God has Always had a Plan!
Since God has always had a Plan, does that mean that everything that happens is the will of God? Absolutely NOT! God has the perfect Plan for each of us but we have our part to do and that is to cooperate with that Plan. Just because it’s God’s will for us, doesn’t mean that it will automatically come to pass.
Just like salvation is God’s perfect will for each of us but as you know not everyone will be saved because of their free will to choose. [II Peter 3:9]
Romans 4:17 (KJV) 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
The Plan of Salvation was already in place before Adam sinned. It wasn’t God’s will for Adam and Eve to sin but God, in His foreknowledge, knew what would happen. He was prepared. He had given Adam and Eve (and us) a free will to make their own choices. He is honorable and will never override our free will.
The devil continually tries to override our free will as does the world with its scheming ways. But again I say, God will always honor our free will to make our own choices, even to choosing Heaven or hell by accepting or rejecting Jesus. It’s our decision. Choose Jesus!
Continued next time — Pamela