But our spirit man as Christians needs to be developed, and sensitive to the leadings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may have a strong ability, in being able to perceive or see good, and be able to separate it from the evil of this world. The Bible explained this clearly in the vision of the Prophet Ezekiel. “Walking in the Spirit” means letting the Holy Spirit lead you. And that was exactly what Paul did, in healing the crippled man at Lystra. But by praying in the spirit, we are able to identify the spiritual dangers, that such believers pose within the body of Christ and around us in this world of evil today. Put all things to the test: keep what is good and avoid every kind of evil. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you see what you can do. Some people are afraid of these gifts of the Spirit because of false messages that they have heard about. God gives you the very words that you need to help someone else. But for us as the children of God, our spiritual perception is different from that of the unsaved world. The Holy Spirit leads us in the Prophetic. But it is also totally up to us to follow His leading and guidance. All of a sudden he fell into a trance. This is the spiritual state of the unsaved world around us today. 3. These believers do have an inner witness or instinct; but their instinct or perception is like that of this unsaved world. Just as it is also possible to be reading, studying, or hearing the Word of God without having faith in it. 1 Corinthians 12:4,7. …The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,” Holy Spirit leads us … This lesson answers that important question. . To resist the Spirit is to refuse to be led by the Spirit. The more he thought about it the worse he felt. The Holy Spirit gives us a deeper understanding of God’s word and helps it to truly influence our lives. Your subconscious mind keeps on working while you sleep and weaves your thoughts into dreams. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ But when we do not follow our inner witness, to do or obey what is being revealed to us; then we will be as one being rebellious to the Holy Spirit. Their act of rebellion disqualified them from the blessing of the landowner. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.” Though they tried to enter Bithynia, they were not allowed to, either. We must always acknowledge that, we are in the spirit whenever we are preaching the gospel. “Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Are you seeing and hearing from God before sowing? Now, the Holy Spirit does guide us and convict us and teach us and help us but not in a way we know at the time. We are then able to cry out to Him, asking, searching and seeking His purpose in the revealed truth to us. 2. ‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭3:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ There he found a Christian in desperate need of his help. We have to be able to put value on the things of God, enough for us to be on the lookout for the things of the spirit. Note on John 14:17.. It... As mentioned last week just because we are able to perceive spiritual things, does not necessarily means that we... God is the Giver of seeds to all men (2 Corinthians 9:10 and Isaiah 55:10-13). You have read in the Bible about how God spoke to people in visions and dreams. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” The Holy Spirit has brought these words to many a Christian just in time to turn him or her away from temptation. Or this message may come directly to you in a deep impression or flash of insight. This is great news for imperfect people like you and I. The enemy has twisted their spiritual perception, so that they may be empowered in following him. If you had never trained yourself in recognizing the value of gold or silver, you probably will miss out of the blessing in enjoying them. By obeying your commands. The Spirit of Christ in this Parable is that of the son of the landowner, who was rebelled against and killed by the rebellious vinedressers. Those who bear fruit … “These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. We don't have to fear sharing the good news of what Jesus has done in our lives because Holy Spirit gives us the wisdom to navigate difficult conversations and the ability to clearly communicate our faith. Another example was John on the Island of Patmos. But how can He teach us if we ignore the Bible, the Word of Truth? But you have Someone much better than that. If a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord and what he says does not come true, then it is not the Lord’s message. The work of the Spirit is for practical everyday living, not just for crises. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:19-20‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ When you are tempted to do something you shouldn’t do, a verse may come to your mind as a warning. To receive the Spirit is to be led by the Spirit. Suddenly she saw Jesus in a vision, and He graciously laid His own nail-pierced hands on her. If we had never been trained to separate good from evil, we’ll probably be calling evil as good, and good as evil. Receives and communicates the will of God to us. Be sure that it is one that believes the Bible, obeys it, and teaches and accepts the work of the Holy Spirit. Objective 1. As an example Paul was once in the city of Lystra, where he perceived faith for healing in a man, as he was preaching. Peter was judging what God was calling clean as unclean here. There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. He leads us to Christ. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The three are very important for us as believers in Christ. Key Verse “ For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Romans‬ ‭8:14 In John 16, Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit is coming after he goes to be with the Father and that the Holy Spirit will be our comforter. The Holy Spirit leads us, convicts us, teaches us, and equips us to do God's work and spread the Gospel. The Christian was able to lead him to Christ and save his life. The scriptures says about the man: Deuteronomy 18:21,22. Neither does God want you to be deceived by imitations of His work. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. The Holy Spirit comes to show us the truth. “Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we ask you to pray for us. