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The Will of God

The will of God is most important.  It consists of the wishes, desires, plans, and purposes of God.  For all created beings, this is our number one concern.

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."    Revelation 4:11 (NIV)

The King James version words it: “ and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

We could say, that through the will and wisdom of God, He created all things (Proverbs 8:22-31); not only pleasing to Himself but, as well, to function in their most perfect and complete manner.

All of God’s efforts, agents, and resources are working to see that all things function and operate according to that perfect will. (Cf. Ephesians 1:11, Romans 8:28)

God’s will is where all created things find their greatest expression and highest value, for this is the purpose to which they were created!

The Bible is the inspired revelation of God’s will (Ephesians 1:9).  The Divine will is not an abstract, unknown mystery that floats around in the cosmos. It is very specific and defined. In our case, it is even recorded into “plain English”.   The Apostle Paul, therefore, exhorts us not to be foolish and ignorant of it (Ephesians 5:17).

We are taught that when we ask God for something that is provided and promise in this written “will” that He hears our prayers and we receive everything we ask for – every time! (1 John 5:14-15)

Another sense to which the Bible gives to the “will of God”, is that of a person’s Last Will and Testament (Hebrews 9:15-17).  The “testament” being the record (Cf. I John 5:11, 13) of a benefactors will or wishes.   The will is then bequeathed to heirs (Romans 8:15-17) and given as their inheritance (Ephesians 1:11).

Hebrews 9 describes how that Jesus died as the testator of this will in order that we, His heirs, could receive the eternal inheritance from God.

“Inheritance makes it ours”!