“OH!!! If we ONLY KNEW God’s will! But we simply can’t!”
If only I had a nickel for every time I’d heard that phrase! Heard it from the world, heard it from churchgoers, but mostly, heard it from ministers in the Church of God!
How dare they, and how dare YOU, not know His will! As Christ told Nicodemus, you are a teacher in Israel, and you don’t KNOW these things?? (John 3:10) IF you don’t know the will of God, YOU CANNOT DO THE WILL OF GOD!
Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
And if you do not DO the will of God, you are not the BROTHER OF CHRIST, nor do you have any part of the family of God, and you will NEVER inherit the promises of God!
1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Again, if you don’t know the will of God, YOU CANNOT DO IT, and if do not do the will of God, you CANNOT inherit eternal life! And if your minister doesn’t know His will, He cannot teach it to you, and you’ll BOTH fall into the ditch!
The will of God isn’t locked up in heaven, beyond your access! It’s not like His will is a state secret! His will, what He would do in every situation, is summarized in the Bible, and explained by the holy spirit, IF indeed the spirit of Christ dwells in you! So if you don’t know His will, it’s because you don’t WANT to know His will!
1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
We HAVE the mind of Christ, if so be that His spirit dwells in us! And if we have Christ, HIS MIND, His very conscience living in us, then can we not know HIS WILL?
Ephesians 1:9 Having made KNOWN unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
God has REVEALED His will unto us! He has given YOU access to HIS WILL! So again I boldly state, that if you and your minister don’t know His will, it’s because neither of you TRULY want to know it!
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye NOT unwise, but UNDERSTANDING what the will of the Lord is.
God calls people who don’t know His will UNWISE! Only people who are sorely deficient in UNDERSTANDING are blind to His will, because He has made His will clear to those who DO His bidding!
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
You see, you have to obey what little you know of His will to learn more! And little by little, as you obey more and more, you LEARN what the will of God is! And He reveals it to you faster, and faster, until, like Daniel, there is NO SECRET that can be withheld from you! (Daniel 4:9)
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
And so you must PROVE what is the will of God! You must LEARN His will, His character, just as you learn the character of any friend, by seeing how HE reacts in many different situations; and to expedite this process, you have the MIND OF CHRIST!
You have His very own perfect conscience, living IN YOU, co-existing with YOUR MIND, which, if you listen to it and do not QUENCH the spirit, allows you to compare YOUR conscience, and YOUR will, with GOD’S WILL, and HIS conscience! Thus letting you RENEW your mind, and TRANSFORM your character, to align it with that GOOD, acceptable, and PERFECT will of God, which you are RESPONSIBLE both to know, and to do!!