Showing posts with label John 7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John 7. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Gather and Scatter.. Meditation John 7:41-53


1. Many people said that CHRIST is truly a prophet. (V41)
2. Some questioned CHRIST must come from Bethlehem being the seed of David according to the scriptures but he is coming from Galilee. Thus there was division among the People. (42,43)
3. No man laid their hands on him though they wanted to take him. (V44)
4. The  priests and Pharisees asked the officers why they could not take him? For which they said No man spoke like him. (V45,46)
5. The Pharisees asked them if they were deceived too. They told them they are cursed as they knew not the law. None of the Pharisees or the rulers believed in him. (V48,49)
6. For this Nicodemus the ruler who had an encounter with Christ in the night said that the law does not judge anyone before hearing or knowing what that person does. (V50,51)
7. They answered and told him to look as no prophet arises from Galilee and everyone went to their own house(V52, 53)

LIFE APPLICATION::
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
John:7:44

Here in our meditation today there Is a huge group of people gathering behind Christ.

 1. One group wanted to really know who Christ was, if he really was a prophet. (V40)
2. Another group opposed even the idea of it. (V41-43)
3. Some of them wanted to take him and kill  him, but they couldn't.  (V44-46)
4. Some of them plotting and convincing everyone that he is not CHRIST.  (V47-49)
5. In the same group there were few who have met CHRIST and spoke for his cause too. (V50-52)

PEOPLE GATHER AGAINST THE RIGHTEOUS:

Today we are going to meditate why  people gather against us and how God is going to raise us up amidst them.
and fight the battle for us.

1. Why do people gather against the righteous and the godly.?

A. Because their thoughts are evil.

Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
Psalm:56:5

B. They gather against the soul of the righteous and to condemn the innocent blood.
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Psalm:94:21

C. They gather to battle  against God and his saints.

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Revelation:20:8

2. What do the wicked do against the godly?

A. They speak deceitfully against the righteous with a lying tongue.

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
Psalm:109:2

B. They speak words of hatred.

They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
Psalm:109:3

C. They slay the broken in heart.

Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
Psalm:109:16

D. They curse the righteous:

Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.
Psalm:109:28

E. They condemn the soul of the righteous .

Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.
Psalm:109:28

F. They plot against the just and gnash their teeth.

The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
Psalm:37:12

G. They lay snares against the righteous.

They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
Psalm:38:12

How does GOD help us to deal with wicked people gathering against us?:

Let's meditate a few of God's promises.

A. We can fall seven times but still we shall rise.

Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Proverbs:24:15

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Proverbs:24:16

B. The candle of the wicked shall be put out.

For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Proverbs:24:20

C. God delivers our soul from the wicked. He preserves our soul.

Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
Psalm:97:10

D. The horns of the wicked will be cut off.

All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Psalm:75:10

E. When the enemy gathers against us  the Lord himself scatters them with his lightning.

Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Psalm:18:14

F. Nations can encompass us. But we will take victory because of our Lord.

All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
Psalm:118:10

They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Psalm:118:12

G. Fire will come down from heaven to destroy them in the day of battle.

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
Revelation:20:9

Dearly beloved saints of the most high God....
We have a heavenly father who speaks for us and fights on our behalf.

 We battle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in darkness... against spiritual wickedness in high places.


For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians:6:12

They will gather but God will scatter them that their weapons can never be repaired anymore.


Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

Psalm:59:11

Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

Psalm:144:6

Dear Child of God,


No weapon formed against you shall ever prosper. No tongue that rises in judgement against can prosper either. This is our heritage as the servant of God.


No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah:54:17

You may in the position as David said, encompassed by enemies in all sides,


Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Psalm:22:12

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm:22:16

Even the sorrow of death can compass you.


The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm:18:4

But cry out to the Lord your shield and shelter, he will hear from his mighty heavens. He will incline his ears to hear your cry and to deliver you from trouble.


In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Psalm:18:6


He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

Psalm:18:17

This is the experience of David.... and so will be yours.


Also God sends us people who will speak for us as Nicodemus did... Let not your hearts be troubled.

Your soul is not going to end up in hell. Some of you have lost all your hope as the enemy both physical and spiritual are more stronger than you.

Some of you are under the grips of guilt beating yourself, thinking you are responsible for your own problems


Dear loving child, you are not a cast away.

