THREE STEPS ,,,,,
YEARS OF TRADITION AND UNBELIEF HAVE DELUDED MANY IN THE CHURCH WITH THE LIE THAT HOLINESS IS BUT FOR A FEW SPECIAL ONES CHOSEN OF GOD....
"But the Comforter [Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby] the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name to represent Me and act on My behalf, He will teach you all things...."John 14:26
"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; He will disclose to you what is to come"
....John 16:13 ....
"But as for you, [the sacred appointment, the unction] the anointing which you received from Him, abides permanently in you; so then you have no need that any one [flesh and blood] should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true, and is no falsehood, so you must abide, live never to depart, rooted in Him, knit to Him just as His anointing has taught you to do"....
1 John 2:27
Many children of God have little knowledge [even at this late hour] of the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and this MUST change before the church begins to walk in the fullness of the authority she has been given in Christ. The Holy Spirit has been given to us for our total and absolute empowerment in ALL things. Therefore, it is important for each and every believer to bring themselves into a position of total and absolute submission to Him [through an act of their will, and faith] in EVERY facet of their lives. To do this one MUST have a revelation of the Divine Requirement set out for them in the Word of God [Luke 10:27] firmly established in their heart. Until the child of God begins to enter into the full realization of this truth they will remain bound by carnality to some degree, and will not be found walking as a representative of the "true" Christian life. It is the will of the Father for each and every one of His children to be "filled" with His Spirit at all times. He knows - AND SO SHOULD WE - that we will need to operate continually in the "fullness" of our salvation in Christ to get the work done that we are called to both fully and accurately - and, thus, reap the maximum fruit and glory for the Kingdom that He has purposed. If the child of God refuses to acknowledge the fact [spiritual reality] that it is ONLY through the Holy Spirit that they can receive the Father's direction and wisdom - as well as His strength [divine empowerment] for accomplishing any given task - they will continue to lean upon their own understanding, and this will keep them in darkness, and apart from the true purpose and will of the Father for their life and ministry. The refusal to believe the truth that whatever the Father commands He ALSO empowers will, again, cause that child of God to seek out - and lean upon - their own understanding [with a great deal of help from Satan and his forces], apart from the Wisdom of God and the Spirit of God. This will always, if continued, make that child of God more and more uncertain [ignorant] of their position in Christ and, thus, they will turn even farther away from the Word of God as their "final" authority. It is because of these things that many abandon [ignore] the command to "walk by faith and not by sight" and, thus, their lives remain under the power of sin and NOT GRACE [although the mercy of God remains] - and it is certain that darkness will continue to abound in the life of that child of God until such a time as a deep and thorough [true] repentance comes forth. It has always been the first and foremost scheme of the Evil One to separate the child of God from the Word, thereby moving them out into an area where - in constantly leaning upon their own understanding - they will have no inclination to either be led by, or be filled with, the Holy Spirit. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to bring each child of God into an "abiding" holiness - for, indeed, He is the Spirit of Holiness. Everything is provided in Him for us to be one with Jesus Christ - in EVERY way.
Years of tradition and unbelief have deluded many with the lie that holiness is but for a few special ones chosen of God but, in these days, we shall see a Glorious Church rise up in the earth - each individual member of the Body walking in holiness, and totally empowered by the Holy Spirit in ALL things. In this hour, let us be found pursuing a continually deeper revelation of the ministry of the Holy Spirit as it applies to us - for in this way a superabundant entrance into the fullness of our Kingdom-position will be assured.
THREE STEPS TO RECEIVING DIVINE GUIDANCE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
1. The child of God needs to surrender their whole heart and, therefore, be willing [to be made willing if necessary] to do ALL of the will of God for their life.
2. The child of God must be ever ready and willing at all times to obey [yield to] even the simplest instruction given by the Holy Spirit.
3. The child of God must have full and absolute trust in the Holy Spirit - and this can ONLY be brought about through daily intimate fellowship with the Father and His Word.
Related Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 14:23b; Matthew 28:18-20; Proverbs 3:5-6; 2 Peter 1: 2-11; John 7:17-18;