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Psalm 102:18 Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:


To grasp the essence and significance of predestination, let’s break down its components and explore its profound meaning.

According to the dictionary, predestination is the doctrine that asserts God’s foreordination of everything that will occur. It suggests that some souls are predetermined by God to be saved or condemned, essentially determining an individual’s fate.

The term “foreordained” conveys the idea of events being decided in advance, predestined to unfold as intended. “Ordained” signifies the act of decreeing, establishing, or enacting. In essence, God conceived and established the entire course of life, from its inception to its conclusion, even before creation and our own births.

The purpose of our lives, including how long we would live and the events that would shape our existence, was predetermined. This makes our lives fundamentally predestined. Since the events of today dictate those of tomorrow, all the days of our lives were established before the first day commenced, and they must consequently unfold as preordained. Life, therefore, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and a manifestation of God’s divine will.

The physical life we experience on Earth aligns with a spiritual plan in heaven. It was foreordained and thus predestined to unfold as intended, long before life began. Life itself was predestined because it needs to be lived to fulfill its purpose. The realization of life’s purpose requires endurance and experience. To bring God’s plan to fruition and manifest what is destined, every facet of one’s life, collectively forming life itself, must unfold as preplanned.

Life’s predestined nature is also reflected in the 6,000-year span between Adam’s birth and Christ’s return, which corresponds to the six days of creation. This implies that our lives were, in a sense, prearranged with a predetermined endpoint in God’s grand design, even before our births. This concept aligns with Jeremiah 29:11, which reassures, “For I know the thoughts that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and hope.” In other words, just as God conceived life, so it is written, and thus it shall be. Isaiah 29:24 also echoes this idea, stating, “Surely, as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,” emphasizing that everything in life unfolds according to a divine plan.

This predetermined nature extends to Christ Himself. Before His birth, every aspect of His life works, and even the circumstances of His death were forewritten, foreordained, and thus predestined. Various scriptures from the Bible affirm this notion:

– Genesis 3:15, written approximately 3,000 years before Jesus’ birth, foreshadows the Messiah being born of a virgin.

– Isaiah 7:14, written approximately 700 years before Jesus’ birth, predicts the virgin birth.

– Luke 24:44-45 explains that everything written about Jesus in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.

– John 13:18 and Acts 1:15-17 emphasize that even Judas’ role in Jesus’ life and the ministry was predetermined.

– Acts 2:22-23 underscores that Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection were part of God’s determined purpose and foreknowledge.

Furthermore, John 19:24 shows how events during Jesus’ crucifixion aligned with prophecies were written centuries earlier.

In conclusion, the concept of predestination reveals that God’s divine plan encompasses all of life, including our lives. What is written in the heavenly script in the Book of Life will inevitably come to pass on Earth. Life is predestined, unfolding according to God’s timing and purpose, as evident in the intricate design of the universe and individual destinies.

Marcellous Curtis

We Must Renew Our Minds: Embrace God’s Plan and Rise Above

In our quest to embody our royal lineage as children of God, it’s imperative to reshape our perception of the world, ourselves, and life itself. We are called to free our minds from the shadows of misinformation and misconceptions.

As we find in the historical account of Genesis 15:13-14, it is written: “Then He spoke to Abram, saying, ‘Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward, they will come out with many possessions.’” This passage foretells the Israelites, God’s children, enduring the struggle of four centuries, a period divinely orchestrated by God, even as He allowed Pharaoh’s heart to harden against them.

As we observe in Exodus 14:4, it is stated: “Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians may
know that I am the Lord.” Even with the advanced knowledge of Pharaoh’s unyielding resistance, Moses was chosen to lead the Israelites to freedom. This choice was made to manifest God’s presence through a series of miraculous wonders in the face of adversity.

This echoes a timeless truth: the crucible of oppression often births a profound connection with the divine. Through their suffering, the Israelites discovered their spiritual essence. This reminds us that challenges serve a purpose, leading us to awaken to our true selves.

Therefore, it’s time to shift our focus away from attributing the world’s power over us. Instead, recognize that God orchestrates all for the good of those who love Him. Even the tribulations in
our past hold a purpose. They paved the way for our ascendancy as kings, queens, and bearers of light, a legacy shaped by our forebearers’ strength in the face of adversity.

Let’s honor their struggles and God’s purpose by freeing ourselves from lingering pain. Forgiveness grants us wholeness, as even Jesus forgave those who crucified Him. Indeed, God’s divine plan was woven into every event, including the crucifixion, which birthed salvation.