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Spiritual perception therefore is our ability to be able, to see or perceive on the inner man, what the Lord wants us to do or act upon on the outside. Acts 2:17. It is the Holy Spirit alone who can help us into spiritual discernment. The pastor and his wife had been praying for God to supply their needs because they had no money and no food. In the Acts of the Apostles chapter ten, we can read about an encounter of Peter with God, as he was praying at Joppa. The Holy Spirit knows our spirit man, and He can speak directly to our born again spirit man. Few events in the history of Christendom have impacted and … Your email address will not be published. You can discover a new path for living. Sometimes we do call the voice of the Holy Spirit within us – an intuition;  but he is really the One guiding our steps as we perceive spiritual truth. The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the inner depths of his heart. The Holy Spirit has spiritual gifts for every Christian. Holy Spirit will stretch you. And faith for healing comes, by hearing and listening to the Word of faith on healing. ““Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us, in cultivating the right attitude into perceiving spiritual truth. And they will never understand us. Agreement with God's Word is the most important test; everything has to be measured by it. Many people have been warned in dreams to give up sin and accept Jesus as their Savior. The Holy Spirit wants Christ’s righteousness and holiness to be in us. We need to be very careful about the three things, as highlighted by Moses  in Deuteronomy 29:4 – A Christian felt an urgent impulse to go visit a friend. Illustration:An angel appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord will reward him with his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom or beauty. You may make your plans, but God directs your actions. The Holy Spirit is here to empower and guide us in the everyday decisions we struggle with. He knew or saw in the spirit that danger was ahead, through an inward premonition, an inner perception or witness in his spirit man about a dangerous situation. The Bible is the road map that the Holy Spirit uses to lead you to heaven. Paul again said: 1 Corinthians 12:3. Do the doors of opportunity seem closed before you? Everything that He does... Apostle Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians told them: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not... God wants His glory to shine and flow through you. We had often erred in our spiritual perception, by calling what our unrenewed mind may had seen as unclean or sinful; even while we maybe standing in God’s presence. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭12:33-35‬ ‭NIV‬‬ ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭2:1-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬ God uses our words in those moments, to touch the lives of those who are actually listening to us. Life is a journey we can travel together! We do have the ability to perceive spiritual truth, as the Word is being preached, read or studied. This is very important for us in having the right perspective of spiritual truth. Scripture, however, shows us that often it’s quite the opposite. He said: He was in the spirit, when the Spirit of Christ began to speak to him. Spiritual perception that sees clearly. The servants who were sent to the wicked and rebellious vinedressers, is a direct reference to the workings of the Holy Spirit through His different gifts in our lives. The Holy Spirit Leads Us through Peace Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. In other words He is telling us here also that, we cannot hide from ourselves; what we are understanding with our renewed mind, or perceiving by the inner witness or discerning by the Holy Spirit. It was exactly what I needed. Kao Chu Ju truly desired the presence of God but she was afraid to have any show made of herself, or for anyone to lay hands on her. Our spiritual perception is always accurate when we are in the spirit, or involved in spiritual activities. He takes out of the deposited knowledge of the word of God, in the heart to lead and guide us. Objective 5. A heart that is hardened against the Word of God, can never produce faith. Jesus offers you forgiveness and a new life. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Our spiritual eyes must be open, discerning ears listening, and the mind of our understanding intently focused on obeying God. Parents need the word of wisdom from God to give their children the right kind of advice. Or it may be just a message of exhortation and comfort to help the hearers. When we are walking with the Spirit, He will guide us into Godly pursuits. 9:20). When you talk to people about the Lord or teach a Bible lesson you need this leading of the Holy Spirit. But it is also totally up to us to follow His leading and guidance. Here are three ways the Holy Spirit guides us into all truth: 1. The inner witness comes to us through the voice of the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul had heard of some Christians who were not walking in the Spirit. ‭‭Acts‬ ‭27:10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ This is because the spiritual perception of the world in which we live is delusional, in comparison to the image of God who created them. As we grow stronger and stronger in faith, our spiritual life will begin to give glory to God. If the vinedressers had received the servants sent from the landowner, they would have entered into His joy. He is present around us and more importantly, within us inspiring and urging us to live a life more fully conformed to Christ’s. The Holy Spirit works through the deposits of the word of God, inside of our spirit man in doing this. 20:27a (NKJV) Your spirit is the flashlight. ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ That is why active praying intercessors do play a vital role within the body of Christ today. Eventually he had to obey God, as the Holy Spirit directed him to follow the three visitors from Cornelius. This is the way that we can silence the enemy, and walk out stronger and victoriously always in the power of the Holy Spirit. These three things are essential for our spiritual growth as Christians. Finally he changed his reservations for a later flight. She fell to the floor under the power of the Spirit and soon was speaking rapturously in other tongues as the Spirit gave her utterance. Maybe God has put you there so you can do something about them. When we are focused on the message being preached or taught during a church service, we are creating an atmosphere for faith to become activated in our hearts for the miraculous. When we come to teaching on the Holy Spirit, we are the ones who … Holy Spirit is God’s Servant to us. “And [pray] also for me, that [freedom of] utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news (the Gospel), For which I am an ambassador in a coupling chain [in prison. “Then the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and spoke with me and said to me: “Go, shut yourself