Following the leading of the Holy Spirit
The Christian life is a continuous journey of following God. When God calls people, He calls them to follow Him for the rest of their lives.
In the Old Testament, God led the Israelites in different ways, including,
1) The Cloud.
Exodus 40:36-37 says, “Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up.”
2) The Angel.
God said to them, “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.” Exodus 23:20
3) And they had the law to guide them.
Deuteronomy 7:11 says, “Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them.”
When Jesus called the disciples, He asked them to follow Him (Mark 1:16-17). Jesus Himself lived a life completely led by the Holy Spirit (John 5:19).
The Holy Spirit was given to guide us!
Success as a Christian is only guaranteed by the leading of the Holy Spirit. God is not obligated to bless you in the places He did not lead you to.
Being led by the Holy Spirit keeps you in the will of God for your life.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Romans 8:14
Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim
Sunday, 6 August 2017