I am sure it has been a thought in your mind. People write to our online prophecy site and request direction in work choices, partner choices and many other things. People want to be in the perfect will of God.
Do you know if the Christians in United States of America were walking in the perfect will of God there would be no homeless on their streets, there would be no pornography in Christian houses, there would be no prosperity preachers, Christians wouldn’t be in second and third marriages and the USA wouldn’t be occupying the nation of Iraq?
The world is sick and the Bible says it is held under the sway of the wicked one.
But do you know Jesus said that we shouldn’t hide our light under a bushel. We can light up the world as wicked as the world is, we just one of us can make a difference. And all we need is to know God better and act better in his love.
To know Gods will for our life might be a tricky one for us to answer but Gods Word is full of his will for our daily lives. We should not be cheating, fornicating, coveting, withholding help from people who ask for help, we should not be lying, stealing, gossiping, hating, spreading rumors, cheating on our tax returns and living in million dollar mansions when half the world is starving. There are plenty of things that we shouldn’t be doing and plenty of things that we should be doing and we don’t.
Here are a big three.
We should be praying each day. We should be reading the Bible each day. We should be tithing to our church and giving gifts above that to worthy ministries.
How is that the most important things I have just mentioned we most often neglect?
People buy book after book on how to pray and read all they can and then don’t pray. People buy book after book of teachers of the Word, but neglect spending time with the Teacher(Holy Spirit) of the Word and Jesus Christ. People neglect tithing to their local church sadly but send big love offerings to the big rich prosperity teachers.
We say we want to be in the perfect will of God, but we spend so little of our day with Him in the Word and in prayer.
I speak to my own shame. I too am guilty of this, all of this and this teaching is as much for you as for me. These three areas I am fixing up in my life.
So if we are doing the big three, how do we find the perfect will?
On the big purpose in your life, it’s twofold. It’s what you really want to do and what God really wants you to do.
God has a calling on my life to preach the good news to the saved and the unsaved on stages all around the world in the future. That’s the big plan for my life and many prophecies have confirmed it. Each of the prophecies about my future given at intervals over the last 25 years of my life brings more clarity to my purpose. Take this one a person prophesied over my life two at the close of October 2007.
In praying for you, I hear the words “Father’s heart” and I see a window. I believe God has put in you His heart for others. You have a deeper understanding of the Father’s heart for you and others than many in the church understand. The deeper you go into God’s heart the more your desire to share the revelation of His love with others is. You want everyone to know “the width and length and depth and height is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:18 – 19). You see that God is good.
I also see a window. He has given you eyes to see into the lives of people as one looking into a window. It is a looking in from the outside. You see God’s heart for them. Your call is to open these windows for people as they see their destiny in God. As you share what you see in people, THEY will be able to unlock their own windows from the inside. You are to call them out. As each one opens their window they will feel the breeze of the Spirit on their lives. Your desire is to see people fly -“to rise on wings like eagles”. I believe your main assignment from God is in calling out Christians to receive the fullness God has for their lives. I see you as one who motivate and gets people up off their seats and walking the path God has prepared for each one of His children. I know you have others gifts and “assignments” from God that will put you outside “the church”, but I just feel that your main call is inside the church (and I don’t mean the building – ha – I mean the church body of believers)
I also hear the word innovative. You like finding new ways to do things.
So… your words are Father’s heart, eyes to see, calling out destiny, motivation, and church body.
Bible passage for you would be Ephesians 3:16-19
Ephesians 3:16-19 (New King James Version)
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
This prophetic word was a real encouragement to me and has given me much peace and direction over the last day as I have meditated on it. God will use me to show people more of the Father And God will use me to motivate the Body of Christ to walk in their destinies in Him. And whenever I find ways I can do that I will innovate and use that means. You see it’s my job to encourage you. It’s my job to ask you what you want to achieve with your life and direct you into it.
Walking in God’s perfect will is made easier if you can hear His Spirit speak to your Spirit. Well, over the years I have practiced having two way prayer with God. I can speak to Jesus and He will speak back, I can speak the God and He will speak back, and I can even have a conversation with the Holy Spirit though I have only done that twice in my life.
The Bible clearly teaches that we are sheep and Jesus is the Good Shepherd. It goes on to say that we can hear the Great Shepherd’s voice.
Many people in the Christian church don’t ever hear Jesus speak to them in their whole Christian walk as a voice into their spirits (heart). I think this is a shame, it is a tragedy in fact that I weep over.
Many people get impressions off the Holy Spirit, like a sense or feeling that they should ring their mother, or they should read from the Book of Romans this morning in their quite times. But if you persist and have faith you can have the Holy Spirit say to you, “I want you to read Romans chapter six today and for you to think about it all day.” Later that day a song will come on the radio that will pick up on something in Romans six in it and that week if you are really close to the Lord a person may share a reflection they have on a verse there and your preacher might preach on it.
