Ephesians 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
… We’re going to be looking at the Church – the Bride Of Christ, and if there’s one thing we each need to know it is the will of God – who we are and our function in the Body Of Christ. Paul knew he was an apostle by the will of God.
It’s worth spending time on this because we live in an age where we’ve got all kinds of people telling us there are all kinds of ministries, very few are demonstrating the credentials, the fruit and anointing of a divinely appointed ministry, what is the problem? It’s pride, they are self appointed – man appointed and Christendom is suffering tremendously as a result.
It takes a lifetime – why have we been exhorted since we’ve come to this assembly, since we’ve been hearing truly from God – ‘wait on God’. Everybody wants to rush out and do and be busy and wanting a ministry. Ok zeal and maybe I could say there’d be something wrong if you were not interested but that’s intellect, that’s logic.
Friends as we wait on God He will work in us, He will establish the message and ministry He has for us in our hearts as we wait on Him to prepare. Not sitting around bored as in waiting for a bus or just flopped in front of the tv because God is taking so long manifesting – that is not waiting on God.
As we wait on Him each day – doing what we [do] know is His will, spending that quality time in the Word and in prayer. If our lives are so busy that we really can’t do it or we’ve been working really hard that day and it’s genuine – we come home exhausted and tired, ok God knows but the heart is there.
But if we see a regular pattern where the Devil is just too easily keeping us out of God’s presence maybe we need to seek on our own attitude. Do we truly want God’s presence – to wait on Him – to find out His will for our lives? … … …