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THY WILL BE DONE
Matthew 6:10 says,
“Your kingdom come. YOUR WILL be done IN earth, as it is in heaven.”
It is God’s desire. It is God’s decision. It is God’s design. It is God’s good pleasure. It is God’s WILL to be “heaven on earth” so to speak. In other words, God desires his WILL to be accomplished IN earth just as his WILL is carried out or accomplished in heaven. So ask yourself this question. What is it like in heaven? Is there any sickness or disease in heaven? Absolutely not! Therefore it is God’s WILL that there also be absolutely NO sickness or disease of any kind whatsoever in earth, and it is OUR job to pray and BELIEVE for God’s WILL to be done in earth. God has already done his part. Now it is our turn to do our part, which is to pray and believe DAILY for his WILL to be accomplished in earth just like it is in heaven.
So again, “What is it like in heaven?” Is there SIN in heaven? Again the obvious answer is absolutely NOT! Therefore it is God’s WILL to eradicate ALL sin in earth just as it is in heaven.
Matthew 5:48 says,
“Be you perfect EVEN AS your Father in heaven is perfect.”
And in 1 John 3:3 we read,
“And every man that has this HOPE in him purifies himself, EVEN AS he is pure.”
God already set us free from sin by the shed blood of his son Jesus, but it is OUR job to see that the WILL of God of KEEPING SIN out of our lives is accomplished IN these earthen vessels, which this new creation of our INNER man dwells.
Romans 6:14 says,
“For SIN shall NOT have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.”
I ALSO want you to notice that this verse in Matthew 6:10 says “IN earth” as opposed to saying ON the earth. If you recall the book of Genesis tells us that God formed man from the DIRT (in other words EARTH), so in reality we are vessels made of EARTH. Therefore it would not be much of a stretch to say, “Thy kingdom come. Thy WILL be done IN ME, your earthen vessel, as it is in heaven.” Besides before we can effectively make a difference in the world there has to be a change IN us. In other words, we will only be able to change the world one vessel at a time.
Again I want to drive home the fact that God has already finished the work on Calvary to destroy sickness, disease, and sin, but it is our job to carry out his WILL in earth as it is in heaven. Jesus said in John 14:12,
“These works you shall do, and even greater works shall you do, because I go to the Father.”
We are the BODY of Christ in the earth. We are his hands, feet, eyes, ears, and mouth in the earth. Each one of us plays a vital part in seeing to it that God’s WILL be done in earth as it is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 3:6-9 tells us that some plant and some water, but God always gives the increase. God will always be faithful to perform his word. Isaiah 55:10,11 says,
“ For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it.”
Each and every time we SPEAK forth God’s word, God sends it forth to accomplish what it is designed to do. We are nothing more than sowers sowing the word. God said he would CONFIRM his word with signs following. In other words there will be physical evidence to prove that God is fulfilling his word if we believe and doubt not in our hearts. If we will plant God’s word, God will see to it that it grows and bears fruit. Jeremiah 1:12 says it this way,
“I will HASTEN to PERFORM my word.”
If we will do our part God will surely do his part and honor his word. The question is, “Are we truly doing our part?”
Matthew 7:21-23 says,
“Not every one that say unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOES the WILL of my Father which is in heaven
22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have WE not prophesied in your name? And in your name have cast out devils? And in your name done many wonderful works?
23. And then I will profess unto THEM (speaking of TRUE BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS who were FILLED with the Holy Spirit), I never knew you (or more precisely, those that DIE in their sin, to THEM, it will be like he NEVER KNEW us to begin with, to THEM Jesus will say): DEPART from me, you that work (PRESENT TENSE) INIQUITY (or SIN).”
Now SOME believe and teach the FALSE DOCTRINE of ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED, and INTERPRET this verse to mean that THESE who were told to DEPART from Jesus were NOT TRUE BORN AGAIN believers, because of the phrase "...I NEVER knew you..." and REASON that the word NEVER proves without a doubt that THESE who were told to DEPART were NOT TRUE BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS.
But I will PROVE to you without any shadow of a doubt, NOT by REASON, but RATHER by the WORD of Almighty God that THESE, who were TOLD to DEPART from Jesus. were IN FACT TRUE BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS.
Please read Acts 19:13-17 which says,
"Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches (In others words, these who were NOT TRULY BORN AGAIN tried to USE the NAME of Jesus to CAST OUT devils by saying something like, "In the NAME of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, WE adjure or we command you).
14. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
15. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I
KNOW, and Paul I KNOW; but WHO are you?
16. And the man in whom the evil spirit was LEAPED on THEM (who were NOT TRULY BORN AGAIN and TRIED USING the NAME of Jesus to CAST OUT devils, and these very devils LEAPED on THEM), and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded."
