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So Alden is asking God doeth according to his will among the inhabitants of the earth and none can stay his hand or say unto him, what doth thou? What if God wants something and man wants the opposite? Who gets what he wants?
Well, my friend Alden, I love this question because it’s quoting the book of Daniel, which is my favorite book in the Bible. First of all, just to kind of unpack this, I’ll do this as quickly as possible, but just to kind of look at the context of the story that this versus in. This is Daniel chapter four, where we see King Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, who he was starting to be converted. We see in chapter two. In chapter three, where he has these run ins with Jews. In chapter two, he has the run in with the dream with Daniel and he tries to worship Daniel because he’s like this God that interpreted this dream, only he can be the real God. But then he goes and starts rebelling against God’s will in chapter three. And so he tries to build the statue and we see his servants, Chad, Raknik and Bendigo, who were Jews and they refused to bow down to his idol or his statue that represented him basically, or his kingdom, the kingdom. You can either throw them in the fiery furnace, but God is with them. It says the Son of God is with these three Jews who stood up for God’s word.
And after that the king says nobody can talk bad about this God. And so here we see in chapter four, king W knezar has another dream and basically where he sees a tree that’s cut down and he tells all his wise men and they can’t interpret it. But Daniel again interprets the dream and says, look, you’re the tree. You’re going to be cut down for seven years. And so Daniel says, look, if you want my advice, you need to cut off your sins and maybe a lengthening of your peace. And so he holds out for about a year until Kingzzar finally gives in to his pride and he has cut down for seven years. And at the end of the seven years he’s restored. And in verse 35 it says in all the habitants of the earth are reputed is nothing he God does according to his willing army of heaven and none can stay his hand or stand him what do. So basically we see definitely God’s will is going to be done at the end of the day. And so does that mean that if God wants something and we want the opposite, who’s going to win the day?
God’s will will be done. We do have free choice. However, as my brother Jay just went into a few questions ago, as far as there are conditional prophecies and this prophecy was conditional basically that if King W knezar would have not stayed in his state of pride, he would not have been cut down. It wasn’t until a year when finally he says he was flourishing in his palace and he says within himself, I have built this great Babylon and I’ve done this. And he definitely has that pride that we see Lucifer saying, I am great. I deserve to be worshiped, I deserve this. Again, it goes back to this being a conditional prophecy, or conditional, either a curse or a blessing. And so that really is the bottom line, is God’s will will be done. And that’s always how it’s going to be, because He’s God, he’s our Creator, he’s all powerful, but God gives us a choice. And again, it goes back to kind of what we see in the whole book of Deuteronomy, like in Deuteronomy, chapter eleven, where God says, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse. A blessing if you obey, and a curse if you disobey.
And so we really need to decide for ourselves, what do we want to do? Do we want to do things God’s way, which is the Boss’s way, the right way, the Creator’s way? Or do we want to do things our own way, which only leads to destruction because we are not God, we’re not the Boss of this universe. And so I think a lot of people try to fool themselves into believing they are or they’re the God of their own world or the God of their own universe. But at the end of the day, they have to recognize that they are dependent if every breath they have is dependent on their Heavenly Father. And so, as far as if you want things to go your way, I’ll give you two quick verses as far as how to have God’s blessing in your life. And the first is in one, John, chapter five. And this is verses 14 and 15. And this reads and this is the confidence that we have in Him, in God, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And in verse 15 it says, and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.
So we can have all the things that we should have as we pray according to God’s will because God will be done. And even Jesus, who was God, prayed according to his father’s will. And we see that as well in the Book of Luke, chapter 22, verses 42. And I’ll just go there really quick because I think this is such a beautiful verse and just showing us the heart of God. We see Jesus here about to be crucified the Son of God. He didn’t have to do this, but he went through the cross in order to save us from our sins, because he loved us and he did everything the right way. And he submitted Himself to the will of the Father as an example to us. And so we see in Luke 22, verse 42, Jesus saying, father, if you’re willing to remove this cup from me, nevertheless, jesus did not want to go through with the crucifixion. He felt it was too difficult to bear. But Jesus says, nevertheless not my will, but thy will be done. And so when we pray according to God’s will, we have everything we’ve asked for, and we will be content and happy with the result that God will bring about, even if it’s not fun for that moment, it will be a blessing in the end.
And what I think is so beautiful in the verse after, it actually says the angel strengthened him. And so as we pray according to God’s will, even if it’s maybe not our will, but we want God will give us strength to endure and get through any difficult situation, because the end result will be something beautiful that we do want. It’s just kind of like anything in life. You reap what you sow. Maybe you don’t enjoy eating vegetables and going to the gym, but guess what? If you eat healthy and you go to the gym, the result is going to be a healthy body and you’re going to be happy with it. The process sometimes isn’t always as fun as other things to do. But at the end, we need to think about the end result and think about what it is that’s truly best. And we know that God’s will is the best for us, for our life and for those around us. So I hope that’s a good answer for you, my friend Jeremy is. Any other thoughts on that?
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