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Being Led by the Spirit of God

Pastor Corey Erman | July 8, 2020

The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inner depths of his heart. (Proverbs 20:27)

One translation of this verse reads, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord.” To put it into modern speech, you would say, “The spirit of man is the light bulb of the Lord.

What this scripture means is that God will enlighten us —He will guide us— through our human spirits.

However, Christians seem to seek guidance in every other way except the way God said it is going to come! They judge how God is leading by what their physical senses tell them; but nowhere does the Bible say that God will guide us through our physical bodies! They look at things from a mental standpoint; but nowhere in the Bible does God declare that He will guide us through our mentality, our intellect, or our minds!

God said that it is the spirit of man that is the candle of the Lord. So God will guide us through our spirits. God will guide you through your human spirit.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Romans 8:14)

The sons of God can expect to be led by the spirit of God.

Believers can expect to be led, or guided, by the Holy Spirit. Jesus, referring to the time when the Holy Spirit would come, said, “He will guide you.” So we don’t have to look to man for guidance—that’s unscriptural. All of God’s children have the Spirit of God within and can expect to be guided by Him.

In February 1959, Jesus appeared to Kenneth Hagin in an open vision. He heard Jesus’ footsteps coming into his hospital room. Jesus sat on a chair by his bed and talked to him for an hour and half about the ministry of a prophet. One of the things Jesus said was, “The prophet’s ministry is not set in the Church to guide members and tell them what to do. Under the Old Covenant, people would go to the prophet to seek advice, or direction, or guidance, because, he had the spirit of God and they didn’t. No one under the Old Covenant, except the king, the priest, and the prophet, had the Holy Spirit upon them. The people knew nothing about the spirit’s leading. But under the New Covenant it does not say, ‘As many as are let by the prophets, they are the sons of God.’ It says, ‘As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God’.”

Make the following confession:

I am a spirit. I have a soul. I live in a physical body. My spirit is the candle of the Lord. God my Father is enlightening me through my spirit. God is guiding me through my spirit. I am a child of God. I can expect to be led by the Spirit of God. He is leading me now.