Now to me this verse absolutely proves without a doubt that any person that is NOT TRULY BORN AGAIN CANNOT CAST OUT devils IN the NAME of Jesus. But RATHER a person MUST FIRST KNOW Jesus and be KNOWN of Jesus and be found IN Jesus by having a TRUE BORN AGAIN experience of the WASHING of REGENERATION of the Holy Spirit, BEFORE this person is EMPOWERED and GIVEN the AUTHORITY to USE the NAME of Jesus to CAST OUT DEVILS.
THEREFORE, when Jesus said to THESE, who CAST OUT DEVILS IN his NAME to DEPART from him, his DECISION was BASED SOLELY upon the FACT that THESE who WERE, past tense, ONCE TRUE BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS , DOING, as in PRESENT tense at the time, all these mighty works, THEN REMOVED themselves out of RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God BY the WORK of INIQUITY or the WORKING of SIN that they were PRESENTLY IN WHEN they DIED or Jesus COMES AGAIN. And it BECAME as IF Jesus NEVER KNEW them, BECAUSE their last acts or WORKS were that of INIQUITY or SIN, and the WAGES of SIN is DEATH and NOT ETERNAL LIFE.
BE NOT DECEIVED by the FALSE DOCTRINE of
ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED !
For a deeper understanding on this subject of can a true born again believer LOSE his or her salvation? please read the study "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT ONCE YOU ARE SAVED YOU ARE ALWAYS SAVED?"
I ALSO want to point out that there is a DIFFERENCE between being SAVED, as in HEARING the gospel and BELIEVING in Jesus and then REPENTING and being BAPTIZED in WATER to that of being BAPTIZED in the Holy Spirit to overflowing known as being FILLED with the Holy Spirit.
Please read Acts 8:5-24 which says,
"Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
6. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spoke, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8. And there was great joy in that city.
9. But there was a certain man, called Simon, which before time in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one (PRIDE):
10. To whom (speaking of Simon the sorcerer in those days in the past, to Simon) they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
11. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
12. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women (In other words, there was a CHANGE in their lifestyle or way of living).
13. Then Simon HIMSELF believed also: and when he was baptized , he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
14. Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
15. Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
16. For AS YET he (speaking of the Holy Spirit) was fallen upon NONE of them: ONLY they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.(which CLEARLY shows us that they ALL were SAVED, but AS YET they had NOT RECEIVED the BAPTISM of the Holy Spirit to overflowing and speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance)
17. Then laid they their hands on them, and they RECEIVED the Holy Ghost.
18. And when Simon SAW ( which teaches us that that had to have been some OUTWARD SIGN that could be SEEN of HEARD) that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was GIVEN, he offered them money,
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may RECEIVE the Holy Ghost.
20. But Peter said unto him, Your money perish with you, because you have thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21. You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God.
22. Repent therefore of this your WICKEDNESS, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
23. For I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of INIQUITY.
24. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray you to the Lord for me, that none of these things which you have spoken come upon me."
The Bible clearly teaches that ONLY those who DO as in PRESENT TENSE are DOING the WILL of God shall ENTER into the kingdom of God. It is God’s WILL for you to live your life completely free from any and all SIN. It is equally true that it is God’s WILL for you to live your life completely free from any and all SICKNESS and DISEASE.
Look at 1 John 3:8 which says,
“He that commits SIN is of the devil: for the devil sins from the beginning. For this PURPOSE the Son of God was manifested, that he might DESTROY the works of the devil.”
The word “destroy” here means to totally eradicate in such a way that it is impossible to rebuild. And eventually all evil will one day be destroyed forever. God’s WILL is that the works of the devil be DESTROYED in our lives so that we can help others destroy the works of the devil in their lives. So what are the works of the devil?
Acts 10:38 tells us that Jesus went about doing good (God’s WILL), HEALING ALL who were being oppressed of (who?) the devil. Read it for yourself. Here is what it says,
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and HEALING ALL that were oppressed of the devil: for God was with him.”
This verse of scripture clearly shows us that Satan is the one responsible for oppressing mankind with sickness and disease, and that it is always God’s WILL to destroy the works of the devil by healing those that are oppressed with sickness and disease.
John 10:10 says,
“The thief comes not but for to steal, kill and destroy, but I am come that they might have LIFE, and that they may have it (speaking of the LIFE we are NOW living in this PRESENT world, that they may LIVE their life) MORE ABUNDANTLY.”
This phrase “more abundant life” means exceedingly, going beyond, full, having an advantage, more than, greater, vehement or strong, and superfluous or overflowing. In other words, abundant life exceeds, surpasses, outdoes, is better than, and is greater than all other life. Abundant life goes beyond the limits or standards of life in that abundant life is far more superior than just normal life. Abundant life gives us an advantage, so start taking advantage of your abundant life that Jesus came to give you. It is God’s WILL for us to have and walk in the fullness of abundant life.
