MAY 8, 2016
The leading of the spirit 1
Memory verse: Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God”.
The most challenging issue I have noticed amongst believers is how to know what God is saying. Let me first state that the leading of the spirit is easy to the man born again .
Let’s start from the beginning.
To see better we must have light. Light is the most important ingredient for sight. For I cannot be confused about an issue I have illumination about.
When was light first mentioned?
Genesis 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness”
Let me state first that light wasn’t created but was released from God to the earth. We see here the light of the world. The light of creation released here.
This light is the light by which everything we see and can’t see was created.
This light is not a force primarily. This light is a person.
John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”
Jesus is the light of the world.
Any man in Jesus is in the light and has the light. He has been separated from darkness and will not walk in it.
Just as God separated the light from darkness in Genesis. The believer has been separated from darkness because he has the light of the world – Jesus.
We are the children of the day. Children of the light!
1 Thessalonians 5:5 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness”
This means that we discern the times and seasons of God. We have the capacity to know.
We can also see that the spirit of God that orchestrated creation is who you are born of!
John 3:5-7 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”
We have the spirit that knows the things of God .
1 Corinthians 2:12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God”
So we have the capacity to know exactly and precisely what God is saying!
The believer has the light, the spirit and is also born of the word of God!
1 Peter 1:23 “Being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible seed by the word of God that lives and abides forever”
You have a God affinity.
You are made in the God class.
Spirit speaks to spirit.
Therefore God’s spirit within you leads and guides you.
All you have to learn is how to receive of that leading of the spirit that is already working in you.
CONFESSION: I am born of the Spirit of God, I have the Spirit of God. I have the leading of the spirit.
FURTHER BIBLE READING: Micah 7, 2 Thessalonians 3
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