God’s Will is Being Done

Our God has wonderful promises for you! Paul had a genuine love for the Philippian believers. In his prison epistle, he wrote to assure them that even in prison the gospel was going forth accomplishing God’s will. He urged the believers to be unified and to be aware of false teachers. God led Paul to prescribe “spiritual truths” for “practical problems”:
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).

The problems we face… NEED SOLUTIONS!

  • Anxiety / Prayer / Thanksgiving
  • Peace of God
  • Contentment
Paul reminded the believers in the church that God was not finished with them:
 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).
This verse includes the past, present and future. It points to “the day of the Christ”. This phrase is different from the “day of the Lord”. According to scholars, the latter phrase, “day of the Lord,” refers to the rapture.
  • Jesus predicted He would come again (John 14:1-3).
  • Paul saw it with the eye of faith (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
  • We, the Church, will experience it!
Paul’s focus is on the life to come in heaven when he writes:
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21-24).
Death for the Christian is not the end, but rather the beginning. The believer will gain a better body, a better inheritance, and a better home! With heaven in mind, life becomes sensible. Void of that, life is meaningless.
The phrase “day of Christ” is used again by Paul (Phil 2:16). Christians will be judged at the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor 5:10; Rom 14:10). Faithfulness today results in rewards -payday- tomorrow! Paul’s lifelong goal was to know Jesus and let Him be known” (Phil 3:10-14). He longed to see the rapture, and yet was faithful to the finish (2Tim 4:7-8). For the Christian, heaven is the final place (Phil 3:20-21).
Jesus could come back in the rapture any moment.
“The Lord is at hand” (Phil 4:5).