By embracing this wisdom, we release the world’s, Satan’s, evil, and the so-called man’s hold on us. We honor our ancestors not by granting them supremacy through our suffering but by seizing our spiritual birthright. Just as Joseph forgave his brothers, recognizing God’s ultimate purpose, we, too, must relinquish the world’s grip on our minds, bodies, and spirits.

Renewal starts with understanding God’s sovereignty, as Colossians 1:15-17 asserts, (He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him, all things consist.) He reigns over all, ensuring His purpose prevails. This truth is echoed in Revelation 17:17 (For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.), and Isiah 13: 25,27 illustrating that God’s purpose will always triumph. (The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, “Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: For the Lord of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?”)

Remember, all creation is “very good,” as stated in Genesis 1:31, reaffirming that all things work together for the good of those who love God. Our journey, no matter how trying, serves His purpose. (Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.) And Romans 8:28 (And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.)

Through this lens, we become conquerors, as Romans 8:32-38 proclaims. Our weaknesses reveal God’s strength. With renewed minds, we understand that nothing can separate us from His love. (What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died and, furthermore, is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword?

As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am
persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.)

Isaiah 45:3,6,7 assures us that God’s wisdom encompasses all, even darkness and calamity. Every experience contributes to our growth. Acknowledging this, we honor our ancestors and
God’s plan, thanking Him for guiding us into our regal destinies. (I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting, that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness; I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.)

As Romans 12:1-2 exhorts, present yourselves as living sacrifices, transformed by renewing your minds. Embrace a perspective that life’s balance encompasses both challenges and triumphs. Every experience is an opportunity, and adversity is transformed into growth. Notice that only after we look at life from a new perspective can we realize that life is in perfect balance because God is ultimately in control. (Therefore, because of God’s mercy, I urge you, brothers and sisters, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper
worship. Do not conform to this world’s pattern (or ideas), but be transformed by renewing your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.)

So, let’s view life anew, acknowledging that it unfolds not against us but for us. Our minds, liberated from past pain and aligned with God’s purpose, pave the way for a future illuminated by divine understanding.

Embrace the Wisdom of Romans 12:1-2: Reshape your outlook on life, people, circumstances, and yourself. Recognize the deception that veils the truth. Embark on the journey of mind renewal. Assume accountability for your thoughts and beliefs. You embody the manifestation of God’s flawless design. This day marks an opportunity to awaken new ideas and realities.

The moment has arrived to awaken, be enlightened, and truly live. Look at life, others, circumstances, and yourself from a new perspective.

Devil & Satan

From the world’s inception, all things were brought into existence by the divine hand of God, both in the celestial realms and on Earth. The very existence of everything serves a purpose. For beings of a spiritual nature, be they immortal or mortal, the essence of their existence is intricately tied to their purpose. God ordained who they are and what they do before the world’s foundation.

Life emerged from the boundaries of Heaven, with its participants and their expectations predetermined. This grand design ensures that life’s purpose is fulfilled. The core of life revolves around the concepts of sin and forgiveness. These two aspects were specifically designated for the immortal children of God. Their presence in life is contingent upon carrying out God’s Will and their individual purposes.

As life is preordained and destined, it follows a dedicated path toward realizing its fulfillment and purpose. Here, the backbone of life’s purpose is interdependent; as one facet is achieved, the other can also find its realization.

The Devil was sanctioned to fulfill his ordained purpose: to propagate sin. His presence heralded death, as life had to culminate, and humanity had to face mortality. However, for those for whom life was created, there had to be salvation and redemption through regeneration, a task assigned to Christ. These individuals, who endure life and fulfill God’s purpose, become His companions in heaven, forming the body of Christ.

The Devil’s powers and abilities are aligned with his purpose as per God’s will. What he introduces into our lives can bring about God’s grace for us. In the trials and tribulations of life, God reveals Himself to us, fostering the development of our relationship with Him. Paradoxically, life’s hardships create opportunities, which are essential for us to strive for Christlikeness, mirroring God’s likeness and His son’s image.

We are never burdened beyond our capabilities because our burdens are meant to nurture something extraordinary within us. These qualities help us fulfill God’s purpose and our life aspirations. Furthermore, the means to overcome our burdens are specifically bestowed upon us for those moments when the burden arises, fulfilling its purpose.

