Holy Spirit Guidance – Part 1
If you are a born again Christian, you have the life of God in your spirit now. You have the nature of God in your spirit now.
You can learn to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit from within your spirit. Prov 20:27
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.Children of God can expect to be led by the Spirit of God, by an inner witness.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself [Himself] beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
It may seem like a check or a red stop light, something just does not seem right, something seems to say “don’t go” or a inner intuition. You have to be sensitive to slow down and follow this “inner witness”. This is the Holy Spirit within Your spirit bearing witness, trying to lead you to do the right thing. A shepherd leads His sheep. Psalm 23:1-3
As you spend time reading the Word of God, and meditating in the Word of God, you can know what to do. Josh 1:8 You must then practice doing the Word of God. Then put the Word of God first, ask your self “what does the Word say?” Then take time, that is so, so important to go look for your self. When that still small voice or inner witness, may give you a sense of this “just seems good”. You can follow that witness, the spirit and the word will agreed.
9/10 of the difficulties are overcome when are hearts are ready to do the Lord’s will, whatever it maybe. Be willing from your heart (spirit). John 7:17 NKJV
You cannot go by feelings or saying “Lord I will do this,.. if you do this”,… That is putting out a fleece, Gideon did that under the Old Covenant, we are under a New Covenant. We have the Spirit of God within us, to lead us and guide us according to His Word and Spirit.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John 16:15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
When you put away your own plan and will and are open to His plan, you can be sure when you “ask” He will show it to you. It may not be all of it at once, you may not be able to handle that, however when you obey and act in faith, it will be clear. Prov 4:18, Ps. 16:11
Praying much in other tongues helps me get His direction and plan. Remember, It is not your plan, if He is your Lord. Attending church regularly and being open to hear from Him through others helps me also. He knows you better than you know you. You must trust Him. You will be excited to do His will, and have peace within your heart.
Remember, it is a honor and joy to serve and work for Him. Enjoy your journey, your reward is just around the corner.
Holy Spirit Guidance – Part 2
Once again in this very brief lesson on how God may lead you in your Christian life.
I highly recommend three books by Kenneth E. Hagin. 1. How You can be led by The Spirit of God. 2. Following Gods Plan for Your Life. 3. Tongues Beyond the Upper Room.
Every Believer can expect to be led by the Spirit of God, living inside of each believers spirit.
Not every person is in God’s family, You must be Born again to be in God’s family. John 3:3, 1 John 5:10, Romans 8:16 The inner witness is The Holy Spirit in every Born Again Believer.
When you repent of your sins and receive Jesus into your heart (spirit) you become a brand new person inside. 2 Cor 5:17 The Holy Spirit makes His home in your spirit. Then your conscience which is the still small voice of your human spirit can become a safe guide, when you renew your mind with the Word of God. Much like an internal G.P.S. I caution you though NOT to seek voices or visions, the enemy will accommodate you. Pray in the Spirit and read and meditate in the Word of God and you will learn to follow His direction.
Your human spirit can be trained and educated exactly like your physical body can be.
By feeding and exercising it your body can develop like an athlete. They discipline their bodies with a strict diet of healthy food and nourishment, and they exercise regularly to be in top physical shape to perform the task they are called upon to do.
If this is not done the opposite effect is seen, and the team or individual will suffer when this happens.
1 Cor 12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
1 Cor 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
Many times I have been praying and just quietly waiting on the Lord’s direction and I am still doing natural things, and many times just attending church, that’s right just sitting under the anointed teaching of God’s word, I get my answer.
The devil is a master of distractions, I see him work all the time. Once while serving at healing school a man came from a long way away to receive his healing, he had never been taught the Bible on the subject of healing and in his home church they did not practice it.
Someone had suggest he come see us, well I worked with him 3 days preaching and teaching him the Word.
