Understanding Purpose and Destiny By Apostle Tim Early
Excerpts from our books, Purpose and Destiny, Corporate Destiny, and from courses in our Global Leadership Institute
By Apostle Tim Early
“That the purpose [setting forth, proposal or intention] of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calls you.” (Romans 9:11).
“In Whom we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined [pre-destiny] according to the purpose of Him Whom works all things after the counsel of His own will.” (Eph. 1:11).
Beloved, persons, places, and things may all be defined with a distinct given purpose.
Television, clothes, shoes, books, tables, and exterior homes all have purpose, but no destiny. The electricity in your garage has purpose, but no destiny. The bill you have to pay is given with a purpose, but no destiny. Instead, whomever the Lord places HIS breath of life into has both purpose and destiny. That is the difference between a thing that is merely purposed, versus someone that is born and destined to be. Even unbelievers have a divinely given purpose and destiny, as it is not confined to being members of the body of Christ.
In the principles of purpose and destiny, bear in mind that destiny demands fulfillment, and purpose expression. Both are the two-witness principle, as life is not about purpose alone. Both are essential for the fulfillment of what you were created for. For purpose without destiny is like having no real life at all. It’s like being on earth illegally. Therefore, we must define life from a sense of destiny, by God’s purpose and design for our life, fulfillment, and the completion of God’s eternal purpose. We are to consider chiefly that God has a purpose in each of us to be fulfilled, for we are purposed and perfected with a purpose, and destined and designed with destiny.