Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of Divine Decrees. Part 11: The directive, permissive, and overruuling will of God.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The will of God - Directive, Permissive, and Overruling.
Directive will of God: What God desires me to think, to do, and where to go.
1.It is the will of God that every member of the human race be born again — 2 Peter 3:9, “… not willing that any should perish.” 1 John 2:17 with 1 John 3:23.
2. It is the will of God that all believers be experientially sanctified. (We are speaking here of experiential sanctification which is staying in fellowship)
3. It is the will of God that all believers be controlled (filled) with the Holy Spirit — Ephesians 5:18.
4. It is the will of god that we give thanks in everything: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 correlated with Romans 8:28.
5. It is the will of God that believers suffer — 1 Peter 3:17. Since it is God’s will that you suffer (1 Peter 4:19) then the purpose of suffering is blessing.
6. It is the will of God for every believer to trust the Lord.
It is God’s directive will that you depend upon divine or Biblical viewpoint in every situation. It is not God’s will that you depend on human viewpoint for life.
7. It is the will of God for every believer to be productive — 1 Peter 2:15.
Part of representing Him is to be effective in the realm of production, which is the natural by-product of spiritual maturity.
All production is in the area of divine good: the filling of the Spirit, the exhale of epignosis, and the erection of the edification complex. This is triple compound divine good.