TOPIC:THE DIRECTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
SCRIPTURES: JOHN 14:26; JOHN 14:15-17; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:9-16; JAMES 3:15, JUDE 1:19; JOHN 3:5
The greatest walk with God is the ability to understand what He wants you to do and to know what His purpose for our lives are. It will be an irreparable mistake when we get to heaven and realize that we wasted our lives while here on earth. Many are living their lives based on what their families want, what their society wants and what others want for them. The true definition of a Christian life is the ability to start a new life and spend it walking with God. This means forsaking the old way of doing things and following God’s way of doing things. It means not acting with your emotions but rather acting under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
The amount of money you have and the properties you have acquired cannot be referred to as achievements. True achievement is in knowing what God has called you to do and doing it no matter how insignificant that task may seem to you at the moment. The bible says obedience is better than sacrifice. We need to learn to obey God because even after death the works you have done for God will still live on. Earthly achievements don’t count before God. What God sees as achievement is our ability to obey his will.
The Holy Spirit was given to us by God to direct us. You cannot enjoy divine direction without being close to the Holy Spirit and having a close fellowship with Him. The Holy Spirit can direct you in every aspect of life no matter how mundane it may be. For those who have a close relationship with Him, he can even direct your choice of clothes and how you present yourself. For those who are so caught up with the fashion of this world, if you have a relationship with the Holy Spirit, He will caution you before you get carried away. Every human being has the tendency to go crazy and act bizarre, it is the Holy Spirit that cautions you and teaches you to act right. When the Holy Spirit is teaching you, you might not like the path, but you will definitely like the end. If the direction is from the Spirit of God, though it might be painful, it will always end in Joy.
Whatever the outcome might be, always listen to the Holy Spirit. You may not like what you will go through but the end will be great. Every human being have a breaking point but when you follow the Holy Spirit, I would rather entrust my life to the One who knows the end from the beginning that to trust someone who will only lead me on a path full of guesses. You have a guide and counselor forever, who is to show you what to do on every matter. He will help you to crucify the flesh and walk in the way of God. This Counselor, the world cannot receive Him because it does not see Him or know Him.
It is not everything that you have to follow; stop allowing the world to influence you because the world cannot understand the Spirit at work in you. The Holy Spirit lives in us constantly and He is there to guide us. God knows our limits as humans and that is why He made provisions for us through the Holy Spirit who has been commissioned to be with us forever and to teach us all things as God has purposed for us. Jesus didn’t leave us as orphans; He left the Holy Spirit with us to teach us how to walk in the will of God for our lives.
If your work endures the test of fire, you will receive the reward. It will not make sense to work on earth and when you get to heaven you will discover that you have missed your purpose. The greatest loss in life is not death; death is a transition to a better life, a transition to eternal life. The greatest loss is to miss your purpose in life. If your work and labor is not in the will of God, you cannot receive any reward because that labor is not of God. You cannot know the will of God without the Holy Spirit.
Your purpose has already been predestined by God the Father and you can only discover it through the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that reveals to us our destinies, he searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even declaring the profound and bottomless things of God and things hidden beyond man’s scrutiny. Many of us crush the destinies of others by enforcing our wills on them and not allowing them to seek the purpose of the Lord for their lives. The Holy Spirit reaches far beyond man’s understanding and scrutiny. That is why you need the Holy Spirit to direct you. No person can perceive and understand what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him. Similarly, no one discerns or comprehends the thoughts of God for you except the Spirit of God. It is the Holy Spirit that downloads into your spirit God’s blueprint for your life.
We don’t do things like the people of the world. We are not moved by societal norms because we do not have the spirit of the world. No matter what man says, always subject it to the approval of the Holy Spirit. No matter how high placed that man might be, his word must be subjected to the approval of the Holy Spirit because a man will always be a man. Don’t live your life based on the formula of other people but based on the leading of the Holy Spirit. No human being is adequate enough to understand the purpose and the plan of |God for another man except the Holy Spirit. Don’t interpret your life based on any human being or human ideology because they are highly inadequate. Without the Holy Spirit, you cannot understand the language of God. The world has its own language and system of understanding. But we are of God and it is the Spirit of God who can interpret spiritual language and truths to us.
Though you are in the world, you are not of the world, the natural or nonspiritualman does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him; and he is incapable of knowing them because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
Your purpose is different from the purpose of others, don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t try to be like anybody else rather become who God wants you to be. Don’t be in the service of others; rather be in the service of your father. The world will mock you, humiliate you and call you insane but I tell you the end will justify the means. After death, we shall all know where you will spend your eternity. After death; your certificates will be useless, your influence will be useless; your properties will are useless, your fame will be useless, your money will be useless, and it is only our work for God that will remain. I pray that you will not miss God’s plan for your life.
A spiritual man will consult the Holy Spirit in all things; he investigates, examines and analyses all things with questions. Learn to question all things and get your answers from the Spirit of God. You are not a slave anymore, you have right over your own life, no human being owns you and so you alone are accountable for your life. God will judge each man according to his works. So don’t be guided by humans. Allow the Holy Spirit to instruct you and give you the mind of Christ
There are three kinds of humans
- “Psuchikos” – which means of the Senses or the natural, the un-renewed Adamic man. They operate with the earthly, unspiritual and even devilish wisdom. The natural man is wicked, this natural mind conceives mischief and carnality. The natural man may be learned, gentle, kind, polite, eloquent, fascinating, generous, rich, poised, but they are oblivious to the spiritual man. They have no iota of the spirit of God in them and they are dangerous, sensuous and animalistic.
When it comes to taking a decision that is when you will know what type of human they are. The sensuous man can do anything to maintain what they have. They can sacrifice you just to maintain the wealth and possessions they have. Don’t follow the natural man/mind, follow the Holy Spirit and you will see amazing results in your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you, so that you will not get carried by the pretensions of men.
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If you haven’t accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior please do so now because, you can’t have the Holy Spirit without having salvation first.
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