 Your heavenly father loves you still and you are STILL the Apple of his eye. Cry out to him... and see the salvation of the Lord. May God bless you.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Rivers of living waters.... meditation John chapter 7:31-40

Today's meditation John chapter 7:31-40.

 1. Many people believed in Christ for his miracles.  (V31)
2. When the Pharisees heared this of the People they sent officers to take Christ. (V32)
3. Jesus told them in a little while they will not find him as he will go to the father who sent him. (V33)
4. Jesus said they will seek for him but will not find and where he goes they cannot go either. (V34)
5. The Jews started murmuring where he will go... why is he saying about going to a place where they cannot find him. If he will go to preach among the gentiles. ( v35, 36)
6. In the last day of the feast Jesus told them that if anyone is thirsty to come to him for a drink. ( v37)
7. He told them that rivers of living waters will flow from the belly of the one who believes. ( V38)
8. He spoke about the HOLY SPIRIT whom they will receive. The Holy Spirit was not given to them as CHRIST was not glorified yet. (V39

LIFE APPLICATION:
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John:7:38

I am going to take you into the deeper waters as the spirit of God was leading me.

Jesus said in V34, that where he goes nobody will be able to find him and then he talks about the outpouring of the holy spirit. I have dealt with it in my previous post, meditation on John 4:5-14 about the living waters.

But what does that to do with Jesus going to heaven...  Jesus said he will go and send us his comforter.

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
John:16:7

Halleluyah! We have a comforter with us who is going to come with us in our journey.  He will be with us and guide us into all truth.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John:16:13

The Spirit Of God is the spirit of Jesus himself. When the spirit of God comes into our hearts it simply means Jesus coming into our hearts. He is another person of the Trinity .
You can read my post on trinity to know more.

Holy Spirit is a Person, though he can be metaphored as water, fire, dove and so on.

Today let me explain You a little of the attributes of the Holy Spirit.

A. He is a great comforter:

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
John:16:7

B. He is the Spirit of truth:

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John:16:13

C. He glorifies Christ as he is the spirit of CHRIST.

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John:16:14

D. He fights our battles:

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Isaiah:59:19

E. He is omnipresent.

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
Psalm:139:7

F. He is the power behind creation.

Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Psalm:104:30

What does GOD have in store for us when it comes to the Holy Spirit.?

Let me explain it crisply from Ezekiel 47.  Christ said from the belly of those that believe, rivers of living waters will flow.

A. The ankle experience:

Many of us are happy with the water hitting our ankles. But God calls us deeper.

And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
Ezekiel:47:3

B. The knee and the loin level:

As the spirit of God takes us deep... We get into the knee and loin of water. Don't stop there dear child of God... there is a river that is coming.

Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
Ezekiel:47:4

C. As the spirit of God takes us more deeper in there is a vast river in which our feets cannot stand and could not be passed over. Such beautiful is it to be filled in the Holy Spirit to the brim.

Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
Ezekiel:47:5

Along this river we have nourishment; along this river we have life; along this river we have healing.

And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
Ezekiel:47:9

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
Ezekiel:47:12

Let me take you further deep,
This river flows right from the throne of God.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
Psalm:46:4

Not only that, when we get into these  deeper waters we will win many to CHRIST... as we become fishers of men.

And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
Ezekiel:47:10

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Luke:5:4

Dear Children of God! Being filled in the spirit is a marvellous experience. It is deep calling the deep, which the physical mind can never comprehend.  This is what David writes about this adorable experience.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Psalm:42:7


Let us ask of God with such great thirst and he will fill us with his holy Spirit to overflowing.

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Luke:11:13

Our heavenly father will definitely fill us with his Spirit if we can ask of him with an unquenchable thirst. May God reveal more as you thirst for him more. Amen.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

MY AVENGER: Meditation John chapter 7:21-30


Dear child of God , Please read this portion in your bible before scrolling down, for accuracy.
1. Jesus told them that he did one thing that everyone marvel. (V21)
2. He said they circumcised on the Sabbath day, according to the law of Moses. (V22)
3. They do it that the law of Moses is not broken but they were angry at Christ when he made every whit of a person whole. (V23)
4. Jesus told them not to judge according to appearance but judge righteously. (V24)
5. Some of the People in Jerusalem started telling isn't him that people are seeking to kill? But he is speaking boldly but nobody speaks anything against him. (V25,26)
6. Some of them said when Christ comes nobody knows where he comes from but we know where he came from. (V27)
7. Jesus cried out and said that he did not come  of himself but he that sent him is true though they never knew him. ( V28)
8. But Christ said he is from God and that he has sent him. (V29)
9. They sought to take Jesus. But nobody laid their hands on Christ as his time was not yet come. (V30)

