Isaiah 11:2. You don't have to be on your knees. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. If we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit, as Jesus promises, how does it function in our lives? Learn to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things! I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM]. This baptism or receiving of the Spirit is possible because we have been made right, forgiven, cleansed, and brought into the family of God through Jesus Christ (Titus 3:4-7). Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. The Bible describes the giving of the Holy Spirit as him taking residence in the new heart of a person (Ezekiel 35:25-27). Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. 2 Tim 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21). God gets your prayer anyway, though … The Holy Spirit Is Our Regenerator. Throughout the Bible, we see the Holy Spirit pouring his power into followers of God. The Holy Spirit gives us wisdom 7. 3:14. ][24]Up to this time you have not asked a [single] thing in My Name [as presenting all that I AM]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete. Baptism Of The Holy Spirit Being Holy Being Slain In The Spirit Being Spiritually Awake Blaspheming The Holy Spirit Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost Body Soul And Spirit Conjuring Up Spirits Demonic Spirits Discerning Of Spirits Evil Spirits Familiar Spirits Filling Of The Holy Spirit Fruit Of The Spirit Fruits Of The Spirit However, in the providence and economy of God, he has chosen to reveal himself and his way through the written word of God. When I was first born again, I was excited about the prospect of being led by the Holy Spirit. Related Bible Topics. The spirit also gives us power for speaking the gospel and demonstrating the gospel. Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. This holiness includes holy affections, the exercise of the several graces (2 Thessalonians 3:5), and the avoiding and mortifying of sin (Romans 8:13). 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]. I, Romans, p.149 (commenting on Ro 8:14) 2. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, and the Spirit of Christ (Job 33:4; Romans 8:9). John 14:17: Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees … Ephesians 6:10-18 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Colossians 1:12-13 Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God's holy people) in the Light. James 4:8 Come close to God and He will come close to you. Like most people, my concept of the leadership of the Spirit was that He would lead me from When Jesus took leave of His disciple A disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. [Exod. I am the Vine; you are the branches. A leader who is regularly turning to God in prayer for everything in their gospel community will be led by the Spirit. Mark 11:24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it]. and from religion to reality. What does it look like to have the power of the Spirit in your life? Isaiah 11:2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3:14.]. The Spirit empowers us to be disciples and make disciples. So, it is impossible to become a Son of God without first receiving Jesus Christ and without following the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit #10: The Leading of the Spirit by Pastor Jack Lash We hear many references today in Christian circles to following the leading of the Holy Spirit. ~John 10:27 (AMP) As Christians, we all want to hear God's voice. Matthew 18:18-20 Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven. John 16:23-24 And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. Not only does this keep our hearts and minds open to the Holy Spirit’s leading, but it also allows the Spirit to speak on our behalf: “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Leaders who regularly go to God and ask him to do something in the community are leading by the Spirit. The inward witness is the primary way the leading of the Holy Spirit manifests. Prayers of petition and listening are the best way to begin leading by the Spirit. (13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come.--Comp. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. This is what we see the Holy Spirit doing in the Bible. Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. Learn to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things! - David Lipscomb and J.W. We are His sheep, and we long to know which way our Sheppard is leading us. When we think of such towering figures as Joseph, Moses, David, Peter, and Paul, we may feel we have nothing in common with them, but the truth is that the Holy Spirit helped each of them change. Meet the Holy Spirit, who can do it all. For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. The Bible clearly explains who the Holy Spirit is and what role He can play in our lives. And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us. He also serves as the executive director of Gospel Centered Discipleship. Not only did he save us from death, atone for our sins, and cleans us of our shame, he has made us new and dwells not among us, but in us. The best expression of leading a gospel community by the Spirit is through prayer. (1) What the Spirit leads unto — truth and holiness (John 16:13; Ephesians 5:9; Psalm 23:3). Jesus said, ‘Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me’. God fulfills the promises he made in the prophets. THE TRINITY. But what does that mean? 1 John 3:22-23 And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him. Dwell in us. A Christian who lives a life empowered by the Spirt will be reminded of who Jesus is and what he taught, reminded of his character and their identity in Christ. Matthew 21:21-22 And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done. He is the author of Called Together: A Guide to Forming Missional Communities. By studying the Word and meditating on it, the mind is renewed to spiritual things (Romans 12:2). When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. The Bible describes the giving of the Holy Spirit as him taking residence in the new heart of a person (Ezekiel 35:25-27). That power comes through the Holy Spirit, who is the source of all power. But, so many of us feel as if we are in life all alone. 1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. How to Recognize the Leading of the Holy Spirit The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me. Be confident you are an heir. For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. John 15:7-8 If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. We see from this scripture that those that receive him are given the power to become the sons of God. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery]. And that means we have access to His amazing power. The Holy Spirit wants to speak to us, especially by God’s Word. . Jesus promised, in John 15, that the Holy Spirit would enable a person to remember Jesus and obey him. They wait to understand God’s heart and purposes. He is one with the Father and the Son, and speaks in harmony with them. All rights reserved. Renewing the mind is an important and necessary part in hearing the Spirit of God. Bible Verses about the Holy Spirit - Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy… But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in… And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you… But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you… Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the… And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive. But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. © 1997 - 2021 Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. aka Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Along with the Spirit, Jesus Christ is in us (Colossians 1:27), as is God the Father (1 John 4:15). The Bible says in Romans 8:14, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” As children of the Most High God, we are granted full access to the leadership of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. . Need help? Scripture says one of the Holy Spirit’s jobs is to help us with our prayers. Leaders who have difficult shepherding or mission problems who turn to prayer are turning to the Spirit. Romans 8:26 says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. 