Knowing the Perfect Will of God
What is God’s will for us? We all have this prayer or question in us.
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;”
Colossians 1:9-10 NKJV
We cannot fulfill the requirements of pleasing God without being in the perfect will of God.
The central theme of the book of Colossians is the grace of Christ and truth vs legalism.
Legalism always leads to the presumptuous, permissive will of man. Both these wills are an enemy to God’s perfect will.
This is the main theme of the message:
In order to know the will of God in our lives, we need to fulfill the revealed will of God in the Bible. We must put on the spirit of obedience to do this revealed will in the Bible. The perfect will of God is mapped out in Matthew 6: 9-10 Matthew 26:42, John 4: 34-35, Ephesians 5:17
As we enter into 2022, let us endeavor to do His revealed will, which will lead into the perfect will of God. (Romans 8:14)
As we enter into 2022, we need the grace of God to do His revealed will.
The logos Word comes first and then the rhema Word. Fulfilling the revealed will of God comes first and then knowing the perfect will of God.
The 3 Revealed Will of God:
1. How can we know the perfect will of God if we are complaining all the time? We need to have the attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 136: 1-3, Philippians 2: 12-15, Colossians 3:15,17). Become familiar with thanksgiving. (Romans 1: 21-22) Israel couldn’t enter into the promise land because of their mouth and being ungrateful. (Psalm 78:19) Thanksgiving brings about miracles.
2. How can we know the perfect will of God if we keep grieving the Holy Spirit? (Ephesians 4:30) We need the attitude of consecration. God’s grace is sufficient for us to overcome. (1 Thessalonians 4: 3-4) Without purity to God there cannot be an effective presence of God (Matthew 5:8, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 6: 1-2) Grace empowers us to come out of sin. Today’s consecration brings tomorrow’s breakthrough (Joshua 3: 4-5)
3. How can we know the perfect will of God if we don’t obey the heartbeat of God? We need the attitude for the harvest. (Matthew 24:14, 2 Timothy 4:2, Romans 10:13-15) We don’t need a congregation to preach. Our loved ones, our neighborhoods, our co-workers etc are our congregation. Don’t remain silent.(Matthew 5: 13-16)
Let us delight to do the revealed will of God. (Psalm 40:8)