God's Will

Laboring Fervently in Prayer to Stand Firm in ALL the Will of God (Because His Will Doesn’t Always Happen)

The Lord often teaches me by keeping me on certain themes for periods of time (of varying lengths). Lately, it’s about doing His will, being able to do His will, how the devil (the thief) steals from us through sickness, etc. to keep us from God’s will.

What does all this mean?

It means God has His will for each of us but that the VERY will of God doesn’t always happen. So, let’s look to what God has to say about this.

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9). 

It’s NOT God’s will that any should perish (in hell for eternity), but because we have free will people will choose to reject His will for themselves through unbelief by rejecting His Son, Jesus. Thus also rejecting eternal life with Him in heaven. Again, not God’s will. Because He loves us, He didn’t create us like robots and lets us choose Jesus and eternity with Him or not.

God’s will: That all confess Christ and none perish for eternity.

God’s will not happening: People reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior for themselves and choose hell instead.

“But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him,” (Luke 7:30). 

God’s will: Receive the baptism by John the baptist (God’s will before Jesus got His ministry going).

God’s will not happening: They outright rejected what God told them to do using John the baptist to speak to them regarding His command at that time.

“They certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it. But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it,” (Numbers 14:23-24). 

God’s will: For all the children of Israel to believe Him and His will for them when He said the land was theirs despite the giants there. We see Caleb accepted God’s word, promise, and will for Himself as truth and did enter the land because he didn’t fear the giants there based on God telling him the land was theirs. By faith, he knew that also meant that God would also help them defeat the giants.

God’s will not happening: Most rejected His will for themselves – that the land was theirs – and therefore did not receive or get to enter the land and partake of His promise to them.

“Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God,” (Colossians 4:12).

This is so powerful to me right now! Thank You, Father, for using it to minister to me in such a mighty way by Your Holy Spirit.

See how Colossians 4:12 magnifies the importance of prayer and the massive consequences of prayerlessness? 

Epaphras was led by the Spirit in this. In order for them to stand firm in God’s will, He knew by God that it required “laboring fervently in prayers,” for them.

Wow, my Lord! Thank You so much for this incredible revelation. Colossians 4:12 in the NIV says it like this, “Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.”

We are in such a spiritual battle that it requires a pray without ceasing, wrestling in prayer, in order to stay in God’s will.

This brings to mind, Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This is why prayer is not an option but a must for anyone who desires to stand firm in God’s will. I have often cried, “Lord, keep me! I cannot keep myself.”

Why is this important?

Before I get to that, I must warn, because love warns, that there are a great many in the church who have been taught and have not checked the Word and sought the Lord for themselves to make sure what they were being taught was His truth, and therefore, spread lies about the will of God in ignorance. Many believe that God’s will always happens and happen automatically. This is far from what the Word teaches. And He’s our go to on the truth, of course. That belief is inspired by satan and has made its way into the church like a snake, vice gripping it into passivity as believing God’s will just happens makes for prayerless, apathetic, inactive children of God. We don’t have to be this way though. With God’s help, we can make that change right now and choose His truth and a life of prayer to be able to stand firm in all His will for us.

It’s important because it highlights prayer as a need if we desire to stand firm in God’s will for our lives and that His will clearly doesn’t always happen (because of prayerlessness and free will).

Praise

Father, thank You for being the best Teacher ever. Apart from You, we can do nothing. Not even understand Your Word. All glory and honor and praise to You for the revelations found in this word (post)! I bless Your name forever. Hallelujah!

Faith, Faith Comes by the Word of God, Healing, Miracles

The Substance for Our Faith for Miracles is Knowing This

the substance for your faith for miracles

There is a “Sovereignty of God” man-made doctrine in Christendom that is widely misused and is taught in such a way that God is random and picks and chooses whom to bless, whom to heal, according to some random, mysterious, unable-for-man-to-know will of His, etc.

But the Word says God is a God of order, and in His Sovereignty, He chose to bind Himself to His Word and promises and is not random at all. But it’s not what I say, or man says, it’s what God says.

What does God, our good Father, say?

~ “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him,” (1 John 5:14-15). ~

He wouldn’t say we can ask according to His will and not tell us what His will is. His Word shows us His will. E.g. “By His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2:24).”; “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19),” and many, many more.

 ~”For You have magnified Your word above all Your name,” (Psalm 138:2). ~

This is a very powerful verse in all its glory and meaning. In His sovereignty, He chose to keep us more than clued in on His will. Not only that but He tells us He places His Word above His name in importance, so we can have confidence in it as a strong and absolutely sure foundation of our faith.

He’s not a willy-nilly God, but a come and seek Me in my Word and you CAN know my will God, and boldly expect to receive according to our faith in It. Not sorry, twist-the-sovereignty-of-God false teachers, God is not random, but good, giving us the greatest substance ever for our faith to bring forth His miracle working power, His Holy Word, full of His express and perfect will for us, His precious children.

~ “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints,” (1 Corinthians 14:33). ~

Thank You, Father, for not leaving us lost and confused without Your Word, and for exalting Your Word above Your name, a Word full of Your will and promises which are ALL yes and amen.

~ “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us,” (2 Corinthians 1:20). ~

This verse is an example of God’s will for ALL His children, not a select, random few. The devil is a liar. But we must believe and not doubt to receive His promises by faith. That’s where the TROUGH US comes in from 2 Corinthians 1:20 that you just read. Our entire walk with God is a faith one. Faith pleases Him and is how we receive His Word and promises for ourselves.

God isn’t sounding quite so random anymore is He?

That widespread, extreme sovereignty of God, man-made false doctrine is hopefully looking as false as it truly is by now, I pray. Again, in His Sovereignty, All Powerfulness, and Most Highly Ranked state in all the universe, He Himself CHOSE to work within His Word for His. He could have chosen to be random, left us without His Holy Word, but He chose to give us full instructions to live by and to KNOW His will.

We either take Him for His Word – we can know His will, ALL His promises are yes and amen OR we can reject His Word and will for ourselves which is what many do because they are ignorant of the Word that says, We are in a spiritual battle and must pray and not give up until we see.

prayer towards miracles

It’s those who persist in prayer, based on the sure foundation of the Word and will of God who see miracles.

So what is the substance for our faith for miracles? 

It’s knowing God’s Word for ourselves in a revelatory way by the Holy Spirit and thus knowing His will. God’s Word makes His will very clear on much with the exception of future plans for each individual.

BUT, we CAN seek Him, surrender our plans into His hands, ask for wisdom and direction and trust Him to direct our steps. Yes, we can ignore Him and His warnings and go our own way too, but we don’t have to.

Read my post, Be a Caleb – What giants? I don’t see any giants?, for an example of how because we have free will, we can reject God’s Word and will for ourselves through unbelief and how God sees rejecting His Word as rejecting Him because He is His Word. He loves us no matter what, of course but lets us choose His will or not.

I pray this post blessed you, and if so, please comment, like, and share. All glory to the Holy Spirit for teaching me and leading me into all truth regarding what I shared.