Updated March 26, 2021.
It is The Divine Nourishment without which a person shall not enter The Kingdom of Heaven: The Food JESUS lived to eat.
An exam question I remember from primary school was: “Do we live to eat, or eat to live?”
For a child’s mind, the semantic gymnastics of the question was at first puzzling without careful thought.
But after going past the crafty crafting of the question, the response was emphatic, ‘Of course, we eat to live! We DON’T live to eat!
Or do we? YES, we do. Actually, we live to eat! But only The Food JESUS ate.
In John 4, THE LORD JESUS taught that we live to eat. The Food He lived to eat.
One day, in the course of ministry trudging the dirt roads of Israel in His day, JESUS’ disciples returned from getting food.
He had come to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and JESUS, being wearied from the journey, sat by the well . It was about midday.
A Samaritan woman came to the well to draw water.
The disciples had been gone, and THE LORD was preaching to the Samaritan woman by the well. They returned and marvelled that He talked with a woman. It was an unthinkable sight they could not query Him about.
The woman then went her way into the city to announce her encounter with JESUS.
And then the disciples urged THE LORD to eat.
“But He said to them, “I have Food to eat of which you do not know.” Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?”
JESUS said to them, “My Food is to do The Will of Him Who sent Me, and to finish His Work.” John 4:32-34.
This is all that Life in CHRIST JESUS is about: To do The Will of GOD, and to finish His Work.
Doing The Will of GOD is Divine Nourishment, without which even the most anointed believer is malnourished into eternal death in the everlasting fire! It is a reminder I often meditate on with fear and trembling, and have shared time and again.
THE LORD said:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘LORD, LORD,’ shall enter The Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does The Will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!“ Matthew 7:21-23.
I come across men and women of GOD as well as ordinary believers who portray with pride and as a Divine Qualification, their offices, gifts and activities of prophecy, seeing in the unseen realm, setting people free from the oppression of the devil, and many wonders in THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
But what qualifies us for entry into Heaven, as JESUS taught, is doing The Will of GOD.
It is very important indeed to be apostolic, and to prophesy, and to evangelise, and to pastor, and to teach.
However, if The Will of GOD is not done with the offices, if The Will of GOD is not done with The Gifts of THE HOLY SPIRIT, if The Will of GOD is not done with The Ministries of THE LORD, if The Will of GOD is not done with The Activities of GOD (1 Corinthians 12:4 -11; Ephesians 4:11; Romans 12: 6 – 8), then one will be denied entry into Heaven!
Oh, that you will heed this message and “work out your own Salvation with fear and trembling“! (Philippians 2:12).
Many anointed persons are in hell right now as you read this. And many un-anointed persons are also in hell because of disobedience — not doing The Will of GOD.
One day, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST saw “a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for” GOD’s healing in the pool of Bethesda, (John 5:3). But He healed ONLY one man and left! Yet, on other occasions elsewhere, He healed all who needed healing.
What informed the difference? The Will of THE FATHER.
“Then JESUS answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, THE SON can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees THE FATHER do; for whatever He does, THE SON also does in like manner. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My Judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My Own Will but The Will of THE FATHER who sent Me.“John 5:19,30.
And THE LORD says to us:
“I AM The Vine, you are The Branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5.
Yet many believers do things without Him. Yet many believers are very ZEALOUS to consider/ be concerned about persons, organisations and factors and circumstances, but not The Will of THE LORD.
“GOD delights in every detail of our lives.” Psalm 37:23.
Therefore, we must seek and do only His Will in every detail of our lives . As THE LORD intimated in John 7:17, we must WILL to do His Will. Always.
He also said: “And He who sent Me is with Me. THE FATHER has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” (John 8:29)
It is utmost foolishness leading to hell to consider things other than The Will of GOD in a situation.
“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what The Will of THE LORD is.” Ephesians 5:17.
No matter what is happening, The Person you go to at first thought, is THE LORD — to know and do His Will.
This was how David succeeded exceedingly; he often inquired of THE LORD. But, Saul, doing the opposite repeatedly, was rejected by THE LORD.
The one time David did not inquire of THE LORD to do His Will, it brought a plague on the land. David had been moved by Satan! (See 1 Chronicles 21).
If it is not The Will of GOD, it is the will of the devil! And disasters follow it. Much lack, sickness, death, etc. come this way. (I testify of this personally: in family, in ministry).
It is important to know from THE LORD, the cause of problems and the solution of GOD to them. Please study 1 Chronicles 21. It is sobering with The Fear of THE LORD.
Over the years, I’ve been involved in situations where fine brethren did their own thing, consulted the opinion of men, but did not ask THE LORD what His Will was in a matter. And the result was disastrous every time.
Any will pursued other than that of THE LORD is a choice of trouble, and could lead to hell fire.
