How To Be Led By The Holy Spirit

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Since we have opened up this site, we have received many questions from people all across the world. If I had to rank one question that might be one of the most frequently asked questions, it might be the actual title of this article – exactly how am I to be led by the Holy Spirit – and exactly how does the Holy Spirit communicate to all of us in this life?

As we all know, the Bible very clearly says that the sons of God are led by the Holy Spirit in this life. Once again, here is this most important verse:

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

Now that we know that the Holy Spirit will lead us in this life because the Bible now tells us so, exactly how does He do this? This is where you have to take some other verses from Scripture on this topic and put them all together like you would pieces to a jigsaw puzzle. Once you put these additional Scripture verses all together on this topic, then you will see very clearly the different ways that the Holy Spirit will use to help guide us and communicate to us in this life.

For the record, based upon the revelation that are in these additional verses, we believe there are 8 basic ways that the Holy Spirit will use to not only guide us in this life, but to also directly communicate to all of us from time to time. In other words, you can learn how to hear direct from the Holy Spirit Himself.

If the Bible calls the Holy Spirit our Guide and Teacher in this life, then this means He will attempt to communicate to all of us from time to time. Otherwise we will never be able to pick up from Him exactly what He is trying to teach us or tell us to do.

But before I get into these 8 basic ways that the Holy Spirit will use to communicate to us and lead us in this life, I want to make one more comment on this subject matter. If there are two subject matters that are rarely discussed in many churches today, it has to be in the area of spiritual warfare like we discussed so many times in our articles in that section, and in the area on how to hear from God and how to be led by the Holy Spirit.

My best guess on why most pastors do not attempt to educate their flocks on how the Holy Spirit will lead us and communicate to us in this life is either because they themselves do not have a full understanding on this subject matter, or they are too afraid to open up this subject matter to their flocks for fear that it will open up a door to the spiritual realm, and from there, they could possibly make contact with demonic spirits who will try to masquerade as the Holy Spirit or God Himself.

In other words, they look at this subject matter as being a kind of pandora’s box. They are afraid if they open up their flocks to supernatural communication from the Holy Spirit, then they may also open them up to communication to demonic spirits as well.

Granted, this is a possibility, but just because demons can attempt to counterfeit what God does, does not mean you have to throw out all of the supernatural ways that God will use to communicate to His people.

For example – per the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit, demons can counterfeit the gift of tongues. But just because demons can counterfeit the gift of tongues does not mean that the gift of tongues from the Lord is still not real and that many of His people can still receive it in this day and age. We just have to be careful and learn how to discern when something is coming in from God and when something is coming in from demons.

Demons can also give false visions, false dreams, false healings, false prophecies, etc. But again, just because demons can do this does not mean that we should totally shut down God in those areas of our life, and refuse to accept the supernatural ways that He still likes to use to communicate to all of us.

Again, if there is one major area that many Christians are weak on because they have never been taught much about it, it has to be in the area of spiritual warfare, and in the area on how to be led by the Holy Spirit and how to hear directly from God themselves.

If you really study the Bible from cover to cover, God was supernaturally communicating to His people on a fairly regular basis. And if God is still the same today as He was yesterday, then this tells us that He still wants to communicate to all of us in those same supernatural ways.

We just have to learn what those different supernatural ways are – and then learn through a process of trial and error when it really is the Lord communicating to us, when it is demons, or when it is just our own natural imaginations and feelings talking to us.

I will break down these 8 specific ways God will use to communicate to all of us under the following 8 captions so you can keep all of these different ways properly sorted out. But before I do, I want to give you some very key verses from Scripture on the Holy Spirit Himself so this part of the walk will not scare you or intimidate you.

Key Scripture Verses on the Holy Spirit

The following verses I will now give you are major key verses on the Holy Spirit Himself, and they will all set the stage for you to be able to receive direct supernatural communication from Him from time to time.

