how to be led by the holy spirit

TEXT: Prov. 20:27, John 4:24
MEMORY VERSE: Romans 8:14 “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

INTRODUCTION

Every child of God hears God’s voice but most people do not recognise the voice of God. Believers should expect to be led by the spirit of God. God guides us through our Spirit but most times we seek guidance by other means apart from God’s way. Most times looking for the spectacular and miss the supernatural. It is not enough to hear God’s voice; it is important to obey that voice.

OUTLINE

  1. The spirit
  2. Spirit consciousness
  3. How God leads through the spirit

The Spirit

Man is a spirit, a soul and a body. The Bible refer to our spirit as the inward man, new man or the hidden man of the heart. The part of man that is born again is the spirit John 3:3, 6 and God guides us through our spirit. It is our spirit that receives eternal life and made a new creation when we give our life to Christ.

Spirit Consciousness

1 Thess. 5:23 “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Most times, we are more mental conscious because we live more in the mental realm. Spiritual things will be more real to us if we are more spirit conscious. You must come to the realization that you are a spirit being and that you are new creation in Christ Jesus. This will help you to grow We must understand that the most important part of a man is the spirit.

How God Leads By The Spirit

Inward witness or Perception Rom. 8: 16: The inward witness is the primary way that God leads his children. It is a check, a green light, stop signal or inward intuition. It could also be an impression upon our spirit that persists. If you will learn to follow that inward witness, he will guide you in all affairs of life. Learn to follow your deepest premonitions.

Conscience/voice of voice: 1 King 19:12, 1 Tim. 1:19, Act 23:1, 1 John 3:20, 21. The spirit has voice called the conscience. The conscience becomes the voice of your spirit when you become a new man in Christ. A person who is not born again cannot always follow the voice of his spirit. It is our conscience (i.e. the voice of our spirit) that knows when we have done wrong. We must therefore keep our conscience tender by guarding our conscience even in small matters to keep us sensitive to God and will stop our heart from being hardened. If you don’t keep your conscience tender, spiritual things will become indistinct to you.

The conscience relate to your mind what the Holy Spirit is communicating to your Spirit (1 Tim. 4:2).

The voice of the Holy Spirit. (Act 10: 19, 1 Samuel 3)

God leads by the authoritative voice of the Holy Spirit. It is usually so real that it may seem like you are hearing an audible voice.

Through Your Desires 

Ps. 37:4 “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.When you delight in the Lord, he will make his desires yours. When you pray, check  your desires especially when your mind is stayed on the Lord.

Peace

Col. 3:15 “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Peace is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Whenever you want to take a decision, check the condition of your heart i.e. your spirit in relation to that decision and head in the direction that gives you the most peace. Jhn. 14:27, Rms. 14:17, 1 Cor. 14:33, Phil. 4:7.

CONCLUSION

Knowing how the Holy Spirit leads is our greatest asset as children of God. It is the key to a life of abundance; spiritually and physically and it is an advantage in life and destiny. Pray, check your desires especially when your mind is stayed on the Lord.

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Message Source

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