In the last post we saw that the Creator has a will that will prevail. His will is His desire or His wish for His creation, humankind. Humans are strongwilled; most desire things for number one. And their number one usually is not God, although it should be. If we have any other desire for what is to happen in our bodies, other than what He wants, we struggle against His wishes. This is where frustration comes from.
What is his desire for us His crown of creation? He has magnificent plans to actually reproduce Himself in us! Nothing less. Let me repeat this important point. According to the prophets and apostles who wrote the scriptures of truth, what God wants is that He magnify Himself in a “body of many sons” and daughters. All the other religious catch-words that we have heard like “salvation,” “faith,” “hope”–these are facets of the diamond, but reproducing Himself in His people–this is the precious gemstone of truth as to what God is doing.
It is up to us to get into the flow of the Creator’s desire and wish. To do this, we must relinquish our meager little desires, putting our old spiritual nature on the cross and die with Christ (Romans 6:6). We must spiritually sacrifice our selfish desires and take on His desire, which is to use us as His temple, His dwelling place on this earth. Then we must bury our old self with Christ in the grave, identifying our sinful core with the sin sacrifice that He made for us. And then, by believing that He was literally raised bodily from the dead after three days and three nights in the tomb, we, too, “can walk in a newness of life.” He arose; we arose. This is first step in becoming a new creature in Christ.
We, then, “as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word” so that we can grow up into Him until “Christ be formed in you” and I. Wow! In His eyes we are already there. He sees us as His sons and daughters, His princes and princesses, His future kings and queens in His soon-coming kingdom. That is a big wish, a big desire, a big will, a big heart.
God’s not messing around. He is calling out a body of sons and daughters that will lead the way for the rest of humankind. And “whosoever will may come.”
What can we do to be of service to Him and His wishes? First, we need to surrender to Him and His will, desire, wish. And in due time He will grow up in us, and He will speak through us as He did in the prophets of old. His Spirit will flow down and in and through us out to others, and He will multiply Himself by “bringing many sons unto glory.”
We just need to get with His program. If we are on the same page as He, then we can ask what we will, and He will grant it. Why? Why wouldn’t He answer the prayer of one of His children who is asking for more of His Spirit so that His wishes can be carried out.
It’s all in the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy will be done, in earth, as it is in heaven.” That’s one prayer that will be answered. It’s going to be done. We need to search it out and do it.