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Hello dear readers. If I were to write that God desires the Believer to be poor, sick, hopeless, faithless, unwise, and selfish, would that be an accurate statement of God’s will?
How about if I wrote that God desires the Believer to be prosperous, healthy, hopeful and faithful, wise and loving? Is that accurate?
Do you know the answers? Can you know God’s will?
Depending on where you are in your walk with God, the answers to those questions will vary, but the answers can be found in the word of God. A good rule of thumb to use in studying scripture is to remember the love and care God has for you. Also, so that the Believer is not tripped by old covenant (old testament) compared to new covenant (new testament) law, view scripture through the atoning blood of the cross of the Lord Jesus. The atoning work that Jesus did at the cross has fulfilled much of the old covenant law for the ones who put their hope in Christ.
As the Believer studies and finds the answers to these six issues, the stumbling block of doubt will forever be removed where they are concerned, and the devil won’t be able to use doubt against you in your walk with the Lord Jesus.
Know that God loves you despite your knowledge of His will on the above issues. The love God has for you remains the same, but your knowing God’s will through revelation from the Holy Spirit as you study will change your life for the good and will glorify God.
When writing about receiving revelation from the Holy Spirit, that means God reveals something that you have not noticed or understood before, or He shows you a deeper meaning of something you are already familiar with. It is an “Ah-ha” moment when the light bulb clicks on and your understanding is enlightened.
The Lord Jesus talks of this in Matthew 16: 16-19 (paraphrased), when Peter said that Jesus was the Christ. The Lord replied, that flesh and blood did not reveal that to Peter, but that the Father in heaven revealed it to him, and on this rock (of revelation) Jesus would build his church, and that Jesus would (through revelation) give the keys of the kingdom of heaven.
The following scriptures touch on the answers to knowing God’s will on the above issues, yet they only skim the surface of the vast richness of God’s word. God desires good for you. My prayer is that each reader receives revelation from the Holy Spirit as you read and meditate on the following verses.
3John 1:2 says, Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Hebrews 11:6 says, But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. James 3:17 says, But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. Romans 13:8 says, Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.