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WHY THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE IMPERFECT WILL OF GOD

WHY THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE IMPERFECT WILL OF GOD

Scripture: Luke 10:39-42

But ONE THING IS NEEDFUL: AND MARY HATH CHOSEN THAT GOOD PART, which shall not be taken away from her.

Reflection.

Many people find themselves in the imperfect will of God. This is because the perfect will of God is mysteriously close and parallel to the imperfect will of God. This means that the will of God and the imperfect will of God have such similarities that you would think they are one and the same thing. You will notice that the perfect will of God is almost identical to the imperfect will of God.

Mysteriously, they are not the same thing. In fact, they are very different. Although the imperfect will of God is close and parallel to the perfect will of God, the outcomes are very different. Notice these examples:

1. Mary and Martha: Mary chose the perfect will of God, but Martha chose the imperfect will of God. Mary chose the one thing that was needful, but Martha chose to be a chef. Both Mary and Martha were close to Jesus, but Mary chose to listen to the Word. Both loved Jesus and had Him in their home.

But Mary was different because she chose the Word and Martha chose the food. Mary chose the good part and Martha chose the okay part.

And she had a sister called MARY, which also SAT AT JESUS’ FEET, AND HEARD HIS WORD.

But MARTHA WAS CUMBERED ABOUT MUCH SERVING, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she helps me.

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

2. The Five Wise Virgins and the Five Foolish Virgins: On the outside the five foolish virgins looked the same as the five wise virgins but they were very different people.

The five wise virgins were in the perfect will of God, but the five foolish virgins were not in the perfect will of God. At the end of this parable, we see the two groups of virgins going in different directions. The perfect will of God and the imperfect will of God may be close and parallel, but they are very different. When you are in the imperfect will of God you will end up in a different place from those who are in the perfect will of God.

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matthew 25:1-4

3. The two women at the mill: The two women at the mill looked like they were both in the perfect will of God. In the end, one of them was left behind and the other was taken to Heaven. How could that be? Although they looked the same, they were actually very different. Such is the mysterious will of God. It looks like the imperfect will of God but is indeed very different.

Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Matthew 24:411

4. The prodigal son and the elder son: These two young men lived together in the same house. One was full of rebellion and the other was full of patient obedience. In the end one of these boys became a pauper and the other became a rich man. Originally, they looked like they were both in the perfect will of God. But rebellion destroyed the life of the prodigal son.

5. Good salt and salt which has lost its taste: Good salt and bad salt look the same. There is no way to tell that salt has lost its taste.

The salt of Christians is supposed to make people thirsty for God. Unfortunately, the church has lost much of its flavor and is making people thirst after money and success rather than God.

We have become the wrong kind of salt, but we look exactly like good salt. It is not easy to tell when the church is in the imperfect will of God. The salt (gospel ministers) that has lost its flavor is huffing and puffing about grasping worldly things instead of living for God. But it is not easy to see the difference between salt that has lost its flavor and salt that is still salty. Those in the perfect will of God and those in the imperfect will of God look the same.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13

6. Good light and bad light: As the light of the world, we are supposed to show the world the path to God, but we rather show them the paths to the world’s wealth and glory.

The light that shows the path to God and the light that shows the path to the world are both light and therefore have many similarities. It is difficult to see the difference between these close and parallel lights and yet they point to very different destinations.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Prayer.

Dear Lord! Please lead us into your perfect will and remain there always, amen.

REF: BISHOP DAG HEWARD-MILLS

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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