Summary: What's God's Will? Jesus speaks of a shepherd, and how the shepherd will leave 99 safe sheep, to go after one sheep lost and endangered. Jesus states, when the shepherd finds His sheep, He rejoices over it! Jesus states, in Matthew 18:14...

One Will With Him.

Matthew 18:14NIV

Throughout history the Church has been instilled with hope in the face of life’s trials because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter is a reminder that the Christian lives day in and day out with power that can overcome any challenge.

In our darkest days, resurrection gives us light. In overwhelming discouragement— resurrection gives us faith.

In the midst of devastating loss, resurrection gives us joy.

In times of divisiveness, resurrection gives us something that unifies us.

Remember God’s perfect will for us? Jesus prayed it in, John 17:20-23NLT “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.

22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.

Before I read this evenings text, I’m going to back up and give you some detail of what occurred right before this evenings text—Ready?

Jesus speaks of a shepherd, and how the shepherd will leave 99 safe sheep, to go after one sheep lost and endangered. Jesus states, when the shepherd finds His sheep, He rejoices over it!

Jesus states, Matthew 18:14NIV In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

The will of the father is the salvation of men.

Andrew Murray, All the leadings of God's will, down to the minute details of the life of every hour, have their root in this great fountain of redeeming love, that not even one of the little ones should perish.

Hebrews 2:10KJV For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Everything Jesus suffered, everything He went through—the persecution, the beating and death of the cross, the tomb, His resurrection and accession.

Everything. Everything. Jesus suffered and died once to become the Captain of our— salvation.

Andrew Murray, Christ coming down from heaven, all his speaking and doing, his living and suffering and dying, it all held its unity in this: It was the revelation of God's will to save, and of Christ surrender of himself to do that will in saving all the Father had giving him.

2 Peter 3:9TLB He isn’t really being slow about his promised return, even though it sometimes seems that way. But he is waiting, for the good reason that he is not willing that any should perish, and he is giving more time for sinners to repent.

Jesus wants everyone to repent, and receive greatness. His greatness comes as you remind yourself of this great salvation.

As we walk in this great salvation, we become one will with Him. Being in the will of God. Staying inline with Him.

“His will, your will, your will, His will.” P.H

Here’s the gospel truth—Personal ruin, follows those who neglect this salvation.

Sin separates one from God, Isa. 59:1-2.

Sin keeps one from heaven, John 8:21.

Sin leaves one dead “without God” Ephesians 2:1-3.

The Greatness of Salvation. Why is it great?

It encourages us to live at the highest possible level, Romans 6:16-18.

It gives us continuous access to forgiveness, 1 John 1:7.

It sustains us through the problems of living, Hebrews 6:19-20.

It bring all saved people together in one church, Ephesians 2:16.

It gives us the best kind of fellowship, 1 John 1:3.

It delivers us from the wrath to come, 1 Thessalonians 1:10.

It gives us eternal life, Mark 10:30.

God’s word proclaims, you will be ever with the Lord, 1 Thessalonians 4:17.

Eternal state of bliss, Revelation 21:3-4.

God offers—physical, spiritual, and eternal salvation. —Let’s look at them!

First, God offers physical salvation. Meaning—He’s experienced at being victorious. He’s known as the Lord of host.

Meaning, Although He could accomplish anything on His own, He choses to include His created angels.

Psalm 46:7KJV The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

The name—Lord of Hosts, or some variant of it, appears 284 times in the Old Testament. The term in Hebrew is, Jehovah Sabaoth.

This you should always proclaim, Jehovah— Sabaoth, “The Lord of heavens armies is with us, (me).”

When I think of God’s—physical characteristics made up in His salvation. I think of, Exodus 17:11-13AMP Now when Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and when he lowered his hand [due to fatigue], Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy and he grew tired. So they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Then Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side and one on the other side; so it was that his hands were steady until the sun set. 13 So Joshua overwhelmed and defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

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