“An electric field is created by a charged body in the space that surrounds it, and results in a force exerted on any other charges placed within the field. The electric field acts between two charges in a similar manner to the way that the gravitational field acts between two masses, and like it,extends towards infinity…” (Wikipedia).
God gave us life, and He gave us free will. With our free will we made choices of good (love, forgiveness, giving, etc.), but we also made choices of evil (hate, envy, selfishness, etc.). Our ungodly choices caused sin to enter the world, and God’s perfect creation was corrupted. But along with free will, God gave us Jesus Christ, thereby redeeming what He knew we would mess up. Free will is our Keys to the Kingdom; we can use these Keys to add more corruption or more redemption to God’s creation (Matthew 16.19).
The flow of the Holy Spirit is dependent on our movements. God has a purpose for our lives and He promises to be with us every inch of the way, but because of free will, we have to make the first move. We take leaps of faith into God’s divine plan, and the Holy Spirit guides our every step. The Holy Spirit cannot force God’s children into submission, and that is why obedience to inspired promptings and trust in God’s will are vital to living out God’s best.
I believe God has His best in mind for all His children. I do not believe that God predestined a rare few to be called to His best. That concept goes directly against free will and our ability to choose. If there wasn’t free will, there wouldn’t be sin in this world and the negative aspects that come along with it (pain, sorrow and death). I do believe, though, that God is timeless and eternal. He is past, present and future; and He is not limited to our understanding of time and space. He knows everything, but even with this knowledge, He still has given us the Keys.
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified” (Romans 8.29-30 NIV).
I imagine that when God created life, His anointing went out like a Charged Body and extended into our world, the Electric Field, stopping at anyone who would receive it. He sent out a call for His children choose to be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh. Automatically when God sent out this call, He could see the end result of those who accepted the call because He is not limited to time. Those people were the Charges, allowing themselves to be filled with the electricity of the Holy Spirit.
Because God “foreknew” who would accept His call, He was able to “predestine” them, but that doesn’t change the fact that all of us still have the opportunity to accept the anointing. God wants all His children to conform to the image of Christ. The fact that He knows the end result, doesn’t negate the free will we have to respond. In the Bible God gave His children many chances through the prophets to repent and accept His amazing plan, even when He knew they would repeatedly reject those invitations.
God’s anointing is like electricity, flowing throughout this world. He is all around us, and His call to be “predestined” for His greatness is every where. He wants the best for US ALL, but we need to use our free will to accept His call. If we accept it, we will be like Chargers, lighting the darkness with His presence and glory — predestined for His greatness.
“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16.9a NIV).