Again, I know some pastors are afraid to open up this supernatural realm to their flocks, but these verses all are all straight forward and they are meaning exactly what they are saying.

As a result, I believe these verses should be taught by the churches so their people will at least know what the Bible has to say about this subject matter, and from there, each person can then make up their own mind as to whether or not they want to tread into these kinds of deeper waters with the Lord.

If God did not want this kind of information and knowledge in our lives, then He would have never put these kinds of verses in the Bible. But since He did, this tells me that He wants His people to have access to this revelation and from there, they can then decide if they want to try and develop this part of their walk with the Lord.

Now onto some very key Scripture verses on the Holy Spirit that will set this kind of stage up for you.

1. You Can Develop a Personal Relationship With the Holy Spirit

The very first thing you will need to know if you want to learn how to be led by the Holy Spirit is that you can develop a direct personal relationship with Him just like you already have with God and Jesus.

If the Holy Spirit is going to start to supernaturally communicate to you in a wide variety of ways, then the first thing you are going to want to do is to make direct personal contact with Him, since you are now going to be working very closely with Him if you want to develop this part of your walk with the Lord.

Here are two very key verses from the apostle Paul telling us that we are allowed to have direct communication and direct fellowship with the Holy Spirit Himself:

  • “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)
  • “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit …” (Phillippians 2:1)

The two key words in these two verses are the words “communion” and “fellowship.” And both of these two key words are being tied in direct to the Holy Spirit Himself. In other words, the apostle Paul is telling us that we can have direct communion and direct fellowship with the Holy Spirit Himself.

Put those two key words together and they spell one thing – personal relationship. Not only can we develop a close personal relationship with both God the Father and Jesus Christ, but these two additional verses are telling us that we can also develop a close personal relationship direct with the Holy Spirit Himself.

These two verses will now set the stage for the next two verses.

2. The Holy Spirit is Our Personal Guide and Teacher in This Life

Before you can believe that the Holy Spirit can guide you, lead you, and teach you in this life, you will need the specific Scripture verses showing us that He does have this kind of personal ministry with all of us. And these next set of verses are going to give you that specific revelation. Here they are:

  • “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:26)
  • “However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth …” (John 16:13)

When the Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit will “teach us all things” and “guide us into all truth,” this tells us that the Holy Spirit has the ministry with each one of us as being our personal Guide and Teacher in this life.

And if He is going to be our personal Guide and Teacher in this life, then this means He will start to communicate to us so He can teach us what He wants to teach us. And our part will then be to learn how He will communicate to us so we can pick up that communication when He does start to release it to us.

Put these two verses together with the first two verses above about having direct fellowship and direct communion with the Holy Spirit, and you can tell that God is letting all of us know loud and clear that we can enter into this supernatural realm with the Holy Spirit.

If God is telling us that the Holy Spirit will be guiding us and teaching us in this life, then we can comfortably enter into that realm with Him so He can then begin to do that kind of deeper work with each one of us.

3. Do Not Resist, Rebel, Grieve, or Quench the Holy Spirit

These last set of verses I will now give you will put the icing on this entire cake. Not only does God want us to establish a direct personal relationship with the Holy Spirit, along with allowing us to be led and taught by Him in this life, but now God is going to take it one more step further.

These next set of verses are now going to tell us that we are not to resist, quench, rebel, or grieve the Holy Spirit. In other words, once the Holy Spirit starts to become very active in your life, and He then starts the process of guiding you and teaching you in this life, from there, God will want you to work very closely with Him. God will not want you to resist Him, quench Him, grieve Him, or rebel against Him.

Here are four key verses giving us these four specific words:

  • “But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; so He turned Himself against them as an enemy, and He fought against them.” (Isaiah 63:10)
  • Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22)
  • “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.” (Acts 7:51)
  • “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30)

When you really study the intense wording of these verses, you can tell that God the Father is telling all of us loud and clear that once the Holy Spirit starts to move in on you and your life, that He will want us to work in cooperation with Him. God does not want us resisting Him, quenching Him, grieving Him, or trying to rebel against Him. If you rebel and resist the Holy Spirit, then you are rebelling and resisting God Almighty Himself and His Son Jesus Christ. And that is not a place you want to be in with the Lord.

