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"Predestination to purpose"

 

Ephesians 1:0 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

2 Timothy 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

A Greater Purpose

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

The Promise of Purpose

Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Impediments to Purpose

#1. Replacing divine purpose with our own purpose

Acts 27: 13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. 14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

#2. Running from divine purpose - Johan

#4. Hiding from divine purpose

1 Samuel 10:21 When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken: and when they sought him, he could not be found. 22 Therefore they enquired of the Lord further, if the man should yet come thither. And the Lord answered, Behold he hath hid himself among the stuff. 23 And they ran and fetched him thence: and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.