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2/25/17 The Proven Path

       “When My Son prayed, do you know what the “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” part means? I know that most of this is quite obvious, but it means that all of your creation and the angelic creation before you are continually transferring what is accomplished here in the heavenlies with Me to the earth. My overall plan for your world is being accomplished. It is being brought to My determined conclusion precept by precept. I have set in motion natural laws that each moment are fulfilling My timetable. The angels observe and implement for Me. And then there is you, My children. Your portion is also to implement what is accomplished in the heavens on your earth.

       "Let Me explain. Every “war,” a term you can understand, is actually the pushing aside of what is at present, and replacing it with what I desire to happen. It is all spiritual. In fact, it is the spiritual transferred into the physical realm by My agents. My Son demonstrated the accomplishing of My will when He said that nothing was done of Himself, but only through Him by Me. He wasn’t saying that He was weak. He was showing you how to freely live and move and have your existence in Me as agents of My will, overcoming your portion of your world.

       "I have given you all authority to implement My changes through My presence in you. The problems arise for you when you attempt to engage in the “war” of furthering My purposes in your own strength and wisdom. Most of the time, you don’t have any idea what I am trying to accomplish in a given situation. You don’t spend enough time with Me to find out what I am really doing. You make assumptions, pray fruitless prayers, and wonder why you are in trouble. It is because you have determined to do your will, sometimes even calling it My will; and, in essence, are opposing Me in the process. That is a hard road to travel.

       "Your burden becomes light when I give it to you and then carry it for you. Find out what I am doing and then simply use what I have given you to accomplish it in My strength.”

Matt.16:19AMP

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful ) on earth must be whatever is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful ) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.

Col. 3:1-2 AMP 

1) If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

2) And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

 

When I was young, I had a tendency to take the more difficult road. “Paving new paths” I would call it, rather than walking the proven, successful way of doing things. When I did this, and when the egg was very evident on my face, my dad had a kind way of cutting to the chase concerning my folly. He would say, “You roundhead.” It was really a loving term. I knew exactly what he meant and we would laugh, the failure and guilt were gone; and we would examine ways for me not to get in trouble again - at least in theory. My actions became “round” more often than I care to remember.

The ease with which we can avoid all of the pitfalls in this life is really astoundingly simple. We must determine what the will of God is in any given situation and then walk in it, “loosing” it on this earth.

The problem is that most of us are spiritual “roundheads.” We won’t spend enough time with our Lord to find out what He wants done. We say, “God said” this, “He told” me that. We bind this, loose that, and pray for our own will and call it His. Then we wonder why nothing happens.

Sadly, even more shameful, is how we appear to the unsaved world. Our foolish words and powerless actions have painted a picture of a weak, powerless God who doesn’t answer prayer or change anything. We present an image of Jesus that few people would desire to follow. Plus, we can’t even explain why things are happening as they are, because we don’t really know.

Maybe it’s time for us to determine to wait in the presence of our Lord until He shows us what to do each day. Maybe we should determine to do only His will instead of ours. Maybe we should…

Tired of wiping spiritual egg off my face,

Jim Corbett

Jim and Merry CorbettComment