Living in the Will of God – 16 Summarizing
Let’s begin this section of our study of living in the will of God by answering a few questions and summarizing what we have discussed so far.
How do we live in the will of God?
How do we live in the perfection of our Father in Heaven?
How do we manifest God’s heavenly will here on earth?
We do this by being the peacemaking children of God we’ve been called to be by Jesus.
With everything we do, we should seek, as far as possible, to free creation from as much of the corruption to which it’s been subjected as we possibly can, and it begins with what we put on our own plates.
We should let no animal suffer and die for our food and clothing, or for any other purpose, and we should encourage others to do the same.
We are to speak out against all forms of corruption and injustice, so that every living being (human and non-human) can enjoy the life God created for them, and the right to be free.
We can no longer be timid about exposing the truth about our corrupt society and the horrible atrocities that are inflicted upon millions of our fellow human beings and upon billions of animals every year. But at the same time we must do so peacefully and legally, so that no one can discredit us.
Just as Jesus called the corrupt religious leaders, hypocrites, so are we to expose the deeds and complicity of our leaders and those who support the evil in this world.
Jesus never compromised when it came to being loving and compassionate. He always helped eliminate pain and suffering; but instead of following His example, the majority of our churches, from clergy and leaders to parishioners, support the torture and killing of billions of animals, and we need to tell them how unchristian they really are behaving.
It won’t help to trade Bible verses with them, for they have distorted the Bible to justify their evil deeds. We simply need to expose their cruelty for what it is, and their complacency and complicity in having others do their evil deeds for them.
We need to comfort the broken hearted when they lose a beloved companion animal, just as we would if they lost a child; and when clergy refuse to do this we should expose their hardness of heart, until they come to their senses and truly begin to serve the Lord our God.
As we bring peace to the animals, we will also find that we are bringing peace to our fellow human beings.
Peace making is an active pursuit. We cannot be peacemakers and sit on our duff. We need to get up and do something, just as Jesus did.
How do we live in the will of God?
We begin by living our lives as Jesus lived His upon this earth. But there is more as Jesus told us in John 14:12.
12. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father.
Jesus began the work of convincing the people to live in the heavenly will of God, but He left us the task of completing it until He returns.
If Jesus was loving and compassionate, we are to be more loving and compassionate; if Jesus was a peacemaker, we are to be greater peacemakers; if Jesus showed the religious and political leaders the truth and the errors of their ways, we are to do so even more.
By summarizing our study about living in the will of God, we are not concluding it, for we still have a long way to go before the whole world once again begins living in the heavenly will of God.