How we can be led by the Spirit of God
Scriptural Guidance Part 3
We can be led by the
Holy Spirit because, as born-again believers, we are spiritually alive. In John
3:6, Jesus tells us this when He says, "That which is born of the flesh is
flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." In other words,
your flesh was produced by man, but your spirit was produced by God.
When you were born again, you did not change outwardly; rather, the spirit man on the inside was reborn, and the Spirit of the Lord came to live in your spirit. You became linked up with the living God. God moved you into the presence of the Holy Spirit, and you gained His righteousness. You gained His position. You gained all of His ability. Knowing this, does it make sense to revert to your first birth to be guided by natural means? There is no reason to be guided by our senses when we can be guided by the supernatural Holy Spirit living in us!
Man is a three-part being made up of spirit, soul, and body. Most of us consider ourselves to be primarily a body which has a spirit and a soul. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
The Word of God defines
us as spirit beings which have a soul and are housed in a human body. This body
is often referred to in the Word as a temple or a tent, (1 Corinthians 6:19)both of which are merely outward coverings. Your body is the
temple which houses your spirit. Further more, this
body is decaying day-by-day while our spirit man on the inside is being renewed
day-by-day. This is why guidance does not come from the outside; guidance comes
from the Holy Spirit that lives in your human spirit. (Romans 8:14)
As you study these principles over & over again, you will see how powerful the Holy Spirit is in us to lead us and guide us.
How to be Led by the Spirit of God
Kenneth E. Hagin
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