DESTINY ~ FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The constant emphasis on “destiny” by modern day preachers is an illusion. No where in the New Testament is there such emphasis. The emphasis in the New Testament is our sanctification.

In the Ephesians, Paul tells his Gentile brethren in Christ to no longer walk as other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their minds.

Paul expounds on putting off the old man and putting on the new. It is within “this context” that Paul tells us that Jesus gave himself for us that he might sanctify and cleanse us by the washing of the water by the word, so that he might present us to himself as a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that we should be holy and without blemish.

The constant appeal to a better life (promotions, careers, advancements, personal achievements, personal greatness, personal success) is not a message from God.

While there is nothing wrong with individual success and achievements (and God will help us if our priorities and motives are pure), these are not the goal of the spiritual life to which we are called.

God did not set apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in the church to teach success in life strategies. He gave these gifts to men to build the church up in Christ.

The fulfillment we are looking for will never be found in an outward destiny regarding our individual success. It can only be found in the joy of true fellowship with Christ which comes through the in the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. 
While there is nothing wrong with individual success and achievements (and God will help us if our priorities and motives are pure), these are not the goal of the spiritual life to which we are called.

God did not set apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in the church to teach success in life strategies. He gave these gifts to men to build the church up in Christ. 

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