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The Will-Power of God

The Will-Power of God

Luke 22:41-45(NKJV) - And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow.

Kneeling before The Father in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was at the end of His Will. It was time for Him to take the sin of the world upon His shoulders and carry it all the way to the cross. He knew it was His life's purpose to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29) but goodness, it would not be easy. To do something like that would take more than His willpower in His current state as a human being. Regardless of how motivated He was all along He couldn't just push through on His own when the moment of truth arrived. He needed supernatural help from His Father. As a result, He found a place to pray and plugged in through prayer into His power source.

In that moment what seemed too difficult or even impossible for Him to do as a man became possible again. So what was it that really happened that night between Jesus and The Father? What changed in the Garden of Gethsemane that enabled Jesus to boldly accept His call and go to the cross? There was a great exchange. Jesus exchanged His Will which could only bring Him so far and no further for The Will of His Father which would bring Him through to the end. He exchanged His willpower for His Father's WILL-POWER. In other words, Jesus didn't only agree to do something that He momentarily questioned but His agreement with His Father's Will unleashed the supernatural power He needed to get it done.

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John 9:31(NKJV) - Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.

Welcome to today's blog. I know this is not the traditional interpretation of what happened in The Garden of Gethsemane but yesterday The Lord blew this wide open. When you have a choice to do your will or God's Will what you are really choosing between is your willpower and God's WILL-POWER. In other words, when you do your will you will have to do it in your power because only your power can push your will forward. However, when you accept God's Will you also accept God's power because His power is always and only available to do His Will.

Therefore, whenever you are out of God's Will for your life, you are unplugged from God's power. Your prayers won't get answered because He's not hearing them. Even if you're doing something good, you will get very tired because if it's not God's Will you will be operating in your own strength. How much sense does that really make? Don't you see the value of being intentional to always remain in God's Will? I certainly hope so. God's WILL-POWER is available right now and for you to access it you need to get busy doing His Will. Therefore, the thought for today is a simple question. Are you doing God's Will or are you not? Think about it and return tomorrow as we dig deeper into this revelation.

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