--- It all comes down to the BODY recognizing and knowing the HEAD is in charge of ALL THINGS... Maker of ALL THINGS which are MADE -- Rom 9:21 -- John 1:3 -- Col 1:16
-- irregardless of our perception of them as "good" or "evil" --- which in turn is an acknowledgement of the GLORY of YHVH
as being ...ALL
There is NO POWER, except HIS -- Rom 13:1
-- so no one possessing "power" of any kind, can of truth claim, that the SOURCE of the power utilized, is OF self... for ALL POWER has ONE
If power is designated in any given being, then it is designated by the WILL of YHVH
which WORKS ALL THINGS that they have this "power", and furthermore it has been given to them, for the PURPOSES of YHVH
to be accomplished in ALL... Who therefore is due, ALL CREDIT for the OUTCOME and PROCESS of ALL things... once they (all things) are manifest and reach COMPLETION...
God took the EVIL acts of Pharaoh and made His name and POWER known all over the world -- Rom 9:17
We are not to esteem ourselves, as larger than we should...
God, of OURSELVES, ...we are NOTHING... but being emergent of His infinite LOVE, ...IN Him, BY Him, FROM Him, and FOR Him... we are His EVERYTHING.
In the desire of Him and HIS WILL, should our hearts be completely occupied (not worrying over our own petty desires)... and in PRAYER (which is about all doings of LIFE, not just the words of a given "conversation"), should we be EVER about seeking Him, and Who and What He is... thereby abandoning OURSELVES
Unless and until, one abandons completely ALL
the riches of oneself including ones own "will", one is not entered into the Kingdom -- Matt 19:23
-- or worthy to be His DISCIPLE -- Luke 14:26CHRIST
noted that we leave behind our "baggage" and come an follow Him, who IS about DOING and SPEAKING, ...NOTHING OF
Paul noted that he "lived", but didn't live!! ... Gal 2:20
...because, he had LEFT "himself
--- If we are praying that the WILL of the Father be done in one breath, and in the next, expect our own desires be fufilled ...without knowing that those desires might NOT be HIS WILL for us, ...such prayer finds itself is self-contradictory. JESUS
noted in His prayer... His desire that the cup pass, BUT ONLY
, ... if it be the WILL of the Father... It was NOT, ...and accordingly, ...the "cup" did not pass...THIRD
--- "free will
" is not allowed as a topic of discussion on this forum and so it should not be mentioned at all in support of an opinion, ...for those who oppose this Unbiblical
notion are not allowed to speak against it...