"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
This page editorial help: Sister Lynn near Atlanta, GA
God created man/woman and begets him sons from them. God the Word became Man Jesus when he came down from heaven, to do the 'will' of God the Father. God is not respecter of persons. God beget sons for him, from those who believe in Jesus. God gives them power and the Holy Spirit. As many as are led by the Spirit will live righteous holy life. They will be adopted as Sons of God in heaven. The Sons of God will be like Jesus Christ in eternity.
The will of God for Jesus Christ was to die as the Lamb, take away the first, and to establish the second. Jesus Christ was declared as the begotten Son of God and was anointed as God. "Hebrews 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee ..." So, God the Word became God the Son. The will of God for a disciple or an apostle, is to forsake all, take his/her cross and to follow Jesus Christ. They will be declared as the Bride of Christ in heaven and will be with Jesus Christ through eternity. (For details refer this link: Bride, Heaven). The will of God in us is to receive the Holy spirit from God and to be led of the spirit in life and to live a holy and righteous life. "Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." If we do, we will be declared as Sons of God and will inherit the kingdom of heaven. "1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." The Sons of God will have the same glory as the Lord Jesus Christ.
A believer should not be of this evil world; they must abstain from fornication, and be sanctified. "1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:" God is not respecter of persons. "Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." No person is special to God for a special will of God. If you are a believer we must not only say that you believe, but you must believe what Jesus Christ says and what he does, and we must completely believe in him. Then, you will do what he tell you to do, and you will live for him. If you thus believe, he will give his power to you. "John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" This power is for you to become the son of God. If you just bluff that you believe, but do not trust him in real life, then you will not have any power in your life, and you will be just deceiving yourself. But, if you want to be his son, and ask God for his spirit, he will give his Holy Spirit to you. "Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" When the Spirit comes, he will guide you. "John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come." If you follow the Spirit of God, you will become the Sons of God with an inheritance in heaven. "Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." Obey God and endure suffering. God does not serve us; but we serve Him. God does not pre-forgive us and authorize us to commit sin; he requires us to live pure, obeying God. We are his creation and we must do his 'will'. Then, he will reward an inheritance in heaven.
For more details, let me give a link: "New Heaven." Thank you.
God Bless You