“Understand and Do God’s Will in this Generation!”

Romans 12:2, And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 David is an example of someone who did the Lord’s will. The Lord said, “David is someone after my own heart, he did my will in his generation.” What did David do in his generation? First, he built the Tabernacle of David. It was not made from David’s own creation, but it was the Lord who had told him (2 Chronicles 29:25).

Second, David did not judge Saul. The Lord gave him two chances to kill Saul, but David did not do so. David said to his guards, “I do not want to kill Saul. Do you not know, someone who touches the Lord’s anointed will not be free from judgment? Let the Lord judge him..” The Lord taught David about judgement. Do not judge others; David passed this test! The Lord saw the reponse David had.

Third, David acknowledged the Lord’s sovereignty over his life. When David went to Mahanaim, there was a person named Shimei ben Gera who cursed and shamed David in front of his guards, armies, and commanders. Then one of men named Abishai said, “I will kill him.” But, David said, “Don’t do it. If the Lord has ordered, what can we do?.. the Lord has spoken to him to curse me. It may be that the Lord will look on my affliction, and that the Lord will repay me with good for his cursing this day.” David understood that whatever happens in his life, everything is ordered by the Lord. When David came back to Jerusalem, he was welcomed by many people and among them was Shimei. He fell down before David, “Forgive me, please do not let me die!” In front of many people, David swore and said, “I will not let you die.”

And lastly, David was sensitive toward the Lord’s will. He was someone who truly loved the Lord and had intimacy with the Lord. He was a worshipper and psalmist who was liked in Israel. As a man after God’s own heart, it doesn’t mean David never committed sin. But when he was corrected, he had the right response before God. He never blamed others or made himself right, and he never committed the same in. This was David’s strength.

What did God prepare for David as a man after His own heart? Throughout his life, God made the Israelites to have the fear of God just like David. He was also used by the Lord to give inspiration for the generations after his. Even until now, the restoration of David’s Tabernacle is used as a tool to harvest souls for the Lord. David passed away when his hair turned grey and was very old, and he was filled with richness and glory. The place where he was buried is still present – below the upper room in Jerusalem. And this place became a place where the Holy Spirit was poured out the first time during the First Pentecost.

 These days we are entering the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We are entering a season of the greatest and last harvest before Jesus comes for the second time. Ps. Russel Evans from Planetshakers Melbourne, Australia had a vision for Indonesia that the fire of the Holy Spirit is coming upon Indonesia and will spread out to other nations. He also saw millions of young people on fire for God, they are radical for Jesus and they will serve this nation like never before.

If you want your prayers to be answered by the Lord, start to understand and do His will for this generation and ask the Holy Spirit to be poured out greatly in our lives. Then, you will see God’s glory come down upon you and you will be used by the Lord greatly. Amen!

                                   Source: Sermon of Pdt. Niko Njotorahardjo (part 1), Agustus 2017, GBI Gatot Subroto