Awakening the saints daily devotional with Kenny ITAK (c)27February,2016.
THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL.
Lastly on this series, let us look at the FOUR INGREDIENTS of the WILL of God.
Let us take our text from Ephesians 1 vs 5, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the PLEASURE OF HIS WILL…
vs 9: having made known to us the MYSTERY OF HIS WILL…
vs 11: for he works out all things according to the COUNSEL OF HIS WILL…
From above verses, we can deduce THREE ingredients of God’s WILL:
i) Pleasure of his will
ii) Mystery of his will
iii) Counsel of his will
There is also the TIMING OF HIS WILL, verse 10 calls it dispensation of fullness of TIME.
So we have the four elements/ingredients of God’s will as: pleasure, mystery, counsel and timing of HIS WILL.
What is the PLEASURE of God’s WILL?
vs 5: having predestined us to adoption as SONS by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the PLEASURE OF HIS WILL..
..adoption as SONS..according to PLEASURE of HIS WILL.
In the context of verse 5, the PLEASURE OF HIS WILL is that we GROW into SONSHIP.
SONSHIP means growing into the STATURE of Christ.
We were not MADE SONS of God when we gave our lives to Jesus.
We were only adopted to begin engaging the process of BECOMING SONS.