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Scrolls of Heaven

No one needs them…until they do.

The Billy Graham Rule- Never be alone with a women who isn’t your wife
Guardrails- A rail that prevents Vehicles from falling off or being hit by something.
Turned Mike Pence Rule—Criticized
Guardrails are usually set inside the safe zone
This is for our own protection-We find guardrails at dangerous points on the road-on bridges, turns, major drop offs.
The New Yorker published an article called Mike Pence’s Marriage and the Beliefs that Keep Women From Power. In the article they called the Mike Pence Rule a guardrail that violates laws against discrimination in the work place.
Guardrails are always placed in safe zones
These guardrails are essential to maintaining a Christian lifestyle. The world loves painted lines—mere suggestions that can be crossed when those lines hinder a more progressive agenda.
What are guardrails?
Guardrails defined by Dictionary.com is- a strong fence at the side of a road or in the middle of an expressway, intended to reduce the risk of serious accidents.
In our Mike Pence illustration he protected the sanctity of his marriage by creating a guardrail that reduced the risk of a marital affair.
In order to make guardrails useful they have to placed within the safe zone of the road. This limits the car’s access to certain safe zone areas. This is a commonly accepted practice in vehicle safety because if the guardrail is placed in the danger zone one would be at risk of serious injury prior to being restricted.
The issue here is that our current culture doesn’t believe in guardrails. The were very few people who sided with Mike Pence or Billy Graham during this 2014 discovery. The mass majority of people mocked him and his Christian beliefs. The issue with this is that the same people also jumped on board of impeaching Clinton during the Monica Lewsinsky scandal of 1998.
The world wants:
Harvard Business Review wants “Healthy, mature, self-aware men that understand their distinctly make neural architecture”.
This type of man could only be found twice in history—once Pre-fruit eating Adam and During the time Christ walked the Earth. The other 99% of the male population have never reached this point of awareness.
Both Mike Pence and Billy Graham understood this concept: It is better to be criticized for being safe than being criticized for a sever moral failure.
What we are going to discover is that each one of us has a Predestined calling in our life. I want to scripturally prove that each of us has a scroll written about them in Heaven—We can call it the ultimate path.
What we are going to discover is that each one of us has a Predestined calling in our life. I want to scripturally prove that each of us has a scroll written about them in Heaven—We can call it the ultimate path.

16  Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

14  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

15  My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

16  Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
Everyone of you has a prewritten calling in your life. A calling that will maximize God’s grace in your life, the talents you are trusted with and to influence people in your every day sphere.
the days that were formed for me,
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
when as yet there was none of them.
in your book were written, every one of them,
Everyone of you has a prewritten calling in your life. A calling that will maximize God’s grace in your life, the talents you are trusted with and to influence people in your every day sphere.
the days that were formed for me,
Psalm 139:16 ESV
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.Everyone of you has a prewritten calling in your life. A calling that will maximize God’s grace in your life, the talents you are trusted with and to influence people in your every day sphere.
Look at this scripture—in your book were written—the days you formed for me—when as yet the was none of them. Think about the impact this has on your life.—The job you are worried about—it’s written. The answer you have been so diligently seeking—it is written.
Whether you love him or hate him Mike Pence has shown what proper biblical guardrails can do in a Christians life.
What did Jesus say when tempted in the Desert?
It is WRITTEN! The key to the mystery your are searching for is already written in the scrolls of Heaven. All you have to do is give it permission to be released on Earth!
Whether you love him or hate him Mike Pence has shown what proper biblical guardrails can do in a Christians life.
Satan cannot erase what God has written, but you can write over it.
There are several things we need to note about predestination or the scrolls of Heaven
(ESV)
8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
(ESV)

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Satan has not limited the amount of moral and spiritual dangers he can place in your life and he will use any way he can to derail your purpose.
Where we fail God’s grace prevails.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

What is Peter Calling us to?

