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Ephesians 1:4-11 according as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, (5) having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will (thelema), (6) to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He has made us accepted in the One having been loved. (7) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, (8) which He caused to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding; (9) having made known to us the mystery of His will (thelema), according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, (10) for an administration of the fullness of times, to head up all things in Christ, both the things in Heaven, and the things on earth, even in Him, (11) in whom also we have been chosen to an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His own will (thelema),,

Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. Eph 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.

Understanding The Will Of GodThe Decreed Will/Purpose of GodThink of it as The ConceptionIt was conceived in eternity before creationIt is a pre-determined project/desire It is unchangeableIt is a noun - - thelema

Gods Decreed Will (thelema )TTime/Space/History

WGods thelo I L LWord Commands and PrinciplesInput People/circumstances/eventsLife Obedience and disobedience Leading God intervening Gods Decreed Will AccomplishedthelemaPsalms 2:6-7 Yea, I have set My king on My holy hill, on Zion. (7) I will declare the decree of Jehovah. He has said to Me, You are My Son; today I have begotten You.

II. The Directive Will Of God (Activation)

It has to do with guidance and influenceIt is being worked out in timeIt is the process/means to reach the goalIt is always a verb - thelo Romans 9:22-23 What if God, willing/ thelo to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction; (23) and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy which He had before prepared to glory;

Understanding The Directive Will Of God

ConscienceVisionsDreamsAngelsPrayerBiblePreachingGod speaking

The Will/Thelema of God Noun = a thing Pre-determined Conception The willing/Ethelo of God Verb = an actionDirectiveThe Will/Thelema of God = a thing ActualizationTime Space HistoryTime Space HistoryTime Space HistoryYou Didnt Build This 9

The Accomplished Will Of God (Actualization)It is the end product of the conceptionIt is eternal It is always a noun - - thelema


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