KEY SCRIPTURE: 1Samuel 23:2 KJV “Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah”.
The life of David reveals a man who was powerfully used by the Lord. One of the secretes of his success was that he consistently enquired of the will of God concerning most of the issues he had to deal with. Throughout the account of the story of David in the Bible, there were a number of different occasions that it was reported that he enquired of the Lord. It is not surprising that he achieved so much victories. David never lost any battle. 1 Samuel 23:4 KJV” Then David enquired of the LORD yet again. And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand”. He enquired of the Lord a second time for a clearer instruction.
The Lord Jesus said to His disciples and the church as a whole that it was expedient that he left for the father. He said when He lives the Holy Spirit, who is of His kind would come and be with them. (John 16:17) He is our comforter or “parakletos” in Greek. This is a Greek word which means, one called alongside to help. The word help or helper is the Greek word ” sunantilambano”. It means ‘ to hold together against’ The Holy Spirit as our helper has come to hold together with us against any condition. We must seek His mind concerning whatever step we wish to take. He would only join together with us against any condition or situation, if we get His positive concern in any situation. When we are together with Him, nothing should be strong enough to overcome us. Unfortunately, many Christians do not involve Him in what they do.
God would use the man who would seek the counsel of the Spirit always. In most Christian services we have come to accept, the following verse as the grace we share before closing the meeting. 2Co 13:14 KJV “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” We are supposed to constantly enquire from the Spirit His leading concerning most issues. Remember, as many that are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God. (Rom 8:14) We must be very conscious of His presence, and subsequently ready to engage His counsel in all, we do. You may just say, dear Holy Spirit what do I do concerning this matter? Who should I marry? Where do I go from here? Can I embark on this journey? After you’ve asked Him, wait quietly for His answer. It will normally come as a still small voice, or even through a vision, a dream or a word of wisdom from another child of God. You would have great peace in doing what He says.
The Holy Spirit is my senior partner. He is my guard and guide I trust Him to lead me aright always. I do so by asking for His mind concerning that particular step.
John 14:26 KJV “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” .
2 Corinth 13:14 KJV” The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”