In the grand tapestry of life, everything has a purpose, and all events transpire according to God’s divine will. Events occur because there is a preordained and predetermined purpose behind them. It fades away once that purpose is fulfilled, allowing life to progress. God, in His loving capacity as a father and creator, acknowledges the Devil as one of His creations—an angelic being. The Devil cannot act independently or thwart God’s plan unless God permits it for a particular reason. Life is not a pretext to betray God because it is transitory, lasting only briefly. Moreover, God has dealt with the Devil in heaven, possibly to create life and allow his interference in His divine plans.

The Devil embodies physical evil, while Satan represents the spiritual force that invokes his will upon humanity. In either form, they remain bound to God’s will and power. God’s designs guide their actions to ensure His purpose is realized. Their involvement does not negate the fact that life is ordained and predestined. It means their participation in life is regulated and directed according to God’s will. They have a designated timeframe to fulfill their purpose so that the body of Christ can pursue theirs. Despite the Devil and Satan’s roles in the world, life ultimately revolves around love and God.

In His infinite wisdom, God fashioned life to allow His children to partake in His grace. What better way to achieve this than by creating humanity for His glory, affording them the opportunity to reflect His image and embrace His attributes? The essence of life is love, and it finds its fulfillment in overcoming evil in the world. As Seth Rogan, movie director, and writer, once stated, the perfect movie is one where the least important becomes the most significant by the end. Life may initially seem to revolve around Satan and the Devil, but ultimately, it truly centers around God and the Master’s plan of Love.

Scriptures, Time, and Life

2 Peter 3:8 reminds us, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

Psalm 90:4 further emphasizes this concept: “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.”

This intriguing perspective suggests that God’s perception of time vastly differs from ours. It raises questions about the relationship between God’s divine plan and the passage of time in human life.

Consider the idea that one thousand years of life correspond to one day of creation. If we look at the six days of God’s creation, it might symbolize approximately six thousand years of human existence. This perspective invites contemplation on the interplay between God’s eternal nature and our finite, temporal existence.

The Bible provides further insight into the ordering of time in life:

– Psalm 104:19 points out that God created celestial bodies like the moon to mark seasons, suggesting a predetermined rhythm in life.

– Jeremiah 33:20 highlights God’s covenants for day and night, reinforcing the notion of appointed times.

– Leviticus 23:4 establishes holy convocations at appointed times, underlining the idea of a preordained schedule.

– Job 14:5 reflects on the limits and duration of human life, emphasizing that God has set boundaries for our existence.

Intriguingly, the moon and the sun symbolize time’s passage, with their positions in life-based on the first and last day of creation. This suggests that there is an overarching, predetermined timeline that governs our lives.

The notion of predestination becomes more evident when we explore passages like Psalm 139:16 and Ephesians 1:11. Psalm 139:16 conveys that even before our formation, God had a plan for every day of our lives, writing them in His book. Ephesians 1:11 reinforces the idea of predestination according to God’s divine plan.

Romans 8:28 reassures us that all things work together for good for those who love God, emphasizing that God has already planned our days.

Acts 17:24 highlights God’s role as the Creator who has determined our lives’ preappointed times and boundaries. This purpose is to lead us to seek the Lord.

Isaiah 53:3-6 is a remarkable example of prophecy written centuries before Jesus’ birth, illustrating how life’s events were foreordained and predestined. It emphasizes that what is meant to be has already been established in God’s plan.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us that there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven, reinforcing the idea that life unfolds according to a predetermined plan.

Psalm 22:18 and the corresponding New Testament passage, John 19:24, showcase how even historical events align with divine prophecies written long before they

The analogy of a developing baby in the womb highlights that life’s full development has already been established before it commences. Each person’s birth date, features, and life events are predestined within God’s plan, awaiting the appointed time for manifestation.

Genesis 1:26-31 and 2:1-4 provide a framework for understanding the creation of life and its unfolding within time. They suggest that life, including every individual, was created in the divine plan, with the first day marking the moment when God rested.

Mark 14:30 illustrates Jesus’ awareness of events in God’s plan, even though they were yet to manifest in earthly time.

The consistent theme in these passages is that God’s divine plan encompasses all of life, and what is written in heaven will ultimately manifest on Earth. Life is predestined, and everything unfolds according to God’s timing and purpose.

In conclusion, these biblical passages invite contemplation on the intricate relationship between God’s eternal perspective and the unfolding of human life within time constraints. They suggest that life, with its events and timelines, is intricately woven into God’s grand plan, with the last day already established before the first day began.

