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SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

                ROM 11,33-36

 

212    (See Chapter Outline)

 

I) GOD IS INFINITE

        A) HE IS THE CREATOR  Col 1-16,17  See U-Tube video: A Fine-Tuned Universe

                    1) The Creation Glorifies God

a                         a) The creation exemplifies Godís sovereignty  verses

                                    Act 14,15-17         Heb 3-3            Rev 5-13

                                           17,24-29                12,26-29          14-7

                                    Rom 4-17              Rev 4-11          1Pet 4-19

                                    Eph 1,3-11            Jn 6,16-21

b                         b) God created all things through Christ  verses

                                    Jn 1,1-3,10          Col 1-16,17         Heb 11,1-3

                                    Rom 11-36          Heb 1,1-3,8-13           12-2

                                    1Cor 8-6                      2-10              Rev 21,1-8

c                         c) All things originated from God  verses

                                    1Cor 11-11,12         Heb 4-3,4         Rev 22-1

                                    Eph 3-9                     Jm 1-18

                    2) Theory of Evolution (Religion that Defames God)  1Tim 6-20,21

d                         a) The philosophy of evolution  verses

                                    Act 17,23-29         1Tim 1-3,4             2Tim 2,23-26

                                    Col 2,8-10                       6-20,21        Jm 3-15

e                         b) The scientific mind cannot know God  verses

                                    Jn 20-29               1Cor 2,6-8         1Tim 6,3-5

                                    1Cor 1,18-25        Jn 15-25

f                          c) God created atheists too  verses

                                    Mat 2-1,11             Col 1,15-17         Heb 3-4

                                    Rom 1,18-32         2Pet 3,3-7           Lk 20-37,38

                                    Act 13,6-11

        B) GOD IS ALL KNOWING  Mat 10-29,30

                    1) Nothing Hidden  Mat 10-26,27

g                         a) God knows your heart  verses

                                    Act 5-3         1Cor 4-5                  1The 2-4

                                           15-8                14-24,25        Heb 4-12,13

                                    Rom 8-27

h                         b) God exposes things hidden in darkness  verses

                                    Mat 10-26,27         Jn 3,18-21             Eph 5,12-14

                                    Mk 4-21,22            1Cor 3,12-15         Rev 20,11-15

                                    Lk 12-2,3                2Cor 5-3                Heb 12-1

                                          15-18

i                          c) God knows your secrets  verses

                                    Lk 19,12-27         Rom 2-16         1Tim 5-24,25

j                   2) God knows everything about you  verses

                            Mat 10-29,30         1Cor 13-12         Rev 2-2,9,19,23

                                   25,31-33         1Jn 3-20                      3-1,8,15

                            Lk 12-6,7

 

 

 

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a                   3) God knows everything about everything  verses

                            Rom 11,33-36         Eph 3-11         Rev 6,9-11

                            1Cor 2-10

        C) GOD IS ALL POWERFUL  Mat 19-26

b                   1) All things are possible with God  verses

                            Mat 17-20         Lk 3-8           Act 26-8

                                   19-26         Act 12-6        Lk 19,1-10

                            Mk 10-27

c                   2) The creation is subject to Christ  verses

                            Rom 11,33-36         1Pet 5-11         Rev 1-6

                            1Pet 4-11                 Rev 19-12

d                   3) Christ subjects the creation to Himself  verses

                            Mat 24,29-31         Phi 3-20,21         Col 1,15-20

                            Rom 4-21

        D) JESUS OWNS YOU  1Cor 6-19,20

                    1) We Are His Instruments  Act 9-15

                      a) We are tools in the hand of God

e                                   I- we are transmitters of His kingdom  verses

