Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Will God’s Purpose be fulfilled?

We might say, “Of course”…..without really thinking of the things which fight against it….in us, and in this world’s system.

Let us consider sin….the ferocity and evil of sin.

Let us consider willfulness.

Let us consider a creation turned from God to the devil’s lies…..following eagerly down to a devil’s Hell. (Matthew 25:41)

Now let us consider God’s answer….

….for this is played out before the Apostle John in Revelation

Will God be able to finish His Will….His Purpose?

Revelation 5:1-2 “And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book…..

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”

This book will tell what God has purposed for the earth….what He will do…..but who is able to open it….and bring it to pass?

Revelation 5:3-4 “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

And I (the Apostle John) wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.”

The beloved apostle wept to even think that a part of God’s Will would not be “opened” or completed.

Do we love the Lord’s Will with the same emotion? Would we weep if we thought it might not be fulfilled…..in us?

Revelation 5:5-7 “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: Behold the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain,….

And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.”

The Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ prevailed….against all that was against Him….to go and open….fulfill God’s Will completely!

Hallelujah!!

The heavens and the earth brake out in joy and praise….

….first those around the throne of God:

“Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10

Then the angels (ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousand;) saying…

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.” Revelation 5:12

Then “every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea”….saying…

“Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”

Will God’s Purpose be fulfilled…..Yes! For the Lamb of God….the Lord Jesus Christ has fulfilled the Law of God in His life,….

….has fulfilled the atoning sacrifice in His death,…

….has fulfilled the power of life in His resurrection and ascension.

He has and will fulfill God’s Will….in everything.

But since Christ has and will fulfill God’s Will….does that mean He will do it without using those He has called?

No….God’s Purpose is for us….

…..in us….and through us.

His means of “opening the book” of His will for our lives,……is His power (grace) working in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12-13)

Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

One day we will join our voices in Heaven in praise and honor for the Lamb of God, Christ Jesus our Lord, that He fulfilled His Purpose…in us,…in others,….and on the earth.

Today, will we join our wills with His will, and let His power work within us to His glory? To praise Him now in our lives?

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Faithful is He that calleth you, Who also will do it.”

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