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Series: The Will of God
Over the last 2 weeks, I have been talking about the WILL OF GOD. In our first week, I gave the introduction where we defined the word "WILL" from the webster's dictionary and then translated those definitions into what the word of God says about the WILL OF GOD.
1. something desired - that God has a dream for your life.
2. a disposition to act according to principles - that the will of God is found in the word of God,
3. a legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death. - that the death of Christ our Lord activated the will and testament of God toward us - that we now have rights to the inheritance which includes all the blessings, gifts, and promises in this life and the life to come.
Last week, we talked about sanctification. Here was our key verse:
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor.
At salvation, you were sanctified, and now through the process of transformation and the renewing of our minds, we are being sanctified. You see at salvation, you were declared JUSTIFIED in the courts of heaven, not based on what you have done, but based on what He has done. You are declared JUSTIFIED, RIGHTEOUS, HOLY, SANCTIFIED, PURE.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
I love it - past tense - such WERE some of you, but you WE ...
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