Now the Holy Spirit is God and he is mighty. The impression you get might have you think I might check out Romans today and as you open to the book it falls open on chapter six and your decide you might just read a chapter this morning. A week ago the Holy Spirit has had a friend of yours read a teaching on the Internet on Romans six and that day they have an impression or feeling to share with you what they have been pondering on. And by some radio programmer when he was deciding which songs would be played this day last week was inspired to put that song on the radio that pick up on a point.
God is massive and he works in impressions just as well as he works with the voice of the Holy Spirit, but when the voice speaks it is very clear and leaves nothing to chance. Romans 6:9-12 (New King James Version)
9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Let’s just say that this passage is what your friend shared with you. Let’s say they are excited to tell you that we can nail our sins to the cross and die to them so that they have no power in us anymore as to have dominion in our lives.
I had to know that this was a truth to get on top of a 20 year addiction. This truth was very important to me that I could take my lust filled wicked sin and nail it to the cross, die to it with Jesus 2000 years ago and then rise from the dead with Christ with resurrection power so I can live in liberty of it. That sin has been out of my life for 14 months now, praise God, but I had an encounter like I explained. I read the Word, had someone re-enforce the word to me and someone teach me what that word meant within a week to me.
When I gave Romans chapter six in my description I had no idea that this verse was there I just knew from memory that I understand quite a bit of Romans six, Romans chapter eight and Romans chapter one. When I went to put the scripture up for the example, the Holy Spirit in his voice said to me, “Go to Romans 6:9-12 and so I did and cut and paste that verse into the teaching.
You see that the Holy Spirit speaking direct has pulled up a passage that I know and have testimony on in my life. The Holy Spirit can tell you, “Get up and go down to get your groceries and but some things for your friend and take them around to them.”
You do what you are told and find out that your friend hasn’t eaten since yesterday and it’s just this week you have come clear of bills and can afford to buy $40 worth of goods. The Holy Spirit can say, buy some of this and some of that and some of this and some of that and when you get there you can find you got everything they wished they could have and a treat as well.
As the Spirit speaks to you, you can be led by the Spirit. He can tell you when you leave your friend; now go to see this movie and when you see it find that it gives you more insight into something you have been pondering. As you get out of the movie, the Spirit can say, go to that Coffee Shop and have a coffee and when you get there sitting inside is a person that you know that really needs a listening ear.
Now all this can happen with impressions in your mind. You can just get the thought that your friend might be short in groceries so decide to buy them some stuff and bless them. As you think what to get them, each of your thoughts can be given to your direct off the Holy Spirit without you knowing they came from Him, you just assume it’s your ideas. Then when you meet the other person after seeing a film that you wanted to see and wanting a coffee at your favourite coffee shop you might think its just a co-incidence that you met them at that time.
God is a big God, He can speak to you without you knowing it. He can give you ideas all day and things just work all so well and you not even be aware that He is giving you the ideas, but wouldn’t you rather KNOW where each of your thoughts are coming from and work hand in hand step by step with the Holy Spirit?
How would you like to ask Jesus what does this mean and hear Him say back to your spirit, “it means this Matthew?”
You see whatever God’s perfect will for your life is He can achieve it by simply giving you ideas and thoughts and impressions.
Or you can ask God what he wants you to do and he can speak clearly and say.
I want you to teach people my word on this website. Each week I will give you a scripture to explain and I want you to explain it. I want you to write each week faithfully and one day I will put you in a pulpit.
Or perhaps you already know that one day you will be Request prophetic word preaching and God wants you to know that the reason you are reading this article is so that you might get the idea to start preaching on the web first like me.
Wouldn’t you like to hear on your way home in the car this night, “We are so proud of you Matthew. You are doing everything just right.”
Wouldn’t that encourage you to hear Jesus say that to you?
Wouldn’t you like to have a whole day led by the Spirit telling you what to do next?
How would you like to be able to sit down and write a title for your teaching and have the Holy Spirit basically recite the message to you as your type at 25 words a minute?
How would you like to be so close to the Holy Spirit that your feel God’s presence all over you each day as much as you feel in the praise and worship each week at church?
How would you like to leave this earth knowing that you did everything God had planned for you to do?
You see many are called but few are chosen.
Many men are called to the Christian life but few are really used by God to their full potential. Those that do reach their potential in life sometimes impact many lives for Christ and his Kingdom, whilst some through their witness simply plant seeds of Jesus’ character so that people they have known one day make a decision for Christ.
Some people suffer so much in this life and arrive in heaven so glad that they are finally dead and find that Job himself welcomes them into heaven and they are quickly given a high position in heaven. They might have felt that they were the last all their life, but they never denied Jesus in their life and always did the best that they could and although they lived under extreme persecution and suffering on earth they might be brought forth to teach the saints in heaven how to really know God.
Some people assume they won’t need teachers in heaven. Some people think all they will be doing in heaven is praising God all day long. But people have lives in heaven and heaven is a community that grows, learns and thrives, but without sin and hate in it.