Friday, August 12, 2016
Perfect And Permissive Will Of God
Bible Questions Answered:
“If were not in Gods perfect will than are we out of his will?”
Jason/ Houston, Texas U.S.A.
Romans 12:1,2 KJV
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.
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.
Romans 12:1,2 NLT
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
God, before creation, knew, who would turn to Him and His Son! This is the omniscience of Almighty God. And knowing our choices (whether we would choose Him, or not), He planed a path for us, a path of His blessings.
Job 26:6 KJV
Hell is naked before Him, and destruction hath no covering.
Job 31:4 KJV
Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps?
Job 34:21 KJV
For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings.
Job 42:1,2 KJV
1 Then Job answered The Lord, and said,
2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from thee.
Psalm 147:5 KJV
Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite.
Isaiah 42:8,9 KJV
8 I am The Lord: that is My name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Isaiah 46:9,10 KJV
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:
Daniel 2:20,28 KJV
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His:
28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
John 2:24 KJV
But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men,
John 16:30 KJV
Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
John 21:17 KJV
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? Peter was grieved because He said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me? And he said unto Him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep.
Acts 1:24 KJV
24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
Acts 15:18 KJV
Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.
Hebrews 4:13 KJV
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
I Peter 1:2 KJV
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God The Father, through sanctification of
The Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of The Blood Of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
I John 3:20 KJV
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
God has a perfect path chosen for His people, but there is also a permissive path as well.
If something is permissible, you are allowed to have it or do it, because it does not break any rules, laws, or conventions.
The Free Dictionary/ By Farflex
Allowed to do it, but it is not necessarily God's “perfect,” will.
Having left seminary many years ago, and not finding a church to minister to, joined a large Minneapolis bank as an employee, and became a bank manager. All in the bank knew I had come from seminary, and many over the years came to speak with me and ask or tell me many things.
One day a vice president walked in, a man I knew very well, and he told me, “you know God called me many years ago to be a missionary, but I never went...”
This pastor told the man, you know …
Romans 11:29 KJV
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Romans 11:29 NLT
For God’s gifts and His call can never be withdrawn.
This pastor shared with him, that because God, could never take away that calling, he must get to the place of God's Permissive Will, and that immediately he should become involved in his church's missionary programs, whatever they were, plus fully supporting them, and then he would know the joy of The Lord.
Romans 8:28-31 KJV
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be The Firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 11:2,33,34 KJV
2 God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew...”
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!
34 For who hath known the mind of The Lord? or who hath been His counselor?
Psalm 37:23 KJV
The steps of a good man are ordered by The Lord: and He delighteth in his way.
How may we find the “perfect,” will of God?
Through The Word Of God, Through Prayer, Through Humility and Yieldedness, through the Council of Godly friends, Through the Spiritual Gifts God has given you, and by the Opportunities that present themselves to you.
Matthew 26:39 KJV
And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.