When we think of Adam’s sin, what comes to mind? Is it that he too ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that the Lord forbid them to eat from? Or, is it that Adam asserted his own will instead of God’s will? I think it is the latter.
We read in Scripture that at one time there was only God’s will and because of only one will there was peace, harmony, etc. We read In Isaiah 14 about a being called Lucifer, who said: “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.”
From that time on there has been war and conflict taking place in the world and now since Adam and Eve did their own thing and not the will of God we find that every child that is born is born with their own will that conflicts with God’s will.
We know that a conflict is a clash between two wills and with billions of wills today on planet earth it is amazing to me that we have had as much peace as we have. We know that a day is coming when “the LORD shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name one.” We are to pray “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
That will be a great day when no one can dispute Jehovah’s rule. There will not be any favoritism or double standard, no difference in law, or will, or rule, but all will be in harmony, unity and agreement. This is what Christ’s Millennial Rule will be and the peace that it will bring. So we pray for His kingdom to come and for His will to be done. The two go together.
The reason we have no peace or rest in the world today, as well as in many families, etc. is because there is more than one will. More than one will by necessity brings conflict and confusion. We sometimes hear of “Dual Control,” but it is a delusion and something that exists in words, not reality.
The one thing that we all long for is peace and rest and the secret for this is ONE WILL, God’s will. As long as there are two wills there can be no peace, but when our will is subject to God’s will we find peace and rest. We see the example of the Lord Jesus Christ when He walked the earth as a man and the rest and peace that He exhibited. How He found rest in the midst of rejection; found rest in the midst of John the Baptist’s doubts; how He found rest when the people of that generation rejected Him, or how He found rest when the cities that saw His greatest works still did not believe.
“At that time Jesus answered and said, ‘I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.’ At that time He turns to His weary disciples and says: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Come to me is the invitation; let His will be done is the request, and the result is rest for our souls. Do we want rest, peace and tranquility? If so then we find it in doing the will of God.
We pray for unity in the church (the Body of Christ), but if each member in the body is doing the will of God then unity is the outcome and the consequence of that is: that the world may believe. That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. John 17:21