Wednesday, February 9, 2022

PROPHETS and APOSTLES on PREDESTINATION

 

Psalm 65:4

King James Version

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, 

and causest to approach unto thee, 

that he may dwell in thy courts: 

we shall be satisfied 

with the goodness of thy house, 

even of thy holy temple.


Who are destined to serve God?

Who are destined to be with God?

How does one know?

Why does God pre-ordain people?

Scripture has the answers, with prophets, and apostles, testifying of it.

Exodus 9:16

King James Version

16 And in very deed for this cause 

have I raised thee up, 

for to shew in thee my power; 

and that my name may be declared 

throughout all the earth.


Deuteronomy 7:6-9

King James Version

6 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: 

the Lord thy God hath chosen thee 

to be a special people unto himself, 

above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, 

nor choose you, 

because ye were more in number than any people; 

for ye were the fewest of all people:

8 But because the Lord loved you, 

and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, 

hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, 

and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, 

from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, 

he is God, 

the faithful God, 

which keepeth covenant and mercy with them 

that love him 

and keep his commandments 

to a thousand generations;


Job 23:13-14

King James Version

13 But he is in one mind, 

and who can turn him? 

and what his soul desireth, 

even that he doeth.

14 For he performeth the thing 

that is appointed for me: 

and many such things are with him.


Psalm 33:12

King James Version

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; 

and the people whom he hath chosen 

for his own inheritance.


Proverbs 16:4

King James Version

4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: 

yea, 

even the wicked for the day of evil.


Isaiah 46:9-13

King James Version

9 Remember the former things of old: 

for I am God, 

and there is none else

I am God, 

and there is none like me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, 

and from ancient times 

the things that are not yet done, 

saying, 

My counsel shall stand, 

and I will do all my pleasure:

11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, 

the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: 

yea, 

I have spoken it, 

I will also bring it to pass; 

I have purposed it, 

I will also do it.

12 Hearken unto me, 

ye stouthearted, 

that are far from righteousness:

13 I bring near my righteousness; 

it shall not be far off, 

and my salvation shall not tarry: 

and I will place salvation in Zion 

for Israel my glory.


Isaiah 54:7-8

King James Version

7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; 

but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee 

for a moment; 

but with everlasting kindness 

will I have mercy on thee, 

saith the Lord thy Redeemer.


Isaiah 54:13

King James Version

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; 

and great shall be the peace of thy children.


Isaiah 54:17

King James Version

17 No weapon that is formed against thee 

shall prosper; 

and every tongue that shall rise against thee 

in judgment thou shalt condemn. 

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, 

and their righteousness is of me, 

saith the Lord.


Jeremiah 1:4-5

King James Version

4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, 

saying,

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; 

and before thou camest forth out of the womb 

I sanctified thee, 

and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.


Haggai 2:23

King James Version

23 In that day, 

saith the Lord of hosts, 

will I take thee, 

O Zerubbabel

my servant, 

the son of Shealtiel, 

saith the Lord, 

and will make thee as a signet: 

for I have chosen thee, 

saith the Lord of hosts.


Mark 10:45

King James Version

45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, 

but to minister, 

and to give his life a ransom for many.


John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


Acts 2:22-24

King James Version

22 Ye men of Israel, 

hear these words

Jesus of Nazareth, 

a man approved of God among you 

by miracles and wonders and signs, 

which God did by him in the midst of you, 

as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, 

being delivered by the determinate counsel 

and foreknowledge of God, 

ye have taken, 

and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, 

having loosed the pains of death: 

because it was not possible 

that he should be holden of it.


Acts 2:38-39

King James Version

38 Then Peter said unto them, 

Repent, 

and be baptized every one of you 

in the name of Jesus Christ 

for the remission of sins, 

and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, 

and to your children, 

and to all that are afar off, 

even as many as the Lord our God shall call.


Acts 4:25-28

King James Version

25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, 

Why did the heathen rage, 

and the people imagine vain things?

26 The kings of the earth stood up, 

and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, 

and against his Christ.

27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, 

whom thou hast anointed, 

both Herod, 

and Pontius Pilate, 

with the Gentiles, 

and the people of Israel, 

were gathered together,

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel 

determined before to be done.