The other thing to pick up on these verses is that they are more proof that the Holy Spirit does have a specific ministry with all of us and that He can become very active in our daily lives.

If the Holy Spirit did not have the job and the ability to become very active in our daily lives, then the Bible would not be using the words quenching, resisting, rebelling, or grieving the Holy Spirit.

If you are quenching the Holy Spirit, then this means He is already moving in on you to try and help you out. Otherwise, there would be nothing to quench. Same thing with the other three key words – resisting, rebelling, and grieving. If the Holy Spirit was not becoming very active in your daily life in the first place, then there would be nothing to resist, grieve, or rebel against.

All 4 of these words are very strong words, once again showing that the Holy Spirit is not only living on the inside of each one of us, but once He is in there, He wants to become very active in our daily life so He can help us complete our divine destiny with the Lord, along with helping us to become the kind of a person God wants us to become in Him through the sanctification process He wants to do with all of us.

You cannot fulfill your true purpose and calling in this life, and become the true sanctified saint God is wanting you to become in Him unless you have the Holy Spirit helping you out with all of this. This is why the Holy Spirit is called “The Helper” in the Bible. This is why Jesus has said that without Him, we can do absolutely nothing in this life.

Bottom line with these first three captions – the Bible is telling all of us very clearly that not only do we have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us as a result of accepting Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, but these verses are also giving us additional information that the Holy Spirit has a specific ministry with all of us – and that specific ministry is to guide us, lead us, and teach us in this life.

And if the Holy Spirit has the job of guiding us and teaching us in this life, then this means He is going to try and supernaturally communicate to all of us from time to time. And your job will then be to learn the different ways He will communicate to you – which will now take us right into the next section – the 8 different ways that the Holy Spirit will lead us and communicate to us in this life.

In part 2 of How To Be Led By The Holy Spirit, I will show you The 8 Different Ways the Holy Spirit Will Use to Communicate to Us in This Life.

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  1. I can really see why God has allowed this period of delay in my life. How would i have come accross such a great spiritual insight into His word. Thank you bro Mike for this site. I want to confess that its really powerful and helpful.

  2. Yes, I am truly blessed by the articles in this website. So much insight, revelation, knowledge!

    Thank you for this website. You are truly a blessing to many people. I introduce my sister and some church friends to this site.

  3. Thank you very much Bro. Mike. You have done a great job by not only writing this article, but also publishing it. I am a living witness to nearly all that you have written and i want state clearly that they are facts. I feel motivated to renew my relationship with the Holy Spirit. Once again, thanks for a job well done. Remain blessed. Joe

  4. Thank you so much! The Holy Spirit led me to your site. I have found it insightful and will help in my walk with our Lord. Am currently on a 21 day fast praying and seeking the helper in my life.

    May you be truly blessed

  5. This is a wonderful comprehensive exposition on a difficult subject as this. God bless you for this great work. It is a blessing indeed. I am grateful.

  6. Thanking God for this great work. I am so glad to say this helped me very much..
    thank you bro Mike.
    my prayers for you
    may God bless you through His Holy Spirit richly in Jesus Christ….

  7. This is great spiritual insight for me. I believe God led me to read this article because I have been asking Him to reveal himself to me..It amazes me that the Holy Spirit is such a ‘gentleman’ and needs us to ‘officially’ ask Him to lead us. On the other hand it is a bit scary not knowing what it entails to fulfil God’s purpose for us and reach our destiny. Yes, God I have surrendered to you, asked you to sanctify me so now I just have to let you lead me by trusting and obeying you. Please be merciful and gentle with me!

