Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Feb 21, 2021

God Will Not Surpass Man’s Free Will

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God Will Not Surpass Man’s Free Will
(Dt30:19; Rev3:20)

God is a personal God.
He honors His own free will and also the free will of others.
As a person He reveals His existence and makes relationship.

Faith is choosing to believe and making a personal relationship with Him.
The life of this faith is doing all things by using one’s free will and enjoying
the freedom that comes as a result.

The person is a function for a being to think, reason and reflect oneself, and form relationships.
A personal god is a deity who can be related to as a person, not an impersonal force, and
Has His own intelligence, emotion and free will.
Naturalists or atheists reject the personal God who influences and rules over humans,
While evolutionists who deny the role of a creator, evolutionists argue that
Humans’ ability to choose their fate is not free but based on cause and effect.

What the Bible demonstrates, however, is that God is a personal God, a personal Creator who
By His intelligent design and unilateral plan created all things (Ge1:1),
But the history of mankind involves man’s free will for
God made man as a personal living being (Ge2:7)
With free will to respond to God’s command and form a relationship with Him (Ge2:17).

Deceived by the devil, an archangel who misused his free will in the spiritual heaven and was
Cast down to the universe contained until the great day of judgment (Eze28:12-17; Jude1:6),
Adam sinned and all men would follow the devil to hell (Mt25:41), the result of misusing his free will.

The Israelites were a people who received
Decrees and instructions from the self-existent One Jehovah (Ex3:15, 18:20).
If they obeyed and cried out to Him He answered (Ps77:1) for
God made a personal relationship with them.

Although before crossing the Jordan they chose to serve Him (Dt30:19-20) and
Using their free will brought down the walls of Jericho (Jos6:1-20),
They rejected God as their king (1Sa8:5-9) and
Worshipped other gods and delighted in their abominations, choosing their own ways (Is66:3).
Because of such, God also chose harsh treatment for them and brought on curse (Is66:4).

Still, the temple where the name Jehovah was
Reminded them that the God above all personal gods was their God,
As the prophets cried out for them to return to God and God would return to them (Zec1:3; Mal3:7).

Yeshua came and said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days," because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-22),
He would make a personal relationship that is eternal with souls of all men and
For that, the very nature God, the Word in the beginning,
The person who was with God in the beginning became flesh (Jn1:1, 14; Php2:6-7).
As the Son of Man, the chosen servant of God to willingly serve (Is43:10; Mt3:17, 20:28),
He came and acknowledged the free will of men (Mt15:21-28; Mk10:46-52; Lk8:43-44).

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Willingly chose to lay down His life following the Father’s command and pleased Him (Mt26:39; Jn10:17-18);
2) Condemned the devil who chose his path to corruption (Is14:13; 1Jn3:8); and
3) Through His death paid the price of sin of all men in Adam and by sprinkling His blood made
them a new creation (1Co14:45; 2Co5:17), making a way for them to choose (Jn14:6).

His resurrection proved that He made the best choice.
According to His command the 120 who kept in constant prayer to the end (Ac1:3-5)
Received the promised Holy Spirit who
Comes to the souls who chose to believe and received the name Yeshua (Jn1:12), and
Made a personal relationship with Him as their Lord and Savior (Mk9:1; Ac2:36-38).

The man of the Spirit is he who made his choice to return to the Father (Lk15:11-32) and
Therefore willingly worships, prays, repents, preaches, belongs to the church, serves etc,
Not complaining when faced with any test for it is the choice he made.
He chooses to be influenced and ruled by the person of God (Ac5:3; 2Co:10; Rm8:26; Rm8:27), and
Reveal Christ through His changed life.
He puts every effort to cut off all wicked habits (Mk9:43; He12:4), pray and obey for
When one’s free will becomes corrupted, deceiving spirits work (1Sa6:14, 23; 18:10)
To contaminate the thought to continue the path of wickedness (Jn13:27; Ac5:3; 2Th2:11; 1Ti4:1-2).

O Lord,
What grace it is to have the free will
To choose You as my King, my Lord, my Father!
Help us all to use our free will in the way that pleases You and
Let the personal God be revealed through our changed lives. Amen.
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