The “I Wills” Of The Lord Our God—6,7 and 8

Posted on May 31, 2023

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The “I Wills” Of The Lord Our God—6,7 and 8

The next “I will,” a very precious one, is, “I will not leave you comfortless” down here in this dark world. What with the emotional pressures, loneliness etc; but for those who know Him you must accept His ‘Lo, I will be with you always’. Perhaps you are the only one in your family who is a Christian or among your co-workers or peers and you feel lonely, remember “Christ is with you; if you have got an elder brother sitting at the right hand of God, what more do you want?” You must take and hold this precious “I will;” this comfort and joy, “I will be with you to the ‘end of the world;” “I will never forsake you.” You may take comfort tonight. He will be with you always. You may not see Him with the eye of flesh; but you will see Him by the eye of faith.
 
The next “I will” is found in the John 4:49-52; John 6:40. “I will raise him up at the last day.”  These bodies of ours may go down to the grave; but they are not going to lie there long: the Son of God will wake them up and He proved it when He was here, He raised up three bodies:

  • John 4:49-52—The king’s officer pleaded with Him, Sir, do come down at once before my little child is dead!  Jesus answered him, Go in peace; your son will live! And the man put his trust in what Jesus said and started home.  But even as he was on the road going down, his servants met him and reported, saying, Your son lives!  So he asked them at what time he had begun to get better. They said, Yesterday during the seventh hour (about one o’clock in the afternoon) the fever left him. Then the father knew that it was at that very hour when Jesus had said to him, Your son will live. And he and his entire household believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Jesus).
  • Mark 5:41, and
  • Luke 7:12-16

And then case of Lazarus in John 11 who Matthew tells us had been dead four days; he had been laid away in the sepulcher, and the Son of God merely said, “Lazarus, come forth.” What a faith that gives us such comfort, that when we lay away our loved ones in the grave we know that they will by and by hear the voice of the Son of God calling them forth. Thank God for this, “I will not leave you comfortless” and the assurance that whether we live or we die we are the Lord’s (Romans 14:8,9).
 
Perhaps the sweetest of His “I wills” is the assurance that we will see Him in His beauty; the thought that we will meet Him there, that we will spend eternity with Him (John 17:24). Perhaps many of the circles of friends will never meet again or even families torn apart by persecution. Thank God, yonder the circles shall never be broken—when the fathers and mothers and children gather around Him in those mansions into which death never enters, where sickness and sorrow never enter through those pearly gates. No wonder we can boldly proclaim as Paul wrote, O death where is thy sting and grave where is thy victory….but thanks be to God who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:55-58). **Culled from The I Wills of Christ by D. L. Moody

Selah 

Pastor Afolabi Oladele

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