  8. Thank- You very much for this article. It was in God's perfect timing that I read it.

  9. for me, i have always loved and relied on this website for deeper knowledge and understanding of the word of God. I pray for more immesurable blessings and financial empowerment to all who made this genuine gospel of Jesus Christ ministry freely avilable and acessible to all! I also pray that this ministry will grow to have a free online certificate awarding bible school. Thanks for this wonderful work of charity for winning souls into the kingdom of God.

  10. May the God of Heaven blessed you greatly for this article.There is one thing i have come to understand with God,He is always ever ready to revealed his mind for us if only we can pay price of commitment and faithfulness. All things are naked before his eyes.

    May we remain “raptureble” in Jesus Name. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. I thank you very much for that profound and detailed article. It has provided me with new dimensions of Faith and understanding into the Word of God. As you say, now it is up to each one of us to claim it and accept it to come into us so that we can be a true witness. May GOD blesses you and your ministry.

    • You’re welcome Pedro, that’s what we are here for

  12. The Lord is indeed at work; let keep our spiritual antenas high so that we can discern seasons and times! BE BLESSED SAINTS OF GOD!

  13. Diane says, First of all I thank God that he allowed you to post this web site because so many of us have not been properly taught about the Holy Spirit. We’ve been missed informed, but if you don’t know or know where to go to seek out this information, you’re left in a dismal, it’s like being stuck between a rock and a hard place.I pray that God will lead others to this web site as he has lead me to it. Again thank you very much. God Bless!!!

    • Thank you Diane for the kind words of encouragement!

  14. Sir, there was a mistake in the scripture reference you quoted on developing a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. It should have been 2 Corinthians 13:13 and not 13:14 since there is no 14th verse to the chapter 13 of the second book of Corinthians.
    I hope you will make this correction. God bless you.

  15. Mr. Noah Charles Okaijah says:
    April 10, 2014 at 1:57 am
    Sir, there was a mistake in the scripture reference you quoted on developing a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. It should have been 2 Corinthians 13:13 and not 13:14 since there is no 14th verse to the chapter 13 of the second book of Corinthians.
    I hope you will make this correction. God bless you.

    Mr Noah
    I too look and test everything I see, read, and hear against the holy scriptures and found there is a verse 14 in 2 Corinthians chapter 13 in the King James Version (KJV). I was reading the comments and my heart could not set still as I read your comment. Keep an open heart and mind for all translations of the Gospel of our Lord.

    and too the Author…
    God bless your work, it has inspired me as well. God Bless.

  16. Since I was baptised fully in water. 37 years ago. I have have the guidance of the Holy Spirit. God has blessed me so much with knowledge before events happen. It has literally saved my life from abuse.
    Every one has gifts.
    It is God’s wish that we love all people.
    Everything that has happened in my life has made me stronger in faith and spirituality. I am an Earthly angel. I want to be in Heaven with God. I know that Jesus is returning soon. I pray for everyone to have a wonderful heavenly spiritual journey to eternal life. God is everything to me.

  17. The Holy Spirit is a Comforter. I know that he is always there for me no matter what trial or tribulation I am going through. I know that he sees me through every circumstance and situation. He also shows me things that are trying to come up against me; and how to ward them off in the Spirit. Praying in the Spirit; in un-known tongues; “The Communication between you and God”; what a powerful and beautiful experience this is. I treasure all the intimate time that I spend in the presence of the Lord. To be edified and built up in my most Holy Faith!!

  18. How can i know that the demons has counterfeit my tongue and how can get out of this situation ? Another, how can i know that this is a false vision, prophesy or dream ?

  19. I was spending a lot of personal time with Jesus, the Father. I was glowing ! I went to church I was outside talking to a member about all the things God is doing for me all of a sudden my arms chest and face became a soft warm numbing feeling ,the crown of my head i felt a ring of fire and I was looking up into the sky with so much love for the father. She lead me inside the church into another room it was very bright in there and peaceful in there, some time later the Paster entered I told him about the things God has done for me then we prayed but then I noticed how beautiful blue his eyes were after we prayed I left. 2 weeks later I went back to church met the paster in the hall and I said to him where are your blue eyes? He had nothing to say about that I’m thinking he thinks I’m crazy, So I’m wandering why did God let me see him with beautiful blue eyes? The eyes I saw were much bigger than his in size but very beautiful i actually felt I wasn’t worthy to look. Does anyone know what this means? I’m praying about this. I had asked God to allow me to see into the spiritual world and then this happened. Is it good or bad?

