The Will of God: Part 1

I stated in the introduction of this series, that you must begin and continue to live by the Word of God and only His Word. That will be the focus of this series. Understanding what the Bible says, seeking God’s Will for your life as an individual Believer, and living accordingly.

The first thing that you must learn, understand, and apply in your daily life is that God’s Will was accomplished on the cross. Jesus’ crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension gave us access to forgiveness, eternal life (John 3:15) and peace.

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV)

  • Transgressions
  • Hebrew word: pesha
    Meaning: rebellion, sin

    The prophet Isaiah says that Jesus was wounded for your transgressions. Chances are you already know that Jesus died for your sins. This is a common teaching within the church. But do you truly understand what that means for your life right now, today?

    You see, the enemy has been allowed to infiltrate the mind of some of you reading this right now, moving you into condemnation and under the bondage of sin.

    There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1 NKJV)

    What does this have to do with the will of God? I’m glad you asked! You have to remember that because you have already been washed by the Blood, you already have the power to overcome any sin (that includes anything that is contrary to God’s Word).

  • Iniquities
  • Hebrew Word: avon
    Meaning: punishment, guilt

    Jesus already bore your iniquities (guilt/punishment) on the cross as well. Therefore, the feeling of shame/guilt is not only useless, but it is also toxic. This feeling is used by the enemy to cause us to believe we are unworthy of God, the Kingdom, and His promise. That thought actually leads us back into sin and outside of God’s Will.

    For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:11 NKJV)

  • Peace
  • Hebrew word: shalom
    Meaning: completeness, soundness, peace

    Finally, Jesus bore the chastisement of your peace. The Hebrew word for chastisement also means instruction and/or correction. Therefore, not only is it in the will of God for you to be complete, whole in every area of your life {physical and spiritual}, Jesus corrected your peace at the Cross. He made you whole and complete. To be broken, in lack, is outside of God’s perfect will for your life.

    Remember, Jesus was crucified, dead, buried, resurrected, and ascended so that you could receive forgiveness of your sins and avoid the punishment for sin. In addition, God has already provided you with peace. It is not the will of God for you to have areas in your life that are broken or lacking.

    Stay tuned for part 2 as we pursue the concept of peace as it relates to God’s Will.

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