The fourth day I was sitting in another room listening to one of the other speakers teach, we take turns doing that. She got to saying exactly what that man needed to receive his healing, I mean I almost jumped up and said “that’s it” that’s his answer. Suddenly that same man just came walking out with his cell phone in his ear and walked outside and I saw him pace back and forth and the moment he came back inside the auditorium.
Suddenly the speaker returned to the subject. This man then missed entirely exactly what he needed and did not receive his healing. He returned back home and looked sad and I never heard from them again.
If you have been in those circumstances, don’t get discouraged, just don’t allow those distraction to enter your thought life. You stop ALL distractions and take time to just wait on God.
Then after a period of time your spirit man with be able to learn right from wrong. Heb 5:14, 1 John 4:6. you will make some mistakes, when you miss it. Just ask forgiveness and get on with the next step.
Another thing is you don’t have to tell other people all that is going on in your life, remember Job had three friends. Just use wisdom.
In the next lesson I’ll talk of some things you can do to maintain a spirit filled life.
Holy Spirit Guidance – Part 3
The Apostle Paul writes to spirit filled believers –
Eph 5:18-21 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
If God told us we could do something, we can do it. Paul said we are to understand what the will of the Lord is verse 17. Part of God’s will is we are to be filled with the Holy Spirit and the result will be evident. We will be speaking, singing and making melody in our spirits to the Lord. We will be giving thanks always, and yielding to one another.
The actual Greek word indicates we are to be being filled, indicating we are to stay full. In your automobile you can not get very far if the fuel tank gets low and finally runs out.
Your spirit is similar, you stay full and you won’t need to think of running out. You will find if you read scriptures often and meditate on them, you will recognize them quickly and mutter and speak them to yourself, ponder and saying it will build you up.
Praying often in an unknown tongue is praying in the Holy Ghost or in the Spirit.
Jude 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Psalm 34:1-4 .
Much like charging your internal battery, you may ask for the helper, the Holy Ghost lives inside you to help, you must do the praying. He will help you, not pray for you. As you yield more to His help. Scriptural Songs will start to come up out of your spirit. You will have to speak them out in your known language, by faith. Some may rhyme or not, some times they seem to be like a poem or just a phrase. They will encourage and strengthen you. They will lift you up and give you a joy and melody you can say or sing TO THE LORD.
Paul told the Church at Corinth that all believers have this ability, we just need to yield to The Holy Ghost and fill ourselves with the Word of God. And He will help us to stay filled or be being filled. A continuous flow of joy coming from our spirit.
1 Cor 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
Paul also writes –
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
A very important thing to remember is when the Holy Spirit gives you a song, hymn or spiritual song, acknowledge Him. If someone gives you a valuable gift you are grateful and THANKFUL for it. Thank Him for it. You will find as you sing and speak those poems and hymns and are continually thanking Him for them. He will give you more of them.
All this happens by faith, I also found as I listen to spirit anointed WORD or scripture songs they bring peace and a gentle flow which makes it easier to speak out. Many times singing in the spirit I get one or two words and then the interpretation comes.
Getting quiet alone and just listening for Him. Many people today cannot sit quiet and just not think on anything or ponder his thoughts to get still and just listen. Remember He dwells IN YOU. That is where He will speak to you.
If I need to correct something in my love walk, this is usually when God can get through to me, when I am just sitting quiet and making myself available to hear what he wants to say to me. It will line up with the bible.
Taking time to worship and magnify the name of Jesus and minister to the Lord He then speaks, and often does.
Act 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Act 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Act 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Notice it was when they ministered UNTO the Lord, He spoke. Just not asking God for anything. You rarely find this in corporate or church settings today, it is unheard of, many people have such agendas and will not take time to do this. They want a drive through type of church, check the box as they say.
It is what is important to you that makes the Lord see your heart and be used by him.
All believers need to be led by the Holy Spirit, and we can be, by meditation in the Word, Joshua 1:8 and practicing being a doer of God’s Word. When we give God first place and instantly obey the voice of our spirit we are being led by the Holy Spirit and great results happen.
The New Testament is God’s pattern for His Church.