You and I were born into it.
It directs your life.
You and I cannot control it.
It is always now.
It moves forward.
It never goes backwards.
If allowed, it causes pressure now or in the future. The past is only memories. The future always remains to be seen. The majority of past decisions you or others have made were influenced by it. It controls the earth in seasons which produce food. Everyone makes their plans according to it. Animals are subject to its influence. Humans come and leave earth according to it.
God the Father set it in motion but is not subject to it and lives outside of all its boundaries. In all the world only one book is not subject to its restrictions but remains alive and current for each generation on the earth. Father has proclaimed: “I declare the latter end from the beginning…” (Isaiah 46:10)
All of God’s children experience a unique relationship with Him, apart from it.
It had no influence on Father when He chose you in Him before the foundation of the world. That is when you were predestined to be adopted. You were predestined to fulfill God’s plan according to it. According to His selected plan, you believed and were marked with a seal. The promised Holy Spirit is a deposit of your divine inheritance until all things reach their fulfillment according to it. By grace you were saved according to this. God prepared good works for you to fulfill beforehand. (See Ephesians 1 and 2.)
Your personal relationship with Father depends on your daily decision to rule over this, for if you do not control it, it will dominate and fragment your life, causing anxiety and even anger. That adds up to making bad decisions and a loss of the peace that Jesus desires us to have.
Jesus submitted to it when He came to earth, fulfilling His Father’s plan.
He submitted to it when He said good-bye to His disciples, yet promised them He would send the Helper. His disciples prayed and waited in the upper room for the appointed blessing to occur. And Jesus will again submit Himself to it when He fulfills His promise to return and remove His Glorious Church from earth.
All end days scriptures and events written in the Old and New Testament are in subjection to it. One generation, in particular, is waiting for the fullness of it.
1948 – 2022
Watching For It
“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:31-36)
“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ” (1 Corinthians 15:51-54)
*You can only live and experience life in this present moment.
*The past and the future are only thoughts.
*True freedom releases the mind to enjoy and live life fully, right now, in this moment, in this day.
*God has given you this day to enjoy it in Him.
*Jesus will return in the air according to Father’s time.