You can see God’s will in the Garden of Eden, in heaven and in Jesus’ ministry. The Garden was a little copy of heaven. It was a beautiful place where all of Adam and Eve’s needs were met and everything was good (Genesis 2). There was no sickness, disease or lack until man sinned. There is none in heaven either because God’s will is done there.
From the beginning, God’s will has been to bless man with good. That has never changed. In Malachi 3:6, He says, “For I am the Lord, I change not.”
To see the perfect will of God manifested on the earth, look at Jesus’ ministry. He said, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38). His prayer was, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
Jesus proclaimed, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are bruised, to peach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19).
According to 1 John 3:8 — “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
Jesus came proclaiming God’s Word to the people. Those who received that Word, and who received Him as sent of God, also received what God had for them – salvation, healing, deliverance — whatever they needed. God hasn’t changed His method. Jesus operated in the earth by the Word. He defeated the works of the devil with “It is written.” We are to do the same.
NEXT TIME: Pray the Promises — PART 3: Base Your Faith on the Word