Good morning! Grace and peace to you in abundance from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are discussing the definition of His will from His truth in Matthew 5v10 your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
The first question I have when I read these words is," Father, am I apart of your Kingdom or am I part of another kingdom?" If we are looking truthfully in the mirror at our soul and are in Jesus Christ because His Holy Spirit is with in us, our answer will always be, " I know I am apart of your Kingdom Father thank you for choosing me to be your daughter or son, you are the Lord in and over me fulfilling my living soul with your desires, attitudes and behaviors from the gift of yourself changing me daily to complete your purpose for my life that you created for me. I am yours Father, building up your kingdom of faith in you everyday of my life so they may love you as I love you Father because we are one, I am in you and you are in me.
John17v2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
v22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
If you are looking truthfully in the mirror and see your soul, and your answer is" I am not sure Father, because I work a lot for you, I read your word everyday,I pray a lot to you, I complete the desires that are in my heart, and I do have a purpose in my life but I know the attitude and the behaviors coming out of me are not yours because I am not changing from within. This would mean He is not the Lord of your life, you are apart of another kingdom of this world with a different god or idol you are following and are being deceived. Your truthful answer would be, " I belong to another, building up another kingdom with faith in another god completing my own purpose and going my own way, please forgive me and lead me back to you doing your will and not my own.
Matthew 7v21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord" will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of my Farther who is in heaven. v22 Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?" v23 Then I will tell them plainly, "I never knew you. Away from em, you evildoers!"
The first living soul is a person that is doing our true Father's will now as He would in Heaven. His behaviors and thinking have changed due to the power that He has received from the Holy Spirit and his mind is set on the nature of what that Spirit desires from His nature, and not the nature of their human spirit with what it desires.
John6v63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and they are life v64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe. v65 He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."
On the outside this person MAY NOT look like they are doing their Father's will because they are separated from the world, endure persecution and trails of many kinds. They may do things and say things that are not pleasing to their own will for their life in word or deed, as well as pleasing to others. They take the uncomfortable path that is less traveled in life to receive His comfort and grace, which is full of the only true and real love that surpasses any human natural love and acceptance any of us can experience. The life they live may appear to the world as foolish, with no love from others and very unwise. This is why there are so many that are being deceived.
2 Corinthians 4v7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
On the inside the first living soul is well pleased full of undisturbed peace, faith, hope and love with all the gifts of the Father himself living inside their soul completing His purpose for them not the purpose they choose or others may choose for them. Our Father has taken the soul of this person and made it his own and it using it to complete His purpose of saving other souls. It is full of their Father's love and acceptance that guards their hearts always from the trials, hardships and persecution they will experience in their lives. They are fully dependent on their Father for everything they receive in this life internally, externally into eternity. His will is done in them on earth as it is in Heaven. This person is not afraid of anything that comes in his life because the love of His Father always guards his heart which gives him full assurance and trust. His love puts a hedge around Him and is a shield to the fallen world.
2 Corinthians 5v14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
1 Peter 1v3 Praise be to the God and Farther of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heave for you, through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
The second living soul is a person that thinks they are doing his will but no change in their behaviors, thinking and attitude from within. On the outside this person looks like he is doing his Father's will but on the inside their is no change and as a result he is not doing his Father's will here and will not be doing it in Heaven as well if they keep going in this direction.
Matthew 18v18 "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and what ever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
So we are free to say in His truth this person does not truly know His true Father in Heaven personally because his will is not done on earth as it is in Heaven because their is no rebirth, no change within this person is taking place through the Holy Spirit. They do all kinds of work for the Lord, pray and lead others to a man made kingdom being deceived living out their own will or the will of others. They may have a lot of friends, a lot of people to praise them for their work, and pleasing themselves and people is very important to them that is what gives them pleasure. This soul does not want to tell God's truth to another soul nor can he because his soul has not accepted God's complete truth renewing His own soul. This living soul does not want to risk a loving relationship with another living soul or risk their own peace and comfort going their own way they would rather receive praise from men than receive praise from God. If they would speak His truth they would be blessed by God and recognize what He gives them out weighs anything they could give themselves or receive from others.
