God's Plan For Man
There are only two sources:
God and the devil.
Good and evil.
Life and death.
Blessing and cursing.
Light and darkness.
Kingdom of God and kingdom of Satan.
Acts 10:38; John 10:10.
Oppression and freedom.
Sickness and health.
There are three variables, three wills, three spirits. God, Satan, and man. There is the will of God, the will of Satan, and the will of man. There is the Spirit of God, the spirit of the world, and the spirit of man. 1Corinthians 2:9-12
There are two types of wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2:6-7.
Wisdom of this age.
Wisdom of God.
There are two kinds of knowledge:
Natural human reasoning.
Man must choose. He is not a source in and of himself. He must align his will with one of the other two wills. Deuteronomy 30:19; Galatians 6:7; John 3:16; Romans 10:13.
God is unchanging. Satan is unchanging. Man must change. He is the only variable that varies. Man must have the correct information (knowledge) in order to choose correctly (act, think, speak) which is wisdom. Wisdom is the right application of truth or knowledge. Truth or supernatural revelation or knowledge from God comes from Him and He gives liberally and withholds nothing.
Grace is the finished work of Jesus Christ. It is God’s divine favor. It is His riches at Christ’s expense. Grace is God’s strength, might, power and ability given to us to do and experience what only He can do and experience what only He can give. God gives you what you don’t deserve as a free gift.
1st-A man must be born-again. He cannot have the right knowledge or information to choose correctly or exercise wisdom, God’s wisdom if he is not hooked up to the right source. He must continually walk with God. Read the Bible. Do the Bible. Make decisions based on God’s word. He must become established. Persuaded, fully persuaded, convinced. Romans 4:18-25,12:1-2; James 1:2-8; Proverbs 18:21, 4:20-23. Joshua 1:8; Mark 4:24w/ James1:22.
By God’s grace He freely gives us His Spirit, His wisdom and His knowledge. By His mercy we can continue to grow in grace to walk or live in His Spirit, wisdom, and knowledge. The determining factor-man’s will. Man’s will impacted by God’s will for his life. Man must see or perceive or know beyond himself, recognize the right source and tap into that source by faith. Once he chooses correctly and taps into that source initially then everything God is and has becomes man’s as part of his new nature. Now it is strictly a matter of knowledge and wisdom. Now it is knowing and acting accordingly which is believing which is receiving which is acting like it is so.
Perseverance or patience or endurance must be factored in. Between the truth and the fulfillment of the truth there must be perseverance. Apart from a miracle life is a consistent walk. Hebrews 12:1-3,10:34-35. Perseverance or endurance is divine effort, steadfastness, diligence, motivation, attitude, determination. It comes from the common goal or overall plan. The Great Commandment, the Great Commission. The Golden Rule. The New Testament. There has to be a purpose greater than ourselves. Philippians-Purpose, Pattern, Prize, Power. Philippians 1:21; 2:5 to 9; 3:14; 4:13.
People achieve great things with themselves as the goal. Personal health, wealth, fame. But having a goal greater than ourselves pushes us into the realm of total dependence upon God and His divine attributes.