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“Your will be done!”

Jesus’ words, both when He entered the world and left it, were: “Not my will, but Yours, be done!” This is the key to unity – with God and people.
Your will be done!

Your will be done! – Pleasing God

The following lines are quoted from a poem: “By the Word so strong, ‘Your will be done!’ He forced the power of hell to its knees.” This refers to God’s will.

Your will be done! If we cling wholeheartedly to these words, we are invincible in all kinds of temptations, trialsTribulations or trials refer to any event or situation that comes your way that tempts you to sin; that gives opportunity for sinful thoughts and temptations to rise up in you. The tribulation or trial arises when your mind to serve God struggles against your lusts to sin. It also often refers to difficult situations that test your ability to... More, and adversities. It is difficult to find words that are stronger and more liberating than these words: “Your will be done!” By these words we triumph over all evil powers and find rest and comfort at all times.

In this will the Father and the Son became perfectly one, and only in this one will can we become perfectly one. There is no other way to unity.

God was not pleased with animal sacrifices, but He is pleased with a body that does His will. “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” Hebrews 10:7,9. By this one will we are sanctified once and for all—i.e., separated in our spirit from everything that is not in harmony with this will. In this will Jesus intercedes for us. (Romans 8.27)

Self-will – God’s will

Everything that is evil is bound to a person’s self-will. All evil and impure spirits are united with this self-will, spirits such as obstinacy, insubordination, hardness, pride, self-assertion, hate, jealousy, adultery, unrighteousness, lying, vanity, greatness, honor, as well as gain, etc.

Every good that can be mentioned, however, is bound to God’s will, which is good, acceptable, and perfect. (Romans 12:2) If we love this will, we will also be filled with its knowledge. (Colossians 1:9) If we hold on to it, we also hold on to all the promises of the Scriptures. In this one will we are united in the same mind and Spirit.

No one can be a discipleA disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. (Matthew 16:24; 1 Peter 2:21-22)... More of Jesus unless he hates his self-will and surrenders it into the death of ChristThis most often refers not to the physical death Christ died on the cross of Calvary, but to the death of the lust to sin in His human nature, which task He fulfilled while He lived on earth as a human being. (2 Timothy 2:11; 2 Corinthians 4:10; Philippians 3:10; Romans 8:3)... More. As we follow Christ as His disciples, the only thing that avails anything is a new creation with a new Spirit and a new will. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15) In this Spirit and will we will also be united with Christ and the saints when the trumpet sounds.


This article has been translated from Norwegian, and is an adapted version of an article that was first published under the title “Your will” in BCC’s periodical
“Hidden Treasures” (“Skjulte Skatter”) in July 1974
© Copyright Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatters Forlag

 

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