Saturday, May 12, 2018

Perfect Will Of God (SD27)

Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
    It is the will of God that all of us be perfect for this is His highest calling for us. We are saved after having believed and accepted the everlasting gospel (Outer Court), and after having loved Him by keeping His words we have sanctified ourselves and then able to enter the Holy Place. At the Holy Place we are guide by the Holy Spirit into all  truth. Having understood the will and plan of God, we willingly offer ourselves as living sacrifices. Finally we have now come to the Golden Altar of Incense right in front of the Mercy Seat of God.

Mat 26:38-39 Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me." He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, to let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."
   Our Lord Jesus knew that He would be betrayed to be crucified and He rejoiced in the suffering and death for the salvation of all mankind. But His death would condemn His own people to the eternal fire including His own brethren, friends, etc. At this cross road, He committed Himself to God and accepted His will, after having requested not to drink the cup three times because it would hurt Him very much condemning His own people to Hades.

Luke 23:34a Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."
    Even with excruciating pains, He prayed for their forgiveness for He knew that all of them would be destined to damnation without repentance and the gospel. Praise God that many Jews and leaders were saved in the book of Acts.
Act 7:59-60 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
    Stephen in excruciating pain while being stoned to death prayed for the forgiveness of their sins and their salvation.

Eph 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
   Brethren, let's see the sufferings, hurts and pains amongst the brethren. Walk in love and walk also in the light to share their painful burdens. Let us imitate our Lord by laying down our lives for the salvation of those who have hurt us.

Mat 5:44-45a, 48 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
    Brethren we do not need to be martyred to be living sacrifices. Our Lord Jesus had already offered Himself to taste death on our behalf. So when we can love our enemies, bless those who curse us, etc. we are already living sacrifices for we have overcome the devil, the flesh and the fear of death.
   Our Lord will then lead us into the presence of God at the mercy seat in the Most Holy Place for we are merciful, just, truthful and faithful and have perfected our love for Him and men.
Rev 3:21 "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne."