Freedom of choice is one of God’s greatest gifts. In the continuing series of learning that God doesn’t control everything (although He is ruler of all) and He left us to be in control of our own lives; there is an expansive list of what we should control in our thought life and actions until they become the characteristics and lifestyles of what God has called us to show evidence of Him living in us. The New testament uses the word if 600 times (KJV) If implies choice. The Word gives us the whole armour of God, but we have to put it on. Here’s a look at a few “IF’s”
Rom 8:13 IF ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
1 John 2:15 IF any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of
the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1 John 3:21 IF our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
1 John 1:9 IF we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John 7:37 IF any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Rev 3:20 IF any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Rom 10:9 IF you shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Heb 10:38 IF any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
James 1:23 IF any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
John 10:9 (I am the door) IF any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Matt 6:14 IF ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you (but IF you don’t)
Rom 8:11 IF the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
1 John 4:11 IF God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1 John 2:24 IF that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
Col 3:1 IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God
2 Cor 5:7 IF any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
James 3:2 IF any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Gal 6:1 IF a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Phil 4:8 IF there be any praise, think on these things.
Gal5:25 IF we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
1 Peter 4:11 IF any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God;
IF any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth.
2Peter 1:8-10 IF these things be in you, and abound.. ye shall never fall(stumble)
Phil 3:15 (Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and)
IF in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
John 8:31 IF ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
1 John 3:21 …IF our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
John 14:14 IF ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John15:7 IF ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
1 John 5:15 IF we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Matt 17:20 IF ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matt 17:22 IF two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered…
1 Th 4:14 IF we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming
of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.