How You Can Know the Will of God
Josiah Stewart • Sunday January 2, 2022
Our knowledge of who God is.
Luke 5:12-13 KJV
12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
Millions of Christians are in the same position and same mindset as the leper.
But what was Jesus’ response? “I will.”
If you believe the Bible, then you must believe that for anybody who poses the question, “is it God’s will to heal me?” the answer is still the same — “I Will.”
He never told one person, “I won’t.”
Jesus is the same today as he was then, therefore if his answer was “I will” then, it’s “I will” today.
Is everything that happens God’s will?
Millions believe everything that happens is the will of God, but it isn’t so.
Romans 12:2 KJV
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.
If everything that happened was the will of God, then why would we need our minds renewed?
We are supposed to learn how to discern what is or isn’t the will of God.
1 Thess 4:3 KJV
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
1 Thess 5:18 KJV
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
If it’s God’s will for us to give thanks in any situation then complaining can’t be the will of God.
If being saved is the will of God then being lost can’t be.
If being chaste and faithful is the will of God then sexual sin can’t be.
If being healed is the will of God, then being sick can’t be.
Therefore all things that happen cannot be the will of God.
Ephesians 5:17 KJV
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:17 AMPC
17 Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.
How can we know the will of God?
Jesus was the word made flesh. He said, “if you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father.” He was the expressed image of God’s will for mankind, therefore everything he said or did was a direct revelation of God’s will for everyone for all of time.
Luke 5:12-13 TLB
…“Sir,” he said, “if you only will, you can clear me of every trace of my disease.”
13 Jesus reached out and touched the man and said, “Of course I will. Be healed.” And the leprosy left him instantly!
Three Reasons Believers Remain Sick
1. They don’t know it’s God’s will for them to be healed
“Faith begins where the will of God is known.” – F.F. Bosworth
2. What’s been provided by grace must be received by faith.
3. Many people don’t obey God and follow his perfect will for their life.
Matthew 9:27-30 KJV
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened
Mark 9:22-23 KJV
…but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.