Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | February 1, 2021

Your Divine Appointment!

The Final Truth About What and Who You Are!

I have been greatly touched by Psalm 139 for many years. Various portions of that Psalm have been an important part of my life! There was a time, in my work, that I traveled alone for the company, to conduct business, into places I had never even seen before.

I enjoyed applying verses 3-5 to my travel situation and imagined the Lord waving goodbye to me as I boarded the plane, sitting by me as we flew to our destination, and greeting me as I arrived at the air terminal. This was just a little mind-game that I found to be both fun and reassuring.

One thing I was very sure of, the Lord had indeed been at this new destination since its beginning and had secured for himself men and women to join him in the family of God. I had many brothers and sisters in this new city that loved the Lord Jesus Christ, that I would likely never even meet.

Those verses, although very important to me, did not have the impact on my thinking I found in the following verses of that Psalm:

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:13-16

I have been particularly impacted by verse 16; the implications of that verse are staggering to me. I can more easily understand Ephesians 1:11 where it is written: “11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,”

The concept of God planning every moment of my life is truly beyond my ability to imagine!

In two previous essays I wrote on “What You Are, Satan’s Deadly Deception” and “Who You Are, Let’s Set the Record Straight, OK?” In this essay, I want to examine cause and effect in greater detail. There is one very important point I want to make, you are a Royal Warrior Priest who has been made an Ambassador by divine appointment!

You did not choose this appointment, it was made for you by Almighty God!

When you were born-again, into the royal family of God; you became a new creation by the power of God!

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

As a member of God’s royal family, you have inherited both privileges and responsibilities which are now an inseparable part of who you are. God, the Holy Spirit, has joined with you in an eternal union of God and man; you have become a temple of God, the Holy Spirit, now and forever!

Your Mission

You have been placed on this troubled world, to which you have been sent as an Ambassador, to represent the Kingdom of God and equipped with the Holy Spirit to provide the resources you need to accomplish your assigned mission!

20 “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

You have been given a specified number of days to do your work as an ambassador of the royal Kingdom of Heaven. At the end of your term of service, you will be called back home; the only exception to that would be a future declaration of war at which point, all of God’s ambassadors world-wide, will be called home.

Time for an Honest Self-assessment!

Now for a moment of personal evaluation; do you see yourself as described above or not? This is your description from the pages of the Bible; if you are living a life of informed faith, then you can quickly acknowledge the truth of your description as given to you in God’s word, the Holy Bible.

The Satanic world system is doing its best to deceive and confuse you about who you are and your purpose on this earth. It is attempting to fill your mind with Satanic propaganda and neutralize you in your efforts to be an effective ambassador for the Kingdom of God.

You simply must be strong and decisive in selecting your self-image, just remember who and what you are in God’s sight, do not submit to Satan’s lies about yourself! Satan will try anything to get you off-balance, to prevent your full recognition of all God has done for you. You must always make a consistent effort to live a life of faith, not a life of sight!

7″ For we live by believing and not by seeing.” 2 Corinthians 5:7


Responses

  1. Yes. That is how I see myself. You state things so clearly.

    Regards,

    John

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