                                            Act 9-15,16          1Cor 2,10-13         Eph 3,8-10

                                                   13-3,4            2Cor 5,18-20         2Tim 4-17,18

                                                   20,22-25

f                                    II- we are extensions of His body  verses

                                            2Cor 4-7         Eph 5-29,30           1Jn 4-17

                                            Eph 4-28         Heb 13-20,21        1Cor 3-16,17

g                         b) We are reflectors of His glory  verses

                                    Rom 6,11-14         2Cor 3-18         Rev 12-1,2,5

                                    1Cor 6,13-20                  6,16-18

h                         c) We are clay in the potters hand  verses

                                    Act 21-13,14         2Tim 2,20-22         Rev 17-13,17

                                    Rom 9,17-21

                    2) His Will Becomes Our Will

i                          a) We are Godís property  verses

                                    Rom 9,11-23         2Cor 10-7         Eph 1-13,14

                                             14,6-9           Gal 3-29            2Tim 2-4,19

                                    1Cor 3,21-23               5-24            Tit 2-14

j                          b) As a master owns a servant  verses

                                    Jn 10,3-5,11,14-16         Rom 6,15-22          Gal 6-17

                                         13-1                             1Cor 8-6                 Heb 4-9

                                    Act 27-23                         2Cor 5-14,15               Jd-1

                                    Heb 3-5,6

k                         c) We are bought with a price  verses

                                    Act 20-28              Heb 2-13         Rev 5-9

                                    1Cor 6-19,20        1Pet 2-9,10            14-3,4

                                              7-23             2Pet 2-1

 

 

 

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a                   3) God owns everything  verses

                            Mat 28-18         Jn 17-2,5-10,24         1Cor 10-26

                            Jn 10-29            Rom 11,33-36           Eph 1,18-23

                                 14-28            1Cor 4-7

II) GOD CONTROLS TIME

        A) GODíS TIMING  Jn 11-5,6

                    1) Godís Timing Transcends Our Comprehension

b                         a) Godís time does not make sense to the natural mind  verses

                                    Mat 24,42-44         Lk 13,24-28         Gal 1,15-24

                                           25,1-13            Act 21-32                    2-1,2

                                    Mk 13,32-37          1Cor 15-8             Heb 11-11

                                    Jn 11,3-6,14,15,21-26                        Mk 13-32

                                    Heb 13-8

c                         b) Godís time line gives the wicked just enough rope to hang himself  verses

                                    Act 22-25           2Tim 4-3,4          Rev 12-12

                                    2The 2,6-8         Jm 5-5                         14-7,14,15,18

                                    Rev 13-5            Rev 18,1-24        Lk 12,44-46

d                         c) No one can interrupt Godís timing  verses

                                    Jn 7-6,30         Jn 10-39         Jm 4,13-17

dd                       d) Godís time is none of our business  verses

                                    Lk 1-20,35          Act 1-6,7         1The 5,1-3

                                         12-40             Rev 2-10

                    2) Dispensation Of Godís Revelations

e                         a) Dispensations of revelation knowledge  verses

                                    Rom 16,25-27         Gal 3-17            Col 1-26,27

                                    1Cor 2-6,7               Eph 3,3-10

f                          b) Dispensation of Christ  verses

                                    Heb 1-1,2          Heb 9,9-11,26         1Pet 1-10,11

                                            8,7-13        Eph 2-6,7

g                         c) Dispensation of the last days of time  verses

                                    Mat 24-34              Act 3-21         Rom 11-25,26

                                    Heb 10,12-14        3Jn,2-11

                    3) Godís Time Is Soon

h                         a) Relatively soon  verses

                                    1Cor 4-5              Heb 10-37         Rev 6,9-11

                                             7-29            3Jn-13,14                  22-6,7,10

                                    Gal 6-9                Rev 1,1-3           Lk 21,7-9

                                    Jn 16-23,24        Lk 18,1-8

i                          b) Evidently soon  verses

                                    Mat 24,32-36         Lk 21,29-32         2Pet 1-14

                                    Lk 12,54-57           Jm 5,7-9

j                          c) Godís time is always now (Today)  verses

                                    Mk 1-15               2Cor 6-2          Heb 4-6,7

                                    Heb 3-13             1Pet 4-17

                                    Mat 6,31-34        2Pet 3-18

                    4) God Has Good Timing

k                         a) God synchronizes events in His time  verses

                                    Act 9,10-19                 2Tim 3-14,15         Rev 11-2,3,7 

                                    Act 10,3-7,17-23        1The 4,13-18         Mat 17-9

                                    Mk 14,12-16

 

