are having to deal with in our land which seems to have taken back burner, while our ever caring and considerate leaders in government seek to fight against a disease that if contracted, are not liable or held accountable in any way.
And did I mention in the same breath is fighting to make mandatory?
If it were not for God’s Protection and Mercy, the “love thy neighbour as thyself” commandment, wisdom to implement and apply the different sanitation and safety measures taught growing up by our mothers and grannies, some of us would not be here today.
My condolences to those who have lost loved ones as a result of this Covid-19 virus, and that those who have caught the virus have recovered, or are in the process of recovering….
Because of what Jesus Christ has done over two thousand years ago on Calvary’s cross, we this day are given the RIGHT and FREE WILL to choose and make decisions regarding our now and hereafter.
Though given such freedom, His unconditional Love has led and granted us the RIGHT to live and operate within parameters governed by His Grace, Wisdom, and Understanding.
Because of the power of The Holy Spirit, Covid-19 or any other disease has NO power over us.
In Deuteronomy 30:15-20, the word of The LORD serves as a constant reminder:
“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and His judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
It is clear that our sin and wickedness have led to the crises we are facing today.
Even so, God is a loving and compassionate God.
His mercy prevails, and for this reason, we can experience His Grace which gives us life even after death.
~ Shelly-Ann Powell
Shelly-Ann Powell is a woman after God’s heart, founder and director of the Impact Nations For Christ organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and point humanity to the Savior Jesus Christ.
In John 15:16 Jesus said you did not choose me I choose you.
The ability to make choices is something quite different then the fable that man some how has free will. No where does it say man has free will. In fact a careful study would lead one to see man with out Gods help can not see his way out of his dilemma. God himself is the only one who can make choices independent of any out side circumstances or free will. Man does not have that ability he is always influenced in some way or another. Another fable we have been told with no real basis in fact.
Something’s to think about.
The idea that we don’t have free will is a cop-out. Perfect “justification” of sin. As in, I had to molest children, I didn’t have a choice. If we don’t have a choice, why does God ask us to come to Him? Why does Jesus stand at the door and knock, waiting for us to open? Amazing! Why doesn’t He tear the door off the hinges and force us? Any relationship based on love must allow for sovereignty and free will. God wants us to freely choose a relationship with Him, does He not? He desires that none should perish. What, pray tell, overrides His desire?
What pray tell override’s his desire? Nothing. In the end he will have his desire nothing will stand in the way of it. In the end all will see that his desire is all that matters and all that has ever mattered. His will is that all men will be made in his image and yes it will happen. Because he really is almighty God and few there are that really believe it. And as I said we all have the ability to make choices and we do every day. That is a far cry from free will all of our choices are made with a goal in mind weather it be good or bad. Only God himself makes choices base on a free will nobody causes him to make choices of influence his choices. He alone is sovereign and in the end he will have his way. No matter what men choose his will will be done all will see.