Acts 13:45-49

King James Version

45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, 

they were filled with envy, 

and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, 

contradicting and blaspheming.

46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, 

and said, 

It was necessary that the word of God 

should first have been spoken to you: 

but seeing ye put it from you, 

and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, 

lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, 

saying, 

I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, 

that thou shouldest be for salvation 

unto the ends of the earth.

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, 

they were glad, 

and glorified the word of the Lord: 

and as many as were ordained 

to eternal life believed.

49 And the word of the Lord was published 

throughout all the region.


Acts 17:24-31

King James Version

24 God that made the world and all things therein, 

seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, 

dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, 

as though he needed any thing, 

seeing he giveth to all life, 

and breath, 

and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men 

for to dwell on all the face of the earth, 

and hath determined the times before appointed, 

and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, 

if haply they might feel after him, 

and find him, 

though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, 

and move, 

and have our being; 

as certain also of your own poets have said, 

For we are also his offspring.

29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, 

we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, 

or silver, 

or stone, 

graven by art and man's device.

30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; 

but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

31 Because he hath appointed a day, 

in the which he will judge the world in righteousness 

by that man whom he hath ordained; 

whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, 

in that he hath raised him from the dead.


Acts 22:14-15

King James Version

14 And he said, 

The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, 

that thou shouldest know his will, 

and see that Just One, 

and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men 

of what thou hast seen and heard.


Philippians 2:9-11

King James Version

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, 

and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 

of things in heaven, 

and things in earth, 

and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, 

to the glory of God the Father.


Romans 1:1-6

King James Version

1 Paul, 

a servant of Jesus Christ, 

called to be an apostle, 

separated unto the gospel of God,

2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets 

in the holy scriptures,)

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, 

which was made of the seed of David 

according to the flesh;

4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, 

according to the spirit of holiness, 

by the resurrection from the dead:

5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, 

for obedience to the faith among all nations, 

for his name:

6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:


Romans 8:28-39

King James Version

28 And we know that all things 

work together for good 

to them that love God, 

to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, 

he also did predestinate to be conformed 

to the image of his Son, 

that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate

them he also called: 

and whom he called

them he also justified: 

and whom he justified

them he also glorified.

31 What shall we then say to these things? 

If God be for us, 

who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, 

but delivered him up for us all, 

how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing 

to the charge of God's elect? 

It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? 

It is Christ that died, 

yea rather, 

that is risen again, 

who is even at the right hand of God, 

who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? 

shall tribulation, 

or distress, 

or persecution, 

or famine, 

or nakedness, 

or peril, 

or sword?

36 As it is written, 

For thy sake we are killed all the day long; 

we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, 

in all these things we are more than conquerors 

through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, 

that neither death, 

nor life, 

nor angels, 

nor principalities, 

nor powers, 

nor things present, 

nor things to come,

39 Nor height, 

nor depth, 

nor any other creature, 

shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 

which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Romans 9:4-11

King James Version

4 Who are Israelites; 

to whom pertaineth the adoption, 

and the glory, 

and the covenants, 

and the giving of the law, 

and the service of God, 

and the promises;

5 Whose are the fathers, 

and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, 

who is over all, 

God blessed for ever. 

Amen.

6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. 

For they are not all Israel, 

which are of Israel:

7 Neither, 

because they are the seed of Abraham, 

are they all children: 

but, 

In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

8 That is, 

They which are the children of the flesh, 

these are not the children of God: 

but the children of the promise 

are counted for the seed.

9 For this is the word of promise, 

At this time will I come, 

and Sarah shall have a son.

10 And not only this; 

but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, 

even by our father Isaac;

11 (For the children being not yet born, 

neither having done any good or evil, 

that the purpose of God according to election 

might stand, 

not of works, 

but of him that calleth;)


Romans 9:20-21

King James Version

20 Nay but, 

O man, 

who art thou that repliest against God

Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, 

Why hast thou made me thus?

21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, 

of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, 

and another unto dishonour?


Romans 9:22-23

King James Version

22 What if God, 

willing to shew his wrath, 

and to make his power known, 

endured with much longsuffering 

the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory 

on the vessels of mercy, 

which he had afore prepared unto glory,


Romans 11:1-8

King James Version

11 I say then, 

Hath God cast away his people? 