  20. Hi. I once had an experience about a year ago and I haven’t been able to interpret it properly. About a year ago I was going through a very difficult period in my life and I wasn’t quite myself. I was always highly stressed anxious unhappy fatigued and unable to focus nothing was working for me, and the worse part I couldn’t focus or think straight. So I decided for the first time to pray and fast for a month, even though i prayed every now and then but not enough. What I was going through was to much I knew I had to try something different I knew I had to seek guidance from the Lord.
    1. On the 7th day after I broke my fast and was eating my dinner while watching tv, the tv began to have waves of vibrations coming out of it. it was weird. I kept blinking just in case there was something wrong with my eyes. I place my food aside and after a brief moment it stopped.
    2. And the second scary part is for some reason my dad who was living in his own house away from me, starting panicking and calling me as if he sensed something.
    I’ve never seen him act so scared like that it was weird. My dad is not a christian and to be honest I suspect some sort of unhealthy tie between the two of us which quite frankly I don’t particularly care for. I’ve been praying for deliverance and for the ties between us to be broken, so I can be free to live my life and serve the Lord without any negative influences.
    Can you please help translate what happened to me. Thanks

  21. Emily from oct 8 2015,

    I know your post is old, but I wonder if your anxiety that prompted you to pray and fast was a warning from the Holy Spirit. If you do indeed have unhealthy soul ties with your father, whatever unclean spirit is living in him could probably sense the breakage occurring, hence the frantic call from him. How are things now?

  22. just two corrections on that article.

    First, many pastors understand that their communication with the Holy Ghost is security to their ministries. that is if most members can dial direct(as i call it), then what will be the use of churches and ministries in the first place. it is unbelievably countless things that many servants of God are willing to sacrifice for the sake of themselves in multiple areas, as i believe including tithe(and the law of moses etc). so while this affords them a set of privileges. the problem is always a high-cost of sacrificing or twisting a revelation straight from God. I understand that when you deal with the Holy Spirit honesty is paramount. you can’t twist him because of John 14 which clearly says that he is all- knowing. and the problem is that, this Holy Spirit gives us all this information for a reason. a sacrifice results in a cost.

    Second.

    it is true that Satan so far as communication with the Holy Spirit is concerned is concerned, he attempts to mislead or deceive our minds especially in the area of questioning the message from the Holy Spirit. we should know that doubts are his greatest strategy. so the main idea behind the devil when coming to receiving from the Holy Spirit is not necessarily deception, but rather questioning. as God’s children who are grounded in the power of God we are very much immune to him doing as he pleases(refer to Job). so we could as well scale down that demonic fear some references to accurately explain the process that actually takes place when a Christian is under devil’s attack due to an interactive relationship with the Holy Spirit.
    but wow, nevertheless WHAT A GREAT ARTICLE (I LOVE IT)

  23. thank you for opening my eyes to some seemingly obvious character qualities of who the Holy Spirit is that I didn’t realize were of Him. I now am able to think of Him & to see Him in a new & wonderfully personal way & I eagerly look forward to communing with Him. God bless

  24. About five year ago, I used to see myself praying for demon possessed people in my dreams. This led me to want to communicate with God directly. I was hungry and thirsty for him but didn’t real do anything about it… I can say, everything I knew about God was what my mum told us.

