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Are You Doing God's Will

Scripture," Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven". Question, are you doing the will of the father? How can you be certain?

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//All one hears with regards to the blog question are what each and everyone think what God's will is for him or her.

I believe the answers you have received are all very good.

Your quote of Matthew 7:21-22 may indicate that you yourself may have a problem as you may not yourself be sure of your own salvation. Perhaps you have reduced the Christian faith down to some sort of ethical system and you are bothered by it.

In any case, anyone born spiritually of God (see John 3:3-4) would never hear 'I never knew you' from Jesus at the judgment. Perhaps this is where you have the problem - not having been born spiritually of God.
---leej on 11/4/10


All one hears with regards to the blog question are what each and everyone think what God's will is for him or her. No one is answering the question - "what is God's will?" - when it is declared by Christ so clearly in the Scripture.
---christan on 11/3/10


What's sobering about this prophesy by Christ in Matthew 7:21 is the following verses -

22 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?" 23 "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

Verse 22, Christ is clearly referring to those who call themselves Christians pretending to do God's work and finally to be told "I never knew you". On judgment day, multitudes will be exposed by Christ in their hypocrisy of calling themselves a Christian.
---christan on 11/3/10


Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good, and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
---micha9344 on 11/3/10


And what is the "will of my Father who is in heaven"?

1 Th. 4:3 For this is Gods will, your sanctification:

Barnes notes: For this is the will of God, even your sanctification. It is the will or command of God that you should be holy.

To be holy simply means "to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace". (Eph. 4:1-2)
---leej on 11/3/10




Question, are you doing the will of the father? How can you be certain?

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
---francis on 11/1/10


I am trying to do the will of God but there are some days that I do better than others. I try and pray each morning before I get out of bed and do the same at night before going to bed. I work at a faith based employee and am able to sit in a chapel if I need to and be close to God and we are able top pray each morning and if we are at work late enough at night as well. I try and do my bible study each evening and read the Bible before going to bed and spend time just being with God. There are days I am not able to do it and need to do better
---Linda on 10/31/10


sounds to me it's nothing but a never ending list or works & missing opportunities & 'blessings' bec. of preoccupation to this never ending list of works
---bright on 12/31/07


God's will is written in His instruction book the Bible.Read the book espically the New Testament and follow it as much as possible.All He expects is our best effort and he loves us more than any earthly parent can.
---shirley on 12/26/07


It is written,a good tree cannot bring
forth evil fruit.Neither does.Neither
does an evil tree bring forth good fruit.
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
---Jack_8773 on 12/24/07




God gives everyone on earth the chance to gain everlasting life but in order to gain this gift of life, we must worship God in the way He approves and live our day to day lives in a way that is acceptable. The only way is brought out in John 17:3.
---Poppy on 12/18/07


The will of God is the word of God. Are we forgiving our enemies? Feeding the poor? Showing Mercy? Are we preaching the gospel? Healing the brokenhearted? Setting the captives free? Are we interceding for our nation, the lost, the unrepentent family members we have? Are we worshipping Father in Spirit and in Truth? Are we laying down our desires and asking Him to give us HIS desires?
---Donna on 12/18/07


mima

The fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are the works that we are to do, that keeps our faith from being dead.

We can be certain that we are doing Gods Will if we are producing these fruits in every earthly endeavor that we are engaged in doing.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law
---Shawn.M.T on 12/17/07


describe 'god's will?'
---mike on 12/15/07


If a person is doing the will of the father he will be blessed abundantly in many ways ,God rewards you for your good deeds and he see's them all.
---judy on 12/15/07


I hope so, but how do we know? Do we always recognise what God wants us to do? Maybe we are so busy witnessing in the streets that we omit to show our love by feeding the (physically) hungry ... or vice versa.

It seems to contradict those who claim that Faith alone, without resultant works, is alone.
Sorry not
---alan_of_UK on 12/15/07


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(Corrected answer)
I hope so, but how do we know?
Do we always recognise what God wants us to do? Maybe we are so busy witnessing in the streets that we omit to show our love by feeding the (physically) hungry ... or vice versa.

It seems to contradict those who claim that Faith alone, without resultant works, is enough.
---alan_of_UK on 12/15/07


JOhn5: 24 " i tell you the truth, whoeva hears my word n believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condermed,he has crossed over from death to life."

believe not everyone that saith Lord, is Born again.Being born again is a condition of the heart,being convinced that i am a sinner and acceptn Jesus as my saviour. There after we walkn in His ways. " Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God in the bible and walking by it by faith not works. Hebrews 11:6
---brian3745 on 12/15/07


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