God forbid

For I also am an Israelite, 

of the seed of Abraham, 

of the tribe of Benjamin.

2 God hath not cast away his people 

which he foreknew

Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? 

how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying,

3 Lord, 

they have killed thy prophets, 

and digged down thine altars; 

and I am left alone, 

and they seek my life.

4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? 

I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, 

who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

5 Even so then at this present time also 

there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

6 And if by grace, 

then is it no more of works: 

otherwise grace is no more grace. 

But if it be of works, 

then it is no more grace: 

otherwise work is no more work.

7 What then? 

Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; 

but the election hath obtained it

and the rest were blinded.

8 (According as it is written, 

God hath given them the spirit of slumber, 

eyes that they should not see, 

and ears that they should not hear;) 

unto this day.


1 Corinthians 1:26-29

King James Version

26 For ye see your calling, 

brethren

how that not many wise men after the flesh, 

not many mighty, 

not many noble, 

are called:

27 But God hath chosen 

the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; 

and God hath chosen the weak things of the world 

to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, 

and things which are despised, 

hath God chosen, 

yea, 

and things which are not, 

to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.


1 Corinthians 2:7-8

King James Version

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, 

even the hidden wisdom, 

which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: 

for had they known it, 

they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.


Galatians 1:13-16

King James Version

13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past 

in the Jews' religion, 

how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, 

and wasted it:

14 And profited in the Jews' religion 

above many my equals 

in mine own nation, 

being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions 

of my fathers.

15 But when it pleased God, 

who separated me from my mother's womb, 

and called me by his grace,

16 To reveal his Son in me, 

that I might preach him among the heathen; 

immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:


Ephesians 1:3-14

King James Version

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings 

in heavenly places in Christ:

4 According as he hath chosen us in him 

before the foundation of the world, 

that we should be holy and without blame 

before him in love:

5 Having predestinated us 

unto the adoption of children 

by Jesus Christ to himself, 

according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, 

wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9 Having made known unto us 

the mystery of his will, 

according to his good pleasure 

which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times 

he might gather together in one 

all things in Christ, 

both which are in heaven, 

and which are on earth; 

even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, 

being predestinated 

according to the purpose of him 

who worketh all things 

after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, 

who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, 

after that ye heard the word of truth, 

the gospel of your salvation: 

in whom also after that ye believed, 

ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance 

until the redemption of the purchased possession, 

unto the praise of his glory.


Ephesians 2:8-10

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, l

est any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.


Ephesians 3:9-12

King James Version

9 And to make all men see 

what is the fellowship of the mystery, 

which from the beginning of the world 

hath been hid in God, 

who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10 To the intent that now unto the principalities 

and powers in heavenly places 

might be known by the church 

the manifold wisdom of God,

11 According to the eternal purpose 

which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence 

by the faith of him.


Colossians 3:12

King James Version

12 Put on therefore, 

as the elect of God, 

holy and beloved, 

bowels of mercies, 

kindness, 

humbleness of mind, 

meekness,

 longsuffering;


1 Thessalonians 1:4-7

King James Version

4 Knowing, 

brethren beloved, 

your election of God.

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, 

but also in power, 

and in the Holy Ghost, 

and in much assurance

as ye know what manner of men we were among you 

for your sake.

6 And ye became followers of us, 

and of the Lord, 

having received the word in much affliction, 

with joy of the Holy Ghost.

7 So that ye were ensamples 

to all that believe in Macedonia 

and Achaia.


2 Thessalonians 2:13-15

King James Version

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway 

to God for you, 

brethren beloved of the Lord, 

because God hath from the beginning chosen you 

to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit 

and belief of the truth:

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, 

to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, 

brethren, 

stand fast, 

and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, 

whether by word, 

or our epistle.


2 Timothy 1:8-10

King James Version

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, 

nor of me his prisoner: 

but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel 

according to the power of God;

9 Who hath saved us, 

and called us with an holy calling, 

not according to our works, 

but according to his own purpose and grace, 

which was given us in Christ Jesus 

before the world began,

10 But is now made manifest 

by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, 

who hath abolished death, 

and hath brought life and immortality to light 

through the gospel:


2 Timothy 2:10

King James Version

10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, 

that they may also obtain the salvation 

which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.


