..When it comes to those who profess themselves as believers and the House of God we still sadly see a lot of affliction going on. You see, the reason that we have denominationalism – all these different religions – is because man has not chosen to harmonise his will with God’s will. The reason we have so much error and heresy in Christendom is because man is wilful – he wants to do it his way. We have cults and all these things that have gone on – they are all signs that man has gone out of the will of God. Rebellion, he doesn’t want to do God’s will. ‘ The Will Of Man Being Restored. ‘
And so it brings all this adversity, it brings sickness defeat depression oppression. Sadly so many lives characterise this as believers who profess Christ as their Lord and Saviour. They make all excuses for the trial or whatever it is they’re going through, but it could be that they’re not willing to surrender to God’s will. We’ve already read it to you – and Isaiah said the same over Israel..
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: Isaiah 1:19
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Isaiah 1:20
Honest About Our Wills
..And He means exactly what He says. You see it’s a great problem when a saint is not fully yielded to the Holy Spirit. They become vulnerable to Satan – his influences and control. I have seen this sadly so many times over the years as a Pastor. Those that once fellowshipped with us – embraced the Deeper Life teaching and everything – that go off or into error or whatever. It is because they don’t want to yield to the will of God. Wish to God more Christians would take this seriously in their life. We have to take this seriously in our lives if we want to be those first fruits. Those virgins that are coming forward. . honest about our wills. We can be very wilful when we want our own way. And so that’s why they take a wrong course in their lives.. ..