This week Bro. Leo continues us on a Biblical study of the Lord’s Prayer by taking a deeper look into the phrase “Thy will be done”.
In Luke 11:2 Jesus prays that God’s will be done on earth the same as it’s done in heaven. In heaven there are two groups, 1) Angels 2) Saints. These two groups live out the will of God 1)perfectly, 2) completely, 3) willingly. In Psa.40:8 the word “delight” is translated from the Hebrew word “châphêts” which means to do something joyfully or cheerfully, finding pleasure in doing something. The Psalmist also goes on to say that God’s law/will is written in his heart.
In John 17:21 Jesus asks God to make His disciples one with Him as He is one with God. Paul explains the process of becoming one with God in 2Cor.3:17-18. The process consists of us getting alone with God and allowing His Holy Spirit to change our will into the will of God. Jesus tells us in John 15:7 that if our will is changed into God’s will what we ask for in prayer will be God’s will and God will give us what we are asking for.
Having our will transformed into the will of God is what Paul is explaining to us in Gal.2:20 when he says “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me”.
It is the role of His Holy Spirit to supernaturally change our will into God’s will when we meet with God (Rom.8:26-27). Our will is constantly being influenced, either by the world or by His Holy Spirit (Eph.5:17-18, Rom.12:2). In vs.17 the word “understanding” is translated from the Greek word “suniēmi” which means to recognize, to come to a conclusion after putting something together. It is His Holy Spirit’s job to to present God’s will to us in a way we can understand it.
God has a plan for each of us and His Holy Spirit will reveal that plan to us if we will only meet Him face to face and allow Him to.
Scriptures used in today’s study:
Luk 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Psa 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
2Co 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Joh 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Rom 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Rom 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.
Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Heb 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Heb 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Jas 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Jas 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Jas 4:15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Psa 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.