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Our Focus is Jesus! ALL TO JESUS!
Being like Jesus is being LED by the Holy Spirit
- The Word is our Foundational Truth and Guidance (Matthew 7:24:25)
- We base all obedience on the Word of God
- The Spirit leads us into Specific, Unique to the situation truth.
- If it is contrary to the Word of God, it is NOT the Holy Spirit; it’s another spirit!
What part of you is born again? Your flesh? Your mind? Your spirit? Your Spirit! (John 3:8)
- We are LED by the SPIRIT (Romans 8:16)
- We WORSHIP in Spirit (John 4:23)
- We can be IN THE SPIRIT (Rev 1:9)
- We are UNITED with the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:17)
He most often speaks in His Word and in the Inner Leading (Still Small Voice)
- Elijah in the Cave (1 Kings 19)
- Paul in Asia (Acts 16:6-10)
- Peace with Who?
- The Flesh? – No! We War! (Galatians 5:17)
- Satan? – No! We Wrestle! (Ephesians 6:12)
- GOD – Yes! (Isaiah 55:12)
It Takes Faith and Must Come From love
- FAITH (Hebrews 11:6)
- Obeys Love (1 Cor 13:13, Gal 5:6)
Jesus was Led to the Cross and Out of the Grave
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Romans 8:14 – Those led are sons of God
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Matthew 7:24-25 – We build on His Word
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
John 16:13 – The Spirit Guides us IN Truth
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
Proverbs 20:27 – Spirit of man is the Lamp (guide)
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.
Romans 8:16 – The Spirit testifies with OUR Spirit
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
Psalms 42:7 (NASB 2020) – Deep calls to Deep
7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have passed over me.
1 Corinthians 6:17 (NASB 2020) – United in Spirit with Jesus
17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
1 Kings 19:11-13 (NASB 2020) – Still Small Voice (wind)
11 So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake, a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire, a sound of a gentle blowing. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Acts 16:6-10 – The CHECK (Warning), The Inner Witness
They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
Isaiah 55:12 (NASB 2020) – Led in Peace
12 “For you will go out with joy And be led in peace; The mountains and the hills will break into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Isaiah 26:3 (NASB 2020) – Kept in Perfect Peace
3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.
Ephesians 6:12 (NASB 2020) – Wrestle Against Devils
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Hebrews 11:6 – We Need Faith to Obey
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
1 Corinthians 13:13 – FAITH OBEYS LOVE
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Galatians 5:6 – FAITH WORKS THROUGH LOVE
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.