Philippians 1:6 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for good deeds, and not for importance orension, 7 but with the end to show the affection of a good conscience toward [G-d] His one and only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus said that it was His will to do twice or tentatively for G-d. Secondly, we might want to consider what kind of balance God would have in mind as He seeks to work in us both to will and to do for good deeds.
Is it possible that there is far more to this verse than the simple phrase: “God works in you both to will and to do for good deeds.” Can we take a look and see if this verse contains hidden meaning and purpose? In our spiritual growth, we often uncover these kinds of concealed meanings. In this particular verse, the Greek word for “will” , and the Greek word for “good deeds”.
The good deeds referred to here by our Lord relates to the remission of sins or the power that enables the Messiah to do awesome things and bring about salvation to mankind.
Furthermore, here is the important subheading: “that it may be well worked with all uprightness of the mind.”This means that we should have a mind that is ” upright” and “was diseased not made sick” as James said.
Here is another important understanding: Activating our faith does not mean we are to become entirely or even close to a denomination. In fact, this particular verse is actually referring to nondenominational Christians. The Bible very clearly states that no man will literally be obedient to Jesus Christ and one of the purposes of our faith is to come to Jesus Christ in repentance and then to choose to serve and obey Him as we are led at our disposal to do.
To have a faith that is life-transforming and does not become sick but becomes energized, balanced and vibrant, then we must be led by the Holy Spirit.
Motivationally, when we begin to see and know our own individual ability to work for good in our world, our faith then begins to do amazing things in our lives. In this manner, Jesus really wants us to become energy with which to help our world in a positive and powerful manner.
Through this special verse, the writer wants us to realize that we should not become lax in fulfilling our commitment to helping our world. Instead, we should establish power and substance in our own faith, so that we can be drenched in god’s grace to share our love and ability to overcome the evils surrounding us, together with Jesus’ love and mercy.
Clearly, it is in the best interest of mankind that we do our part to make a difference in our world and not get sidetracked or sidetracked. In order to do what is right and good for mankind, we must take the time to have an intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ using the precious gift of His Holy Spirit, just as Paul teaches us to do by saying:
1 Corinthians 2:6 But I would remind you of the double-mindedness of God, that although he once saved us, he has now no longer the same mind, but is one while gone to be with The Lord, and sowing in the PRESENCE of The HOUR OF GOD, to persuade the gentiles, and collect the Arabians.
By getting this valuable information, a deeper meaning to the precious words of scripture, together we have a more dynamic perspective to what is meant by the phrase “in Christ ” within the Lord’s Prayer. It is not a mere prayer to Him; but a committed, deep, and personal relationship with Him that spills over from our within to the entire world.
The Apostle Paul highlights two important points about this double-mindedness, which is an enhanced form of surrender.
First, he teaches that this surrender takes place towards God and man, during a time of trial and perseverance, and the second point is that, this relationship with God extends beyond what any dictionary or church report can contain. The wild joys and glorious qualities that flow from this union with our Creator and Saviour are too vast for any single word to express.
Through this divine and sweet exchange, we acquire a new and larger perspective on life itself and on the need to make it more fruitful in man’s eternal onward quest. By new and larger, I mean, more extensive, ideas and ways of looking at life. The Apostle Paul highlights six areas where all men (and women!) have the same heavenly Father, as children of the same Father – Abraham.