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The Will of God
God has a will.
He created all things according to His will (Rev4:11) and
What He willed before the creation is fixed and He certainly does what He willed (Job23:13; Da4:35).
He lets those who do His will enter His kingdom (Mt7:21).
Faith is knowing the will of God and believing that His will never changes (Eph5:17; He6:17).
The life of this faith is doing the will of God and proclaiming it (Mk3:35; Ac20:27).
As every man has free will, those who keep the will they made in the beginning until the end succeed
While those who constantly change their will cannot achieve anything in the end.
The Bible lets the Word in the beginning, that is, the mystery of God’s will, be known, which
He purposed in Christ to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment (Eph1:9-10):
• Dispensation: the schedule for the fulfillment of God’s will;
• Predestination: the establishment of parts for the dispensation of God (Eph1:11); and
• Providence: the selection for the parts to fulfill the will of God (Eph3:8-10).
The purpose of God:
1) The Son, the very nature God, submitted to the Father to the point of death, so every
knee bows before His name, to the glory of the Father (Php2:6-11);
2) The destruction of the devil (1Jn3:8); and
3) The redemption of mankind — the will predestined in Christ since eternity (Eph1:7, 3:11-12).
Deceived by the devil, the ancestor Adam sinned driven out of the Garden (Ge3:4-6, 24) and
Consequently all men became looted, plundered and trampled by the devil (Is10:6), that is,
Satan, the archangel who rebelled in heaven and was cast down (Is14:12-15),
A punishing club, a rod to punish, which God predestined (Is30:32; Eze7:10).
This was materialized in the slavery of Israel in Egypt (Ge15:13; Ex2:23-25), when
God hardened the heart of the pharaoh and he became hardened (Rm9:18).
Even after the exodus, Israel was punished by the continuing invasions of gentile powers
So the rod and the staff of Jehovah would be their comfort (Ps23:1-6).
God commanded Israel to observe the Passover (Ex12:26-27) and
The decrees and laws received through Moses to be kept alive (Lev18:5; Dt4:40, 6:20-24)
For the Lord is life (Dt30:19-20), which was reminded through
The stone tablets of the Testimony and the atoning sacrifice was given in the sanctuary.
While there was the prophecy of the appearance of the one who would be crushed and suffer
To accomplish the will of God (Is53:10, 55:11),
The last prophet John the Baptist urged Israel to bear fruit in keeping with repentance (Mt3:8-12).
Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
Not in the name Jehovah but in the Father’s name Yeshua (Jn5:43),
He would do the will of the Father who sent Him (Jn6:38-40), that is,
To give life and raise to life in the last day
Not the children of Abraham by physical descent, but the children of the promise by faith (Rm9:6-8).
By God’s deliberate plan, Yeshua was put to death by wicked men (Ac2:23) but
As He died He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) The Word in the beginning came in the flesh (Jn1:1-2, 14) and gave His life as an offering
according to the command (Is53:10; Jn10:18);
2) Judged the ruler of death (He2:14); and
3) Through His death paid the price for all men’s sin and with His blood gave life and birth to
the children of the promise (Mt20:28; Rm8:15-16, 9:8).
He resurrected revealing that He is life (2Ti1:10) and
He is the Lamb on the heavenly throne, the mark of the completion of God’s will.
The Holy Spirit lets the Father’s will fulfilled in the Son also be fulfilled in believers (Mt6:10; Jn16:13):
To give eternal life to those who look to the Son and believe.
Therefore, the Christian:
1) Carries out whatever the providence, risking life;
2) Puts effort to lose not even one soul given to him (Mt18:14; Jn6:39);
3) Gathers into the Church that is predestined to face trouble as the Day approaches (Ac4:27-30; He10:25); and
4) Sows not for the flesh to reap destruction but for the spirit to reap eternal life (Gal6:8),
For those who partake in His will are promised to inherit His kingdom (Rm8:17; 1Co3:9).
There is only one way to accomplish the will of God — the cross!
Let us not waste our life on this day (Eph5:15-16; Jas4:13-15).
Let Your will be done, Father! Amen.