inside your house.” You Have a Friend to Lead You He Leads You by God’s Word He Leads You by the Church He Leads You by Spiritual Gifts, He Leads You by Circumstances and Impressions, Explain why the Holy Spirit is qualified to lead, Describe five ways the Holy Spirit helps you “walk in the ”, Know how to identify which messages and gifts come from. Dreams that come from God are very vivid and impress the person deeply. It may be a desire to pray in general (to just be in God’s presence, to praise and thank Him, and to lift up many different requests to Him), or it may also be a desire He puts on you to pray for some specific thing or person. King Solomon continued in the dialogue with his son: He’s the one to constantly tell us, at all times, who we really are and in turn lead us away from lies and right to His truth. The words do not mean that the Holy Spirit will fully guide them into truth, but that He will be their guide into the fulness of truth. This was something that came to him through an intuition from his spirit man. Required fields are marked *. Discerning ears or heart helps us in listening to hear the voice of God through the Holy Spirit, concerning what we are perceiving. Questions are good! In most cases He expects us to respond to what we are perceiving, based on the revealed will of God to us, through the scriptures working in our hearts. God will never make us to respond, to what He has already revealed to us, as being acceptable to Him in His Word. That is, we must not only receive the Holy Spirit, but we must also walk in the Spirit. “Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. Let us know your thoughts or concerns and we’ll connect with you. “Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.” Look around. Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when it came to you.” Join us in person at 10am on Sundays. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? “But to this very day the LORD has not given you an understanding mind, perceptive eyes, or discerning ears!” Our faith works always when we put it into corresponding action. If we are not committed to reading, studying and meditating on God’s Word; we’ll have no productive knowledge of His Word in our hearts, for Him to work with in our lives. He will lead you into a life of great usefulness and blessing. That is one major reason why the world does not understand us. Satan has always tried to confuse people by imitations of God’s work. A Christian missed the bus she had planned to take. Many, however, differ on the matter of how he leads. People sometimes mistake their own ideas for revelations from God. From outside of your own mind comes the revelation of what a Bible passage means and how it applies to your problem. His suffering in the flesh and his mind, in the hands of his enemies prepared his human spirit, to listen and hear the voice of Jesus. And yet another person just may not see or perceive the treasure of gold in that same piece of trash. That was all that the hosts of heaven were waiting for, in manifesting healing to the crippled legs of this man. Everything must be done in a proper and orderly way. When you were born again, the Holy Spirit made you a part of God’s family—the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He warned the sailing crew with him, about what he perceived in his spirit man: They will always reject the spirit of rebellion, and cleave onto the Spirit of Christ. Paul observed the attention that this man had on what he was saying. “You are the God who sees me.” the Bible says (Genesis 16:13, NIV). How do children learn to walk, talk, run, play, and work? ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:37-39‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ How was he able to act in helping the man while still in the spirit? Your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams. He also encourages, leads, and perfects our lives, and eases the way of righteousness for us. But just exactly how does He lead? We will dwell on the silence that is always very important to better hear his voice speaking secretly in our souls. Remember John 16:13. “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He wrote to him: This will help us in taking hold of spiritual truth, in order to be able to release our faith in receiving them. Appreciate the people God sends to teach you. Finally he turned around and went up to the house. Ephesians 4:12. That man was entirely focused on what Paul was preaching about. When he arrived, he found his friend getting ready to commit suicide. But wherever they went they spread the gospel and souls were saved. But the one who proclaims God’s message speaks to people and gives them help, encouragement, and comfort . ‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬ The final message in our series "Who Is the Holy Spirit?" Sometimes the message comes first in tongues and then is interpreted. A rebellious spirit is the spirit of our unsaved world, that is making many in the kingdom ineffective to obeying God. Part-Two. Thanks to the Pentecostal movement, contemporary Christian culture often associates experiences of the Holy Spirit with ecstasy or enthusiasm. I once heard of a man say God told him to divorce his wife and marry a younger woman. But a prophet . It was creating division within the body of Christ, and they were unaware of it. So it is very important for you to read your Bible every day. When we act by faith while we are perceiving spiritual truth, great things  will always happen. We are able to know this because, Paul while in the spirit perceived faith for healing in this man. A Christian businessman had a reservation on a certain plane, but he felt uneasy about it. Genesis 8:11 (boldface mine) Let’s take a look at the first mention of eth (“right timing”) in the Bible. And there are many Church attendees today, whose hearts are just hardened towards the messages being preached. God had referred to those animals before as unclean in the Old Testament. Let the Spirit direct your lives. They therefore do often behave like the people of this unsaved world. Paul’s ability to perceive danger here did not come because God, or the Holy Spirit told him anything about the situation on the ship. What Joel prophesied is happening. You will find much guidance, teaching, and help as you take your place in a local church. Jesus once said to the Pharisees: . The key here in annexing spiritual wisdom according to Solomon, is in the power of our spiritual perception in accessing “knowledge and discernment or (discretion). Rather than a surge of positive emotions or a rush of happy feelings, the Holy Spirit often leads us into our darkest nights, the depths of […] Such a heart needs to be softened. 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