I love a good mystery movie especially if it surprises me. Mysterious people have always intrigued me. I love meeting people from other cultures and learning about them.
God, however, takes pleasure in sharing his will with us. Those who have trusted in Jesus are God’s children. God delights in sharing his will with his children. We see in Ephesians 1:
With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
God has shared with us the plan that one day Jesus will return to earth and reign as king. God has shared with us that his plan is for us to be resurrected with glorified bodies just as Jesus was. God has shared with us that the curse on nature will cease and every person will acknowledge that Jesus is Lord.
Jesus calls us friends and said that a servant does not know his master’s business, but he calls us friends and lets us know the father’s will as we see in John 15:
You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
The one thing he has not shared with us is exactly when it will happen. Jesus said in Act 1:
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
We are given the privilege of sharing Jesus with others in hopes that others will come to faith and be ready. Until Jesus returns or takes us home, we can share the once mystery of his plan with others.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
5 thoughts on “Ephesians 1- God Let’s Us Know His Will”
I’m so glad that we can ask God to show us His will in ANY situation.
That’s the key: ‘until Jesus returns or calls us home there is work to be done’….I want to hear one day hear “well done my good and faithful servant.”
I hope to hear that too but honestly I will just be glad to be in heaven because of Jesus. I know how many times I have messed up
Yes same here.