Good day dear friends!
Thank God for this wonderful day God has given to us! Thanks for another opportunity to get filled with His living word! Yesterday we mentioned that Jesus knew His coming into this world was not an accident even at the time of His childhood. Jesus discovered His mission by reading the Holy Scriptures and having fellowship with Father.
He clearly knew and declared to people that: «It is written about me in the book in the scroll. I delight to do your will, my God.”».
The following verses from Scriptures tell us how Jesus revealed the God´s will in His life and how He carried out the God´s plan through His life.
«Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire. You have opened my ears: Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. Then I said, “Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll. I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart.”». (Psalms 40:6-8)
«For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins. Therefore when he comes into the world, he says, “Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire, But a body did you prepare for me; In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (In the scroll of the book it is written of me) To do your will, God.’” Previously saying, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you didn’t desire, neither had pleasure in them” (those which are offered according to the law), then he has said, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He takes away the first, that he may establish the second, by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.» (Hebrews 10:4-10).
For the fact that Jesus got to know God´s will and fulfilled His mission we can enter the presence of God, receive forgiveness of our sins and get answers to our prayers today. It´s important to notice that fate of many people depends on do we or do we not fulfil our mission and God´s will in our lives. In case we fail to accomplish the mission, some people will not enter their fate or the fulfilment of their mission will experience a delay. That´s why Jesus treated God´s will and its fulfilment in the most serious way. The job of His Father who sent Him was the highest priority in Jesus life.
Apostle John writing His gospel paid huge attention to the way Jesus treated God´s will. Below are some verses that may help you to see Jesus attitude to God´s will.
«Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.» (John 4:34).
Food gives us energy and strength that keep our body alive, but Jesus lived by God´s will alone. He simply couldn´t live without it. God´s will was the source of strength and inspired Him at the moments He felt exhausted. Jesus valued God´s will higher than food for body.
«For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me». (John 6:38).
«He who sent me is with me. The Father hasn’t left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him». (John 8:29).
«I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge, and my judgement is righteous; because I don’t seek my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me». (John 5:30).
All these verses show to us what the correct attitude of true Christians towards God´s will should be like. With His life and attitude Jesus set the model of how to reveal and fulfil God´s will in our lives.
Let me advise you to stop wasting your life. You´d better dedicate your time to seeking God´s will for your life and how to fulfil it, so that at the end of your life you can say what Jesus said:
«I glorified you on the earth. I have accomplished the work which you have given me to do». (John 17:4).
Lord bless you!
Rufus Adjiboye, pastor