I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Jesus made it very clear from this scripture, who He had appointed to guide His church. He gave the Holy Spirit to every believer to escort and pilot us in the way of truth. God did not just leave us truth but He also provided the one who would Help us comprehend it. When Jesus spoke these words to His disciples they were mere unchanged men because Jesus had not given His life on the cross yet. Jesus told them that He had many, not a few but many things to say to them but because the Holy Spirit was not living in them yet they would not understand or comprehend the meaning of His words. If we are to live by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth (Matthew 4:4), it is so important that we have understanding. Just hearing the word of God without understanding what was said leaves the hearer no better having heard. The bible says we should not just be hearers of God’s word but doers (James 1:22-23), however, if there is a lack or breech in ones understanding how can they accurately obey. How many times have you set in a lecture, conference, class, or group of one or two people and everyone heard the same thing but when questioned concerning what you heard, it was very clear not all had the same understanding. Well, God wants all of His children to be on the same page and with clear understanding of what He has spoken. God did not ask us to put our own twist or interpretation on His message. We are commanded in the book of Revelation not to add to or take away from God’s word.
Many times God may speak one word to you during a time of fellowship or prayer with Him. For instance, you may hear the word "go." Well most people are familiar with the natural meaning of the word go. Go is a very simple, basic, elementary word that most people would not need much explanation or interpretation. However, God revealed to us in Isaiah 55:9, that our thoughts (human intellect), are no match for His thoughts. Without the guidance of the Holy Spirit we would begin to reason in our mind what God meant when He spoke the word "go." But God did not want our earthly lives to be lead by human reasoning. Human nature does not like being out of control, it wants to be in charge and out in front all the time, that’s why we must yield to the Holy Spirit. We must welcome and surrender to the comfort of the Holy Ghost at all times. The Holy Spirit will not intervene if you want to be the one in front and in control. The bible tells us in 1 Peter 5:6, to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God. The word humble means to submit and the phrase mighty hand of God means; God’s control or authority. We must submit and yield our whole being to God’s governing authority. Our heavenly Father loves us and He will never force or drive us into submission. He is not referring to the human perspective of submission but rather a divine revelation of love which produces submission. When we become intimately acquainted with Love it is easy to surrender and/or submit to it because there is no fear in love. Perfect Love cast out fear (1 John 4:18). God is Love and there is no darkness in Him (1 John 4:16). If you Love God then you will follow Him, let Him lead the way. You are not a robot but a spirit being created by God and given the power of choice.
God will give us the understanding of what He is saying to us if we continue to seek Him for more. Don't get ahead of God just wait upon Him and lean not to your own understanding but acknowledge Him and He will direct your path ( Proverbs 3:5-6).
So choose to allow the Holy Spirit to go before you and be your guide every day in every way. He will never lead you astray!
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