LIFE APPLICATION:

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
John:7:24

Judging others:

A. The WORD of GOD says better we do not judge others for we will also be judged the same way.

Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew:7:1

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Matthew:7:2

B. God wants us not to judge based on appearance. (V14)

C. God wants us to seek judgement for the oppressed and the fatherless.

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah:1:17

D. Do not judge others based on flesh.

Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
John:8:15

And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
John:8:16

E. Judge others righteously.

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Proverbs:31:9

F. Paul says we are not to be a judge for another as we will stand before the judgement seat of God.  but we have to judge ourselves that we are not a stumbling block to others.

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Romans:14:10

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
Romans:14:13

F. Do not judge anyone hastily before time.

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1 Corinthians:4:5

Judging ourselves:

A. If we judge ourselves we will not be judged.

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1 Corinthians:11:31

B. Allow God to judge us:

Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
Psalm:54:1

C. We need to judge the time.

Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
Luke:12:56

Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
Luke:12:57

God is the righteous Judge:

A. The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
Isaiah:3:13

B. He never judges based on what he sees.

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
Isaiah:11:3

C. There is a day of judgement when the living and the dead be judged.

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Timothy:4:1

Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
1 Peter:4:5

God is our avenger:

Dear Child of God! What do we do when we are falsely accused?
What Do we do when we are wrongly blamed for things we never did?
What do we do when we are offended by people?
Do we go around trying to prove ourselves right? Or we allow God to avenge for us.

The WORD of GOD says,

A. Vengeance belongs to God:

 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Hebrews:10:30

B. HE JUDGES everything righteously.

Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Psalm:98:9

C. He is the Lord who avenge us.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luke:18:7

Therefore saith the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
Isaiah:1:24

D. God will judge and he will avenge for our cause:

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Revelation:6:10

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Romans:12:19

So, Let your heart not be troubled... If you are offended, if you are accused, we have the righteous judge to avenge. He will speak on our behalf and do the needful.

 Let us be like Christ :
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1 Peter:2:21

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1 Peter:2:22

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter:2:23

This is painful. But let us commit ourselves to God who  judges us righteously. He will speak for us and lift us up.
To GOD BE THE GLORY.  Amen.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Facing accusations with triumph meditation John chapter 7:11-20


1. The Jews were searching for Christ in the feast. (V11)
2. Some people said he is a Good man but some said Christ was deceiving people. (V12)
3. But nobody spoke openly fearing the Jews. (V13)
4. In the middle of the feast Jesus taught in the temple.(v14)
5. The Jews marvelled how he knew all letters without learning. (V15)
6. Jesus told them that the doctrine he is preaching is not his but of the one who sent him. (V16)
7. Jesus said if any man do the will of God then he will understand whether the doctrine is of God or of man. (V17)
8. If one speaks about himself he is seeking his own glory, but if he seeks the glory of the one who sent him, he is true and there is no unrighteousness in him. (V18).
9. Jesus asked why they do not keep the law and  go about trying to kill him, though Moses gave the law. (V19)
10. The people asked why they would want to kill him and that he has a devil. (V20)

 LIFE  APPLICATION:
Doing the will of God:
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
John:7:16
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
John:7:17

Many a times we too question the doctrine of CHRIST whether it is truly from God.

May be because it is so different from our ways?
May be because it is very different from the norm?
May be because it is too supernatural that natural minds cannot comprehend?

Whatever be it, the word of God says we will never be able to accept this doctrine of CHRIST unless we submit ourselves to do God's will.  You can read more about the will of God in my previous post.

The WORD of GOD says,

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalm:34:8

Meaning take the chocolate, unwrap it, put in your mouth and then only we can taste... and see it.
Same way, give your life to God, hear his words and become a doer of his words and then only we can know who God is.

