by the Spirit - Part 1
V. 9 (contd.)
** Why is that? Why is God so patient with sinful man?
Because He is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to
** If God is not willing for us to perish, what is His will regarding
our eternal condition?
For the elect, here is the first statement of Gods expressed
will for us - that we be saved!
cf. 1Timothy 2:3-4, Ezekiel 18:23 and 32
** Did you notice what activity is experienced by those who are not
They are the ones who have come to repentance! cf. Acts 20:21
It is not enough to know about God, or Jesus Christ. Once we understand
who God is and who we are as sinners, we must repent and ask Jesus
for forgiveness. cf. Acts 2:36-38, 1John 1:9
** The only way to live in the center of Gods will and thus be
Led by the Spirit is to first become saved. These are
the individuals who are said by Scripture to do the will of God.
Mars Hill (in Him we live, move and have our being...for we are His
cf. Acts 17:24-28
Because of Gods will we are saved; and know the One who is our
Lord and Savior.
cf. John 10:27-30
Because of Gods will we are saved; and obey Him as Lord and
cf. Mark 3:31-35
We become the brother and sister and mother of Jesus by doing Gods
will so as to be saved and by living in obedience to the One we have
called Lord. True salvation will always equal obedience to the will
Because of Gods will we are saved; and we are not like the world
around us which is perishing. Our joy and calling is to do the will
of God and to not love the things of this world.
cf. 1John 2:15-17
V.10 ** Lets finish our look at The Promise
of God to judge this world. According to verse ten, is there going to
be a final judgment upon this fallen earth?
Yes, God is faithful to His promise and He will bring it in as
a thief and destroy the earth.
cf. Isaiah 24:18-23
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