WHAT IS YOUR WILL?
God cannot readily trust mankind with profound and important things to do with His will being done and worked-out in history. I Corinthians 2/14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
To trust our fellow-human beings is quite a task – never mind – God trusting us, with divine information.
Think how difficult it is to rely on people – even those of the most trustworthy kind.
The tongue slips, in giving information that should have remained unspoken, facial expressions betray something in answer to an enquiry made by another, regarding something and someone who shared with us in confidence.
We utter words that are actually lies:
‘We must get a coffee sometime…’ but it never happens – the utterance had no substance other than politeness.
‘Oh yes – I will be definitely there, see you then…’ They don’t show up.
‘We will get back to you sir, and let you know…’ They don’t.
‘I will come around on Tuesday and give you an estimate’. Tuesday arrives – no tradesman.
Some will say what they think you want to hear, rather than tell you what they really think. This is a form of lying.
We are taken into confidence with someone’s private information, exclusively (we are told) being shared with us – and we respond with: ’Your secret’s safe with me’.
Until someone else mentions it to us – how did they find out?
Another example could be, when another human being we trusted – just betrayed that trust and blabbed the ‘something’ we shared in confidence.
How could God possibly share with such characterless humans – anything of His plans for the present or for the years to come?
What God does do, is give us scriptures in which we find statements like this:
[Colossians 2/3 …in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.]
The ‘in whom’ refers to The Father God and Christ His Son.
And it is only as a human being gets into a relationship with God The Father through Jesus The Son, and that relationship is one of proven mutual trust, that anyone can, in any way, qualify for sharing in The things of God, prophetically.
Are there prophets today? Yes, but none will ever add to scripture.
How many secret things concerning God’s daily business, of a prophetic nature, are shared by God, with anyone alive today?
This is known to God alone. But God throughout history has had His men and women. To whom special grace is given. I would add because they have God-developed character.
Conversely it’s often been said if God can use a donkey to speak, then He can choose for reasons best known to Him, someone who has still a lot of maturing to go through. (II Peter 2/16).
He has for instance perfected praise through the mouth of babes. (Matthew 21/16).
So exactly what God is looking for is best known to Himself, the one who sees all things.
He knows the human heart and mind. He knew for example that a *Saul of Tarsus would become one of His most trusted followers, even though he was persecuting the church Christ died to give birth to.
With whom He shared things that were written down as the authenticated and pure Word of God. *Paul the apostle even heard words (God-given) that needed to remain unspoken in this world. (II Corinthians 12/3).
Has anyone reached that place of intimacy with God The Father, through Jesus The Son – whereby God imparts wisdom and understanding that includes insight into His current plan for the earth and all who live in it?
Other than the things already in The Scriptures – this Holy Spirit given insight belongs to those who dwell in the secret place of The Most High, under the (metaphorical?) shadow of The Almighty. (Psalm 91/1)
Also to properly understand Scripture is a call to intimacy with God. There is no substitute for this. No theological degree will take the place of intimacy with God.
This is what we often refer to as the difference between head and heart knowledge.
So what is God’s will for today? What is God outworking amidst this beginning of sorrows taking place upon the earth?
That’s for God to know and for us to find out. Bearing in mind that the ‘secret things belong to The Lord’. (Deuteronomy 29/29)
Paul says ‘behold I tell you a mystery…’ (I Corinthians 15/51)
Only God can open our understanding to mysteries, hidden within the divine counsel.
We are entering into times when that which has been established for many years is going to be challenged, starting with the truth that The blood of Jesus Christ alone, can cleanse from sin.
Starting with the fact that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.
Starting with the fact that The Bible alone, contains both the hidden and revealed will of God.
But it (the Bible) cannot be separated from The Hand of The Holy Spirit – otherwise it is the letter that kills.
Mankind can and does corrupt the scriptures with his private interpretations. (II Peter 1/20)
I (perhaps like you?) ask the question: “Lord what is your will for today?”
My biggest query is [and I held an open forum meeting with men of God to answer this]: ‘Lord what do you require of us in light of the days we are entering into?’
That Forum back in 2019, did not produce any earth-shattering conclusions, and I am still asking the question.
There are obvious answers. But what manner of persons we aught to be, and what way should we respond as the church, will be found by those who have not bowed the knee to Baal already.
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Therefore I ask again: Lord what is your will? And pray ‘let it be done on earth as it is in heaven’.