This was exactly what happened to Satan. He sought to do his own will and was cast out of Heaven to the earth, and subsequently cast down to hell. (Revelation 12:6, 2 Peter 2:4)
“How you are fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD; I will also sit on The Mount of The Congregation on the farthest sides of The North; I will ascend above The Heights of The Clouds, I will be like THE MOST HIGH.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15.
Five times, Lucifer said “I will”, and was cast down.
But JESUS prayed to THE FATHER: “…not My Will, but Yours, be done.”(Luke 22:42). And He was exalted to The Right Hand of THE FATHER.
For it is written: “Exalt the humble and humble the exalted.” (Ezekiel 21:26).
When THE LORD JESUS came into the world, He chose to do The Will of GOD and was exalted.
As He said, (written of Him in prophecy), “Behold, I have come to do Your Will, O GOD.” (Hebrews 10:9).
And “By that Will we have been sanctified through The Offering of The Body of JESUS CHRIST once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10)
GLORY TO GOD!
No matter how difficult the choice facing us, there is only one option to choose to do: The Will of GOD.
When THE LORD was in Gethsemane with the eleven on the night in which He was betrayed,
“He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “FATHER, if it is Your Will, take This Cup away from Me; nevertheless not My Will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22:41-42.
For many years now, I have been increasingly consumed with consuming this Divine Diet which THE LORD JESUS was on exclusively — seeking and doing only The Will of THE FATHER.
Then last week, I had an amazing Heavenly encounter with THE LORD when He downloaded into me, that doing The Will of GOD is actually Divine Nourishment for one’s life and destiny.
That, without doing The Will of THE FATHER, one’s life and destiny will suffer severe malnourishment and perish!
Hence, His Food was to do The Will of THE FATHER always. Therefore, as He did, we also must eat This Food and live; yes, eat This Food and prosper.
Doing one’s own will is a Delilah deceiving one into blindness and destruction like Samson. (Please see Judges 16:4-22)
Sometime ago, THE LORD told me that selfish ambition (one’s own desires and pursuits) amounts to the will of the devil, and gets one into his captivity.
Worst of all, those who practice selfish ambition cannot inherit The Kingdom of Heaven! (See Galatians 5:19-21).
We must do only what THE LORD JESUS wants, not what we want. We live for Him.
“For THE LOVE OF CHRIST compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.
Remember Isaac? He wanted to go to Egypt (the world) to do what seemed reasonable (sensually).
But THE LORD told him not to go. Isaac stayed and SOWED in the land, and became very prosperous.
Brethren, like Isaac, to be really and truly prosperous, we must stay in the land (CHRIST) and sow (know and do HIS PLAN for us in every situation). We MUST NEVER go to the world!
The solutions of the world (including Covid vaccines) ), which experts say are highly toxic and make a person genetically modified!) are not for us in CHRIST JESUS. Let us depend ONLY on GOD: His Word, His Blood, His Spirit, His Will.
His ONLY Will for our well-being is THE BLOOD, (1 Peter 1:2). In these last days, those who devalue THE BLOOD, will be devoured.
(Please go to https://bit.ly/vaxxbombshell and read a vaccine expert’s testimony before a German extra-parliamentary inquiry committee. She said vaccines contain highly toxic levels of some ingredients, including one called Luciferase. Hmm).
“And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does The Will of GOD abides forever.” 1 John 2:17.
As we approach the end of the age, we will often face choices of various requirements without which we might be denied certain things.
Our decisions must always be to seek and know and do what The Will of THE LORD is.
When we choose to do The Will of GOD, He will protect us and our interest. And what we fear will not happen.
But even if we are persecuted for choosing to do The Will of GOD, our entry into The Kingdom of Heaven is assured.
As THE LORD said,
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My Sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in Heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.“Matthew 5:11-12.
“For it is better, if it is The Will of GOD, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17.
“Therefore let those who suffer according to The Will of GOD commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a Faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:19.
One of the things I often pray at the start of the day is to ask THE LORD: “Help me to do Your Will this day of my life and all the days of my life ‘according to GOD’s Own Purpose and Grace which was given to us in CHRIST JESUS before time began.'” (2 Timothy 1:9).
GOD is faithful to honour such prayers.
We cannot, and MUST NOT, do anything of and for GOD by our own ability and will.
“Teach me to do Your Will, For You are my GOD; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in The Land of Uprightness.” Psalm 143:10.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so is any life without The Will of GOD.
We live to eat The Will of GOD. It is The Food for Eternal Life.
THE LORD JESUS lives forever because He exclusively ate this Food in the days of His Flesh.
So we must. We live to eat This Food.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a Kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have Grace, by which we may serve GOD acceptably with reverence and GODly Fear. For our GOD is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-329.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1).
As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.