The will of God is simply an alignment with the pattern of the Kingdom.
But we must understand that every alignment with the kingdom is coordinated by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God (Read Acts 2:23).
I’ve always said that purpose preexists creation as much as destiny is older than the destined. Therefore, destiny is discovered, not decided.
After discovery, the next parameter, according to the ordinances of the Kingdom, is never manifestation, but alignment. It is this alignment with Divine assignment that births fulfilment. Where there’s no alignment, there can’t be any accomplishment.
So, Romans 14:17 reveals to us the protocol of the Kingdom:
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
“Meat & drink” speaks of fleshly (physical) aggrandizement, and it is by this system the world measures success. What’s more? Biochemically, we bracket it as the dopamine spike!
“Meat & drink” are tangible, visible and palpable. Totally material. So, by man’s standards, if it is not seeable, it isn’t approvable.
But success in the Kingdom of God is premised on the immaterial – that which can be internalized.
So, the will of God, must meet all, not some, of the following parameters:
Righteousness: If it doesn’t reinforce your desire to remain in right standing with God, then it can’t be His will. You can’t go through the highway of hell, expecting to arrive in Heaven.
Peace: There’s a difference between quietness and peace. The graveyard is quiet, but not peaceful.
If it is His will, Peace, even in the midst of the storms, can never be deficient.
Psa. 85:8 tells us that God speaks peace unto his people.
Joy: Joy and happiness are two different things. Happiness is premised on a happenstance. You have money, you’re happy. You got a raise in your salary, you’re happy. And so on.
But Joy is kindled by the Spirit of God resident on your inside.
Things happen, things don’t happen, this unexplainable joy overwhelms your heart.
Hab. 3:17-18 tells us, “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
The Lord continually break the bread that our eyes might be opened to spiritual realities.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto our spirit.
APOSTLE NEBAI C. OGBONNA