Being "Led By The Spirit"

Firstly what is it to be "Led  by The Spirit"? What is it to be led by anyone or anything? Surely it means that one is following that person or thing. Can you follow someone that you cannot see or hear? It is impossible! Therefore to be "Led by The Spirit" one must be able to see or hear Him. So why is it so important to be "Led by The Spirit"?

ROMANS 8 : 14 NKJV

 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.


Therefore anyone who calls themselves a Christian (A follower of Christ) must be "Led by The Spirit"

JOHN 10 : 27 NKJV

 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.


So then how can one hear Jesus?


1 JOHN 2 : 27 NKJV

 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will[a] abide in Him.


As you can see above you can hear God by the Anointing that you have received from Him or "By His Spirit". Not only that but it is "The Holy Spirit" that teaches His believers all things and empowers them in obedience to Him.

ROMANS 8 : 13 NKJV


 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

So if you are not "Led by The Spirit" then you will die, but if you are then you will live. The Holy Spirit is not an optional extra to a Christian believer, but without Him you are not a true believer.

How then can one have "The Holy Spirit"? The answer is simple. Ask Jesus to save you from your sin and to surrender you to do His will that you may share eternity with Him and if you are sincere and remain faithful to Him, then He will save you. Also ask Him for "The Holy Spirit" and you will receive Him. If you have trouble in hearing "The Holy Spirit" then ask Him to show you what your problem is and He will. It may take time to get it but if you really want to know God then you will persevere, and you can even ask Him to help you to persevere. In fact you can and should ask Him to empower you in all things.

MATTHEW 7 : 7 NKJV

 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Jesus wants His followers to rely on Him for all things. If you do not have this kind of relationship with Him then maybe it is because you rely on yourself for all things? If you do then you are in your flesh or living according to your own will and if you are then you have not surrendered to the will of God. In other words you can not have both.

ROMANS 8 : 8-14 NKJV


So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Sonship Through the Spirit

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.



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