My Foreordained Calling

If life is predestined, it signifies that God’s grand plan was meticulously arranged, orchestrated, and predetermined every facet of our existence long before our earthly journey began. Essentially, God conceived life first, and as we live it, it gradually unfolds into reality. Within this paradigm, there must exist a purpose behind God’s planning. If every aspect of our lives, from the moment of birth to our eventual passing, was foreseen and established by God, then indeed, life can be considered predestined. Our primary role in this earthly stage is to fulfill our designated purpose.

Furthermore, those who are destined to inherit God’s kingdom are individuals who possessed this destiny before life’s inception. They are God’s children and have been redeemed through His divine plan. Consequently, life was created not merely to exist but to be experienced, manifested, and truly lived by the spirits of God’s children. Life’s ultimate objectives and accomplishments were established even before the first day commenced.

My book encompasses three integral references: the Bible, current events, and my personal testimonies. Remarkably, all three facets align harmoniously with one another. If God selected me to comprehend His Will and to hear His voice through His Holy Spirit, then it was preordained for me to bear witness to what I have both seen and heard. Possessing this testimony is part of God’s predetermined plan, intended to bring glory to His name.

Drawing reference from Isaiah 43:10, which declares, “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.” Also, 1 Corinthians 2:10-15 elucidates, “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit…for they are spiritually discerned.” These passages underscore that God has revealed His purpose to me and freely bestowed knowledge upon me.

As per Acts 22:14-15, Then he said, ‘The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His Will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth. For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.’ This further reinforces that my ability to hear the Holy Spirit indicates that I was sealed by it in heaven before my earthly birth, signifying that I am a child of God, anointed to understand His will and my life’s purpose.

Referencing Ephesians 1:3-4 & 11-14, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing…chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world.” These verses emphasize that the heavenly inheritance was predestined according to the purpose of God.

In essence, my life is an endeavor to fulfill both my purpose and God’s will. Only God possesses the knowledge of His divine Will, and only He can unveil it to me. My role involves seeing and comprehending God’s works firsthand, bearing witness to them. Therefore, what occurred was destined to happen, and it will come to fruition as part of the meticulously designed process established from the beginning. It must be accomplished to magnify God’s glory. God bears responsibility for every occurrence in life, from its inception to its conclusion, establishing His authority as God.

Quoting Ecclesiastes 3:14-15, “I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever…God requires an account of what is past.” This reaffirms that God preordained signs and revelations for me to perceive and hear. He has orchestrated a platform for me to share my testimony through my book, as my role as a witness was always His intention.

If He predetermined my testimony, He also predetermined the precise moment and circumstances under which I would share it. He also selected the individuals who would witness my testimony, illustrating the interconnectedness of my mission with theirs. Consequently, as I fulfill my purpose, God will fulfill theirs, demonstrating how everything was prearranged for me to undergo experiences and challenges to realize God’s purpose – my testimony.

This is the crux of life: to experience God’s splendor, grace, and divine attributes. It encapsulates the profound truth of our existence. This is the profound reality of life, a manifestation of God’s chosen path for me as His divine Will. What I have perceived and heard has given me a testimony that serves as a testament to His glory.

Marcellous Curtis


Familiar faces in Unfamiliar places

Imagine you’re about to watch a movie for the very first time. This film has a duration of precisely one hour and 49 minutes. The director understands how the story will conclude, along with every detail of the script and the roles each actor will play. This movie shows a scene where two friends simultaneously depart from a house, each heading in opposite directions.

Remarkably, they are destined to meet at a specific street corner precisely 1 hour and 13 minutes into the film. One of them will place a call to the other, entirely unaware that they are driving side by side. What allows this seemingly miraculous occurrence? The answer lies in meticulous preplanning and predestination, for it was scripted from the very inception of the film. This truth transcends the boundaries of the film itself; it existed even before the film’s creation. It merely awaited its designated moment to come to fruition as the actors played out their roles.

In many ways, life mirrors this scenario. We find ourselves precisely where we were preordained and predestined to be, within the pages of God’s grand book and the script of life’s movie. Frequently, we encounter such situations, dismissing them as mere coincidences or the workings of chance. Yet, when we delve deeper, we realize the implausibility of these events occurring consistently throughout the course of existence. It’s akin to repeatedly selecting the precise circumstance, location, time, and person every single time—a probability that defies astronomical odds, a one-in-billion chance.

However, examining the many occurrences and events chronicled in the Bible, we begin to grasp the prophetic power and precision at play. Time and again, individuals meet and engage at exact moments foretold centuries in advance. Reflecting on the sheer magnitude of time, people, and circumstances required for these occurrences to unfold precisely as intended leaves us in awe.