Johnv41 "I do not accept praise from men, but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if some else comes in his own name, you will accept him. v 44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?
This person on the inside may get their feelings hurt easily, may have bitterness and be spiteful with pride without being able to control their behaviors because they have no control without our Lord being their true Lord teaching and correcting them by them receiving His Spirit with his nature and attitude.They have a false sense of humbleness in the world but with God they are not humble to His will. Unless we humble ourselves to Him like little children we will not receive His will and words that complete our lives.
Matthew 11v25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father , for this is for your good pleasure.
v27 "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to revel him.
v28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
These souls maybe conscious of a need to change but they are also conscience of them making themselves good and holy, they have made themselves their god to follow. With our Father being our Lord we are always conscience of what needs to be changed within us but we are never conscience of how He changes us. We are always aware of the change in us, but we have no conscience effort of making the change ourselves that is why we are always lifted up by His strength while we are doing His will. There is never a heavy burden in our souls when we truly are doing the will of our Father only when we are doing the work ourselves. We have faith in Him making us inside to work out for others and He proves His Spirit in us working everyday of our lives by the opportunities he gives us for others he puts in our path.Our God and our Lord always has known what was in man and never trusted their human nature as we should never trust ourselves in our own human nature and we will not if we have been reborn by His new life giving Holy Spirit.
John 2v23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in this name. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. He did not need men's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.
His will comes in us freely as if it was the wind blowing in our face, when we are His chosen Kingdom we do not no where it comes from or how. All we know is we have surrendered all to Him in faith giving all ourselves to our ultimate giver of life for the saving of our souls. For His name sake, and glory for Him working His miracle in us, not for who we are, all praise and glory go to Him because of Him growing His change in us. We do not ever know how he will use us or where he is taking us we have faith in His power and love guiding us every day, and accept His will for our lives willingly what ever the circumstances may be.
John 3v7 You should not be surprised at my saying, "You must be born again. The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
When we have willingly surrendered by the gift of his faith all of our love, thinking, behaviors, wisdom, knowledge, and plans for our future to Him, He then takes over our will for our life. This is surrendering our spirit, soul, and body to Him. He then gives us His love, thinking, behaviors, wisdom, and knowledge and plans for our future without any conscience effort on our part. He makes us whole and complete for His purpose. He continues this working of his will in us here on earth as it is in Heaven for all to live eternally with Him.
There is no waiting to be made Holy, his will is to make us Holy here on earth as the Holy Spirit of God speaks through Paul to us here about working out with fear and trembling what God works in for his will to act according to His purpose. His work in us will always give us a trembling effect with a fear of never wanting to displease Him and we always want to work out what He puts in we do not want to stop his will to act for his purpose if we are being led by His Spirit.
Philippians 2v12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, -continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
We are His now as if we were in Heaven by what is in us internally now through His gift of His Son. His Spirit now gives life to our body and renews our soul here and our outside body should prove His work in, through and all around us. Our earthly body will die any time He calls us, but His Spirit and soul lives forever doing His will on earth as it is in Heaven.
Today we need to ask ourselves whose Kingdom of faith are we building? If we are building His Kingdom are we building it for ourselves making ourselves our Jesus and our God or are we building through Him our Savior our only true God that completes us and makes us whole? Are we praising His Holy name or praising others?
Are we following others or are we following our one true Savior dying to ourselves everyday by choosing His way which is less traveled or going our own way which is more traveled? There are a lot of questions we need to ask ourselves about His will but there is only one answer to all questions. Keep your Faith He gives you from the first day He opens your heart to His love and accept Him as your one true Lord and Savior of your soul, never leave Him or His love that fills your soul, and he will guide you every day 24 hours a day by His work in you. If you leave Him he will leave you, but when you come back to Him he will come back to you. As long as you remain in His love He will never leave you, but if you do he will always be faithful waiting for your return.
We do not know when our end will come so do His will now and accept Him as your Lord and Savior and watch Him change you to a true child of God that completes you here on earth as His will for your life is complete in Heaven.
His Peace and His love always.