Jesus came to do the Father’s WILL. The very fact that God sent his only begotten Son to the earth to suffer and die proves beyond any shadow of doubt that it is God’s decision, it is God’s desire, it is God’s good pleasure, it is God’s WILL to save and heal ALL of mankind. Every thing that Jesus did was the WILL of God his Father.
John 4:34 says,
“Jesus said unto them, My meat is to do the WILL of him that sent me, and to finish HIS work.”
John 5:30 says it this way,
“I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just, because I seek not mine own will, but the WILL of the Father which sent me.”
All the mighty works that Jesus did was the WILL of Almighty God that sent him into the earth and anointed him with the Holy Ghost and power to do these works.
In Matthew 8:2,3 we read that a leper came up to Jesus and said to him,
“Lord IF you WILL you can make me clean.”
You see the leper knew that God was ABLE to heal him, but he did not know for sure if it was God’s WILL to heal him. Jesus settled that question or doubt of whether or not it is God’s WILL to heal when he answered the leper in verse three saying,
“I WILL, be you clean…”
Immediately the leper was cleansed of his leprosy. The Bible makes it perfectly clear that it is always God’s WILL to heal, because a few verse later in this same passage of scripture Jesus answered another man saying,
“I WILL come and heal him.”
The word of God teaches in John 14:9 that whosoever sees Jesus sees the Father. In other words Jesus HEALED everyone everywhere he went, because he came to do the WILL of Almighty God. It is God’s WILL that ALL men receive their salvation that he freely provided for us with a great price, and it is equally God’s WILL that ALL mankind receive their HEALING and walk in perfect health, which he also freely provide for us at a very high cost. Jesus did not bare those stripes in VAIN. Jesus WILLINGLY took those stripes upon himself so that we could walk free from sickness and disease. Take ADVANTAGE of the ABUNDANT LIFE that he provided for you. Be healed in the name of Jesus.
The ONLY time we are told that Jesus did not heal everyone was in Mark 6:5,6. In this passage of scripture we are told that Jesus COULDN’T do many mighty works except heal only a few people. Notice that the word of God says COULDN’T and NOT wouldn’t. Jesus was WILLING to heal whosoever would come and receive their healing, but he COULDN’T heal very many (WHY?) because of THEIR UNBELIEF. Don’t just take my word for it.
Read it for yourself, here is Mark 6:5,6
“And he could there do NO mighty work, save he laid his hands on a few sick folk, and healed them.
6. And he marveled (why?) because of THEIR UNBELIEF. And he went round about the villages teaching.”
The only cure for UNBELIEF is the knowledge of the truth. This is why Jesus went round about TEACHING. This is why the Bible teaches us to pray that the eyes of our understanding be opened and that we come to the knowledge of the truth. Satan, the god of this world has deceived and blinded the eyes of many. The devil does not want you to know the truth.
Hosea 4:6,7 says,
“My people are destroyed (why?) for lack of knowledge; BECAUSE you have rejected knowledge, I will ALSO reject you, that you shall be NO priest to me: SEEING you have forgotten the law of your God, I will ALSO forget your children.
7. As they were increased, so they SINNED against me: THEREFORE (or for THIS REASON of SINNING) will I CHANGE their glory (which I had planned for them) into shame.”
Don’t continue to be deceived by the enemy. Don’t reject this knowledge of the truth. Jesus died for your SINS to SET you FREE from the BONDAGE of SIN to LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY before Almighty God. Jesus ALSO bore those stripes upon his back for the healing of your body. It is ALWAYS God’s WILL to heal you.
Some of us have been wrongly taught that if we don’t receive our healing in the time frame that we think we should that it must then be because it is not God’s WILL to heal us. They try to reason away their own unbelief by teaching that it is not always God’s WILL to heal, but most never give scripture to back up what they are teaching. And if scripture is given by some to try and prove their view it has been taken out of the context from which it is found. Most of the time they only give personal testimony of how so and so believed with all their heart for their healing and they died. But I say to you that ONLY God truly knows each of our hearts. So how to they KNOW for SURE that these who did NOT RECEIVE their healing did not WAVER in their FAITH?
What is so wrong with accepting the fact that it is OUR unbelief that is the REASON for our not receiving our healing? I personally have no problem laying the blame on my OWN UNBELIEF when I fail to RECEIVE a PROMISE of God in his WORD. If you will pay close attention to the gospels giving all the accounts of healing that Jesus did you will undoubtedly notice that in almost every case Jesus responded to those he was ministering healing to with words like;
“YOUR faith has made you whole,” or “be it done unto you according to YOUR faith.”
