God Knows All-Verses
Our Heavenly Father wants all to love Him, all to become His Children, all to live in Paradise with Him forever (Isa 45:22, 1Tim 2:3-6, Ro 10:13). Our Father sends the Holy Spirit to bring us into His tender care (Jn 14:16-17). The problem is our human nature makes it hard for us to submit to our Godís will (Ro 8:6-8). It is much easier to follow our human desires, to rationalize as good that what we want to do, instead of being receptive to the Spirit (Gal 6:8). Always let the Spirit come into your heart, never turn Him away. Then follow Him all the days of your life (Ro 8:4-5, Gal 5:25).
There is only one way we can love our God above all else, desire to be children His children, obey His commands, and that is by having a free will, having a choice (Dt 11:26-28, Matt 6:24). If man and woman did not have a free will, Adam and Eve would not have been able to sin, would not have been allowed to sin (Gen 3:16-24, Ro 8:20). And once sin was in the world all people were born in sin, were exposed to sin, live in sin, and are overcome by sin (Ro 5:12). Our Heavenly Father did not put restrictions on our free will even though He knew Jesus would have to become man and die as atonement for our sins (Ac 2:23, 1Pe 1:20,3:18). Our free will nailed Jesus on the cross, made Him offer His blood for our sins, the sins our free will would entice us to commit (2Cor 5:21, Ro 6:23). Jesus is the Son of God, He became man to atone for our sins, Jesus was both God and man (Gal 4:4-5). As a man Jesus had a free will, had choices (Heb 11:25), but committed no sin (2Co 5:21, Heb 4:15), even though tempted directly by Satan (Lk 4:1-13). Jesus also submitted His human will to that of His Fatherís will in going to the cross (Matt 26:39+42). God gave all people a free will, gave us all a choice (Lk 16:13). We can continue to live in sin within the confines of our own mind, a mind that can not even comprehend our Lord (1Cor 1:18-31). Or we can accept the Holy Spirit, let Him come into our hearts, let the Spirit rule over our humanistic minds, show us the Lord (1Cor 2:6-16). Our Heavenly Father offers the Holy Spirit to all that ask (Lk 11:13), we alone have the free will to accept or reject the Spirit (Matt 12:31). And rejecting the Spirit is the only unforgivable sin, for without the Spirit we will never be able to know our Savior (1Cor 12:3).
Our God is all knowing (Ps 139:1-16, Jn 21:17). Our Heavenly Father knew from the beginning, before the world was created, who would love Him and who would not, who would accept Him and who would reject him (Tit 1:2). A hard concept to understand is that God knows everything from the beginning to the end (Rev 1:8, 22:16), but there is no end (Isa 51:6, 1Jn 2;17). God knows what is going to happen tomorrow, a 100 of years from now, a trillion years from now (1Sam 2:3, 1Jn 3:20). Only there will be more than trillion years, for with God there is no time, only forever (Ps 90:1-6, 1Thes 4:17). God knows what is going to happen forever (Ps 9:7-10, Heb 13:8). Our Lord knew who would be His children, who would be in Heaven with Him forever, from the beginning, before creation (2Ti 1:9).
The Lord knew what each one of us would do with our lives before the creation of the world (Jer 1:5, 2Thes 2:13-15, 1Co7:17+24). Those who would believe were predestined in the Lordís plan to be children of God before the beginning of time (Eph 1:4). Our Heavenly Father knew who would accept Him, who would follow Him, who would carry out His work on earth out of love for Him (Ro 8:28-30). He chose us not only to be His children, but to do the specific works He had planned for us, before the world began (Eph 1:11-14). The Lord has the right to His own plan, He is the potter we are the clay (Isa 55:8-9, Ro 9:20-21, Rev 4:11). The Lordís ways are not always our ways and we must always submit to His will (Is 55:8).† But the Lord will guide us, sometimes with a gentle nudge (calling of disciples, Mk 1:22), sometimes with a hard wake up call (Paul was blinded, Ac 9:5-9). The Spirit will give special gifts to enable us to do the specific works our Savior had planned for us to do before the beginning of creation (1Cor 12:4-12, Heb 2:4). Believers will be given the faith and power to accomplish that which our Lord has planned for us to do (Ro 12:3-8, 1Cor 12:12-31). But all people have the free will to follow the Spirit and do the Lordís work, or follow their own sinful nature (Gal 6:7-9).
God alone save us (Lk 18:26-27), alone knows whose names have been written in the Book of Life from the beginning (Rev 17:8), alone knows who will accept Him in their hearts (Lk 16:15, Ac 15:8). We alone have the free will, the choice, to accept the grace of Jesus that leads to eternal life in Heaven (Matt 7:21-23), or reject our God and be cast away from Him into the torment of Hell (Matt 10:28). When Jesus comes knocking on the door to your heart, let Him in (Rev 3:20-21). This may be the last chance you have to meet your loving Savior (Isa 55:6).