    In December, 2015, I started getting involved in church programs and from there I learned a lot about God. Started fasting on my own and on three occasions dreamt of rapture…..it felt so real. I saw people ascending to heaven and I was left behind. God reminded me of all dreams I had and didn’t do anything about. I tried to wake up but couldn’t. A girl who looked like me, more like my twin then said to me, “when we wake up, we will tell people about it. ” I agreed and I woke up all of the sudden. it was like I my soul was thrown back into my body.

    tried to bring people to God through sharing the word but it felt like it wasn’t enough. recently I’ve had this hunger and thirst for God and now being serious about it. I want the Holy Spirit to speak directly to me and want him to work in me. This article has encouraged me to seek the Holy Spirit even more knowing that it can really happen even in these days. Thank you so much.!

  25. powerful article with powerful massage.have really enjoyed reading this article.you are bring people closer to God through sharing such type of articles.how share this articleas well with my brothers and sisters in my community because there are a lot who are living in darkness.thank you.

  26. I have READ the first part of the article. It has blessed me. I don’t have any doubt that it will help me in my ministry. God bless you much more for being a blessing to this generation

  27. Am blessed by this article and i was able to pick and expand my understand about the teaching of the holy spirit. God bless

  28. I am awesomly blessed with this. In fact my cup is already running over. Thanks so much God bless you richly.

  29. Thank you for writing this article. I was confused when hearing the holy spirit daily. I thought I was sick. Now after reading this I know that Its walking through deeper waters with the Lord. I enjoy having the communication with the Holy Spirit. It makes me feel special. Thanks for the information.

    • Thank you so much for this topic. You have certainly brought me closer to God and I promise that I will tell others about this.

  30. Today at our ministry/ church the
    sermon is entitled “ Led By The Spirit “- Romans 8:12-17, the teachings was excellent! I wanted to learn more about the subject, that’s how I came to your article, thank you. I will pass this on to my friends.

  31. Veronica Moloi, November 20, 2018

    Thank you so much for this article, I have learn a lot about the holy spirit’s guidance. I also want to teach others about our helper- the Holy Spirit; may God increase you more and more and enlarge your territory in the word of God.

    Thank you;

  32. Thanks so much for conformation. I have greive the Holy Spirit but i surrender my will back into his hands after finding your article. Thank so much for helping me to give my life back to the Spirit.

  33. Hi Mr. Noah. Yes there is verse 14 of 2 Corinthians 13. God bless you

  34. The Holy Spirit is powerful. This teaching was very helpful. God speaks to us in so many ways. He never leaves us or forsakes us. The Holy Spirit is our guide, our best friend in the supernatural spiritual realm. To God be the glory!

    • i was to go out and find out about the holy spirit even though is was talking and moving me at times, and i had no control. i am somewhat still learning and thank you very much for helping clearly understand in words but i do know it by action. now i will soon learn both word and action. now i am anxious to hear the 8 different ways will use to communicate.

  35. This article is an eye opener for my spiritual life and I really thank God be blessed in Jesus name

  36. I am very sad, because I´m resiting the holy spirit. I get afraid of this great power and of those most beautiful songs and music which then appears to me. Then I feel and experience that I must sing those songs loud and with it evoke beautiful spirits. I´m sooo sad to resist the holy spirit. I wish to be with the holy spririt totally. I know then I become a human with power, I become like a magician. I become sooo full of life and creativity that it doesn´t fit to the people around me. I´m afraid of that vast glory, and I´m not used of it. It is so beautiful when it wants to happen but then my brain starts thinking: I cannot become such a different person. I will not fit to the system, will I resist the strange looks or even can I hold that glory which comes with it?
    So I pray to God, that I may get the holy spirit in a quiet way.
    I know God is the sun, the water, the Universe but somehow, when that power wants to come to me I get scared. It is as if I need to know how to die and to die and to die again, to leave all worriieng and false thinking behind. Sometimes it´s like I could gain it just through an insight, a deep remeberence of me being an old human being, having been on planet earth for sooo long, so I should know to tap old knowledge, other spirits as which they are in the world now. I don´t want to resist the holy spirit but I find myself doing it.
    How can I get out of there ? I pray to Jesus to give me a deep belief in God. In the powers of nature, but in this outside world a mindset of unbelief is ruling. In my heart I believe very much in wonders. I even believe one can fly. But there is the other part of me which is afraid to be reborn. I´m very sad at that. Maybe I have to work very hard and it is not a cheap thing to enter and to then achieve the promised land.