The truth of the matter is that whether or not we receive our healing is totally dependent upon OUR faith. God’s WILL is unchanging. It is ALWAYS God’s WILL to heal you.
James 1:16,17 says,
“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift (HEALING) is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is NO variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
God’s WILL is constant it doesn’t change from person to person or from this time to another time I will heal you this time, but next time who knows. No one could possibly ever have FAITH to believe God for ANYTHING IF this were the case.
Let me ask you a few questions. Is it God’s WILL to save ALL of mankind from their sins? What I mean by this is it God’s WILL to save everyone? Or does God pick and choose whom he desires to be saved? Does God create certain people to be predestined to follow after false gods and false teachings to be forever lost and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, and at the same time create other people to be predestined to be saved? Is God a respecter of persons?
Let me explain this a little further. Jesus was accused of the Pharisees of casting out devils by the power of Beelzebub or the prince of devils, and Jesus responded with these words found in Matthew 12:25,
“EVERY kingdom (INCLUDING the kingdom OF Almighty God) divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:”
What does the words “divided against itself” mean? Continue reading the next verse.
“And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: how shall then his kingdom stand?”
You see, Satan is the one who is responsible for sickness and disease, therefore if Jesus were casting out these spirits of sickness and disease by the power of the devil, then the kingdom of the devil would be divided and consequently could not stand.
However Matthew 12:27,28 goes on to say,
“And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
28. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.”
Well we know without a doubt from Acts 10:38 that Jesus healed people by the power of the SPIRIT of God, and not by the power of Satan, as he was falsely accused by the Pharisees.
Now with all this in mind I submit to you this question. Is it not as equally true that the reciprocal of this passage of scripture is also true? Here is what I mean. If God sends sickness and disease upon people to teach them something as some have taught and then turns around to heal them to receive glory unto him self is not the kingdom of God DIVIDED? Remember Jesus said EVERY kingdom divided against it self shall come to desolation. Every kingdom would also include the kingdom of God, which the Bible plainly teaches that will be an everlasting kingdom. Therefore the teaching that God sends sickness and disease upon people to teach them something cannot be true. Other wise if it were true, then God could never be accredited with the healing of these people, because then God’s kingdom would be divided according to the words of Jesus.
The children of God need to stay focused. Remember what Jesus said in John 10:10.
“The thief (which is the devil) comes not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they (speaking of those that believe) might have life, and that they might have it (life) more abundantly.”
Stay focused! Satan is the destroyer. Satan is the oppressor. Satan is the one who comes and whose only purpose is to steal your health, your finances, your peace, your joy, and even your faith. But be of good cheer. Jesus came to give you abundant life. Jesus came for the sole purpose of DESTROYING the works of the devil. Get a hold of this truth and never let it slip from you. Remain focused. God is FOR us NOT against us. The devil is our enemy not God.
Some teach that God is in control and since he is in control, then every thing that happens to us is because God ordained it to happen. Those that teach this sort of thing maintain that if sickness or disease comes to your door, then it is in God’s master plan. Therefore they conclude that if you receive your healing it is the will of God and if you don’t receive your healing then it also must be God’s will. They continue to maintain that no matter what the outcome, healed or not healed, it surely must be God’s will, because God is in control.
Yes the Bible does teach that God is God and there is no God beside him and he is in control. God is in control in that he will not allow us to be tempted above that which we are able to bear. Yes, God is in control in that he said in his word that the “wages of sin is death” and since God said it, he is bound by his very own word to be faithful to perform or carry out his word even if it is NOT his WILL or desire. You see if a person is deceived by the enemy and gives into sin and does not repent or ask forgiveness of his or her sin and dies without confessing his or her sin, then God will have no choice but to honor his word and pronounce eternal damnation upon this person even through it is not his WILL or desire for this man or woman to perish. Are you following what I am saying? God cannot manifest salvation in a person, until that person gets in line with what God’s word says and believes for his or her salvation.
Likewise God cannot manifest healing in us EVEN THOUGH IT IS HIS WILL and greatest desire to see us healed, until we come in line with what he has said in his word. We must BELIEVE that with the stripes of Jesus we are already healed. The price for our healing has already been paid for just as the sacrifice for our salvation has already been made. We need to permanently fix in our minds that we are NOT the sick trying to receive healing, but rather we are the healed merely resisting the symptoms of sickness and disease that Satan is trying to bind upon us. The Bible says that if we RESIST the devil that he will flee from us. Don’t give into the symptoms of sickness and disease. Fight the good fight of faith. Don’t cast away your confidence in God to perform his word for he is faithful that promised.
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Always and forever,
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