If any man Will
Will is the determining factor of our lives. But it is influenced by our reasoning (our minds), or by our wants (our hearts).
By our will, we push ahead to the next step, in our walk through our lives.
In the Natural man, this is all for himself. The attitude of the Natural man is to see to Number one. Sad, because if they would but come to Christ, He would see to them.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
In the Spiritual man(one who is born again, and yielding to the Holy Spirit within), our will is the power that helps us to do the Will of God in our lives.
We will with the Holy Spirit, and the grace of God comes to us, to do His will.
Philippians 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and do of his good pleasure.”
Every man will come to judgement before God.
Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement:”
Romans 3:19 “Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
Every man will come to judgement before God. Every mouth will be stopped. There will be no excuses why God’s Will for their life, was not done by them.
They have a will, they could have exercised it for God. Did they?
Will God bring to mind the reasonings that they followed, rather than following God? What reasons have influenced your life?
Will He bring before them the emotions which lead them into the wrong paths, instead of following God’s ways? Who or what takes first place in your affections? And where do they lead you?
Paul says that God will work within us both to will and to do; and he exhorts them to “work out their own salvation”.
Philippians 2:12 “Wherefore, my beloved, as he have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling:”
(Salvation as we know, is four fold: Saved from the love of sin (conviction by the Holy Spirit). Saved from the guilt of sin (being born again. John 3:3). Saved from the power of sin (which is Sanctification [which is what Paul is talking about here]). And saved from the presence of sin (being taken to Heaven through death, or in the Rapture).
God does work within, as we want His will. He gives understanding to know His Will, and He gives power to do His Will; as we will with Him.
This is to “work out” what God “works” in.
Man (and of course, women) have three faculties of the soul. Reasonings or mind, Affections or heart, and will.
We all have placed within us that desire for the things of eternity. That is our God consciousness. That is the light that lighteth every man (John 1:9). It is placed within us by the true Light, Christ Jesus; for He would not leave Himself without a witness in man that He created.
But, it is what we do with that light that makes us responsible to God.
Yield to it, and follow it to Christ?
Or refuse it, and follow our own ways?
Romans 1:19-20 “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
All are without excuse before God; for all we have to do, is come to Him and yield to Him.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this the whole duty of man.”
So you have a problem with God, and His ways? Then hear what He says about that:
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
“Talk to Me.” He says. “Give Me your reasons, lay them out before Me, and see if I will not forgive you from your sins, and make you clean.”
What will you will?