LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: TRAIN YOUR SPIRIT 4

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:14 KJV “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”.

Every child of God must always be led by the Holy Spirit. This means he must train his spirit to hear the voice and instruction of the Holy Spirit. John 10:27 KJV “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” According to our Lord, His sheep hear his voice. The child of God trains himself or herself by acting on the word as he or she learns it. The next point of call, is to act on instructions from his or her conscience.

Acts 24:16 KJV “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men”. Apostle Paul says he has decided to always maintain the right conscience.

 Our conscience is that instinct in a man that judges between right and wrong and inclines towards that which is right. For the growing Christian, the Holy Spirit uses our conscience to know the right action. There come situations that are not necessarily right or wrong ways, but to choose between two or more things. When one is torn between choosing a marriage partner, whether to make a particular journey or not, we need a direct word about which one ta take. In this instant one’s conscience may not help so much but a direct instruction of the Holy Spirit.

At such a moment the Holy Spirit will speak to your spirit deep within your heart, on many times as a ‘still small voice’. This ability is developed over time as the child of God prays and quietly listens to the instruction of the Holy Spirit in his heart. Such instructions normally do not come to the physical ears. One may hear an audible voice only in special or few cases. It does not normally come that way. Hearing the inner voice is something you train yourself to acquire through prayer and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

Each time you fellowship with the Spirit of God through prayer and meditations on God’s Word, make time to wait for an instruction from the Spirit of God. Make sure you act on such instructions. As you function this way, you would grow in confidence to receive more detailed instructions from the Spirit.

CONFESSION

AS a child of God my spirit hears from God. My spirit is trained to hear the voice of the Spirit of God, and to act accordingly. I grow in this ability of hearing the voice of the Spirit.

FURTHER STUDIES

Proverbs 20:27 KJV” The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly”.

Acts 23:1 KJV” And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day”.

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