Seedtime and harvest

Written by Adeolu Oluade

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Jesus Christ co-operated with God so that his word for him and through him could be fulfilled and becomerepparttar Saviour of mankind according to divine destiny(Luke 2:11). Divine destiny isrepparttar 148369 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,andrepparttar 148370 rat'. Divine destiny is revealed to us by God's indwelling Spirit throughrepparttar 148371 word of God:- 1 Cor.2:9-10(KJV) "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered intorepparttar 148372 heart of man,repparttar 148373 things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: forrepparttar 148374 Spirit searcheth all things, yea,repparttar 148375 deep things of God."

This is whyrepparttar 148376 word of God is vital torepparttar 148377 issue of divine destiny. Each person and people is likened to one ofrepparttar 148378 four types of hearers of God's word analysed in Luke 8:11-15. Each of us hasrepparttar 148379 personal responsibility to freely choose to receiverepparttar 148380 word of God! The starting point is when each person in response torepparttar 148381 word of God repents from sin,and receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Thereafter each person also hasrepparttar 148382 duty of joyfully,patiently, and firmly keepingrepparttar 148383 word of God in spite ofrepparttar 148384 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 inheritrepparttar 148385 promises."

We have already examinedrepparttar 148386 importance of faith with respect to destiny in 'Rhema Island'. Linked with faith is patience(Luke 8:15) becauserepparttar 148387 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 isrepparttar 148388 man that walketh not inrepparttar 148389 counsel ofrepparttar 148390 ungodly, nor standeth inrepparttar 148391 way of sinners, nor sitteth inrepparttar 148392 seat ofrepparttar 148393 scornful. But his delight is inrepparttar 148394 law ofrepparttar 148395 LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted byrepparttar 148396 rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."

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All Knowledge and Wisdom Comes Direct From God

Written by Michael Bradley

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Not only will God give you His knowledge - but He will make sure to give yourepparttar understanding of that knowledge andrepparttar 148285 wisdom to be able to use it! All of this can be given to you free of charge. All you have to do is be willing to seek after it, and seek to work with this knowledge to fully understand it and how it can apply to different parts of your life.

The last verse is Jesus telling us that if we will "abide in His word" - that we will then haverepparttar 148286 ability to knowrepparttar 148287 truth and thatrepparttar 148288 truth will be able to make us free. In other words - if you are willing to abide inrepparttar 148289 Bible, which is His Word, and seek to understand what you are reading - then you will be fully loaded with an incredible amount of truth covering a wide variety of topics and issues in your life. And once you have a lot of truth on a lot of different areas of your life - then that truth will help set and make you free because you will no longer be bound up with wrong thinking!

However, notice that Jesus says we have to "abide" in His Word in order to be able to get these truths worked into us. Abiding means that you are willing to spend a lot of regular quality time in readingrepparttar 148290 Bible for yourself and seeking to understand and implement these truths in your everyday walk with Him.

All ofrepparttar 148291 above verses are giving us an incredible revelation in that God and Jesus are only too anxious to release Their knowledge to us if we are willing to do our part by seeking after it.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible knowledge. They currently have over 100 Bible articles. All free of charge.

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