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DECISION MAKING: KNOWING AND DOING THE WILL OF GOD

Revealed Will of God

1.YOU MUST BE SAVED (II Peter 3:9)

2.YOU MUST BE SURRENDERED (Romans 12:1,2)

3.YOU MUST BE SPIRIT FILLED (Ephesians 5:17,18)

4.YOU MUST BE SANCTIFIED (I Thessalonians 4:3-7)

5.YOU MUST BE SUBMISSIVE (I Peter 2:13,15)

6.YOU MUST BE SERVING (Ephesians 6:6)

7.YOU MUST BE SUFFERING (I Peter 3:14-17)

8.YOU MUST BE SATISFIED (I Thessalonians 5:18)

9.YOU MUST BE SACRIFICIALLY GIVING (II Corinthians 8:1-5)

10.YOU MUST OFFER SUPPLICATION (I John 5:14)

Unrevealed Will of God

1. Must be CONSISTENT with His Revealed Will. (John 7:14-17)

2. Must have the peace of the COMFORTER (Philippians 4:16,17)

3. Must agree with wisdom of COUNSEL (Proverbs 11:14)

4. Must agree with indicator of CIRCUMSTANCES (Genesis 24:12-28; Judges 6:36-40)

5. Must be willing to wait for CONFIDENCE from God (Psalm 62:1,5)

George Mueller’s Recommended Method for Discerning God’s Unrevealed Will

1. Have no will of your own. (Mark 14:36)

2. Seek the will of God in connection with the Word of God. (Psalm 119:33-35)

3. Circumstances will agree with the Word of God. (Genesis 24:12-28)

4. Ask God to reveal His will in prayer. (Exodus 33:13,18; Psalm 32:8)

5. Through prayer/study of the Word/Voice of the Spirit gives peace. (Philippians 4:6, 7)

6. Two petitions with the peace of God means "YES" (Psalm 143:10)

7. Open the gate and get rolling…hammer down!! (Psalm 57:2) [Not Optional…added 2-17-09]


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