How To Tell When The Holy Spirit Is Speaking To You.

Pastors often say something like this at the close of a sermon as they give a public invitation(not found in scripture).If the Holy Spirit is speaking to you…come.If you “feel”led of the Holy Spirit…come.Now it is true,the Holy Spirit does speak and He does lead.But what does that really mean?

How does the Holy Spirit lead a Christian?How does the Holy Spirit speak to a person?

God is unchangable.Mal.3:6;James.1:17.God’s principles and methods of working are ever the same.

1.When the Holy Spirit “speaks”,He speaks SCRIPTURE.Rom.8:16.The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit,that we are the children of God.

How does the Holy Spirit bear witness?The witness of the spirit is the Bible.

Heb.3:7.Wherefore as the Holy Spirit(SAITH),today if you will hear his voice.Then in Heb.3:8-11 he quotes Psa.95.The Holy Spirit is speaking scripture.

Heb.10:15.Whereof the Holy Spirit also is a witness to us:for after that (HeSAID before).The in verse 16 and following he quotes Jer.31.The Holy Spirit said this.

The Holy Spirit takes the Bible and makes that personal to the believer.When a verse comes to your mind–the Holy Spirit is speaking to answer or to bring comfort.

2.The Holy Spirit leads all of God’s children.Rom.8:14.For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,they are the sons of God.

(1)He speaks to me scripture.

(2)He leads me according to scripture.

We don’t always recognize His leading.

In Acts.23:11.Paul wanted to go to Rome.In Acts.25:11-12He appeals to Caesar.Unto Caesar shall you go.In Acts.28:19.I was constrained(led) to appeal unto Caesar.

Two things about this leading of the Holy Spirit.

(1).It will be a “continual”leading.Phil.2:13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.If these desires are according to the scriptures–that is the leading of the Holy Spirit.The (will)to do it comes from God.2:13.Such a desire would not come from the world,flesh or the devil.

(2).It will be a “lasting” leading.Phil.1:6.

3.When the Holy Spirit speaks..He speaks to the (mind).Rom.8:5.For they that are after the flesh do (mind)the things of the flesh;but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

When the Holy Spirit leads,His leading will be in our (thinking)not our (feelings).

 He speaks to our (thoughts)Eph.1:17.That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,the Father of glory,may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.(The Holy Spirit gives wisdom,revelation,knowledge of Him.)

Eph.1:18The eyes of your UNDERSTANDING(thats not FEELINGS)being ENLIGHTENED.)

Thats why Satan tries to distract our thoughts.Notice how difficult it is to pay attention in church.2Cor.10:5.Casting down imaginations.We have to give attention to this matter of (thinking)because thats how the Holy Spirit leads us.

He speaks to our minds…not our feelings.It is very difficult to describe how it FEELS to be led.THAT IS NOT A SCRIPTURAL TERM.NOT ONCE IS IT MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE WHERE THAT LANGUAGE IS USED.

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