Marcellous Curtis

Choices… Free will, or God’s sovereignty and omnipotence

Consider the profound concept that if God possesses knowledge and foreknowledge of everything from the inception to the conclusion of existence, then Nothing can be added or altered in life without contradicting God’s word, power, and divine plan. Every action we undertake, from inception to conclusion, has already been predetermined and realized in accordance with the divine blueprint that God has crafted. God’s omniscience encompasses our entire lives, from the moment of our birth to our final breath, and every facet of our existence is an extension of His divine Will.

In Psalm 139:1-18, we contemplate the depth of God’s knowledge: O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.

You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.

My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the earth’s lowest parts.

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book, they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; I am still with You when I awake.

Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 further explores this profound theme of God’s divine plan: What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him. That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past.

Think about it line by line, precept by precept: Let’s break down these concepts into several key points of reflection:

1. Predetermined Existence: If God knows and ordains all, it raises questions about the notion of free will. If every decision we make has already been foreseen and incorporated into God’s plan, how can we truly make choices that alter this divine scheme? In essence, any deviation from God’s foreknown path would contradict His omniscient wisdom.

2. God-given Purpose: Our lives are inherently imbued with a God-given purpose, and the Creator intricately designs every facet of our existence. This purpose guides our journey from birth to death and shapes our choices.

3. Eternal Connection: The belief in an eternal relationship with God forms the core of our faith. We perceive heaven as our true origin, and this spiritual understanding drives our comprehension of life’s purpose. We possess the capacity to discern our divine origin, for we are immortal spirits destined to exist eternally.

4. Embracing the Present: Ecclesiastes suggests that there is nothing better for us than to embrace the present moment, rejoicing in our good deeds and experiences. This is a gift from God, and we should cherish each day as it unfolds.

5. Immutable Divine Plan: God’s divine plan is immutable, and nothing can be added to or subtracted from it. This emphasizes the idea that all our choices, whether perceived as ‘right’ or ‘wrong,’ are part of God’s overarching design.

6. Accountability: God, as the master architect of existence, holds us accountable for our actions within His divine framework. The past, present, and future are intertwined, and we must answer for our part in the grand design.

In conclusion, these profound reflections encourage us to consider the intricate relationship between free will and God’s divine plan. While we may perceive ourselves as making choices, these choices are part of a predetermined path that God has woven

into the very fabric of our existence. Our responsibility lies in navigating this divine journey with faith, gratitude, and reverence for the Creator’s wisdom.

Marcellous Curtis

Believers and Nonbelievers

In the world, two distinct types of spirits exist, giving rise to two distinct categories of individuals: the immortal and the mortal, believers and non-believers. Sin brings about the end of physical life, resulting in a separation between these two groups. Consequently, those mortal non-believers who do not originate from heaven will not find their way to heaven after their physical life concludes. God’s divine plan involved the sacrifice of Christ to atone for our sins, enabling our return to our heavenly home upon physical death.

We, God’s beloved children, placed our faith in Christ after hearing God’s plan for our lives and embraced the journey back to our heavenly abode. Given the structure of life, along with its rules and consequences for sin, Christ emerged as the sole pathway for our reunion with heaven. The Holy Spirit establishes our connection with God, instills our faith in Christ, and seals us within His divine Body. Consequently, the Holy Spirit is our bridge to God and our claim to our heavenly inheritance.

It was God’s deliberate choice to veil those who are not of Him, as they have not received the Holy Spirit necessary for belief. Furthermore, it was predestined from the outset that those who do not believe would not gain admission to heaven. Hence, the distinction between believers and non-believers, and their subsequent destiny, was predetermined. It was always part of God’s divine plan.

Referencing 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, we encounter a passage illustrating the consequences of rejecting the truth: ‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. ‘Here, it becomes evident that those who did not receive the truth were preordained not to be saved.

Before the very foundation of the world, Satan was granted the power to entice humanity into sin. Yet, a select group of individuals whose names are inscribed in the Book of Life will steadfastly refuse to worship him. The return of these individuals to heaven was always an integral part of God’s divine plan, preordained even before the commencement of life.

Referencing Revelation 13:7-9, we encounter a description of a future conflict: ‘It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the Earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. ’ This passage underscores that those whose names are not written in the Book of Life were already excluded from the beginning.

