Preaching is just a part of our fellowship, so is worship, and we are privileged to be partakers of both. Sunday meetings alone cannot fulfill what God is trying to do in us. And is not a feeling of spirituality.
God wants every believer to have access to the vision as part of the gospel. Our hearts should be meditating on the essence of the teachings of this vision. The vision is in God’s heart for every man. It is displayed in various places in the scripture. It’s His heart; what he purposed since the earth began.
How you know you worship is when your heart is one with God. There is something God has in his heart before he created the world. It is his intention that ‘’he might gather all things in Christ’’.
Ephesians 1:8-11. Some things are silently repeated in that scripture: “what God purposed in himself is the fullness of his will”, ‘’in the fullness of time’’, ‘’that he might bring together all things’’, “gather together all things”, “that there may be a global expressions of Christ in all things on the earth”. All things are created and separated, but Christ is the focus of the creation of all things. Everything is created to embody Him. He is more than a person, but an arrangement that exist in all things. Christ is first a singular existence in His person and then a corporate existence. Jesus is the head of the global existence called Christ; He is the first man in the Christ entity.
Jesus Christ in the head of all things and at the fullness of time He will gather together and put in place everyone that all might express everything in God. Without God nothing was made, everything created came from God.
Ephesians 1:8: “which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,” The “us” in this verse is not just everybody; it is first Paul then all other people after the order of his commission. One thing God is waiting for is the fullness of time to make the word visible because for a long time the world did not see the church.
Christ appeared to men in different ways and places: to Paul He appeared on his way to Damascus, but to some of us, he just appeared to us in our rooms. The world does not know Christ, and she denies him, but a time is coming when Christ will be as visible as the sun. You cannot deny that the sun is shining; the whole earth waits for it for it is the evidence that the day is breaking. As evident as the appearance of the sun is, so shall the appearance of Christ be.
In the day of the formation of Christ, it seems he is invisible. But what we are going through now is the adornment of the bride for his appearance. It will not happen anyhow. The whole of heaven is supervising it. Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: …” is an agenda that was put together in wisdom. That wisdom is called vision: it is a day on the earth when the church will be visible and man will be made in the likeness of God. If we are laboring now, we are laboring for that day. The will of God is the vision in another form. What God wants and desires is the call of the life of God; the call of the breath and the pulse of God.
Hebrew 9:17 “For a testament is of force where there hath been death: for it doth never avail while he that made it liveth”
The will is of force when the pulse stops. A man’s will is the written document of his own life. What a man gives to the lawyer is the document of the transfer of his life. While a man is on earth breathing, what he is breathing is his will. A man would only deliver the document of his will to the one he trusted. For it is whom he gives his will (the written document) that will determine if his will (his life) will continue after his death.
Ephesian 1:1. “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus”
We need to understand what Jesus Christ died for. It is the call of all the apostolic writings. It is not just God’s choice; there is something inside God called “will” that made Paul an apostle. (Cf: Romans 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:1) The will of God is also the gospel of God and the breath of God. It is the pulse of God. When this is taken away, God is taken away.
Matthew 5:18. “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished”.
God will not give attention to the things that will make his will pass. God’s will is the very heart of God.
‘Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth’’ (Matthew 6:10) is showing that the first place God displayed his will is in heaven and he wants to display it on the earth. The earth has no excuse why the will of God should not be fulfilled on the earth. God guards this with jealousy, for when you tamper with it; you are toying with God’s fibre.
Every day, there is conspiracy of interest against Christ. Visible assaults of demons are not the only enemies of the church. There are things going on against us, called the ‘’will of Satan’’ also, there is something about man called ‘’his will’’ which is all what a man is made up of.
