God’s Will and the Holy Spirit


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.

John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

Introduction — 

  • Not a maze
  • God’s Will – Revelation 4:11

Explanation and Interpretation

  • Bible Statements
    • Saved – 1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9
    • Spirit-filled – Ephesians 5:17-18
    • Sanctified – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
    • Submissive – 1 Peter 2:13-15
      • Home
      • Government
      • Church
      • Even job
    • Suffer – Philippians 1:29; 2 Timothy 3:12
    • “Nothing else” needed – Psalm 37:4
  • Bible Principles
    • Willing to do, in order to know – John 7:17
    • Obey, in order to understand – Proverbs 16:3; Psalm 119:99-100
    • Trust, in order to do it – James 2:18 (faith = obedience)
  • Holy Spirit’s role in the “rest” – peaceful assurance while faithfully obeying
    • John 14:26
    • John 15:26
    • John 16:7-13
    • John 17:17
    • 2 Peter 1:21
    • 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 (application to Scriptures)

Applications

  • Clear Violations
    • Mormons – burning in the bosom
    • Women preachers – 1 Timothy 3:1-7
  • Ways it works
    • Pastors – Titus 1:5-9
    • Spouse – Proverbs 31; Ephesians 5:22-23; 6:4; Genesis 2:18; 1 Corinthians 7:39 (home, church)
    • Work – midnights, swings, construction/normal, provider (welfare, education, spirituality)
    • Ministry – go and tell all (how, if no plan?)

Conclusion

  • At what point are the Scriptures “insufficient”?
  • Not saying, “Don’t pray.”
  • Am saying, “Do your Bible work ‘first,’ and the Holy Spirit will help you as you do.”

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