"How to Walk the Path of Destiny"
By Bill Burns
God's order, established in our lives, will bring us into prophetic alignment. The Spirit of the Lord will position us to move us through the spiritual door that reveals the pathway which leads to the fulfillment of
Destiny points to our destination, which ultimately is eternal life.
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
Steps Along the Path of Destiny:
1. To know Jesus and have personal
relationship with Him
Philippians 3:8-10, "Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count
them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection,
and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death..."
2. To be led by the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:13-14, "For if you live according
to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."
3. To be an overcomer
Revelation 3:12, "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which
comes down out of Heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name."
Overcome what? Overcome temptations from satan and the works of the flesh.
4:7, "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
Galatians 5:24, "And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
4. To live in victory
1 Timothy 6:12, "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
2 Corinthians 2:14, "Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place."
To grow in knowledge of God
2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever! Amen."
1 Peter 2:2, "...as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby."
6. To grow in faith
1 Peter 1:6-7, "In
this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor,
and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
7. To develop fruit
Galatians 5:22-23, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
Tools of Grace by Which Destiny Is Secured!
Luke 10:19, "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
Armor of God
Ephesians 6:13-17, "Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with
truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet
of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."
Ephesians 6:18, "...praying always with all prayer and supplication
in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints"—and spiritual warfare.
Matthew 18:18, "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on Earth will
be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosed in Heaven."
Mark 11:22-24, "So Jesus answered and said to them,
'Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, "Be removed and be cast into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you,
whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.'"
5. Gifts of the Spirit (as needed)
1 Corinthians 12:7-11,
"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings
by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing
to each one individually as He wills."
The Path in 2021
Psalm 16:11, "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your
right hand are pleasures forevermore."
This pathway will lead to spiritual understanding of God's purposes for each of us. There will be designated places on this path that will become flash points of
God's glory, which will transform and enlighten our spirits.
Proverbs 20:27, "The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart."
Let the journey begin as we each walk the path that reveals destiny!
By Bill Burns
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321