John 1:13. “who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God”
The blood is a will. Tribes are products of bloodlines. We have a bloodline and if you don’t do things according to the way of the culture of that bloodline, they will hate you. What God used to put boundary between nations are between tribes is way and blood. Not physical waters and boundaries. Anywhere you find blood, you find water. Flesh can mutate to humanism and this is why man can stand globally to say ‘’that is the way we want it’’. Nations go through many ways to go to God, but God raised a man called Christ and stated that any man coming to Him will have to come through Christ.
James 1:13-14. “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man: but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed”. What a man had in mind (his own) to do is his will. The LGBT exist like armed robbers, like Boko Haram (Islamic terrorists based in Nigeria). They can come to church, but they are not part of Christ because the want to bring the things of man to God. There have been ideologies that have always been coming to humanity out of the will of man. These ideologies which are stronger than witches have an intention of programming man, and making man inaccessible by God. These are principalities. (Ephesians 6:12).
The will of principalities is very strong, if we don’t understand it, we will be troubled. The will is in men and it is God that can unveil them. Our ethnic bias, political bias and cultural bias are not in God. Boko Haram is an ethnic issue and they are using everything they have to drive it. Islam is a spirit that needs religion to drive it.
Hebrews 10:6-10. “In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hadst no pleasure: Then said I, Lo, I am come (In the roll of the book it is written of me) To do thy will, O God. Saying above, Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein (the which are offered according to the law), establish the second. By which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”.
All the writings are for one thing: the will. The writing should culminate to that will. The reason we are hearing this is so that we make progress and come to the place where it is God’s will. The Yorubas have the same word for “will” and “love”. So, since it could be said that “God is love” then it will be safe from a Yoruba perspective to say that “God is will”. Also, when you have lust, it means you have a love for something else that is not the will of God (ifekufe: “love for a bad cause” Yoruba, Nigerian, language.) It is the will of God that can push away any other will. The reason Christ died is for this will. God is the will, the will is God; the gospel of God is the will of God. It is the will that sanctifies us.
Though Jesus had attained all before the death on the cross, he offered his body because of the will. The will is a power that drives all things. There is something Jesus knew God wanted and this made him to offer himself. He overcame the last phase of the temptation which is the death of the cross. He died to himself that he may bring alive the divine will up to the cross. He still had a measure of his will which heaven had to expunge for God’s will to be actualized. Christ is never Jew nor is Gentile, Christ is all in all. Everything called man was extracted from Him (Jesus) before he could attain the fullness of the will of God. Nothing but His will can put you in the place of God. Nothing can actualize God’s intention except his will. The offering is God’s will. The will is ordained to perfect every one that is sanctified.
Colossians 1:1. “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother”. God chose Paul that he might know the will. That scripture is a document that pertains to all our life. What Jesus raised in Paul, was a body that has all truth and understanding of the word of God.
James 1:18. “Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures”. The word of truth is the word of his will and the essence of the word is to bring to us his will. By such our will is being broken for his will to be established. It is possible to be hearing these words and not hear his will, when our own will is still intact.
There is a light at work in Paul that you cannot break. He was preaching what has been unveiled to him in his heart. The eyes of your understanding that is to be enlightened are not physical eyes, but the eyes of your heart. The first essence of the vision is to know the will in every circumstance you are.
The program of God is to bring knowledge in intercourse; intercourse is an inner touch, a knowing. When you will to touch, something touches you. Even when you go away you will not be the same. That intercourse; that enlightenment does not make you the same again. And with God, we must desire it. Devotion is good; it is part of the preparation for the will. The essence of the Holy Spirit is to gather us and to take us from the journey of our soul to hear the father, because there is so much of our will still inside us that should go out.
There is no inheritance from a parent to their children that has the eternal value except Christ and the first place to start in finding the will of the father is to have the knowledge of the will. To abstain from fornication will not make sense to you if you don’t have the program of the will. At the start you will abstain from it because it is said that it is not right, but as you journey further, you will get to know that you are abstaining because of the program of God. Inside the will of God is the program of our salvation. The reason we are alive is for the sake of the will of God, that Christ might become visible.