    • Dear Albana, let not your heart be troubled. Having faith in the true God, the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, does not make you a magician. Remember Simon Magus from the Book of Acts. Rather, look to the Trinity to fill you with Grace. Grace overflowing. God sends a river of grace and from it flow streams of mercy, all for the people of God. True faith will lead you to small steps of victory.

      • pastor steve, peace be with you. the Spirit is credited with empowering miraculous works of faith. albana’s language was a simile- ‘like a magician.’ they have shared they are searching for their way of communicating something large that they feel the Spirit is moving through them, and that they know no other way to describe than magic- they came while searching. though the Holy Spirit does not make one a magician, your comment did not affirm the large things they are communicating of the experience they feel the Spirit is moving through them but focused solely on your attachment to the words to the sole end of censuring this label of magician- and of directing them towards smallness and away from the experience they feared resisting. be careful not to squash the spirit by straining the gnat of language. there was more work to comment upon here to impart the lesson of simon without diminishing what was shared about the power witnessed and the experience being shared. wheat and tares. much love to you.

    • greetings albana, thank you for sharing! i wish you peace, and encourage you to not fear.

      the Spirit has moved my heart to offer ecclesiastes 12:12-14 and john 14:23. though there is much to wonder after in God, as kjv translates, it may all be summed up by fearing God and keeping His commandments. this may be expounded upon in john, where Jesus shares that those who love Jesus will keep His commands- and the Father and He will enter in that person.

      i witness in what you share that you express a journey that seems to be well read of many spiritual backgrounds- for instance, i received your language to suggest magic, reincarnation and other teachings in ways that are not typically biblical or church canon.

      whatever your walk may be and the seeking therein, it has been brought to my heart to offer those verses above that you may start simply with the cornerstone of faith. Jesus is the way to that relationship with the Spirit, and the simplest of daily works one may do to foster that relationship is to keep in Jesus’s teachings to encourage its growth- to follow the Lords commands. and as it develops, you may use Jesus as the reed by which to measure that relationship growing- the Spirit will not contradict Jesus, but share everything of Christ directly. so i encourage you, as your heart moves towards large and mystical experiences beyond understanding, to remember to keep with you first what you can know and you can do with simplicity that you may have a firm ground to stand upon as you gaze outward with experiences that are beyond understanding. you may feel kinship in those experiences with many of the mystics of christian history. the first that come to mind are thomas merton and anthony de mello as they are contemporary- there are many more.

      if the Spirit calls you to sing, you may be the voice that comforts one of us in the body of Christ- it would be a blessing to receive, and i encourage you. it can be scary and isolating to be given a new spirit, and to put on the new person. but take heart with john 15:18-25- Jesus was a stranger to us first, and He was hated by the world- yet, He overcame it, and overcame it for us, that we may have relationship anew with the Lord. when you sing, you and those around you will witness the fruits of what comes from you- and you and others will be able to see if it is of God. the fruits of Jesus were pure- yet, that did not make his reception welcome. all the same- how good is it that Jesus raised his voice anyways in spite of the world?

      go with blessings. seek after Jesus and His teachings first, and you will find rest for your struggle. be well!

  37. Thank you very much for now i have the helper my life guider and my life teacher who happens to be the holy spirit. Let it be that i understand when he speaks to me and let me not resist as he guides me and teach me. I wanted to understand about how holy spirit works but today its known.

