Led by the Spirit
‘However, there is a wisdom that we continually speak of when we are among the spiritually mature. It is the wisdom that doesn’t originate in this present age or come from the rulers of this age who are in the process of being dethroned.
Instead, we continually speak of this wonderful wisdom that comes from God, hidden before now in a mystery. It is His secret plan, destined before the ages, to bring us into glory. None of the rulers of this present world order understood it, for if they had, they never would have crucified the Lord of shining glory.
This is why the Scriptures say: Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our imagination — these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers. But God unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit. Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things.
After all, who can see into a person’s heart and know his hidden impulses except for that person’s spirit? So it is with God. His thoughts and secrets are only fully understood by his Spirit, the Spirit of God. For we did not receive the spirit of this world system but the Spirit of God so that we might come to understand and experience all that grace has lavished upon us.
And we articulate these realities with the words imparted to us by the Spirit and not with the words taught by human wisdom. We join together Spirit-revealed truths with Spirit-revealed words. Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit.
Those who live in the Spirit can carefully evaluate all things and are subject to the scrutiny of no one but God. For who has ever intimately known the mind of the Lord Yahweh well enough to become his counselor? Christ has, and we possess Christ’s perceptions. ‘1 Corinthians 2:6–16
I tested my teenagers in the church and asked them to tell me one thing either of their parents loves and dislikes. Most of them spoke while others could not answer; it was shocking because they have lived with them for over 15 years.
Someone said her mum likes pressing her phone, and it was a hilarious moment as we all laughed. Another said her father loves reading and dislikes someone littering the environment. I particularly loved this because her feedback showed that she is a daughter who had observed her father over the years and will grow up to learn that habit. The comments show that most teenagers live with their parents without true intimacy while others grow up with true intimacy. It was a profound learning moment for me.
Without intimacy, you cannot know the heart of the Father. You cannot know the impulses of the Spirit. You cannot know when He is leading you because you cannot recognize His voice. You can be in a rowdy environment and know when He leads you because you are so used to Him. In earthly relationships, we grow and learn what our friends and partners love because we are constantly in their presence and spend time with them. In the same manner, we cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Communion is consistent communication that does not end in 1-hour. The Holy Spirit wants to walk or work through your day with you, and He wants it every day. He wants you to grow in spiritual knowledge and truth via the Word of God. Every believer must allow the Word to crystallize into their minds and their minds crystalize into the Word. You must become one with the Word. The Word is the basic unit of life for every believer.
The Holy Spirit wants you to build your spirit by subjecting your spirit to Him via praying in tongues. As you pray in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit in you glows, and energy is generated. That energy is the power that surges through your body and subjects your senses to the Holy Spirit, and your flesh dies a natural death.
You must never give room for spiritual lethargy.
SOWING TO THE SPIRIT
‘Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.
For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season, we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.’ Galatians 6:7–9
If you have the Holy Spirit, then live in the Spirit; if you live in the Spirit, walk in the Spirit. You must do away with spiritual lethargy. You cannot build intimacy or be led by Him if you are sowing into carnal activities. You have the Holy Spirit in you, but your carnal living will quench Him. He will be silent since you are not mindful of Him. You cannot be all about living carnally and expect to be led by Him; it is impossible.
THE SPIRITUAL TECHNOLOGY
There is a technology/system by which Sons are led. You must fill your mind with the Word and become one with the Word of God. The Holy Spirit reaches out to you by talking back with the scriptures you have filled your mind with. Do not be one that prays in tongues but fill your mind with the knowledge of good and evil. Fill your mind with spiritual knowledge. Be a Word addict. Become one with the Word, and the Word will become one with you.