Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The importance of understanding the Divine Decrees.

Thursday, January 3, 2002

“Moreover” = if Hagar obeys TLJC then His will is to bless her; the only way to meet and solve any problem in life is to obey the will of TLJC.

GEN 21:9-14 – it will be the will of God for Hagar to leave that household.

Eventually it will be the will of God to separate from Abram and Sarai.

Hagar’s return to Sarai, her mistress, is tantamount to adjusting to the justice of God.

It was the will of God that Hagar go back to where the problem began; divine guidance calls for recognition of human authority whether it has been distorted or not.

Divine guidance is the doctrine of determining the will of God for the life of the believer.

Divine guidance is the communication of divine will through divine revelation.

Today divine revelation is confined to the canon of scripture, and the alternative is divine discipline.

Divine discipline and human disaster as a classification of guidance from God is limited to the negative aspects of God’s will.

You cannot know the will of God apart from the word of God.

Point 1. Definition and description.

The decree of God refers to His eternal (always existed), holy (perfect integrity), wise (the application of omniscience to creation), and sovereign purpose, comprehending simultaneously all things that ever were or will be in their causes, conditions (status), successions, relations, and determining the certainty of their future.

The decree of God refers to His eternal (always existed), holy (perfect integrity), wise (the application of omniscience to creation), and sovereign purpose, comprehending simultaneously all things that ever were or will be in their causes, conditions (status), successions, relations, and determining the certainty of their future.

EPH 1:3-6

The decrees of God are His eternal and immutable will regarding the future existence of all events which will happen in time and the precise manner and order of their occurrence.

Decrees = the eternal plan by which God has rendered certain all of the events of the universe – past, present, and future.

Turn to 2TI 1:8

The decrees of God are His eternal purpose according to the counsels of His own will whereby for His own glory He has foreordained whatever comes to pass.

ISA 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

PRO 16:4 “The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.”

The decrees are the all-inclusive will and purpose of God concerning all that ever was or ever will be, which originates wholly within Himself – which He Himself alone must have objectively designed for His own glory and for His satisfaction.

Turn to ROM 8:31

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