How Do We Know We are in the Will of God
1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
God wants everyone to be saved. He does not want anyone to perish. So, if someone dies before receiving Christ as their Savior, is it God’s fault? No it is not. So, God can not be blamed for everything that happens. God gave everyone the freedom of choice. God has given us His Commandments, His Word, His Son and the Holy Spirit for guidance.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
The following list is from the video.
Always be Surrendered and Willing. Be Humble.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
Consult the Word of God on the problem at hand. If it goes against His Commandments, His Laws, the Word of God, don’t do it.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Be Faithful to His Revealed Will. Sometimes be content where you are.
John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
Obtain Christian Council. Sometimes you may need a second opinion.
Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall : but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived : evil communications corrupt good manners.
Psalm 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Observe Providence. Doors open and doors close.
2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
Pray About It.
In Matthew 6:9-13 Jesus said in the Lords Prayer, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask , we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Fast and Pray.
2 Chronicles 20:3-4 And Jehoshaphat feared , and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah gathered themselves together , to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
Acts 13:2-3 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work where unto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed , and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Always have faith and trust in the Lord.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Always do all things to Glorify God
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Be guided by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will not take you away from the Word of God.
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Sometimes to see the Will of God we must Be Patient and stand still.
James 5:11 Behold , we count them happy which endure . Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still , and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
2 Chronicles 20:17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed ; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
What do you feel in your heart?
1 Chronicles 17:2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.
Psalm 20:4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Be willing to follow His Will. You will be the happiest when you are living in the Will of God..
Romans 12:2 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.
The sermon and video “Determining the Will of God” by Doug Batchelor.