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
James:1:23

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
James:1:24

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
James:1:25

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Luke:6:47

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Luke:6:48

But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Luke:6:49

Jesus wants us not only to hear from him but also do according to the will of God. Dear Child of God,
If we are his sheep we will hear the shepherd's voice and we will follow him.  I pray that the spirit of God will enlighten us to hear God's voice and obey.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John:10:27

 LIFE APPLICATION 2:

What to do when we are falsely accused
?
In this chapter Jesus was accused as being a devil. What more can a person get.

I am going to explain how we are to face accusations in the light of the scriptures.

Sanctify the Lord in your hearts having a good conscience:

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
1 Peter:3:15


Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
1 Peter:3:16

Please go through the previous post on dealing with offensehttps://christlovelovelin.blogspot.com/2019/01/dealing-with-offense-meditation-john.html?m=1 for further meditation on handling accusations.
God be with you. May the good Lord keep your whole body, spirit and soul blameless till his coming. Amen.

 1. Rest assured! Being accused of being bad is normal.

2. Understand there is a demon behind and come quickly under the wings of God.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Revelation:12:10

3. When our master himself was accused and endured; we will also endure and come out of it. We are on the victory side.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews:4:15

4. Accusing is the roar of devil.... we have the Lion of Judah with us. Today I pray that every mouth of such lions be shut in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

 To god be the glory . Amen.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Human Vs God's will. Meditation John chapter 7:1-10

1. The Jews were looking out to kill Jesus. So he walked in Galilee. (V1)
2. There was a Jewish feast of tabernacle and his brothers told him to go to Judea and join the feast that his disciples will see his works and believe.  (V2,3)
3. They told him he should not do anything in secret if he seeks to be known openly. (V4)
4. His brothers too did not believe him. (V5)
5. Jesus said that his time is not yet come for him to attend the feast. (V6)
6. The world hates him because he testifies against them that their work is evil. ( v7)
7. He told them to go to the feast and he told them that his time has not come. He still stayed back in Galiliee (V8,9)
8. After his brothers left for the feast, he went as well to join the feast not openly, but in secret. (V10)

LIFE APPLICATION:

Human Vs God's will

The Human will:
This meditation portion gives us a clear view of the difference between human will and God's will.
WILL is the decision making part of our soul.

A. The Human will is always evil because of Adamic nature in us.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis:6:5

B. The Human will joins itself with the evil spirit to stand against God.

Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
Psalm:56:5

C. Human will seeks its own glory.
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
John:7:18

For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
John:7:4

D. The Human will seeks to steal, kill and destroy.

After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
John:7:1

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi:3:8

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
Psalm:119:95

E. The Human will stands always against the will of God.

Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
Psalm:78:19

F. Human will thinks of things of the world and not of God.
But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Mark:8:33

God's will:
A. God has plans for us.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah:29:11

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
Genesis:26:3

B. God's will has a time.

It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
Psalm:119:126

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Ecclesiastes:3:1

Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
John:7:6

C. God's will is that all  must be saved from eternal damnation

Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Galatians:1:4

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:39

Submission of Human will to the will of God.

God wants us to submit our will to the will of God's. Let us learn it from Jesus...

A. An experience of being born again is the will of God.

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John:1:13

B. Christ prayed the prayer that God's will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Matthew:6:10

C. He was willing to do God's will even when the whole world stood against him and even when he had to die.

And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Matthew:26:39

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John:4:34

For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
John:6:38

D. He was so tuned even to God's timings. (V8,9)

Dear Child of God,
This word "WILL" is a very strong word. God has given us choice to carry out our own will or that of the devil or submit  to that of God.

Let us see some bad examples too.

1. Eve succumbed to the will of the devil.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Genesis:3:6

2. Judas succumbed to the plan of the enemy.

 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Matthew:26:15

3. Lucifer fell because of his will.

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Ezekiel:28:2

Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
Ezekiel:28:9

We will succeed if we can submit our will to God.  Or else we will sell it to the devil. The choice is ours. We are much safer in God's hands.

A. Let us therefore  submit our will to God as CHRIST did.. that we can see God's will unfold in our lives, however difficult it might be.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James:4:7

B. Let our minds be renewed according to the will of God that CHRIST will be glorified in us.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans:12:2

C. Let us ask of God things according to his will that CHRIST be glorified in us.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
1 John:5:14

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
1 John:2:17

So let us commit ourselves to the will of God and abide forever. Amen.