Saturday, May 12, 2018

Acceptable Will Of God (SD26)

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.
    The good will of God is His desire that all men be saved.
Note God has given all men the equal opportunity to be saved,  but only those who believe and accept the gospel of Jesus is saved.
    The acceptable will of God is that all those saved will come to the knowledge of the truth.
1Tim 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth

Who are these who know truth?
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
    Only His disciples who abide in His words will know truth, and that is the very reason why our Lord Jesus sent us forth to make disciples of men.
Mat 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

Disciples of Jesus
Mat 19:27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?"
    Disciples of Jesus gave up everything and just like the priesthood they are God's servants and own nothing.

Priest in Holy Place
The Holy Place is filled with the presence of the Spirit of God. The light from the lamps enabled the priest to see properly. The ministry of the priest is to trim the oil lamps and burn incense on golden alter. The only food was the unleavened bread (pure word of God)

Disciples in the Holy Place
    Similarly, every disciple living in the Holy Place will be immersed in the presence of the Holy Spirit of truth or baptized with the Holy  Spirit. His ministry is to read and meditating on the pure word of God (Bible only) so that the Holy Spirit can guide him into all wisdom, revelations and understanding. Then as a living sacrifice, he will be able to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth before the golden incense.
Eph 1:17-19 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

Eph 4:20-24 But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
    Every church leader is his disciple dwelling in the Holy Place, so that he can feed his sheep with fresh grass. But many pastors today love the limelight and refuse to spend hours and hours waiting on the Lord (meditating on the bible). This deprives the sheep of the revelations and truth from the Holy Spirit, which set them free from worldliness and lead them into righteousness and holiness to be His disciples.