 

 

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a                         b) God is always right on time  verses

                                    Mat 14-24,25         Act 16-25,26         Rom 5-6

                                    Act 8-29,30

b                         c) Godís time is sufficient  verses

                                    Lk 13,6-9              Heb 6-7         Rev 2-21

                                    Eph 4-26,27         2Pet 3-9

                    5) Fulfillment Of Godís Time

c                         a) The moment we have all been waiting for  verses

                                    Jn 17-1            1Tim 6-14,15        1Pet 5-6

                                    Gal 4,1-5         Tit 1-2,3                 Rev 10,5-7

                                    1Tim 2-6          Lk 10-24

d                         b) Completion of a period of time  verses

                                    Jn 16,20-22         Eph 1-10         1Pet 1,5-7

                                         21-18              2Tim 4,6-8        Act 4,32-37

                                    1Cor 4,3-5

                    6) God Views Time In Eternity

e                         a) God sees eras as moments  verses

                                    2Cor 4-17         Heb 2,7-9              Ph-15 

                                    2Pet 3-8,9        Rev 17,10-12        Heb 12-11

                                    1Pet 5-10         Lk 18-7,8               Rev 1-17,18

                                    Mk 11-23          Jn 14-28,29                   22-12

f                          b) Godís time is forever  verses

                                    Heb 6-20         Heb 7-3         Jd-3

                                    Rev 22-13

        B) SUDDENLY  Act 2-1,2

                    1) The Judgments Of God Come Suddenly

g                         a) Without warning  verses

                                    Lk 6-49                 2Pet 3-10         Rev 3-3

                                    Act 16-26,27        Jd-11                        16,13-16

                                    1The 5-3               Rev 2-16                  18,7-10,16-19

                                    2Pet 2,1-3            Mat 24,37-39

h                         b) Without delay  verses

                                    Mat 21-19,20         Lk 18-7,8         Act 16-18

                                           26-53               Act 13,9-12

                    2) The Kingdom Of Heaven Appears Suddenly

                            a) Without warning

i                                    I- God brings His kingdom to pass in its time  verses

                                             Act 1-6,7        Act 22-6         Rev 4-2

                                                    2-1,2        Rev 3-11                22-7,12,20

                                                    9-3           Jn 14-28,29

ia                                    II- Disciples expected the kingdom to appear immediately  verses

                                             Mat 21,1-11        Lk 19-11        Jn 6-15

                                             Mk 11,7-10               22,35-38,47-53

ib                                    III- Kingdom suddenly appears when His people are not expecting it  verses

                                             Mk 13-36        Lk 14,16-24        Lk 21-34

                                             Lk 12,35-40

j                          b) Angels appear without warning  verses

                                    Lk 2-9,13         Lk 24-4,27-29         Act 12-7,10

                                    Heb 13-2

k                   3) Working quickly  verses

                             Jn 21-6         Act 17-10,14         Phi 2-23

                             Act 9-20              22-29              Jm 1-23,24

                             Act 16-10,33

l                    4) The disciples immediately followed Jesus  verses

                             Mat 4,19-22        Mk 1,16-20        Lk 9,59-62

                                     9-9                      2-14             Jn 1,35-51

 

 

 

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a                   4) Being healed without delay  verses

                            Mat 17-18         Mk 10-52         Lk 13-12,13

                            Lk 4,38-41        Act 3,1-8

b                   5) Satan uses the element of surprise  verses

                            Jn 13-27         Act 8,1-4         Act 27-14

III) GOD OVERRIDES THE WILL OF MAN

        A) GODíS WILL OVER MAN  Rom 11 ,33-36

                    1) Compelled By The Spirit  2Cor 5-14

                       a) God takes advantage of your love for Him

c                                     I- He forces you by your desire for His calling  verses

                                                Act 14-19,20         Rom 1-14,15         Eph 4-8

                                                       16-28              2Cor 5,18-20         1Cor 2-2

d                                    II- being addicted to the Holy Spirit  verses

                                                Mat 26,36-42         Act 4-19,20         1Tim 4-15

                                                Lk 12-27,28           Phi 3-12               Col 4-12

e                                   III- Godís spirit is irresistible  verses

                                                Mk 1-17              Lk 14-23         Rev 21-25

                                                      6-33,34         Rev 3-12

f                          b) God forces His bond-servants to do His will  verses

                                    Mk 1-12                2Cor 12,7-10         2Tim 2-9

                                    Act 16-6,7            Col 4-3,10,18         Ph-1,13

                                           20,22-24       2Tim 1-8                 Heb 11-36

                                           21,9-14         Eph 3-1,2

g                         c) God forces us by His love  verses

                                    2Cor 5-14                Phi 1-7                1The 3-12

                                             11-28,29         Col 3-14,15         Ph-9

h                         d) Following God in fear of losing the anointing  verses

                                    Mk 13-11             1Cor 9-16,17         1Jn 1-4

                                    Jn 10-17,18         2Cor 2-13              Lk 4-1

i                          e) God forces you through your own convictions  verses

                                    Jn 6,67-69         2Cor 12-20,21         Gal 2-3

                                    Act 5,27-29

                    2) God Is Independent Of His Creation

                       a) You cannot control Godís desire for you

j                                     I- man is not in control of his own destiny  verses

                                                1Cor 16-7             Heb 6-3          Jm 4,13-17

                                                          1,18-29               8-13         Heb 9,15-18,26-28

                                                Eph 1-9                 1The 4,13-18          10-8,9

                                                Act 26-31,32        Act 28,7-16

k                                   II- man is not in control of Godís gift  verses

                                                Mat 20-14,15         Rom 10-19,20         2Tim 2-5

                                                Jn 3-16,27              1Cor 12-11,18         Heb 2-4

                                                     11,49-52            Rev 9,1-12

 

 

 

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a                         b) No one can make God do anything  verses

                                    2Cor 12-7                    Heb 4,3-5         Heb 11-39,40

                                    Heb 3,7-9,17-19         Rev 3,7-9          Mk 1,40-45

b                         c) No one can tell God what to do  verses

                                    Mk 10,35-40         Jn 19-10,11           Rom 11,33-36

                                    Lk 22,67-69          Rom 9,11-23         1Cor 15-38

                                    Jn 11-5,6,21

c                         d) No one can walk in His glory without His consent  verses

                                    Act 2-4                  Act 12,5-11         Heb 9-11,24

                                          11,15-17         Heb 8-1,2               2Pet 1-20,21

                    3) God Gives Up On You  Rom 1-24,28

d                         a) When you give yourself over to sin  verses

                                    Jn 8,37-47             2The 2-11,12          1Jn 5-16

                                    Rom 1-24,28         2Tim 3-7,8              Rev 13,3-8,11-17

                                    Eph 4,17-19          2Pet 2,10-19                  2-11

e                         b) After you are no longer able to repent  verses

                                    Mat 5-13              Jn 13-18,23-27         Heb 6,4-8

                                    Jn 12,37-40         1Tim 4-2                   2Pet 2,20-22

f                          c) After you refuse to comply  verses

                                    Lk 16,1-8                 Rom 11,17-22         Rev 3-5,16,17

                                    Rom 10,16-21         Heb 3,7-19

g                         d) When God gives up on you, you are already in hell  verses

