Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Led By The Spirit (SD46)

Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
 
Who are these led by Spirit of God?

Mat 4:1  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Our Lord Jesus who was able to overcome the devil, was led by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil. Similarly only Christ-like (godly, faithful, etc.) disciples are led by the Spirit of God to overcome the deceptions and snares of the devil.

John 8:31-32  Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Brethren as Christians we are the disciples of Jesus and must obey and keep His words. Only then will we know the truth which will set us free from worldliness and the snares of Satan

John 14:21  "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

This is the grace of God that when we keep His commandments, our Lord Jesus Himself will manifest in us to help, comfort and empower us in all His works and at the same time give us the Helper, the Spirit of truth.

John 14:15-17a  “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth"

John 16:13-15  "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. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you."

When we have the Spirit of truth, He will guide us into all truth so that we can abide or keep His words. The Holy Spirit will only glorify our Lord Jesus, for He will guide and lead us only in the words of Jesus. He cannot go against the teachings, words, commands, etc. of Jesus.

Beware:- When pastors, leaders and Christians claim that 'they are led by the Holy Spirit to do this,' which contradicts His words, they are liars or are led by different or demonic spirits.

Eph 4:13-14  till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,

John 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."

Brethren, to me this is the greatest grace of God given to man, that when we keep His words the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us to establish His Kingdom of God. This is the greatest encouragement and comfort that the Almighty God hears, sees and understands us for He is within us.

No wonder His disciples were bold and fearless. What an honour given to the weak and miserable man, who only need to expressed his faith by keeping His words. His grace is sufficient for me for His grace of truth has set me free (from the flesh) to holiness and perfection.

“Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Rev 5:13b)