Is Everything Ordained of God? (CD)
Many Christians have blamed God for the unfortunate circumstances that have occurred in their lives, such as sickness, poverty, natural disasters and even death itself. Nothing can be further from the truth. God is merciful, just and gracious. He wants us to live a victorious life but He will not violate our will.
Although God is all knowing, He didn’t ordain everything that has happened in your life. The meaning of ordain, is to establish or ordered by appointment, decree or law. Everything that is foreknown is not ordained.
The Bible says in Romans 8:29 “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son..” God knows who will accept His Son and who will reject Him, but it doesn’t mean that is His will.
In Psalm 8:1-3 the Bible clearly illustrates the purpose and the functionality of ordination. God ordains only that which is good for the prosperity of His kingdom. The things that are good and pleasing to our heavenly Father has been created by Him and is ordained by Him. The Word also says in Psalm 84: 11, “No good thing will he uphold from those who walk uprightly.” Get to know God’s promises and what He has set up and appointed for your life.