Against the Will

The one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua of “Nazareth”, died for our sins according to the Tanach (Old Testament, writings of the prophets, scriptures), He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the Tanach. And all understanding (that comes from God) comes from the one true gospel. The one true gospel which I know I preach is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, to the nations first (in this generation of judgment) and then to those of Yudah, of Yisrael. For all Yisrael shall be saved!

If a man knows not Yeshua, he will have no understanding. For how can he have the understanding of God, that can only comes from God if he does not know Yeshua. And can a man know Yeshua if the one true gospel, the power of God unto salvation, be not preached? Of course he cannot know Yeshua if the one true gospel is not preached. And so I will start this writing with Him whom I know and the few with me, Yeshua.

God is in control of all things. His will is supreme in all the earth. God makes no mistakes, but He is perfect in all His ways. His ways are passed understanding in the realm of carnal men, of the flesh. For who among men could have understand the love of God in the Mashiach, Yeshua, that God came down to earth in the form of a servant, and sacrificed His life, the life of the only begotten Son, for the souls of all men at the hands of the very creatures He created. God accomplished this for the souls of all men, women, children, the unborn, all that have ever lived. He loves all who have ever lived (from the time of conception there is life). This is the will of God in the Mashiach.

And so there is this supreme will of God, and next to this there is what is called the will of men. Can the will of man somehow usurp the will of God? Can the will of man somehow affect the will of God? No it cannot be! The will of God can only be righteous. The will of man, if it can be said to be a will, can only be enslaved to unrighteousness before grace is given by God and His will. So there is the righteous will of God, and unrighteous man who can only do what God has willed. There is no free will. And then God gives grace to men, choses them from before the foundation of the world, and He betrothes them to another: the righteous One, Yeshua. They were betrothed to unrighteousness but when born from above they are betrothed to He who is righteousness. This is only a work of God’s grace. We were not seeking it, asking for it and had any sense of knowing it. God in His sovereign infinite  mercy and grace chose us, the few among the many to accomplish His eternal purpose in the Mashiach. There will be the saved and the nations of the saved. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Yeshua is Lord to the glory of God the Father. The end of the Lord is the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercies. His mercy endures forever! In Adam all died, in the Mashiach all are made alive, each man in God’s own order.

And so there is the righteous will of God, and the man enslaved to unrighteousness by the righteous will and purpose of God, that God might chose a few from the many to be enslaved unto the righteousness found in the Mashiach. The will of a man enslaved to unrighteousness before grace, is the life of a man. “I know that in this flesh dwelleth no good thing.” “Therefore there is a law when I do good, evil is present.” But depite this evil present, there is therefore no condemnation to them who are in the Mashiach Yeshua who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit; but in the Spirit, in the assembly where the gospel is preached. Yeshua said, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross (the gospel) and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Look at the Mashiach, Yeshua! Did He not lose His life for the sake of the Father. And the servant is not greater than the master!

Now He who knew know sin was made sin by the letter of the Law. For Law said “thou shalt not lust (desire or covet)” and it made no exception to God in the flesh, for all things were His, and in righteousness of Spirit He desired all things, but He was sin  by the letter  of Law nevertheless. And the Law also said “cursed is the man that hangeth on tree” and again it made no exemption whether the man was righteous or unrighteous. The Law condemned both the Righteous One and the unrighteous by the letter. The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.” This is why it is written “the man that doeth them shall live in them”. But the one who cries out for mercy, “We have sinned greatly against you, Oh God” and “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”, it is He that shall be justified. And all who are chosen in Him by the Father and endure to the end are justified with Him.Yeshua also said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee. Take away this cup from Me. Nevertheless not what I will, but what thou will.” And the purpose of God was and is fulfilled against the will.

And Paul speaking of the will writes, “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of. For necessity is laid upon me, yes, woe unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly I have a reward, but if against the will, a stewardship is committed unto me.” The gospel is preached against the will. Look at Yeshua, the author and finisher of the faith and see that this is true! And where the true grace of God is, there abides the will of God against the will. How can the purpose of God be fulfilled among them that the grace of God abides if there will, the flesh is contrary to God? The grace of God abides “against the will”. And the purpose of God is fulfilled despite the evil present, that which is contrary to the Mashiach: antichristos.

And so the great evidence of the grace of God is its work in the midst of a contrary will. And to what extent is this contrary will? “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in infirmities (of my contrary will), that the power of the Mashiach may rest upon me. There I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for the Mashiach’s sake: for when I am weak then am I strong.”

And so there is place of weakness in the grace of God where all things are done against the will, and the purpose of God is fulfilled. “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. But be it so, I did not burden you. Nevertheless, being crafty I caught you will guile (of the love of God in the Mashiach, Yeshua). Did I make gain of you?…Again think you that we excuse ourselves unto you? We speak before God in the Mashiach. But we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edification.”


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