And He was saying, Abba, [which means] Father, everything is possible for You. Take away this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You [will]. Mark 14:36
There are certain situations that God has ordained for our life, and there is absolutely no way to avoid it. There is one situation that we will all most certainly experience, and that is physical death. There is no way that mortality can meet and dwell with immortality. There must be a shedding of the fleshly body, a separation from this world, as we know it and a transition to either everlasting peace in Heaven, or being cast in the lake of hell’s fire and burn forevermore.
The question to be answered is will you allow His will to take precedence over your decision-making and your own personal will? God’s desire for all mankind is simply for us to be humble enough to hearken unto his word by going where He want us to go, doing what He want us to do, and being all that He desires us to be. The Unexemptable test for all humans living today is to welcome and accept death as a part of the “existential process”. The good thing is that we do not have to walk around in fear, constantly worrying about the unknown. The fundamental principle that everyone has to attain is that “Lord I can not trace everything that you are doing in my life, moreover I do not know all of the when’s, where’s, and how’s for my life but I do trust you”.
Jesus Paid it All
We have to recognize that it was extremely difficult for Jesus to lay down His life that we might have more life as well as life again. But the truth is He did. Now, if there would have possibly been any other way to carryout the will of His Father, I’m sure He would have chosen it. But it was the will of His Father that no longer would the sacrifices of animals be acceptable. God’s anger and disapproval of man’s action required a life for a life, without spot or blemish and one who knew no sin. Another good thing for all believers today, is that His spirit was willing to give up His human side, and make room for the coming and dwelling of the Holy Spirit for us that are alive today! So, we must make a decision in regard to this Unexemptable test with a fixed mind either to take up our cross and follow Jesus, or not.
God has placed before us this day either life or death—you choose to either go through and pass the Unexemptable test or to resist and live life according to the world’s systems and values which has a reward of spending eternal life in misery!
God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD