We Write the Narrative – Season of Holy Spirit Activation Being Led by the Spirit

Bible Verse:
Acts 2: 5-6; 11-12; 39-41

Preacher:
James M. Moody

Date Preached:
06/11/2017


READING FOR VIDEO MONITORS: Acts 2: 5-6; 11-12; 39-41

Sunday 6/11 Proverbs Ch. 11; Romans 8: 14—30; Proverbs 20: 27
Monday 6/12 Proverbs Ch. 12; Acts 2: 16-21; Revelation 20: 1-15
Tuesday 6/13 Proverbs Ch. 13; Matthew 7: 1-29
Wednesday 6/14 Proverbs Ch. 14; Matthew 25: 1-46
Thursday 6/15 Proverbs Ch. 15; Acts 1: 1-26
Friday 6/16 Proverbs Ch. 16; Acts 8: 1-8; 26-40
Saturday 6/17 Proverbs Ch. 17; Luke 5: 1-16

 

Being Led by the Spirit

Romans 8: 11-14 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[e] his Spirit who lives in you.

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

A one reads the Book of Acts, one finds that God the Holy Spirit establishes and expands the Church using signs, wonders, and miracles as ways of calling people’s attention to the move of God happening in their lives. In today’s society the hearts and minds of people are so drawn away from the Person of God by all the distractions presented in this Information Age, that God the Holy Spirit is making God’s self known through supernatural means. In these 17 “‘In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your young men will see visions,
    your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
21 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
Prophetic Evangelism – listening to the Holy Spirit as He directs us to speak with people

Romans 8: 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Proverbs 20: 27The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.

  1. PRINCIPLE 1 We are led by the inward witness.

    1. Green light was inward witness.

    2. Red light was inward witness.

    3. (Story of Jesus appearing to him.)

    4. If we ignore the subtle we miss God.

    5. We sort of reason things out and miss God. 

  1. PRINCIPLE 2 Prophet of New Covenant not same status as prophet of Old Covenant.

    1. In the Old Covenant, Holy Ghost only anointed king, priest, prophet, and occasionally others. 

    2. Today every Christian has Spirit of God who is our Guide.

    3. Acts 2: 16-21 – this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
      17 “‘In the last days, God says,
          I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
      Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
          your young men will see visions,
          your old men will dream dreams.
      18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
          I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
          and they will prophesy.
      19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
          and signs on the earth below,
          blood and fire and billows of smoke.
      20 The sun will be turned to darkness
          and the moon to blood
          before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
      21 And everyone who calls
          on the name of the Lord will be saved.’[c]

  1. PRINCIPLE 3 – John 14,15,16 Holy Spirit is Our Guide

    1. Holy Spirit is with you and in youJohn 14:16-18 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[c] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

    2. Holy Spirit teaches and reminds us of all thingsJohn 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

    3. Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus through us John 15: 26-27 When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

    4. Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth. He will show you what’s ahead in life.John 16: 13

      1. Comforter = helper

        1. Com – with or beside

        2. Fort – strength or strengthen

      2. Paraclete = helper, counselor, advocate, intercessor, standby

Romans 8: 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  

  1. PRINCIPLE 4 We must learn to listen to inward witness.

    1. Many are waiting for the spectacular but missing the supernatural.

    2. Inward witness is supernatural. Inward conviction.

    3. Nothing spectacular.  (use example of urge to go to City Council and oppose development of 2358 Wabash).

  1. PRINCIPLE 5 God will guide us through our spirit. Prov. 20:27  The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.

    1. Not intellect or physical senses.

      1. God does not guide us through our physical senses.

      2. Nowhere in the Bible does it say God guides us through our minds or through our souls. 

    2. I Thessalonians 5:23  May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      1. Man is a spirit being made in the likeness and image of God who is a Spirit being.

      2. Order of spirit 1st says be spirit conscious.

      3. I am a spirit being. I have a soul. I live in a physical body.

    3. Hebrews 4:12 – a person’s spirit and soul are not the same.

      1. Soul and spirit are two different components of the human being.

      2. Our soul is will, intellect, and emotions.

      3. We haven’t been able to divide them as we should because we are more soul conscious than spirit conscious.

    4. I Corinthians 14:14 – my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

      1. Speaking out of spirit and not the soul.

      2. When we speak with other tongues it comes from within not the mind.

  1. John 7: 39 – from within will flow – he meant the Spirit

    1. The soul of a person is not the inner most being.

    2. It is not the soul that is born again.

    3. The spirit of a person is the part of a person that is born again and receives eternal life.

    4. The saving of the soul is a process that takes place after salvation

  2. James 1:21 – …which can save you. Written to believers speaking of their souls

  3. Romans 12: 2 – renewing of your mind. Restore like furniture. Greatest need in church is renewed minds. 

  4. John 3:6 that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

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