Monday, February 27, 2017

Prayer - Your Will Be Done (HP16)

Mat 6:10    Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
What is this Will of God?

Rom 12:1-2  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

What is the good Will of God?

Mat 28:19-20  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
God's good Will is for all men to be saved and to be taught the word of God, and so before our Lord went back to heaven He commissioned His disciples to make disciples of all mankind.

1 Tim 2:3-4  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Eph 5:8-11  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
While doing His good Will we should gird ourselves to do His acceptable Will.

What is the acceptable Will of God?

1 Peter 2:1-5  Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
God's acceptable Will is that we must crucify our old man and be born again through the word of God.

1 Pet 1:22-23  Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.
Having been born again, we are now ready to embark on the journey to perfection.

What is the perfect Will of God?

Mat 5:44,45a,48  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven;... Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
God's perfect Will is that we be perfect (and also help brethren to be perfect) just as our Father in heaven is perfect.

Mat 19:21  Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

God's will is that everyone should be saved and also be perfect.

Col 1:27-28  To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.