God meticulously orchestrated the delivery of His word to each of His children. Each individual is predestined to convey the word to another at a specific juncture, in a particular location, and under specific conditions. This strategy was employed to ensure that every child of God had the opportunity to believe and find salvation. In essence, God has provided avenues for all His children to return to their heavenly abode, as those who deliver the word are intrinsically connected to those who receive it. This ensures that everyone in God’s kingdom believes and is ultimately reunited with heaven—a plan that has always been in motion.

People struggle to believe because they cannot hear God and, consequently, to understand and believe. Hearing God’s voice necessitates the presence of the Holy Spirit, which facilitates spiritual communication with one’s own spirit. Thus, eternal life is only granted to those who can hear God as He guides their path toward Him. Hence, John 6:44-45, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.”

Our lives serve as a testament to our relationship with God, as He masterfully tailored our existence to align with His divine purpose. Our virtuous actions reflect God’s character; we are fashioned in His image. As God’s children, we are sealed to Him and constitute the Body of Christ, and the Holy Spirit kindles belief within us.

No one can enter heaven unless they believe in Christ; to believe, one must possess the Holy Spirit. Referencing Matthew 13:10-19, we find a passage addressing the ability to comprehend spiritual matters: ‘And in them, the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: “Hearing you will hear and shall not understand And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull., Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn. So that I should heal them.” But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

This passage underscores the distinction between two groups: those with the capacity to comprehend and those without it. Discernment was bestowed upon one group before their birth, while the other remained devoid of spiritual understanding. To grasp spiritual matters, one must possess the Holy Spirit, sealed within them even before their earthly existence. The choice of who would see, hear, understand, and believe was predetermined by God.

Moreover, Jesus purposefully communicates in an incomprehensible manner to the other group. This aligns with the prophecy made by Isaiah nearly 700 years prior, indicating that this outcome was always predestined. The reason for this peculiar situation becomes clear when we scrutinize the following statement: ‘Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest (in order to avoid · to avoid the risk of) they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn so that I should heal them’. This enigmatic approach was designed to prevent them from finding salvation, as understanding would lead to belief, repentance, and, ultimately, healing.

In summary, life was meticulously designed to facilitate the return of those who originated from heaven back to their heavenly home. The Holy Spirit, provided in heaven before the commencement of life, is the sole means by which this return is possible. Consequently, life serves to bring glory to God through His children. Those born of God are destined to fulfill His divine will, with their spirits encapsulated within their earthly bodies.

They believe in Jesus, who embodies the Spirit of Christ, and through this belief, they are accredited as God’s children, eventually attaining salvation. To believe, one must possess the Holy Spirit, who was preordained to be granted to them in heaven before life began. The Holy Spirit unites each child with God, forming the Body of Christ, which will be resurrected and returned to heaven. Thus, our origin and citizenship ultimately reside in heaven.

The predestination of those who would be saved and those who would not be saved hinges on belief, as only believers are granted salvation. Those who believe, those who are saved, and those who are God’s children are one and the same. During judgment, the spirit rather than the individual will be credited, as their lives were predetermined and preordained. In this manner, the Spirit, sealed within the Body of Christ, will ultimately return to its heavenly abode.

Marcellous Curtis

When I awoke from a dream today, I noticed that I was crying and my tears had wet my pillow. In the dream, I was attending church with my grandmother. I recall relating to the sermon. It was soothing. Following the sermon, the Pastor asked, “Is there anyone here today who wants to be saved and baptized?

After a brief moment of silence, my name was called. I was thinking to myself, “I believe I am saved, so I said it aloud. The attendant pulls out a massive book that she can barely hold. She found my name after flipping through the pages. He’s right there, she said. I was thrilled that my name had been written in the Book. The amazing thing was that I had never been to that church before, but they knew my name and who I was. I was overwhelmed with joy and relief. I couldn’t stop crying after that.

At that point in the dream, I reflected on my life and how everything makes sense. Because I am a God’s child, my name is written in the Book of Life. Then I awoke to find that my joy had spilled over into my reality because my pillow was wet. Then I started crying all over again. Wow, what a dream to reflect and confirm my reality.


By Marcellous Curtis

Dear you, me, and whom it may concern,

I awoke today to God’s love and grace. I feel overwhelming Joy for who I am in Christ Jesus and to God. As I searched the Bible for my place in the world, I realized that I am not of this world; I am a child of God. God has lavished His mercy, grace, and love on me. I truly am a new man. Because God has blessed me with wisdom and spiritual discernment, I can see things so clearly now.