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Romans 8:28–30 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Understand that because of human will there are things written we won’t know about until we stand with the Lord on Judgement Day.
Just because it is written in the scrolls of heaven doesn’t make it come to fruition through you on Earth. Just as we have a choice to protect our calling we have a choice to walk it out or not. You can be diligent in setting up guardrails, but never drive down the road.
To be physically awake and Spiritually alert. Peter is warning us of the coming distractions.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Now we are going to walk through these verses which my hope is that it’ll help you to better understand your calling and allow you to breath. There is a freedom in Spirit that I pray this study will help you find.
It’s why we are told to be diligent in seeking God
Matthew 24:6–8 ESV
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
Matthew 6:33–34 NKJV
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Soci
In this scripture Paul lists 5 steps on how to identify and birth the intentions of God .
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
All of your stress, anxiety, and fears are directly connected with being outside of the will of God. Proper guardrails will reduce if not completely eradicate those negative emotions. Finances are the leading cause of divorce in America—lack of guardrails around your finances led to poor financial steward ship.
Foreknowledge- Knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen.
ii.
God cannot bless what is failing to come under the submission of His word.
It is a good thing to take solace from the fact that God knows all.
Everything is within God’s knowledge
Do guardrails take the “fun” out of living?
Romans 11:2 ESV
God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?
Romans 8:28–30 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Yes—there will be times when the mold God gave you doesn’t fit into the mold your friends and family have chosen, BUT
What God knows he ordains-Which brings us to Predestination
Everyone say but
Predestination-
But God will fill the void of fun with the manifestation of His blessings on Earth. You cannot out give God when it comes to Obedience of Scripture.
The Assembly of God doesn’t support predestination of People—to which I agree-BUT we can tell all though out scripture that are predetermined acts—The book of Revelation is full of things that have not happened.
Where Christians get comfort—You cannot mess up the will of God. Your obedience simply puts you in line with His will. Just because God foreknew your choice doesn’t mean he made the choice for you.
2) Closet Christians this is for you
We have studied obedience extensively when we studied the life of Abraham—Obedience determines your blessing-not your salvation.
a. To date I have yet to see guardrails installed in a garage.
That’s where grace comes in—now we know that a continual choice to be disobedient to God will remove your salvation, but a repentant heart and a willing spirit will bring you into agreement with God.
b. Mafia-Doctor—explain mafia and the doctor-I have yet to see a self centered Doctor live. Once the mafia realize who the doctor is the usually pin point them and secured them out and it isn’t the mafia that take them out—it’s the citizens or the world.
Greek- Prohorizo- Prepared a situation before hand
c. Salvation is a gift to be shared. You cannot actively receive the gift of Salvation and keep it to yourself. Look at the the parable of the talents. (Mathew 25:14-30)
What’s Predestination mean for those who accept what is Written for them?
What happened to the one who hid his talent?
plans to prosper not harm, to give hope a future.
What he had was taken from him and given to someone else. This parable is a direct reflection of foretelling of God. I get asked, if God can’t manipulate people into doing his will, how is he sure things will get done. Understand the task God wants done will get done—His will and plan will unfold—it’s just a matter of WHO is willing to be used.
When we find our purpose we will also discover grace that has been apportioned to us for that purpose- Robert Henderson
When we find our purpose we will also discover grace that has been apportioned to us for that purpose- Robert Henderson
I delight to do your will, Oh my God, Your Law is within my heart
With proper guardrails you can guarantee you will be ready when called upon to act. Mike Pence doesn’t have to worry about coming home and his wife being angry because the media twisted a harmless meeting into a full blown affair. Mike Pence can go to sleep at night knowing he safe guarded his marriage.
Law in my heart-meaning from the “depth of my bowls”—from my inner most being.
What does mean to the New Testament Christian?
The Spirit of God within (the Law writer) will profess the will of God or the predetermined situations that are appointed to us to complete.
Called
(ESV)
6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,
but you have given me an open ear.
Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
8 I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”
Justified
Just if I’d never sinned- It’s a legal term meaning rendered just or innocent
Glorified
Not talking about Heaven, but rather one who fully integrates into what God has planned for their lives
Living the dream
Listen—When you begin to realize your story is already written and you are free to walk into the perfect plan for your life those trials don’t seem so bad because you can know that God already has the way out written.
There is a reason where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.
You are free to live in the divine call of Christ separate from hinderance, free, regret, doubt, worry.
This is the begging of learning how to unlock your Journey, Praying prayers that matter, and living life to fullest. I have toiled over preaching about fear, doubt, anxiety, depression and the stronghold of the enemy—But God has told me that this series will encompass those very issues because at the core of of those issues lies the greater issue—being outside of the will of God for your life.
Am I looking forward to discussing and discovering how to pray prayers that will enter the courts of heaven and help make a difference in our life and circumstances.
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