"Knowing The Will of God" is a sermon preached by Pastor Neil Aitchison of Sanctuary Christian Ministries in Adelaide, South Australia (sanctuary.net.au). He explains three aspects to God's Will:
1. Prescriptive Will - is God's ideal will for our lives contained in the Scriptures (....this is divine, perfect and sinless).
2. Perceptive Will - is our human understanding of God's Will which can be obscured depending on our degree of spiritual ignorance and sinfulness (....this is not God's fault, but our fault). If we are unable to perceive God's Will accurately, then we are unable to fulfill it accurately....so we should therefore aim to have our perception of God's Will the same (or as close as possible) to His Prescriptive Will.
3. Permissive Will - is the real-world outcome of God's Will in our lives that is inevitably short of His Prescriptive Will due to our sin (in the same way that the Levitical priesthood was inferior to the Melchisedec priesthood - Hebrews 7:11-22), but is still permissible by God due to His love, long-suffering and mercy toward us. God then uses what He can from our actions to fulfill His divine objectives.
Suggestions are given in the sermon on how to do God's Will. HD version available in wide angle (please send email to email@example.com).