Follow Me: I Will

I-Will-Win_www.FullHDWpp.com_Observations as I follow God through the Chronological Bible

Genesis [1]

The will of God is easy to find. Some might disagree with that statement, but it’s true. Throughout the Bible God repeatedly says “I will”. Whatever follows the “I Will” is the will of God. Some of the I will’s apply to individuals, some to the nation Jacob’s children became, some pertain to the surrounding nations and some to all of us. Discern which I wills belong to all of us, and you have found the “will” of God for your life.

I know. The I wills may not address the will of God for an individual pertaining to ones gifts and callings or more personal matters regarding a marriage partner or career choice. But if you lack direction for your life this is a good place to start. Knowing God’s will for his people gives direction for one’s gift, calling and personal matters.

God spoke the same I wills for three generations beginning with Abraham. According to the New Testament, the promises in the gospel he preached to Abraham were made to two men – Abraham and Jesus.[2] Any one from any nation who walks in the faith of Abraham will inherit the promises God made to Jesus.[3]

Therefore, the will of God for his people is to possess the land he showed Abraham forever. We will become a great nation more numerous than the dust of the earth and the stars of heaven that is a blessing to all nations. God will bless those who bless us and curse those who curse us. He will establish his covenant with us to be our God. We will possess the gate of our enemies, which is another way of saying we will govern our enemies. They will not govern us.

Did you notice the promises lack specifics. There is more to the gospel than the brief summary in the preceding chapter. The promises God made to Abraham and Jesus were the beginning of fulfilling the promise God made to humanity in the Garden of Eden.

I will put enmity between you [the serpent] and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.[4]

Jesus has come and returned to heaven without receiving the land God promised him. We are still strangers and foreigners on earth often ruled by the enemies of God. Clearly, God is still revealing and fulfilling his “I wills”.

[1] All scripture quotes are from the NIV Bible unless otherwise noted.

[2] Galatians 3:8, 16

[3] Galatians 3:29

[4] Genesis 3:14

About Teena Myers

Teena Myers is the Chairman of the Westbank Southern Christian Writers Guild, author of three books and a freelance writer.
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