Here’s what I want address to you about the will of God in the way of God. The will of God happening in our life is not 100% guarantee unless I choose the way of God. The way of God leads to the will of God in the very beginning own address. Something briefly in the very beginning, God gave man a choice.I want to address some of the reform theology and Calvinism thinking that says, we don’t have any say so God just does it on his own Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
In the very beginning, God gave mankind a choice, gave them a tree, not to eat from, gave him all the trees to eat from, said clearly, do not eat from that one, but they had a will and they chose the tree. So from that very moment, mankind had a choice whether to follow God’s way or their own way in the garden. They chose their own free will, the power of their will, and they chose the enemy’s way over God’s way and they got the results of that choice. Right? Well thanks be to God. Fast forward the second Adam, Jesus in a garden.
You got to understand this. Adam and Eve were in the garden. They chose their will to agree with the enemies will, but Jesus was in the garden praying before he’s getting crucified and he used praying. And the Bible says he prayed to God and he said, God, if there’s any other way that you can, we can do this. I don’t want to go to the cross. I don’t want to die. If there’s any other way, God, please, let’s find it Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
Nevertheless, not my will, but your will be done. That second Adam, Jesus in the garden, just how this Adam ruined it for us in this garden. This Adam gained it all back in the second garden when he said, I’m going to take my will and I’m going to lay it down and I will say, God, I choose your will and your way. I say, yes, Lord.
Yes to your will and to your way. See, this is what he said. He’s he lay that down and this is what happened when you see this in second Peter chapter three nine so now God’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repent, all to come. Here’s the third myth of Esther. We got to understand about God’s will. He’s long suffering, long suffering. The will of God is based on the love of God. His desire for you. Number two, the love the will of God is limitless. It’s not binding. It doesn’t hold you back. It doesn’t keep you from fun. He keeps you from things that will destroy you. He will keep you from things that are going to cause you to perish Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
See, he’s been, he’s long suffering. So now why? Why do I need this characteristic about God being long suffering and the will of God? He’s patient with me. Anybody thankful that God is patient with you? He’s long suffering. I mean long suffering. We, we, we’re, we’re willing to suffer for maybe a second or two, but he’s long suffering. He’s going to be patient when we screw up and we totally, totally dropped the ball. Go the wrong direction. He’s still going to stay with us. He’s still going to keep going. Kevin, can you come up here for just a second? I want to illustrate this for me Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
Did you play for the Eagles? Have fast argument of scope. Hello? So, so here’s, Kevin represents all of us, right? And I’m gonna represent God. And I want to try and illustrate how God is long suffering, not willing that any should perish. We need to know about this. The will of God. He never quits on you. He never gives up on you. Some people would, we would think in our life that this is the way we are, that God is here Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
And you’ve started taking some small steps, Kevin, that we’re walking away from God making bad choices, doing it our way. God just stays here. Say you’ll come back, you’ll come back, you’ll need me. Yeah, just keep going. Yeah, that’s fine. We think that’s the God stay still. But I don’t think that’s the way. Got it. Come back your Kevin moonwalk back for me.
We could you. There you go. That’s great. All right, so here’s what I think. He’s not willing that any should perish. So the will of God is long suffering, long suffering. So now as Kevin’s walking away from God, away from the right way, changed his, walked away from the wrong thing, walked away from the right thing, rather walked with doing his own thing that I believe God walks with us the whole way. Saying, turn around. Turn around. Go the other way. This is now life for you. This is not what you want. I’ve got better choices for you. Go that way. Come on. Don’t do this. Don’t do this. Don’t do that. He’s keeps coming. He’s long suffering. He’s always willing. He’s keeping, and then the final moment you wake up, you and I and we turn right there. Then he’s right here with us Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
Say, see, I was right here. All along, we’re going to make this work. We’re going to walk it out. We’re going to figure this life out. This is the way he works it. Thank you, Kevin. We need to know that he’s long suffering. The will of God stays with you. He doesn’t give up on you. Even if you’ve totally walked away from the will of God in your life right now. I want you to know that you’re one repentance away because look, he says he’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Repentance is, I was thinking this way, but I changed and I started thinking a different way. You’re like, well, you know, surely there’s some kind of probation period like I got to get in the church and make up for it for like six months to a year.