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Doing the Will of Our Father

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:19 pm
by SonOfGod
Christians always say we have to do the will of our Father. So... What exactly is the will of our heavenly Father? Let's look into the Bible.

Matthew
7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


Strange, really surprising! What we usually say doing the work of God, it is not such? Prophesying, casting out devils, doing wonders (e.g. miracle healing)... These are no will of God?

Then what is the true will of God?

1 Thessalonians
4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:


1 Peter
2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:


Oh I see... Prophesying, casting out devils, and doing wonders, the action itself is NOT the will of God. From the above, we see that the will of God is for us to have "well doings" and "be sanctify". These are the two we must included in order to do the will of God. It was also said in the bible:

Matthew
22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


I see, love the Lord our God and love our neighbour " hang all the law and the prophets." In another word, we need to keep these two commandments shall we be sanctify.

Let's talk about loving our neighbour. How should we do that?

Matthew
7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.


In the Bible, we see that this is the way to love your neighbour. I'll give an example:

Romans
13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.


I would that men would not commit adultery to me, would not kill me, would not steal from me, would not bear false witness on me, and would not covet me, so I would not commit adultery on men, would not kill men, would not steal from men, would not bear false witness on men, and would not covet men. Besides, I would that men give me eat when I am hungry, let me drink when I am thirst, and cover me with clothes when I am naked, so I would give men eat when men are hungry, let men drink when men are thirst, and cover men with clothes when men are naked. Furthermore, I would that men teaches me the truth, cast out devils for me, and heal my sickness, so I would teach men the truth, cast out devils for men, and heal men's sickness. This is what loving our neighbour meant. And by loving our neighbour, I have kept the laws, be sanctified, did well, and also did the work of God.

Now let's look at loving God:

John
14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.


He that hath God's commandments, and keepeth them, is that loveth God. And God's commandment is:

John
13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.


So, if we love one another, that means we love God; if we do not love one another, then it is not possible to love God. This confirms the Bible, saying:

1 John
4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?


Oh brothers and sisters, how simple is God's will for us. No wonder why the Bible would have said:

Ephesians
5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.


Be not the unwise, read the Bible and understand the will of our Lord... is for us to love.