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Emanna for 11/02/2020

Being Filled with the Full Knowledge of God's Will

Bible Verses

Col 1:9 Therefore we also...do not cease praying and asking on your behalf that you may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, (10) To walk worthily of the Lord to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and growing by the full knowledge of God.

Words of Ministry

Years ago, when young saints asked about things such as marriage or employment, I referred them to this verse in Colossians
[1:9]
. I told them that they should seek spiritual knowledge in order to know God's will. But the will of God here is not focused on things such as marriage, jobs, or housing; it is concerned with the all-inclusive Christ as our portion. The will of God for us is that we know the all- inclusive Christ, experience Him, and live Him as our life. In this verse God's will refers to Christ. It was not God's will for the Colossians to follow Judaistic observances
[2:16]
, Gentile ordinances, or human philosophies
[2:8]
. Furthermore, it was not God's will for them to practice asceticism, to treat the body severely in order to bridle the indulgence of the flesh
[2:20-23]
. God's will for the Colossians was to know Christ, to experience Christ, to enjoy Christ, to live Christ, and to have Christ become their life and their person
[2:6, 3:4]
. God's will for us today is exactly the same. If we know that God's will is for us to be saturated with Christ, then we have the proper knowledge of God's will. Whatever we do should be done in the will of God. We should marry in Christ, work in Christ, and move in Christ. Christ should be our life and our person. This is the will of God.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Colossians, pp. 19-21. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/18/1999) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.