Titus 1:1-2

King James Version

1 Paul, 

a servant of God, 

and an apostle of Jesus Christ, 

according to the faith of God's elect

and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

2 In hope of eternal life, 

which God, 

that cannot lie, 

promised before the world began;


Hebrews 9:28

King James Version

28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; 

and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time 

without sin unto salvation.


James 1:17-18

King James Version

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, 

and cometh down from the Father of lights, 

with whom is no variableness, 

neither shadow of turning.

18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, 

that we should be a kind of firstfruits 

of his creatures.


1 Peter 1:1-13

King James Version

1 Peter, 

an apostle of Jesus Christ, 

to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, 

Galatia, 

Cappadocia, 

Asia, 

and Bithynia,

2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God 

the Father, 

through sanctification of the Spirit, 

unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood 

of Jesus Christ

Grace unto you, 

and peace, 

be multiplied.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

which according to his abundant mercy 

hath begotten us again unto a lively hope 

by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4 To an inheritance incorruptible, 

and undefiled, 

and that fadeth not away, 

reserved in heaven for you,

5 Who are kept by the power of God 

through faith unto salvation 

ready to be revealed in the last time.

6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, 

though now for a season, 

if need be, 

ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

7 That the trial of your faith, 

being much more precious than of gold 

that perisheth, 

though it be tried with fire, 

might be found unto praise and honour and glory 

at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

8 Whom having not seen, 

ye love; 

in whom, 

though now ye see him not, 

yet believing, 

ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

9 Receiving the end of your faith, 

even the salvation of your souls.

10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired 

and searched diligently

who prophesied of the grace 

that should come unto you:

11 Searching what, 

or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ 

which was in them did signify, 

when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, 

and the glory that should follow.

12 Unto whom it was revealed, 

that not unto themselves, 

but unto us they did minister the things, 

which are now reported unto you 

by them that have preached the gospel unto you 

with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; 

which things the angels desire to look into.

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, 

be sober, 

and hope to the end for the grace 

that is to be brought unto you 

at the revelation of Jesus Christ;


1 Peter 1:18-21

King James Version

18 Forasmuch as ye know 

that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, 

as silver and gold, 

from your vain conversation received 

by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, 

as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained 

before the foundation of the world, 

but was manifest in these last times for you,

21 Who by him do believe in God, 

that raised him up from the dead, 

and gave him glory; 

that your faith and hope might be in God.


1 Peter 2:6-10

King James Version

6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, 

Behold, 

I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, 

elect, 

precious: 

and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: 

but unto them which be disobedient, 

the stone which the builders disallowed, 

the same is made the head of the corner,

8 And a stone of stumbling, 

and a rock of offence, 

even to them which stumble at the word, 

being disobedient: 

whereunto also they were appointed.

9 But ye are a chosen generation, 

a royal priesthood, 

an holy nation, 

a peculiar people; 

that ye should shew forth the praises of him 

who hath called you out of darkness 

into his marvellous light;

10 Which in time past were not a people, 

but are now the people of God: 

which had not obtained mercy, 

but now have obtained mercy.


2 Peter 1:10-11

King James Version

10 Wherefore the rather, 

brethren, 

give diligence 

to make your calling and election sure

for if ye do these things, 

ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance 

shall be ministered unto you abundantly 

into the everlasting kingdom 

of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.


Jude 4

King James Version

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, 

who were before of old ordained 

to this condemnation

ungodly men, 

turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, 

and denying the only Lord God, 

and our Lord Jesus Christ.


Jude 6-8

King James Version

6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, 

but left their own habitation, 

he hath reserved in everlasting chains 

under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, 

and the cities about them in like manner, 

giving themselves over to fornication, 

and going after strange flesh, 

are set forth for an example, 

suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, 

despise dominion, 

and speak evil of dignities.


Revelation 13:8

King James Version

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, 

whose names are not written 

in the book of life of the Lamb 

slain from the foundation of the world.


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Bible DISCOVERY 15: The DESTINY of JESUS

JESUS on PREDESTINATION

WHY Did JESUS Have to Die?

Why Was Man Born?

GOD's WILL

The RAPTURE

ETERNAL LIFE

PROPHECY LESSONS

PREDESTINATION


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