52:7.] I often plead with leaders, coaches, and communities to depend on the Holy Spirit. A person who is baptized in the Spirit is a new creation, in Christ, and a dwelling place or house for the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 1:4, 2 Corinthians 5:1-5, 17, Romans 8:9). That is, the Spirit will never contradict the moral point that God’s Spirit already revealed in Scripture; the Spirit will empower us to live according to God’s heart. INTRODUCTION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT. No child of God is exempt from the leadership of the Spirit. For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them. Meaning- The Holy Spirit will counsel us and teach us as we grow in … This is what it looks like to lead in the power of the Spirit. The purpose of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is many-faceted. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people). Jesus fulfills the promises he makes to his disciples. Believers who hear from God make it a practice of their lives to obey His word. [Isa. By understanding that the Spirit communicates through Scripture, Christians can build their lives upon a solid foundation of what they know comes from God. Scripture says that the Holy Spirit could not come down from heaven before the Lord Jesus had accomplished His work on the cross of Calvary and had been glorified in heaven at the right hand of God. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven (left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors. This biblical Lutheran view of the Holy Spirit becomes beautifully clear for us … Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. 12:37.]. Isaiah 26:3 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. God has given us the Holy Spirit as a Helper and Guide. The leading of the Holy Spirit – OUR ROAD MAKER – The INWARD WITNESS. You are in Christ, reconciled and united with him. The Spirit is an awesome gift giver. The work of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life is an on-going process of becoming holy through sanctification. He will not say anything that God would not say. 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. Bible Verses about the Holy Spirit We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for … The Holy Spirit is not limited in how he leads his people. A There is one God manifested in three … Therefore, the Holy Spirit will not contradict the Bible. Ephesians 1:17-18 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones). And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him. During His presence on earth the Lord Jesus was the Comforter (or … As a child of God we have a right to be led. With so much confusion surrounding the role, reality, and function of the Holy Spirit, it is best to simply look to the Scriptures as a whole. They listen to God to known what to do next. The Spirit in the Divine Service. Be still (Psalms 46:10). Through the conviction and power of the Holy Spirit, believers will not indulge the sinful acts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16-21) but will bear the good fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). The more you respond to the Holy Spirit, the more sensitive you become to His leadings, His prompts and His desires. Hebrews 4:16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]. Spirit led leaders are those who, facing crisis and dilemmas, turn to God in quiet prayer asking God to intervene. John 15:4-5 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. The Holy Spirit gives the Christian the power to: Leading with the Power of the Holy Spirit. If we are not being led we may not be exercising our rights. Spirit of Counsel. As always, if you need a partner to agree with you in prayer, please call our prayer ministers at 1-817-852-6000 or submit a prayer request. Shepherd, A Commentary on the NT Epistles, Vol. 1 John 3:22-23 And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him. The Bible is the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). God has given us the Holy Spirit as a Helper and Guide. What an amazing grace from God and intentional closeness from our God. Brad Watson is a pastor in Portland, Oregon. He will guide you into all truth.--Better, . Any day of the year, we're here for you! We don’t earn access by our own merit. Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. Colossians 1:9-10 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things--That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. Philippians 4:19 And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The leading, then, consists of the whole of the influences of every kind exercised by the Holy Spirit on the human spirit, enabling it to keep the body under. Spirit, they believe God is leading them from one place to another and from one situation to another. Usually these references speak of following the leading of the Spirit in the sense of the Spirit giving us guidance about what decisions we should make in non-moral matters. The same applies to us today as we seek the leading of the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of God. Note on John 14:17.. I plead with Christians to rely on the Spirit, who Jesus promised would be our helper. [Matt. Kenneth Copeland Ministries' mission is to minister the Word of Faith, by teaching believers who they are in Christ Jesus; taking them from the milk of the Word to the meat, Tags: Isaiah 63 leading of the Holy Spirit led by the Spirit Nehemiah 9:20 Psalm 143:10 Four things opened about the Spirit's leading. [Exod. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. He has limitless power and wisdom, yet He willingly comes to live inside any person who believes in Jesus Christ. Called Together: A Guide to Forming Missional Communities, Obey God and be sanctified (John 14:15-20, John 16:7-15, Ezz 36:25-27, 2 Thessalonians 2:13), Confess God is our father and we are his children (Romans 8:15-16), Give Witness or Proclaim (speak out loud) Gospel, Christ and the Kingdom with Boldness (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:14-39, Acts 8:9-13, Acts 9:17-22 Acts 6:8-15, Acts 19:1-8), In missional direction and decisions through dreams, with fasting, in prayer, and through other people empowered by the Spirit (Acts 13:1-4; Acts 16:6-10, Acts 19:21, Acts 20:22, Acts 21:4, 11), Unifies us with the body (1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4). into all the truth. The Key of Obedience to the Holy Spirit: Respond to His Prompts Obedience is about responding to the Holy Spirit when He indicates something to you. The Holy Spirit is the author of the Word of God, as Scripture was inspired by him (cf. The Bible has your answer, choose a topic below. God gives us a new heart, and our bodies become the household of God that testifies the gospel to us, sanctifies us, and empowers us to obey all that God commanded. Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. Jesus promised, in John 15, that the Holy Spirit would enable a person to remember Jesus and obey him. Matthew 6:9-12 Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. I. James 4:7 So be subject to God. Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. Therefore, he continually encourages people to … In fact, Scripture also says that the believer is the dwelling place of all three Persons of the Trinity. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. The Holy Spirit empowers the obedient with great strength and peace in the midst of difficulty. 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