In order to study in depth on the subject of The Predestined 'You,' we ought to first grasp hold of the concept of time.
The perception of time can be different for various people based on the influence of their values and cultural upbringing. Thus it is essential to understand the cultural perspective on the subject of time. Here are three various concepts:
- Linear Active approach
- Multi-active approach
- Cyclic Time approach
We should learn to move away from how culture looks at time and begin to view time from God’s perspective. In Jeremiah 1:5 (GW), scripture says “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”
The word before refers to time. It is a keyword providing us an insight into the process of conception. The Apostle John understood the revelation of things before time. In John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
The word formed in Hebrew means yä·tsar. It means:
- To produce,
- To create,
- To manufacture
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Knew in Hebrew is yä·dah means:
- Familiar friend
- Had relations
- Intimate friends
- Know with certainty
For God to have already known us before we were formed means this can only happen outside the natural world, which exist in the spiritual realm. Before we were born, He already knows us. For example, before a product is launched or made, the designer or inventor already have the product in his mind. He could see it and know its functions and abilities. Just as God already has plans for us.
God sanctifies us for Himself. When God first created us, we were made perfect, but we are born as a sinner. The baby in the womb is influenced by factors psychologically and emotionally during pregnancy. When we are sanctified, we can become entirely dedicated to God’s purposes and plans.
The ordination - God, appoints us for the job on earth. Jeremiah was set aside for God and then to serve the people on the earth.
We need to build a relationship with God to unlock the Predestined 'You.' As we connect to God, we can right the wrong belief systems and cultural systems that are out of alignment with God.