The promise of the Holy Spirit is that He will guide us during these days as we wait for Yeshua ’ s return by reminding us of the past , directing us into the present , and also revealing for us His plans for our lives and His purposes into the future . The Holy Spirit will also guide us into our destiny to be in the New Jerusalem together with the Lord forever ! However , for us to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit , we must first learn to listen . Listening to the Holy Spirit is an acquired skill . It is built on a foundation of holiness and requires faithfulness . Isaiah 30:21 further reinforces these truths in stating ,
Your ears will hear a word behind you saying : This is the way , walk in it . When you turn to the right , or when you turn to the left .
So far , this all sounds like something that can be accomplished individually or even in isolation , but is that true and is this the message God is communicating to us ? No ! In our attempt to both understand and apply the work of the Ruach in our lives , we must never forget that God always works within community . In this , we can be confident to say that the Kingdom of God is in fact tribal in nature . We must also remember that God does nothing without a purpose . Many times , God speaks to His people for the purpose of showing forth signs and wonders so that the unbelieving might come to faith . 1 Corinthians 14:24 – 25 further reminds us of this important fact in stating ,
But if all are prophesying and some unbelieving or ungifted person comes in , he is convicted by all , he is called to account by all . The secrets of his heart become known and so he will fall down on his face and worship , declaring , ‘ God really is among you .’
Notice these verses are from 1 Corinthians 14 , which follows 1 Corinthians 13 , otherwise known as the “ love ” chapter of the Bible . This reminds us that any legitimate move of the Spirit of God must always be love motivated .
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