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How can the Holy Spirit lead us?

To be led by the Word is to be led by the Spirit.

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The Holy Spiritleads us today through the word of God. The word of God was written by direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit for this purpose.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

1 Peter 1:12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.

2 Peter 1:21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.


Theleading of the Holy Spirit is limited by what we understand of the scriptures. If we do not read the Bible, we have no point of contact with the Holy Spirit. If we read and believe what the Bible says, then we read and believe what the Holy Spirit has caused to be written for our learning.

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.


Reading the Bible will reveal to us the way in which God wants us to think and what he wants us to do.If we read and allow the word of God to influence our lives, then we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us.


Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


Those who will be saved are those who do the will of God. Knowledge of God’s will is only available in the pages of scripture. We cannot know it unless we read the Bible.


Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

There are many churches who claim that the Holy Spirit acts among them as a supernatural power as it did with the Apostles, but the very fact that they teach different gospels belies the claim, for God is not the author of confusion.

The purpose of the Holy Spirit baptism at Pentecost was to enable the apostles to have total recall of Christ’s teaching and to guide them into all truth.

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.


The teachings and truth were written down (by inspiration) for the generations to come. That each could have direct access to the truth.

John 20:31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.


The Holy Spirit gifts of the first century were administered by the laying on of the apostle’s hands.


Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,


When the apostles died, the gifts died with them.

If we believe the Holy Spirit to be a person and part of a “Trinity”, we are already astray from the Bible.

When we believe the Gospel and are baptised and live by the commandments, we have the assurance that the angels of God minister in our lives.


Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?


Further that in all our experiences whether good or evil, God will work for our salvation.


Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

I hope this helps.
Glenn Smith

 
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