The power of Choice

We read in Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:… verses 2-8 of the same chapter starts with “A time”.

We also read in Isaiah 55: 6-11 Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near:

7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

The continued verses, 12 and 13 should be read, but I left them out so you can go and read them for yourself and may the Spirit of God bring you into all truth. The above scripture comes from the Old Testament. God Almighty has spoken and has allowed the human race to read His words. Since His words will not return to Him void, but the word spoken will preform His will on mankind. His word will accomplish both areas that are in the spiritual realm. In the New Testament it is written, He knows who are His and He knows those that will not accept salvation found in Jesus. Either way His word will perform His will on mankind. He has spoken that “a time” has been and is and will be until the return of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament it is written, “in the last days” what has been spoken by Him will be accomplished.

I have taken this portion of the bible as a place in Christ, with the hope that some may one day be found in the unity of Christ that our Lord Jesus has declared for us when he departed the earth and our Heavenly Father sent us his Holy Spirit to bring us into all truth. We who claim to be Christians for the whole world to see, and not only the world but within the camp called Christianity. We need to search within and truly ask ourself, what is that I truly believe with all that I have been taught and read in the bible. There is a mixture within the body of Christians that has crept within the heart and soul of his body. The indifferences with so many interpretations by those that minister and the many different bible version that have crippled mankind. One major indifference that I hear so often is, the King James Version is to hard to understand, so many read other version and think they are in Gods will. I pose this question and hope you consider it carefully: So then, the Holy Spirit can’t interpret to mankind the old English the King James Version is written in? The King James Bible has been around for over 400 years and ungodly men have tried to change it. Yes there are just a few words changed in the KJV to please self, thinking they have past one on God. But the fact remains God Almighty has not allowed man to change the meaning of His truth even though man put in certain words found in the King James Version. Satan is the author of confusion and he has crept into the hearts of many Christians and a major warfare lives within many Christians and church (walls). A warfare of debate and indifferences in what God Almighty has declared for His purpose to mankind and the body of Christ has accepted the enemies lies. The body of Christ is so crippled with deceptive teaching and lead by walking with tradition’s of man that are not of God Almighty.

February 3, 1985 is my born again date when I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into my heart. But (to my shame) after about 6 months for to many reasons I had lost my born again life many times do to what I was taught and most of all for not studying the bible on my own. I read the bible but did not become a student of it. To put it straight forward, I accepted all kinds of teachings that the church (walls) preached.

For now may you reread the verse posted here and allow the Holy Spirit to direct you to the only true path spoken by our Lord Jesus and how it was delivered to us by example with his Apostles. One needs to understand that God is Sovereign over all things. Nothing can happen outside of him and all that we know and see he has allowed. The devil is a puppet, that is all. However we understand that the word also tells us that a choice has been given us either to believe in Jesus Christ and accept him as Saviour by faith or reject the truth. Either way you look at it, or however you interpret it or believe, the choice is yours. God’s word will not return void unto Him as we read. It has and will continue to be accomplished in every generation since the day Adam was created.

So then, I hope these words challenge you to take a courageous step to look within and see if what we say and do lines up with the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. A day came when the Spirit of God got a hold of me and revealed the sinful acts done against the truth since being born again. Then the Holy Spirit revealed certain teachings and traditions of man that I allowed to walk with and walk in. That whole time and I testify was a life outside the life of Christ. But when it pleased the Father to deliver me and set me free, my life has truly been a life changing experience in coming to understand the fullness of Christ and so I proceed with grace and mercy to seek the path that was meant to be for all. Since September of 2012 I have confessed all the wrong committed against His Word personally to Him and publicly to some churches and others that I have wronged. I confess that I can not undo the wrong done to others, but I seek to face as many as I can find and ask their forgiveness. Repentance is a wonderful and fulfilling gift given to us all. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” It was God Almighty by His Holy Spirit that allowed me “a time” to return and turn from walking away to accomplish His will in me. These last few words underlined are meant for all generation, if you allow them into your life as spiritual food to the soul and enter the heart by faith in Jesus name. It is also written “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” Galatians 6:7.

Lord Jesus Christ I want to thank you for leading others with what you have done within my heart in granting me true repentance, to be taught to seek you in all the truth you have given mankind by the Holy Spirit all to the glory of our Father and God Almighty that is written in the bible (KJV).

Thank you for your time, may you be one that pleases our God and Heavenly Father by the Holy Spirit in Jesus name while we are granted “a time” with the breath of life to live.

Take heed, we are all going to bow down one day and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Whether saved or not, all will be facing him once this age is over which is in the Father’s knowing.

Maurice “Reese” Rodriguez  (reese@inearthministry.com)