Knowing God's Perfect Will is as simple as...

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  1. righteousdude2

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    ....Letting go and letting God!

    I firmly believe that when a believer is willing to "Let go" and "Let God" they come to that point in their relationship with Him where they discover the difference between Gods "Permissive will" and His "Perfect will!"

    Try it, and I guarantee; you will like it [His perfect will, that is]....

    So, what say you? :thumbsup:
     
  2. drake13

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    Amen, Brother:godisgood:
     
  3. agedman

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    The Scriptures state:

    Proverbs 3:6

    "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

    It isn't a matter of "letting go and letting God."

    It is as you go, you acknowledge Him.

    The cause of your going is Him.

    The focus of your going is Him.

    The goal of your going is Him

    The purpose in going is Him.

    The decisions you make is Him.

    The influences you allow are Him.

    Without Him - 0
     
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    If we just have to let go and let God why are there over 1500 imperatives in the NT? Why are are we told all the things we must do?
     
  5. Luke2427

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    Yea, that's right.

    Bumper Sticker Theology is almost always bad wrong.

    We are to do what Scriptural wisdom dictates and trust the Providence of God to do what we cannot.

    You don't start the "Be still and know I am God" until you've come to the place where you've exhausted all Scriptural guidance.

    If Israel had "let go and let God" in Egypt trusting God to send angel-pulled chariots to taxi them to the promised land, the story would have been a lot different.

    They didn't get "still" until they had been guided by the Word of God as far as they could go.

    And even THEN they didn't sit still long. They got up and crossed over. The next time they wanted to sit still, if you recall, God was rather displeased to say the least.
     
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    :wavey::thumbs: Indeed!!! Great Post: especially:

    :laugh::laugh:
     
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    Some pretty good stuff there, Luke! :)
     
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    I see no reason to believe that God has a Permissive will. He simply has a will that is either obeyed or not obeyed. The plain truth is that He does not always get His will.
    As believers we need to understand what His will is so we can seek to walk in it.
     
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    I find knowing God's will is as simple as doing the "little stuff" faithfully day by day- reading the Word, praying, taking care of the responsibilities He has given me for His glory- and the rest falls into place.
     
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    Let Go/let God.......must be rejected in light of-

    5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

    6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

    7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

    8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

    9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

    10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
    :thumbsup::type::thumbsup:

    It is not so much...let go......it is DO,,,,and trust God to enable in answer to believing prayer!
     
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    Beg to differ m'friend. The story of Job is a perfect example of His permissive will.

    Now I WILL agree that nothing is done outside of His will, but "it" is either His ORDAINED will or PERMISSIVE will.
     
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    I may be misreading RD's point, but I understand him to be saying that way too much of the time we (talking to the saved here) are jumping ahead of God and demanding that He bless "our work for You", rather than letting Him lead us in what/where/when/how He wants.

    IOW sometimes folks get so busy FOR God that they ignore God.

    IOW let go of your busyness and let God lead you!
     
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    Sounds good on paper, but also sounds quite a bit like the old pentacostal preching once heard, in that we just let the "Holy ghost have His way, get out of His way, and watch the miracles flow!"
     
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    No, Job is about His will. His will was to test Job and He used satan to do it.
    God only has His will and anything outside that is sin.
     
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    Job is a perfect example of the natural man, saved or unsaved, using God given talents called human reason. We have a brain and we ought to use to our best understanding. God will correct us when we are wrong.

    The best example of this permissive will of God is Jonah. He did as he pleased despite God's command to minister to Nineveh.."The word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time..." (3:1)

    Jonah went his own way, boarded a ship and was eventually thrown overboard. God prepared a fish to swallow Jonah, keep him prisoner, and eventually do God's will and spit Jonah ashore. Jonah angrily went about God's business...I add the angrily to show Jonah's consistant attitude.

    How much we are like Jonah even though we verbally accept God's absolute sovereignty....but live under His permissive will,,,"thus far and no further..."

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    What is our purpose in wanting to know God's perfect will?
    Shouldn't we just walk by faith and trust God to perform His will in us?

    Years ago, the Pastor told us it was God's will to go into debt and buy a piece of property. About 6 years later, the Pastor (another Pastor) told us it was God's will to sell the same piece of property. In both cases, the Pastor used "God's will" to get us to vote for what he wanted.

    As one old saint told me many years ago; poor God, He gets blamed for everything.
     
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    Emphasis mine

    "It was(is) God's will to; or for you to ------"

    It has taken me the biggest part of my life to finally realize that no one else speaks for God to me. I have done so many "things" that "God wanted me to do" (according to someone else, & that I had no input from God about) that turned totally sour.

    Now if I am approached in such a manner, I say that I will pray about it and let them know - and if they need a decision before I can determine that God has given me leading, I just decline!!

    My life is so much less complicated now.
     
  18. freeatlast

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    One cannot walk by faith unless they know the will of God.
     
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    But the question is HOW?

    How do you "let God lead you"?

    I think this, and forgive my bluntness- I do not mean to be disrespectful, but I think this terminology is spiritual gobbly-gook. "let God lead you" is what some call "Christianese."

    And it usually, in my experience, has to do with some kind of "feelings" where people "feel" the "Spirit" tugging on them here and whispering to them there.

    They'll say stuff like "a peace just came over me" or "all of the sudden I felt the Holy Spirit put his hand on my shoulder and whisper to me."

    That stuff is not biblical. It trickles out of charismatic camps and infects the ranks of Baptist folk.

    The way you move forward as a Christian according to the Bible is through WISDOM.

    Wisdom comes from the Word of God.

    You don't make decisions based on some feeling that comes over you that you call the Holy Spirit.
     
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    walking by faith allows God to reveal more of His Will for the given situation!
     

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