Knowing God’s Will- The Basics
John 14:11-12 (Knowing God’s Will)
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
John 10: 14; 27
(Jesus says) “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep. They too will listen to my voice, My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Our focus for 2017 :
Releasing the power of God through your life
We’re building on “Releasing the Miraculous in 2017”
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Turn to someone and say
Hearing God starts here
1.You have to be honest (do you really want to hear)
2.You have to be in a place where He is speaking (not a location – connected )
3.Be still enough to listen
4.Place yourself in a hearing mode (not fearful, depressed, anxious, stressed out.. peace)
5.You have to be willing to respond
6.Have completed the last thing you know God directed
7.Believe the Lord desires to speak
In order to see BREAKTHROUGH in 2017 we need to
Make CORRECT DECISIONS
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom , he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Do we agree ??
The Key to making correct decisions is knowing: God’s Will
Key to knowing God’s Will is: “Hearing God”
Today General Tests
How to know God’s Will in your life
These are for you to Apply to Every Situation
Let’s Look at… General test For Determining God’s Will
or How to Make Correct Decisions
General test For Determining God’s Will
God Will Not Contradict His Word
God’s not going to contradict Himself
2 Tim 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true. .. God uses it to prepare and equip his people for what to do in life.
Ps 119:89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens
Ps 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;
Prov 30:5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
God Will Not Contradict His Character
Ps 36:5-7 Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies… How priceless is your unfailing love!
Ps 119:64 The earth is filled with your love, O LORD;
1 John 4:7-9 God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Exodus 3:14 I Am …
God’s leading will bring Rejoicing and Uplifting
God is not a downer
Accuser or a condemner
Ps 9:1-2 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name,
Ps 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy
Ps 63:7-8 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Luke 4:18-19 He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
God’s leading will never be Confusing
Fear, what if’s, not sure, how about
1 Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace
Prov 4:11 I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along clear paths.
Ps 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God
God’s leading will never demand Pressured Action
Where is the enemy
Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything,
Ps 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Matt 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Ps 25:10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
God’s leading will be confirmed by Spiritual Leadership
Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
1 Thess 5:12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you
Heb 13:17 Follow your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account.
Heb 13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
God’s leading will be confirmed by the Holy Spirit (inner witness)
Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
Luke 1:79 You guide our feet by way of peace.
Isa 26:3-4 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever
John 14:27-28 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
General tests for determining God’s will
- Will Not Contradict His Word
- Will Not Contradict God’s Character
- Will Bring Rejoicing and Uplifting
- Never Confusing
- Never Demand Sudden Action
- Confirmed by Leadership
- Holy Spirit Will Confirm (inner witness)