We often hear Christians say things like “God knows my tomorrow”, “my future is in His hands”, “His will will come to pass”, “He knows who I’m to marry, the job I’m to have and the kind of house I will live in” … The list goes on.
While these are all perfectly true because God is all knowing and sovereign, I’d like to introduce you to the one thing that stands between you and actually attaining all these wonderful things that God has planned for us. Say hello to “Freewill”.
While God does have a predestined plan for us, we can derail from that ordained plan by denying to align with His will knowingly or unknowingly. So there are somethings that happen that are not the will of God. Because remember, we all have freewill to choose how we want to live our lives.
In The Beginning
The moment Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, it opened up her eyes and that of every other generation after her – we now had freewill. Which meant we could now commit a sin. We were no longer perfect and spotless. Whereas God’s original design was to create a people who will walk in His perfect will alone. But God being all knowing, already had Jesus set in place as our savior, should the devil cause us to stumble, which he did. You see, the consequence of Freewill is – the potential to be out of God’s will.
Freewill & Freemasonry
And just a side note – This is what “free masonry” is all about. Living a 100% “free-willed” life where one is basically their own god. Notice one of their main symbols is “the all seeing eye?”. Make the connection with the opening of eyes in genesis after eating the fruit, the opening of eyes in Yoga – I wrote about this in my post “Is Yoga Demonic?” and also make the connection with the motto of freemasons – FREEWILL. They do whatever they want, surrendered to the devil. Because think about it, a life of complete freewill, is a life without any regard for God, and complete surrender to the devil. That’s why the devil made Eve eat of that forbidden fruit, cause freewill would give him a gateway to enter people’s lives and mess up their destinies.
Consequence of the Forbidden Fruit
Adam and Eve didn’t even know they were naked till after their eyes were opened. So you see, the devil is the greatest manipulator. Eating from the tree of life actually separated us from the Source of life – God. Eating from the tree of life awakened our knowledge but killed our perfect destiny – A blemish only removed by Jesus. God’s will will always be perfect. Because he is God. We can derail his will because of our freewill, because of disobedience, because of our changing thoughts and actions. Not His.
Missing the promise!
Remember how God promised Abraham that his descendants will dwell in the Promised land? Well Moses and Aaron did not make it to the promise land because just for a moment, they acted in rebellion against God’s glory, taking it for themselves. During one of the difficult times when the Israelites did not have water in the dessert, God instructed Moses to hit a rock and water will come through. They did what God commanded, but acted as if it was in their own power to do so. “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” Numbers 20:10.
So God saw that their hearts had become prideful and said “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me [proclaim my name holy] in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them”. Numbers 20:12. And that’s how the two leaders were kept out of the promised land.
We even see another derailment, when King David lusted over Bathsheba, and slept with her – another mans wife! He then proceeded to plan the murder of her husband in battle. So after the fornication and murder, Bathsheba fell pregnant for David and had a child. But this child was not the promise child. And so the child died. But Solomon was the child after God’s own heart…But guess what? Solomon was Bathsheba’s child with David also. Born after David had now taken in Bathsheba as one of his wives. So even in the derailment, God still realigned His will. Jesus was still a descendant of David! I love God because He just can never be understood! His ways are not our ways. When you think you understand Him, BAM…He makes an unexpected move!
So when is God’s will done?
1. Obedience & Prayer
God’s will is done in our lives, when we remain in his will. And we can only do this when we are led by the Holy Spirit, act in obedience to the Holy Spirit and when we pray according to His will. We have to pray always so that we can be guided by the Holy Spirit. We have to pray so that we do not become disobedient. He have to pray for protection, so that any plans of the devil to derail our destinies will not come to pass! WE HAVE TO PRAY TO KNOW AND DO GODS WILL! That’s why severally God had to send men of God (Priests, Prophets), who He could communicate His will to, and then they relayed the information to His people. This is how He kept the Israelites in His will, although their disobedience due to freewill kept them longer than they should have been in the wilderness.
2. A higher purpose
His will is also done in our lives when we are called for a higher purpose. Notice how people who become great men or women of God often have hectic pasts. Their testimonies are often mighty! So many pastor’s stories of how they came to know Christ begin with how they were dealing drugs, involved with the occult, prostitution, involved in criminal activity. I mean, hectic stuff! So I do believe even when people appear to be outside of the will of God, they’re actually still in God’s will because they are called by God. And their transgressions are to be testimonies!
Learning from the best
Jesus could’ve walked away from the cross if He wanted to. He asked God to take the cup from him severally. But it is because He chose to walk in the perfect will of God, that He was able to go to the cross. And He left us with the Holy Spirit which guides every single believer to walk according to God’s will for their lives. But if we walk in the flesh, we are walking in freewill. Let’s learn from the best. Jesus is the best!
Colosians 1:17 “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together“.