I Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Most people fail to realize that they are chosen; therefore their steps are ordered by God. Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Proverbs 16:9 tells us that a man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Then Proverbs 20:24 tells us that man’s goings are of the Lord; How can a man then understand his own way? Jeremiah 10:23 says, “…the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” Which brings us to Jeremiah 29:11, where the Lord wants everyone to know that He already knows the plans He has for you that involve thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end; all you need to do is pray and seek Him as verses 12 and 13 suggests.
We tend to forget that as God told Jeremiah in chapter 1 verse 5 that before He formed you in your mother’s womb, He knew thee. That’s how awesome, omnipotent, and omnipresent He is. Psalm 139:13-15 reminds us of the same thing and informs us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Then 1 Peter 2:9 reminds us that we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people or special people chosen to proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
So 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15 tells us to give thanks to God always for the saints of God, because God from the beginning has chosen us for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. That’s why it is important for us to stand fast and hold on to the traditions which we were taught by every good word and work of God through miracles, signs and wonders. God establishes us in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 pray that the Lord’s word will run swiftly and be glorified that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men. Therefore we must remember that the Lord is faithful, who will establish us and guard us from the evil one.
Now may the Lord direct your hearts into love of God and into the patience of Christ.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.