The will of God is what Jesus referred to as the will of the Father. It is what we all need to do as we encounter temptation. The main purpose of all temptations is to sway us away from doing the will of God, but we all have to overcome. Our success rests right in the center of doing God’s will.
When Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit and had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he overcame the enemy. He overcame because he continued to do the will of God. At the end of his ministry Jesus still continued to do the will of God. When Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, his desire was to do the will of God. This took a lot of physical strain on his body, but he continued to do the will of God.
In Luke 22: 43-44 the Bible says, “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (KJV). In this Scripture we are told that an Angel from heaven appeared and that Angel strengthened Jesus when he was in prayer.
After Jesus finished his prayers that is when those led by Judas Iscariot came in to try to arrest him. They were violent and some of the apostles reacted to their approach. In Luke 22:50-51 in reference to the apostles the Bible says, “And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him” (KJV). In the middle of a violet altercation Jesus was able to heal someone. This was an incredible miracle, but it seemed to have gone unnoticed. Now, why did Jesus not use the miracle power he had to stop them? Well, it is simply because he wanted to do the will of God.
It was the will of God for him to suffer for us. In Luke 23:39 the Bible says, “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us” (KJV). This man did not know the will of God. Jesus did not really need to save himself because what he was doing was the will of God.
- Lessons From the Wilderness: Part Three (breadforthebride.wordpress.com)
- Luke 19:10 NKJV – He came for you and for me (pagprayer.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 28:17-19 NKJV – All authority, every victory is Yours. (pagprayer.wordpress.com)
- Choices (chrismarkham.wordpress.com)