  38. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us all on this subject. You have helped me to understand a little more clearly of the voice that keeps speaking inside me. I thought I was confused and sick as a schizophrenia. There be voices inside and voices from outside. Now I do understand that it is the voice on the inside that is my helper (The Holy Spirit). As I read this article, I paused just to talk to this inner voice andin its awesomeness, it lead me to ‘You are the temple of the Holy Spirit’. Which communes with the Father & The Son Christ Jesus.
    I so much love the word of God. This article helps me to believe in myself more and have empowered me to continue in the Spirit of The Lord.
    Thank You

  39. I have been on a Holy Spirit mission for about a couple of years and I have been led to more and more material to add to my understanding and help my growth. I’m not afraid, I’m humbled, that I finally reached the realm and looking forward to everything that God wants to show me and teach me. He has aligned many a things and now after reading part 2, I can put so much more in order to what has been happening to me. Thank you. The new people he has put in my life that also understand this realm it amazing! Thank you God! Giving you all the Glory!

  40. I was seeking the Holy Spirit at my highest, really seeking Him. This was in Jan 2017. He did speak to me by giving me scripture. He warned me of what was coming. At the same time satan didn’t like what God was going to do through me. Im not sure if the Holy Spirit led me to be temped or not, but it is scriptural. He led Jesus to the wilderness to be temped before he began his ministry. I was fasting and praying and starting a bible study in my home “CALLED, unlock and live your calling” by John Bevere. The Holy Spirit spoke to me 1John 4:1. I immediately went to that scripture. This was the first time He ever gave me a scripture to look up. So. I believe God was testing me to see if I was ready for what I was praying. I sadly and regretfully say that I failed that test. I grieved the Holy Spirit many times during that period which lasted a whole year. I would say “was that really you God?” How dare I question God when He was giving me what I had prayed so long for.

    It is too much to delve into here, but because I grieved and rebelled the Holy Spirit, my life became one of bondage that I struggled to come out of. Once you give the enemy a piece, he quickly gobbles you up. It was as if I was under water and every time I came up, he pulled me down further. I lost my marriage and everything I owned. It was a struggle to come out, but because God knows my repented heart, and because I continued to seek Him, He pulled me out of that pit and redeemed me. I learned a lot at that time. I know 100% that Gods word is true and even though I said that His Word is my final authority, (it was actually my life’s motto), before the bondage began, I can now say it and KNOW it. God’s Word is 100% truth and IT IS my final authority. God will take all things, even what the enemy uses for evil, and make it for our good. I have been redeemed! Glory to God. And I can say He has made it for my good!

    I have been seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance since, but I don’t hear him the same. My question is this: once you have grieved the Holy Spirit, what must we do to get the relationship back and start over? I so want and need Him to teach me, lead me, and guide me again.

    Thank you so much for this article. I believe that He is speaking to me. He led me here.

    • This happened to me…as I’m typing this, I’m tearing up already. One time, I literally feel the Holy Spirit leave.. Oh… You don’t want to know that feeling.. He went quiet..So quiet and I became restless. For days, nothing feels right. I just want Him back. I knew He’s always there, just as he promised, but I also knew something was wrong.. I talk with Him all the time. He’s my companion, I’ve come to know Him that much, so when something is wrong, I know something is wrong. So I begged.. I repented.. I cried.. Yet he was quiet.
      I just start reading the scriptures for hours on end.. Praying, reading, singing, listening to gospel songs, listening to messages, just being in his presence.. Then one day, I heard Him.. (I’m smiling broadly just thinking about it) Oh how I missed Him.. I literally told Him, I missed Him.. The joy of knowing He’s here with you, talking with you, communing with you, is another kind of joy.
      Hope my story helped.

      • You have a very engaging way of writing.Could it be that you are gifted in writing and dont even know it?

  41. Personally impressed with your presentation. I now fully believe that the Holy spirit has been communicating with me.I thank God I also made an attempt to share with fellow Christians at our personal levels.I pray that the Holy Spirit grants us a lead in knowing more about how to work according to God’s will.If God accept us fully He can make us the Moses, Abraham, Jacob and Elisha of this existing generation.More blessings as we seek the truth

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