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Posted: Wednesday 26 April, 2017 at 7:50 AM

The Will of the Father

By: Bertram Charles

    Scripture: John 6: Verse 40 

     

    The Apostle John declares to us that in the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God and the Word was God. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and sinned, they were cursed and doomed to labour and toil under the yoke of sin and they were banished from the Garden of Eden. Their offspring were cursed with pains, miseries and subject to death and hell.  

    But in the midst of His wrath, God showed mercy and decreed His eternal covenant with mankind for the redemption, justification, restoration and reconciliation of man by the enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed of Eve that shall bruise the serpent’s head. “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive?”  (1Cor. 15: 22)

    In the fullness of time the Word became flesh and dwelt among man. Jesus became incarnated by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Christ came down from Heaven, the Logos, the divine Son of God. He came down in human nature in the form of a man in union with His divine nature, was in all points tempted like us, yet without sin. He walked on earth as a servant which was done not to do his own will but the Will of His Father that sent him. 

    Firstly, the Will of the Father that sent Jesus was to: Preach the Gospel to the poor, heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, set at liberty those that are in bondage, fulfill the law, the scriptures, and the prophets; work miracles, heal the sick, the lame walk, cleanse the leper, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and obtain eternal redemption and salvation of his people. “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” (1Tim 1: 15) 

    Secondly, the Will of the Father is that everyone may have eternal life. We are spiritually blind by nature. Our eyes are shut to all that is spiritually good. It is the Spirit of God that opens blind eyes and gives us light not only to see ourselves as sinners, undone and with unclean lips, unrighteous, filthy, wretched, miserable and naked. When the scales are removed from our eyes, we see Jesus in his entire splendour, beauty, glory and his ability to save from sin. We also see the fullness of all his grace, his righteousness, peace, pardon, cleansing, strength, salvation and surrender all to Jesus. 

    We should submit to Jesus as it is the Will of God that none should perish but have eternal life.
     
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