Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The secret of the mystery, part 123. The mystery of predestination.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

As members of the Royal Family of God, there is an exact, precise, and accurate plan for members of the Royal Family of God to follow.

Predestination is the “provision of a plan” from the sovereignty of God for you in eternity past to execute His plan, purpose, and will for your life.

If God is going to deposit all those fantastic blessings in escrow for you and then “will” them for you, He must provide a way for you to fulfill the conditions for receiving those blessings.

Predestination is God’s grace provision for each one of us to fulfill His plan and to receive the conveyance of our escrow blessings.

Your equal privilege of predestination is being made Royal Family by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Who placed you in union with Christ at salvation.

Your equal opportunity in predestination is your very own plan, designed perfectly for you and prefabricated for you in eternity past.

What we call in time the PPOG is from the divine viewpoint of eternity past, called predestination.

a. Predestination means that there is a plan perfectly designed for you.

b. Predestination means the possession of your very own personalized and individual plan -
ROM 8:29 “He also predestined us to be conformed to the image of His Son.”

c. Predestination means royalty. The believer is Royal Family of God, EPH 1:5.

“God the Father” prefabricated the PPOG as the Christian way of life, not human beings and their legalistic standards.

1. Proorizo - pro = before + horizo = to set a boundary
“To set a boundary beforehand, to appoint or determine beforehand.”

God has everything under control and He knows what He’s perfectly doing.

Proorizo, which means to set a boundary beforehand or to appoint or determine beforehand is also used for mystery doctrine, 1CO 2:7.

A part of this mystery doctrine is the subject of adoption; therefore God predestined us to be adopted, EPH 1:5.

1. Proorizo = to set a boundary beforehand, to appoint or determine beforehand.

2. Protithemi - pro = before + tithemi = to put, to place, to set before
“To predetermine, to set forth, to plan, to purpose, to design beforehand.”

3. Prothesis - pro = before + thesis = a presentation or a plan
“A setting forth of a plan, a presentation, a purpose, the laying out of something.”

ROM 9:11 for though the twins [Jacob and Esau] were not yet born, and had not done anything good or bad, in order that God’s purpose [predetermined plan] according to His choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls,

2TI 1:9 He has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose [predetermined plan] and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
REV 13:8 - Jesus Christ is “the Lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world”

4. Proginosko - pro = before + ginosko = to know
“To know beforehand, or to foreordain.”

1PE 1:20 For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for your sake.

This Greek word assures us that the plan was thought out from God’s omniscience and developed in eternity past.

5. Prognosis = foreknowledge or predetermined purpose.
It occurs twice in the Bible, ACT 2:23; 1PE 1:2.
This word describes the purpose of the plan for each and every one of us.

ISA 42:1 “Behold My Servant whom I sustain, My Elected One in Whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.”

1PE 2:4,6 And coming to Him as a living stone, rejected by men, but elected and precious in the sight of God... Behold, I lay in Zion the chief cornerstone, the Elected One, held in honor; in fact, he who believes in Him will never be put to shame.”

Did God the Father violate our Lord’s human volition and “make” Him go to the cross and die for the sins of the whole world?
Did our Lord go to the cross choosing from His own volition to obey the will of God?

MAT 26:52-53 “Put your sword back into its place... do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?”

The election and predestination of our Lord had nothing to do with the violation of human volition.

Just as the election and predestination of both Israel and the Church has nothing to do with violating human volition.

When the Bible talks about “Jacob have I loved and Esau have I hated” it is not referring to violating human volition, but to the omniscience of God knowing how each creature would choose before the foundation of the world.

It is a divine choice only in the fact that when God created and patterned human volition He knew that in some cases it would be for Him and in other cases against Him.

Human resentment is blasphemous when it ascribes to God the lie that some are favored more than others respecting destiny.

There is ineqhristianity. The reason why there is inequality in Christianity and the difference between success and failure is a matter of human volition not a matter of divine choice.

Injustice and inequality originates from man and fallen angels, not God.

God invented volition but He is not responsible for what volition chooses.

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