Greetings, brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to
explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly
Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This
morning we seek to understand the value of doing the Father's will.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Value of Doing the Father's Will
"For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sisters, and mother."
Mark, Chapter 3, Verse 35.
Brothers and sisters, the Heavenly Father pervades all eternity and infinity. He is the source of all
reality, the origin, and destiny of all who choose to do His will as revealed in His Son, Jesus. Isaiah
said of the Father, "I, even I am the Lord, and beside me, there is no savior." The Father has given
us free will and it is up to us to use it to carry out His will. No one can or may choose for us.
Salvation is given only to those who believe the Father's son and do His will. Thus we see right away
the value of doing the Father's will, for therein lies eternal salvation. And eternal salvation is
something that we desire with the utmost of our hearts. It is the Father's will that none of his children
be lost. "A bruise reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench." The heavenly
Father is all powerful and at the same time all merciful. And this mercy is ours for the asking: Lord
have mercy upon our souls.
By choosing to do the Father's will, to believe His Son, Jesus, the Father has established the way for
us to survive and join him in the heavens. Did not Jesus say, "In my Father's house are many
mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you? I go to prepare a place for you." When we choose
the Father's will, we insure that we will live to see those mansions. And to enjoy those things that
"eye hath not seen, or ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God
hath prepared for them that love him."
When our minds know the truth of the Father's love, and our souls experience the goodness of our
heavenly Father's love, then does the beauty of our heavenly Father's love unite the two, and they
become one with the spirit of Jesus even as the spirit of Jesus--the Sprit of Truth--is one with the
Our minds learn of the truth of God by a slow and gradual spiritual process. There is a certain hunger
placed in our minds by the heavenly Father. As our minds develop, this hunger grows in intensity.
This hunger is in reality the desire for truth, and can only be satisfied by acquiring truth. The Spirit
of Truth increasingly guides and teaches our minds until that day when our minds cross the spirit
threshold where our minds are born again and begins to know the truth of God.
Our souls know of the goodness of God by a similar gradual process. It also begins with a certain
thirst for goodness-righteousness. Our souls seek to experience the goodness of the Lord. And as our
souls seeks to treat our brothers and sisters righteously, gradually eroding away our selfish interests,
constantly seeking to quench the thirst for goodness, our souls experience more of God's goodness.
This goodness in turn further causes our souls to change even more its behavior towards our brothers
and sisters, in effect to repent. When our souls repent, forgiveness is received, which further changes
our souls so that they can discern spiritual goodness--love, patience, mercy, and forgiveness.
When the beauty of our heavenly Father's love unites in our minds and souls the truth of the Father's
love with His goodness, then are the meanings of truth and the values of goodness made one. This
is also a gradual process and proceeds in direct proportion to our desire and willingness to submit
our wills to the Father's will. The constant submission of our wills to the Father's will, eternalizes
our wills and our souls so that we become possessed of eternal life. We become one with the
heavenly Father through his Son. Having responded to doing the Father's will as it is revealed in His
Son, Jesus, we have become a part of the infinity and eternity of God. We have discovered the value
of doing the Father's will since we have become that value.
This concludes today's message on understanding the value of doing the Father's will. We hope you
find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time,
this is Dr. James Perry.