In this post, I am going to talk about the importance of being led by the Holy Spirit. As you should know I firmly believe that every believer needs to be baptized in the Holy Spirit with evidence of tongues for personal edification. Once you have the Holy Spirit, you should let Him lead you and not your flesh. Romans 8:14 (NKJV) tells us, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”. If we want to truly be children of God, we not only need to be born again, we need to let the Holy Spirit lead us in everything we do!
What Are You Called To Do?
Starting with Acts 13:4-5 we see the start of Paul’s missions’ trips. Most importantly we see that he was sent out by the Holy Spirit. I am sure there are many believers out there today who have a divine call on their life but fail to answer that call. Paul was sent out by the Holy Spirit to go and minister to different regions. He could have resisted and stayed in his comfort zone, but he led by example and yielded to what the Holy Spirit called him to do. Just because you are not called to the five-fold ministry does not mean you are off the hook from serving God! Some people are called to help at their church, whether that as administrative, cleaning, or any other tasks. 1 Corinthians 12:28 distinguishes the office of helps.
Walk the Walk
We even see that Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit throughout His earthly ministry. Luke 4:1 (NKJV) tells us, “Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness”. When we live according to the Spirit we walk in it, Galatians 5:25 (AMP) tells us, “If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].”. When we walk in the Spirit, we must have a godly character and be a light that shines in the name of Jesus! We also need to have the nine fruits of the Spirit evident in our lives. I wrote a book on the nine fruits of the Spirit, click here to check it out. By having the baptism of the Holy Spirit and praying in tongues for personal edification daily, the Holy Spirit will make intercession for us. When the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us, He will speak against things in our life that are contrary to Gods plan for us. You will often see certain parts of your life change when you start praying in tongues. Romans 8:26-28 tells us about intercession through the Holy Spirit works.
The Holy Spirit Empowers Us
Continuing Acts 13:6-13 We see that Paul has a confrontation with a sorcerer. In verse nine it specifically tells us that Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit when he confronted this sorcerer. Paul rebuked this sorcerer and a dark blinding mist fell upon him. When the proconsul saw this, they believed and was astonished at the teaching of the Lord. This sorcerer that Peter dealt with was trying to turn the proconsul away from the faith. This is often what false prophets do, they will turn people away from the truth of the Gospel. However, Paul was able to address this issue only because he was filled with the Holy Spirit. We all should seek God for the discerning of spirits! The gift of discernment is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10.
Have You Been Told a Lie?
If we want to step into what God has called each one of us to do, then we need the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We need to be praying in tongues for personal edification daily. We need to ask God for the discerning of spirits, so we can distinguish false prophets and even attacks of the enemy. Ephesians 6:12-18 tells us to do spiritual warfare by putting on the full armor of God, and always to be praying in the Holy Spirit. Yet many denominations today want to teach that praying in the Spirit is not for today. If you have been taught that praying in the Spirit is not for today, then I am sorry that you were taught incorrectly. Sadly, many ministers only focus on reading the Bible-based off their pre-determined doctrine, this leads to the church being dehydrated from the Holy Spirit. These types of ministers only can operate out of intellect, and not out of the spirit. Their churches might have salvation, but we are called to more than salvation. We are called to lay hands on the sick in the name of Jesus and it is written that they shall recover and be made whole! The reason I am teaching on the Book of Acts is it is a template as to how the church today should be. If your church does not line up with the Book of Acts, then I pray that God leads you to a church that does.
A Personal Challenge
I want to challenge you to something different this week when you read your Bible ask the Holy Spirit to open your spiritual eyes. Also, when you read your Bible, act like you never read it before each time. This is how you will get a fresh revelation. If you get fresh revelation please feel free to share it with me, I would love to hear your testimony.