                                    Mat 23,32-36         Heb 10,26-31,37-39         2Pet 2,1-9

                    4) I Never Knew You  Mat 7-22,23

h                         a) Because you never did His will  verses

                                    Mat 7,21-23         Gal 4-8,9         Heb 3,7-11

                                    Jn 14,16-24         Col 1-21                  12-8,14

                                    1Cor 6-9,10

i                          b) Because you never knew Him  verses

                                    Jn 1-26                  Jn 15,18-21         1Cor 1-21

                                         8-19                       16-2,3              2The 1-8

                                    1Pet 2-11,12

j                          c) Because you are not of His sheep  verses

                                    Mat 17,25-27               Jn 10-26         2Tim 2-19

                                    Jn 8,21-24,37-59         Eph 2-11,12

k                         d) Because you never received anything from Him  verses

                                    Jn 13-8         Rom 8-9         2The 2,8-12

                    5) You Cannot Control The Judgment Of God

l                          a) You cannot control how God responds to sin  verses

                                    Gal 6-7,8          Rev 2-22,23         Rev 17-17

                                    Heb 12-16,17          14,9-11                 18,1-21

                                    Jm 5,1-5           Heb 11,29-31

 

 

 

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a                         b) You cannot control how God responds to rejection  verses

                                    Mat 11,21-24         Lk 10,10-16                 Lk 16,19-31

                                           22,7-14                 13,22-28                 2Pet 2,1-9,20-22

                                    Rom 11-1,2

b                         c) You cannot control how God responds to rebellion  verses

                                    Act 5,1-10               1Pet 4,17-19          Rev 20-9

                                    2Tim 3,7-9,13         Rev 3-3,15-17        Rom 11,33-36

                                    Lk 13,24-28

c                         d) You cannot control how God responds to persecution  verses

                                    Mat 23,32-36         Rev 6,12-17         Rev 11,3-14

                                    2The 1,6-10           Lk 21,10-19

                    6) Reaping The Harvest  Gal 6-7,8

                      a) We choose our actions, not their consequences

d                                     I- God controls the consequences of our actions  verses

                                                Rom 13-3,4           2Pet 3-7             Rev 14,14-20

                                                Eph 6-7,8              Jm 5,4-11,17,18        16-5,6

                                                2Tim 4-14              Rev 6,12-17               20,1-3

                                                Heb 10,28-31        Act 12,21-23

e                                    II- reaping the harvest of our works  verses

                                                Lk 15,11-16         Rom 2,7-11         Rev 2-22

                                                Jn 5-14                Col 3-25                       10-9,10

                                                Act 13,6-12         1Tim 5-22                    18-4

f                                     III- wages of sin is death  verses

                                                Rom 6,21-23         Heb 3,17-19         1Jn 5-16,17

                                                1Cor 15-56            Jm 1,13-15

                      b) Reaping the harvest of obedience

g                                     I- the harvest from the word of God  verses

                                                Heb 2,1-4                       Heb 10,28-31         1Pet 1-23

                                                Mat 13-8,23,31,32         2Pet 2,20-22

h                                     II- the harvest of righteousness  verses

                                                2Cor 9,6-14         1Tim 5-9,10         Heb 12-11

i                                     III- principle of sowing and reaping  verses

                                                1Cor 9,7-14         Gal 6,7-10         Heb 6-7,8

                                                1Pet 1-21,22

j                          c) Reaping the harvest in eternity  verses

                                    Mat 5-21,22                1Pet 1,7-9          Rev 7-9,13,14

                                           13-30,41-43         2Pet 2,13-19             14-13

                                    1Tim 5-24,25              Jd-10,11                    20,6-15

        B) THE ELECT  Eph 1-4,5

                  1) Man Is A Spectator Of His Own Salvation

k                         a) We are chosen before the foundation of the world  verses

                                    Jn 9,1-5            Gal 1-15,16           2Tim 1-9

                                    Act 13-48         Eph 1-4,5,11         1Pet 1-1,2

                                    Rom 11-2         

 

 

 

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a                         b) God elects us through His sovereign will  verses

