The Key to knowing God and His will

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Even Jesus acknowledged God in all of His ways and did not trust on His own understanding, that is why God directed His paths. (Prov. 3:5,6) Jesus said For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 6:38

He also said that “he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

Jesus did nothing of His own will. He always obeyed the will of the Father and followed the Holy Spirit. (Mark 1:12) And yet, we often think that we have the ability or even the right to simply do what we think seems best. Because the way of the world is to walk by sight and not by faith. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. But, God’s way is foolish to the world because His ways are only spiritually discerned. (1 Cor.2)

Knowing the will of the Father requires intimacy and even sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. But, many Christians believe that the Holy Spirit no longer communicates to believers in spiritual ways. One of the biggest problems with denying the Holy Spirit’s ability to still speak to God’s children is that it causes man to attempt to fulfill God’s role. What do I mean? Think about what the Bible says:

It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to guide us into the truth- John 16:13

It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to show us God’s will- Colossians 1:9-11

It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to lead us in sanctification- 1 Thess.5:23

It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to convict us- John 16:8

It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to us and remind us of Jesus’ word- John 14:26

It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to interpret the Scriptures – John 14:26

It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to direct all our steps – Prov.3:5,6

The Holy Spirit fills us with joy, peace, hope and love: Rom.15:13, Rom.5:5

The Holy Spirit produces Spiritual fruit in us- Gal.5:22,23

And perhaps most importantly: He will testify to us about Jesus – John 15:26

 

If we do not acknowledge God’s ordained way of knowing Him, we will have an impossible task in front of us. We cannot know God, His will and love Him, obey and worship Him as we should by obeying the teachings of man or even by reading the Bible alone. The Bible is not God. We honor, treasure and search the Scriptures “for you think in them to have life everlasting; and the same are they that give testimony of me (Jesus).” John 6:38

But, The Word of God is not of the letter. The letter kills! However, Jesus said that His words are spirit and life! ( 2 Cor. 3:6 and John 6:63) Isn’t it interesting that the Gospel of the Kingdom of God is called the Word of God which is the seed that is sown in Jesus’ “parable of the sower” but, all the fruit is of the Holy Spirit?

If you have been trying to do God’s work instead of trusting and yielding to the Holy Spirit to do God’s will (see Rom.8), know that it is never too late to repent and “Cast your care upon the Lord, for He cares for you!”

The Kingdom of God is righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17

 

 

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