By: Tim Sader
The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.
Last week we learned that Jesus is our root of righteousness; if we don’t move away from Him we will stay strong in our faith. A few months ago I wrote a Torch about following the will of God for our lives. We do this when we walk in faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness and showing love to others. Not too long ago I read something to do with the will of God. Suddenly this question came to mind; what is a will? The kind of will I’m talking about is a legal declaration of a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property after death; especially: a written instrument legally executed by which a person makes disposition of his or her estate to take effect after death (www.merriam-webster.com). God has a legal declaration of His wishes for everything regarding our lives written in His word. He has a written instrument legally bonding us to Him and Him to us in that word. God is not dead now but His son died so we could inherent our part of heaven just by believing it is true. Before Christ countless animals died continually so we could have some of that promise. Striving to follow the rules did not work well because death had not happened to the one writing the will. God has a will and if Christ has become our savior we’re in it. Our name has been written in the Lambs book of life if He is truly Lord of our lives. Everything good that God promised to His people legally belongs to us. We are sons and daughters so we are in our daddy’s will. We have access to everything and every promise He made to man was made to us.
One day the Lord will be King over all the earth; His name the only name that matters. Because we’re in His will we will rule and reign with Him forever. We can know that we are doing according to His will because the Spirit intercedes for us based on what His will says. God works all things for the good to those who love Him and have been written into His will when they became children of God. We were predestined to be confirmed in the image of the Son. If we’re in His will we been predestined, called, justified and also glorified to be more like Him (Romans 8:26-30). The will of God has some obligations for us. We must give ourselves first of all to Him by doing what’s right and in love giving ourselves to others (2 Corinthians 8:5). We need to perceiver in doing the will of God so we will receive what He promised in His written will to us (Hebrews 10:36). Christ had to suffer in His body and die so Gods will could be made active in the lives of all who would believe. We will sometimes suffer in the body if we truly are done with sin because we may have to deny its lusts. If we’re in His will we will no longer live for human desire but to do what God requested in His will (1 Peter 4:2). God does not request us to see to our own lusts and pride, which doesn’t come from Him. The world and all its desires will pass away but if we do what is in His will have eternal life (1 John 2:16-17). Christ first had to die so the will of God could be effective. When He died the sin in us died also legal giving us access to all the promises in His word concerning His children. God wrote a will and His son died so we could be in it and if believe we’re in it to win it forever.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16