Over the years of figuring out who I am and what I want out of life, I have discovered my identity, origin, and purpose in God. Surprisingly, I grew and strengthened my relationship with God during difficult times in my life. When things are going well, you can get by with just knowing of God, but it is only through trials that you truly trust God.

I was so fed up with bumping my head, hurting the people I care about, failing at my goals, and falling short that I broke down and asked God, my creator, for help. I picked up a letter he wrote to me in which he encouraged, taught, guided, and inspired me. The Bible was His words. The more I read, the more I cried, the more I realized, the more joy and peace I felt. Everything I read spoke directly to my heart; I could relate to it in some way and at some point in my life.

I suddenly had answers to my questions, solutions to my problems, relief from my stress, strength to overcome my weaknesses, and light to guide me. I was alive and not just existing, looking for meaning.

It was as if I had read a book that had become my reality. My life unfolded exactly as I read it as God spoke it. Everything, from the ramifications of my sins to the benefits of my obedience. I could hear God instructing, guiding, comforting, and loving me. I couldn’t believe how fortunate I was to have the favor of the one who created me.

The more I read about him, the more He revealed to me, and the more I prayed to Him, the closer I felt to Him. I could see and feel Him working in my life, transforming me into a witness to His mercy, love, patience, and grace.

An Angel came to see me a few years ago. He came over to my table, sat down, and started talking. I thoughts it was because I was a local favorite and knew a lot of people there. “You know they respect you; you could make a difference in their lives,” said the Angel, a man I had never seen or met before. I sat there, taking in all of my friends and acquaintances. I was a little perplexed because I didn’t know the guy, but I felt he needed my assistance with something. “You could really help them; look at them; they will listen to you,” he continued.

I had this vision of myself standing at a podium, talking to people who were staring at me, waiting for me to say something. I wondered who this person was, what he wanted, and why he told me all of this. If I close my eyes,  I can still see him sitting there, as if he doesn’t belong there,

He tapped me on the knee and told me to think about it as I pondered the situation. He then stood up and walked away, weaving his way through the crowds. I was beside myself for the rest of the night, unable to comprehend what had just occurred.

I remember driving home with the radio turned off, replaying what had happened in my head over and over. When I got home, the first thing I said to my wife was, “Guess what happened to me tonight?” I kept replaying it in my head for days, trying to make sense of it all. Could I assist help? How can I help them? Who was he to suggest I help them?

As I sit here writing this, I recall thinking that he must be a Rockstar and that he wants me to do some kind of outreach work. I remember thinking how big this could be. I needed money, and if some were involved, I might be able to persuade them to listen to me. He didn’t offer me a business card, so I didn’t take him seriously, but I did wonder what if. I rationalized it all by saying he was just a caring person who noticed how well I knew everyone and how much they liked me.

I went to prison about a year later. That year, God touched my life in ways it had never been touched before. He opened my eyes to see my life through His eyes. I realized how fortunate I was and how much God loves me.

While I was in prison in, a lady named Mother Vincent prophesied over me. She told me that the Lord has a calling on my life. You have a role to play in the body of Christ. You used to wear a purple robe, but you gave it up for women and money, and the Lord wants you to return to him. Her words pierced my heart, and I cried.

The second time she prophesied, she told me the Lord has a ministry for your life. It could be up here behind the podium or somewhere else, but you have a ministry; you will make a difference.

When she prophesied the third time, she told me that the Lord wanted me to tell you to hold your hands up when you surrender to him.  Ironically, I had just confessed my surrender to God in my prayer, but I didn’t raise my hands.  While I was praying, I had the thought to hold my hands up, but I did. The voice I heard was God telling me to raise my hands. He confirmed it was Him through her.

About a month later, I was in church when the pastor asked, “What’s your name?” So, today the Lord put it on my heart to ask you to come up and speak for a few minutes. I’m not sure why, but He just placed it on my heart.

I had the same vision I had before as I stood behind the podium. Then I heard God speak to me and say, “My Will be done.” I was speechless; I could see God’s Will manifesting right in front of my eyes. I was able to open the Bible and speak what the Lord had put on my heart, but I felt a greater purpose in my life was being fulfilled.

God was and has always been at work in my life. He has complete control over our lives. Romans 8:28,  “We know that for those who love God, all things work together for good. To those who have been called in accordance with his purpose.”

God has a plan for my life that includes a purpose for my life. This realization is the source of my joy. God is always with me. Regardless of how I feel, God is faithful and loves me.

