Summary: Knowing God’s Will
8 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee”
I. The Will Principle
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” To know the will of God? Don’t surrender to a plan. Surrender to a person
II. The Word Principle
This is the will of God—even your salvation - It’s not God's will that any should perish
This is the will of God—even your sanctification. 1Thess 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
This is the will of God—even your separation. - 2 Cor 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
III. The Wisdom Principle
If an Experience is Contrary to Scripture, Then You Know it is Wrong
Peter, James, and John were with the Lord Jesus Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration. They saw Jesus glorified, and they heard God the Father speaking out of Heaven. And then, Peter tells about that in
2 Peter 1:17 (quickview)  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: ......21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.