Hello there. Welcome to Entrepreneurial Goddess and the 21st post in my series entitled "Off On My Tangent!"
In the previous articles on prayer, you learned God's name is Jehovah (Psalms 83:18*). You also learned that if you want your prayers to be heard and/or answered by Jehovah God, you must petition Him according to His will and pray to Him with sincerity and humility in Jesus' name only. Today, we'll discuss another aspect of prayer - God's Will.
Do you know what God's will is? The simple answer is Jehovah God wants us to have a close friendship with Him and live in peace and happiness on a paradise earth forever! Peace, happiness, paradise earth, forever...you might be thinking I've gone mad as all that sounds too good to be true, but are any of these things really beyond our reach? Admittedly, none of these conditions can ever be accomplished by any man or human government, but all things are possible with God. (Matthew 19:26*) So let's consider what God Himself says in His Word, the Bible.
Most people who profess to be Christian do not even realize that God actually tells us what His will is right in the opening pages of the Bible. Genesis 1:26, 28, 31* says: "Then God said: 'Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every creeping animal that is moving on the earth.' Further, God blessed them [male and female], and God said to them: 'Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth.' After that God saw everything he had made, and look! it was very good."
There is so much information to learn from just these few verses alone. First, we see God intended humans to live forever on the earth. How so? The Bible tells us God prepared the earth with the very best of every kind of grass, tree, fruit and vegetation, even separating night from day. He then created perfect humans in His image, giving them perfect bodies with the same abilities He Himself possesses (speech, sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell). Next, humans were to take care of the earth by cultivating it and populating it with their offspring. Do you know how big earth is? Even today, in its current wicked state, only about 1/3 of the earth is populated. Finally, humans were to have in subjection all the various animals and flying creatures, not the subjection of other humans that exists today. Most important of all though is the fact that God cannot die. Therefore, His perfect human creation, created in His image, was not supposed to die either. Here's something else to consider: God told Adam to name all the animals - there were probably hundreds of types, more than exists on the earth today. (Genesis 2:19*) Naming each one of them individually would have taken a lifetime - even more reason to believe we were not meant to suffer and die, but were created to live forever on a paradise earth!
So did you get the point? God's will is for us humans to have a close friendship with Him by being obedient to His commands. (Isaiah 48:17, 18*) He wants us to enjoy eternal happiness right here on earth. (Psalms 37:10, 11, 29*) He has promised that the one who "does the will of God remains forever." (1 John 2:17*) He has organized "a people for his name" to make His will known throughout the earth. (Acts 15:14*) This part of the prophecy is already undergoing fulfillment in our day. Just ask yourself which one group of people is called by God's Name (Isaiah 43:10*), is united in genuine love (John 13:35*) and actively teaches others how to serve God in unity? (Matthew 28:19, 20*) You can rest assured the remainder of the prophecy will be fulfilled just like all the other prophecies in the Bible. Why? Because God said so. It is His will and He cannot lie! (Titus 1:2*)
*New World Translation Bible (2013) available to read/download hereP.S. Don't forget to share if you like this post.
See you next time!