Be Led By the Spirit of God
We are ready for number six of the of the top ten things I wished someone would have told me from the beginning of my walk with the Lord. Number six is an area that I minister on all over the world. I think everyone has to know how to be led by the Spirit of God. When you are led by the Spirit of God, you can make the best decisions, you can stay safe, get help with relationships, and really anything else you need. The Holy Ghost knows what is to come and He will let you in on what is going to happen in the future (John 16:13). When I speak of being led by the Spirit of God or the Spirit of God talking to you, I am talking about God speaking or leading you on the inside, not the outside.
So many people are looking for God to do something on the outside. Many people still put out fleeces which is something Gideon did in the Old Testament, but we have a much higher and better way today in the New Testament. We no longer need to depend on things on the outside where the god of this world (the devil) operates. We can turn to the inside where the Spirit of God dwells. Did you know the same place you know that you are born again is the same place you look to hear from God? The Bible calls it a witness. I john 5:10 and Romans 8:16 tell us that we have a witness that we are born again. How do you know you are born again? You just know so. We say salvation is a know so experience. You just know. It works the same way being led in the same place His Spirit bears witness with your spirit. I John 2:20 and 27 calls it an unction or the anointing. It is in you and it will lead, guide and direct you in the affairs of life. When speaking of Jesus, that inward knowing was called a perception in Mark 2:8. Jesus perceived something. It was not based on outward facts, but an inward knowing or perception in the realm of the spirit. It happened to Paul in Acts 14:9 in dealing with a crippled man, and then again on a voyage on a ship in Acts 27:10. Paul perceived the man had faith to be healed not based on what the man said or did, just a knowing. Paul perceived the voyage was going to be dangerous not based on the weather or what the sailors were saying, just based on the Holy Ghost.
How do you improve your ability to perceive or know God’s voice? It doesn’t come over time or experience. It comes like everything else does from God. It comes by faith. The last time I checked, faith still comes by hearing the Word of God. So ,I will give you scriptures I use to increase my faith in this area that I rehearse every time that I need to make a decision. John 10:3-5 says we are His sheep and we know his voice. John 18:37 says I am of the truth and I know his voice. John 16:13 tells me he will show me things to come. Romans 8:14 says that as a Son of God I am led by the Spirit of God. In Revelation when He writes to the seven churches, He says, “He who has an ear to hear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” I am part of the church and I have an ear to hear. I john 2:20 says I have an unction and I know all things. Confess these verses over yourself and build your faith, and it will increase your faith, and, therefore, your capacity and accuracy to hear from God. Praying in tongues is great but it will not replace believing!
You and I should live every day being led by the Spirit of God. You must be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing, and you will be as you grow in your faith to hear from God.