“27 And He Who searches the hearts knows what is the Mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the Saints according to the Will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His Purpose.” Romans 8:27-28
The Word of God gives us two conditions for all things to work together for good. The first condition is we must love the Lord. The second condition for all things to work together for good is it must be according to HIS Purpose…not ours.
“From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
2 You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not.
3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts.” James 4:1-3
The Holy Spirit is not a glorified bellhop to work all things together for good according to our will…but God’s Will. God does not have a presumptive will meaning that whatsoever we will, He blesses. The word of faith doctrine is steeped in superstition and the casting of spells while presuming their will upon God, yet they receive not because they ask amiss that they may consume it upon their own lusts.
“12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:12-14.
We have received the Spirit of God that we may know all things that are freely given unto us and they will always line up with the Word of God. The Child of God is led by the Spirit of God…not by emotions. There are many who love the Lord but have presumed His Will and now struggle in their spirit with whose purpose they have willed…God’s Will or their own will.
It is satan’s job to tempt us away from God’s Will. That’s his job…that is who he is and what he does. Satan deceives, lies, kills, steals and destroys. Our job as a Child of God is not to fight the devil, he has been defeated. Our job is to resist the devil and he will flee but we cannot resist the devil unless we are submitted to God (James 4:7).
“7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
Ask, seek, knock and you shall find God’s Will. No matter how far we have gone down the road of self will, God’s Arm is not shortened. Seek His Will and He will snatch you from satan’s deception and sit you in heavenly places…according to HIS Will and His Purposes.
-Donna Clark Warren