A Sabbath Message 1/22/22 – What is God’s Will?

What is God’s Will?

That’s the subject for today. The Lord’s “will”. Been hearing a lot about the Lord’s will these past several years. It was the Lord’s will that President Trump remain in office? Many stated that it was the Lord’s will that Biden become President. It’s true that this past election was indeed corrupt. Could that corruption in and of itself be the Lord’s will? Ezekiel 38:19 has definitely come to pass in this nation’s political arena! Whole lot of shaking going on, and I assure you, NO, Elvis has not been prematurely resurrected! Politically speaking, it would be Constitutionally helpful if some integrity and courage get resurrected in all the dead beat politicans, including the supposedly conservative ones. Let’s all pray that be the Lord’s will!

Just what is “will”? It’s a noun and an adverb; “I will do whatever I like.” Is that the Lord’s will? There is the noun “Will”. It’s a written legal document proclaiming a dead person’s “desire” for the disposition of his property and assets, which is often contested by “loved ones”. To contest a dead person’s legally documented desire once they have died is rather morbid, isn’t it? Well! (Only a single vowel different from will.) Guess we need some definition on this subject:

*will (Hebrew 7522) – ratson or ratsown – from 7521 – “delight” (espec. as shown): – (be) acceptable (-ance, -ed), delight, desire, favor, (good) pleasure, (own, self, voluntary) will.

>7521 – ratsah – A prime root – “to be pleased with”; spec. “to satisfy” a debt: – (be) accept (-able), accomplish, set affection, approve, consent with, delight (self), enjoy. (be, have, take) please (-ure), reconcile self.

{The term and definition is used throughout the Old Testament for “will”. Also translated desire, delight and acceptable in some places in association with God’s consenting.}

*will (Greek 2307) – thelema – from the prolonged form of 2309: “a determination” (properly the thing), i.e. (actually) choice (spec. propose, decree; abstractly volition or passively inclination: – desire, pleasure, will.

*will, wilt, willeth (Greek 2309) – thelo or ethelo – to determine (as an actual option from subjective impulse) i.e. choose or prefer (lit. or fig.) by impl. to wish, i.e. be inclined to (sometimes adv. Gladly) Impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; By Hebrew – to delight in: – desire, be disposed (forward) intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather (be), will.

*will (Greek 1014) boukouai – middle of a prime verb: to will; i.e. (reflectively) be willing: – be disposed, minded, intend, list, (be of own) will.

*will (Greek 3195) – melio – a strengthened form of 3199 (through the idea of expectation); to intend, i.e. be about to be, do, or suffer something.

*will (Greek 3199) – melo – Prime verb – to be of interest to, i.e. to concern (only third person singular used impersonally – it matters: – (take) care.

{Used in the New Testament as follows: 2307, 2309 (throughout) except: 1014 (Matt. 11:27, Luke 10:22. John 18:39, James 1:18, 4:4, Jude 5) and 3195 (John 7:35, Rev. 3:16)}

Well! There is a lot of definitive propositions to consider when we as mere humans determine what God’s will is and to be. Personally, I prefer to use other terms in the definitions, such as “It is the Lord’s desire, pleasure, wish, delight…”. The Lord’s intention is a matter of His choice.

So, who is the Lord to determine who the next president will be? What is His desire and pleasure? Who does He wish to be on His list with intended approval, to be disposed forward to the future leadership of this nation with intended determination and acceptable options to fulfill God’s overall purpose? What is that purpose?

There are many wealthy highly educated and famous men and women in Religious Philosophy (Theology) working as ministers out there who seem to know the mind of God. (Col. 2:8, 2 Cor. 11:13-15) We WILL soon see!

Now there is a way to do God’s WILL! Jesus told us in John 14:15!

“To be or not to be, that is the question!” Are we to be the Lord’s delight and pleasure in the Father’s desire, pleasure and disposition of all things?

Romans 8:16-23

KJV(i) 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

1 Corinthians 15:50-55

KJV(i) 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Yawl have a restful and joyful sabbath day.

LOLGB+          

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