Today, in the name of Jesus Christ, I receive all of God’s blessings, grace, love, and purpose for my life. Today, I live by faith in the wisdom, love, and perfect plan that God has for my life.

I am thankful for who I am today. I am only saved because of God grace.


By Marcellus Curtis

I want to spend some time today talking to myself. I can be the biggest obstacle in my own life at times. That is something I need to work on for myself. For the past few days, I’ve had doubts about my future. There was some dishearting about what my mother had said to me today. The people and things in which I had placed my trust, had come to an end. Sometimes we can hold on to things and people we think we need.

When I consider what this means for my life, I realize God did this for a reason. I had put my faith in a resource rather than the source.  It was as if I had dozed off for a moment, forgetting who I was as a child of God, ignoring all the signs and wonders that had inspired and strengthened my faith. Deuteronomy 4:9 reads “Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,”.  I needed to refocus what I believed in.

The book I’m working on is the biggest blessing in my life right now. Which I believe is the result of divine inspiration and Holy Spirit guidance. As I paid attention to my blesssings and meditated on God’s Word, I awoke and began to focus my thoughts on everything God said and did in my life.  Everything works together in some way, for some reason at some time.

I reflected on God’s word and promises and realized He was with me. My life is serving its purpose. There is a reason why this happened in my life. It serves a purpose, and it is not happening to me; instead, it is happening for me. It’s God’s way of steering my path.

Jesus tells his disciples in John 16:12, ” “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

Because we cannot receive everything we need to learn all at once, it is given to us line by line, precept by precept. The Spirit guides us into understanding why things are happening in our life.  The lesson are meant to provide the knowledge we require to complete our mission, step by step, season by season, Lesson by lesson and experience by experience. Thus, everything is happening for a reason.

At this point, it makes sense to me. These things are happening in my life for a reason. It makes sense for me to seek answers to life’s questions because God leads me there. I must lose some things and gain some things but I must also learn to trust God over everything else. The questions lead to answers.  He wants me to learn certain things that are relevant to my purpose.

Because my reality is promising, I feel better about myself and my future. I am God’s child, I can trust His Word and have faith in His love. I will fulfill my purpose no matter what ends or starts in my life. It all is meant to be and plays a part. My mother had done what was needed to make me refocus my attention on God, not man or money.  Nothing else has any power in my life because God creates and gives us everything. He gives and takes away.

I’ll be honest, it’s a little difficult for me to bear the truth of life all at once. Lessons can be hard to learn at times but God has spiritually prepared me to handle it. It’s been 30 years of signs and wonders to comprehend, lessons to learn, and questions to answer that have led up to this point in my life. Everything makes sense, and this is where the road took me.

The truth is that God chose me for this calling and this purpose long before I was born. My purpose has been set, and every day of my life will be spent in accordance with God’s will. God will provide for me. My life has unfolded exactly as God planned. My life is in God’s hand.

Today, by faith, I declare that my dreams and purpose be fulfilled. I dedicate this book to my all-powerful and loving Heavenly Father.

Today is a blessed day. I am thankful for the good and presummablly bad things that happen in my life.  This is only the beginning of something wonderful in my life. I give God the honor, praise, and glory in the name, Jesus Christ. May Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen. May Your works and glory be done through and in me.


By Marcellous Curtis

Assume a movie is in the works, and you’re watching it for the first time. The film lasts exactly one hour and 49 minutes. The director knows how the film will end and every script and role that each actor will play. There is a scene in the film where two friends leave the house simultaneously but in opposite directions.

They will meet on a specific corner 1 hour and 13 minutes into the film. One person will call the other, unaware that they are on a direct course towards each other. What makes this possible? Because it was destined, it was written in the script. The truth is that their meeting existed before the Movie started. It was just a matter of time coming to pass before each actor performed all of the scenes.

In essence, life is the same way. We are exactly where we foreordained, predestined and should be in God’s Book and Movie of life.  We constantly experience situations such as this, but we discredit them as crazy and just a coincidence. The truth is, it is impossible to occur repeatedly and consecutively since the beginning of life. It’s like picking the right situation, in the right place at the right time, and the right person every time. The odds are astronomical.

But it makes perfect sense when you analyze and process the countless situations and events depicted in the Bible that demonstrate prophetic power and events. Familiar face in unfamiliar places. Time after time, people meet and engage at precise times that were predicted 100s of years in advance. Think about the amount of time, people, and circumstances that must be accountable to accomplish exactly what was meant to happen.

There is no should thing as a coincident.



Marcellous Curtis

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