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Is God’s will a mystery?

Is God's will a mystery?
Ephesians 5:1-21
Pastor Tom

Ephesians 5:1-21

Chapter 5

1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; 4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them;
8 For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord; 11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; 12 for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. 13 But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.
15 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; 19 speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.

Do you really want God's will! Have you prayed for it?

Just because it turns out good does not mean it was God's will.

1. What could be more important to a believer than knowing God's will?

I don't want to waist my life. Eph, 5:15-17, Romans 12:2,

God's will is different than the will of this world!

2. God's will is not found in emotion or feelings. Jeremiah 17:9

What God speaks to you cannot contradict God's Word(The Bible).

How would you justify what you are doing? 1 thess, 4:3,4,7
"I could not help but sin, I had to sin" that is not true because God's word says that there is never a temptation that you do not have a way out of. So either God spoke truth or the whole thing is a lie.

So next time you are being tempted then sit back and look for a way out. It's not about emotions it's about truth.

When we sin there are consequences but God can still use you. seek Him?

3. God's will is not found in a ten-fold approach.

It's not the same for everyone. God made each person unique so his walk for us will all be different.

4. God's will is found in fellowship and friendship with him.

His will is Not found in rules but relationship.

*We must really know him not just know about him.

Do you trust God? You need to trust him just as you should trust you spouse!

5. Certain things can block our understanding of God's will.
John7:17
Some are fearful of God or what he would have you do. But God will never harm you. He has a prefect will for your life. He has your best interest in heart!

6. Faith is key in knowing God's will.
Hebrews 11:6, Genesis 50:20

What is your personal theology of God?

Can you look back and say God your will was done I might not have seen it but your hand used what I went through.

*Knowing Gods will
You can accept the past! There is not problem to big for God
You can in brace the present! Allow him to transform the future
you can look respectfully toward the future! To you trust God...

7. God's will is found in:
(1). Quiet time and in prayer
(2). Scripture
(3). Small groups (it should not be about your feelings)
(4). Mature Christian counsel
(5). His quiet voice and leadings

(The more you know God Word the more you will know God Will) pslm, 37:4

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