                                    Jn 5-21                   Rom 10-19,20        Heb 2-13

                                        10,26-30            2Cor 1-1                  Jm 1-18

                                    Rom 9,1-26           Col 1-1                     Lk 18,24-27

                                    Lk 10-22

b                         c) Man is not in control of Godís calling  verses

                                    Act 2-39                 1Cor 7-16,17         1The 5-24

                                          15-7                  Gal 1-1                   Jm 2,5-7

                                    1Cor 1,26-29         Col 1-25                 Rev 1-9

                                    Rev 7,1-8

c                         d) God has chosen us  verses

                                    Jn 3-7,8              Rom 11-5,7,28         Tit 1-1

                                         13-18             Col 3-12                    1Pet 5-13

                                         15,16-19       1The 1-4                    2Jn-1,13

                                    Act 1-2                2The 2-13,14           Mat 13-11

                  2) God Transforms The World Into The Church

d                         a) God chooses to speak to whomever He wishes  verses

                                    Mk 4-11,12         Act 9-15,16         Act 22-14

                                    Lk 8-10,15                 16-14                   28-26,27

                                    Jn 6-39,44,65

e                         b) God selects us from the world  verses

                                    Mat 25,31-40         Lk 17,34-36         Jn 17-2, 6 , 9 ,24

                                    Lk 4,25-27             Jn 1-43                 1Jn 5-19

                                         6,12-16             Lk 22-29,30

f                          c) God works in the world for the sake of the elect  verses

                                    Mat 24-22         Mk 13,19-23         Lk 18-7,8

                  3) God Chooses Us As We Choose Ourselves

g                         a) God chooses us as we fulfill His calling  verses

                                    Mk 10-46,47         Jn 6-37             2Tim 2-10

                                    Jn 1-12,13            Phi 3-12            2Pet 1-10

                                    1Jn 4-5,6               Act 14-3,4        Mat 22-14

                                    1Tim 2-4

h                         b) God chooses us through our faithfulness  verses

                                    Mat 24-24          Rom 11-22          2Tim 2-19

                                    Lk 19,1-10         1Tim 5-21            Rev 17-14

                                    1Pet 2,1-3          2The 2,9-12        Mk 10,46-52

                                    Jn 6-70,71

hh                       c) The Lamb's book of life  verses

                                    Phi 4-3        Rev 13-8        Rev 20,12-15

                                    Rev 3-5               17-8                21-27 

        C) PREDESTINATION  1Pet 1-1,2

i                 1) Predestined according to the word of God (prophecy)  verses

                            Mat 26-24                      Act 1,16-20         Heb 10,5-7

                            Lk 18,31-33                   Eph 3,3-7            Rev 4-1

                                 19,41-44                   2The 2,8-12                11,7-13

                                 22-21,22,35-38        Mat 3,13-15

j                 2) Godís calling is our destiny  verses

                            Mat 20-23          Gal 1-15,16         2Tim 1-9

                            Jn 17-4               Eph 2-10             Rev 6-11

                            Act 4-27,28        1The 3-3                     13-10

                                   20-24                     5-9             Act 13,2-4

 

 

 

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a                3) Predestined before the foundation of the world  verses

                            1Cor 2-6,7         Rev 13-8                Rev 20-12,15

                            Eph 3-11                    17-8                1Pet 1-20       

                                    1-4,5                   14-14,15        

                            Jn 17-6               

b                4) Predestined according to the sovereignty of God  verses

                            Act 10-40,41          Rom 11-5         2Pet 2-3,17

                            Rom 9,11-26          1Pet 2-8           Jd-4,13

                            Jn 15-16,19            Rev 6,9-11

c                5) Predestined according to His foreknowledge  verses

                            Act 2-23,24           Rom 11-2         1Pet 1-1,2

                            Rom 8-29,30        Heb 6,4-6

d                6) Divine appointments  verses

                            Act 3-20         Act 22-10         Rev 9-14,15

                                   8,26-40          10,3-8,17-33