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Jesus Christ co-operated with God so that his word for him and through him could be fulfilled and become Saviour of mankind according to divine destiny(Luke 2:11). Divine destiny is sum total of God's purposes for mankind in Christ Jesus corporately and individually for all time and eternity. The aspect of individuality with respect to divine destiny has been highlighted in 'The bat,the cat,and rat'. Divine destiny is revealed to us by God's indwelling Spirit through word of God:- 1 Cor.2:9-10(KJV) "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into heart of man, things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for Spirit searcheth all things, yea, deep things of God."
This is why word of God is vital to issue of divine destiny. Each person and people is likened to one of four types of hearers of God's word analysed in Luke 8:11-15. Each of us has personal responsibility to freely choose to receive word of God! The starting point is when each person in response to word of God repents from sin,and receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Thereafter each person also has duty of joyfully,patiently, and firmly keeping word of God in spite of inner and outer pressures of life(Luke 8:12-14)!!
Heb.6:12(KJV) "That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit promises."
We have already examined importance of faith with respect to destiny in 'Rhema Island'. Linked with faith is patience(Luke 8:15) because process of discovering,pursuing,and fulfilling divine destiny takes time and effort! As each one faithfully and patiently follows Jesus Christ by God's indwelling Spirit,divine destiny begins to unfold unto fulfillment(harvest) in God.
Psalm 1:1-3(KJV) "Blessed is man that walketh not in counsel of ungodly, nor standeth in way of sinners, nor sitteth in seat of scornful. But his delight is in law of LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."
British-born Nigerian christian writer living and working in London,UK with website:www.firstloveministries.org.uk