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Free Will?
« on: April 08, 2008, 09:27:02 PM »

> Dear Ray:
>
> I'm reading your teachings on "The Myth of Free-Will
> Exposed -- EVERYTHING HAS A PRECISE APPOINTED TIME"
> and my question is...
>
> If I'm submitting my life to God and asking that His
> will be done in it. Am I able to know and be
> sensitive to seasons of change in my life and what
> should be happening in it or is that my carnal
> (fleshy) mind processing out my own intended will for
> my life?
>
> Please advise if you can. Thanks.
>
> P.S. Your God-revealed teachings are sooooooo
> liberating! Thanks!
>
> Rachel


Dear Rachel:  You can know some things, but not all things that are future. Here is something Jesus said we could "know" concerning the future:

Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

But here are some things we cannot "know"--

Jam 4:14 Whereas you KNOW NOT what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away

Oh heck!  And that's one of the things we really would like to "know," isn't it. And so if we can't even know what tomorrow will bring, how about next week? next year?  But here is some else we can "know" and it is the most important:

2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Pe 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2Pe 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

2Pe 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2Pe 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Pe 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

2Pe 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, YOU SHALL NEVER FAIL!

God be with you,

Ray
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