Only God's Destiny will enter His Eternity
Do not let your expectancy of God's provision for your life be limited by the determination of what you judge is
required in a particular circumstance or situation. Rather, let your expectancy be sized by God's promise to "supply all
your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
(1)   Several revelations are held in this powerful promise of
(a) this promise was given following the generosity of the Philippian Church, i.e., their giving into God's work; (b)
the supply for all your need resides in His Glory; and (c) we access His Glory only through Christ Jesus. Once we grasp
the wholeness of this revelatory promise we should seek His Glory in, by and through Christ Jesus and believe
confidently that whatever 'riches' are required
come with Him.  All too often we only seek the gifts of His hand,
habitually call only upon the wealth of His riches and becloud the power of His Glory in our rush to meet the need of
the moment. The patriarchs of the Old Testament and the Apostles on the New sought God's Glory above any pressing
need of the flesh fully believing, through their dispensation, that He "is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us".(2) The Church needs to preach God's Glory and take back
the ground given away to the 'message of secular affluence' (prominence of prosperity) proclaimed today in so many
sanctuaries and on numerous 'Christian' television broadcasts. God truly desires that His creation partake of His bounty
and plenty, that His people prosper it their ways and work and that He be Glorified in all of the circumstances and
situations in each believer's life. It is God's Glory which will remain with us throughout eternity
(3) and not the
accumulation of holdings and temporal securities which we seem to so ardently seek after and in which, to our chagrin,
we place excessive trust, both individually and corporately.
The Apostle Paul quotes the Prophet Isaiah in saying, "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the
heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him".
(4)   Once we can reach and see beyond our
own limitations (strengths) and trust in "the things God has prepared for them who love Him" then we are able to seek
His Glory above our own aspirations.  Let us in the remaining days of this age cast our eyes off our own self anointed
destinations and seek His destiny for our lives ... only His destiny will enter into His eternity.  To replace one's
self-determined destination with God's divinely appointed destiny, is to make the transition from 'what I am able to do'
to 'what He has already done for me'.  In Psalm
139:16 we read, "All the days ordained for me were written in your
book before one of them came to be."
(NIV)   As Moses was facing the great challenge to lead God's people he asked, "I
beseech Thee, show me Thy glory"
(5)  and in doing so was imploring God to reveal His essential nature of power,
majesty, holiness, beauty, splendor, grandeur, omnipresence, and the myriad of divine virtues inherent in His glorious
entity. Here, in seeking God's Glory, is were the Church needs to be focusing its quest for meaning, purpose and
direction through Christ Jesus and the broadcasting of His gospel message. Jesus Christ is the 'Destiny' of all believers
and that destiny is held in God's Glory.  Let us seek
Christ Jesus in God's Glory and set aside the empire building and
the formula-based righteousness evident in much of the church today and our own
religious lives.  "... now is the time
of God's favor, now is the day of salvation".
(6)   As our "redemption draweth nigh"(7)  there should be an urgency
welling up in our hearts to pursue God's divine providence and pray for the discernment to clearly recognize the
counterfeit(s) spoken of in Matthew chapters 7 & 24.  Each believer needs to beseech the Holy Spirit to share where
we are in His Purpose, what is our place in the outworking of His end-time Plan and how do we enter into the blessing
of fulfillment which comes from our Destiny being realized in Christ Jesus.  He is the door and there is no other means
of entry !
(1) [Phil 4.19]   (2) [Eph. 3.20]  (3) [Rom. 9:23-24]   (4) [1 Cor. 2:9; Isa. 64:4]   (5) [Exo. 33:18]   (6) [2 Cor. 6:2]   (7) [Luke 21:28]
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