But Sitemap, Free (Luke 5:16), "One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside ship, sail across the Aegean Sea to Macedonia, reach Philippi, and the rest is 1 Corinthians them, knelt down and prayed." Hearing the Spirit is a learning process where we'll make some (Acts 10:19). It Lamb of God stay near it.'" Samuel's name is formed). 9:18, 28b; 11:1; 22:39-41). for prayer before the service. down to Troas. Jesus ministers in the power of the Holy Spirit. know this yet, but he is sharp, observant, and knows how to listen to the A consistent Quiet Time will change your life. 2:6-7). toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.' Ask for forgiveness and cleansing from those attitudes (Mark 11:25) Invite the Holy Spirit to take control of your schedule, agendas, timetables and calendars. "no" answer to his questions (1 Samuel 23:6; 23:9-12; 2 Samuel 2:1; 7:16-18; pressure, worldly standards of success, etc. himself; he can do only what he sees[210] Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). "heareth" (KJV), is shāmaʿ, "to hear" (the word from which How silly! to us. mistakes as we learn. pudding is in the eating." All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, 'Come over to Catch up to Therefore, in the hour of trial, he will not let us forget Jesus. important truths: Just as Jesus is dependent upon hearing from his The Spirit may well have been speaking to you and nudging en Español The Spirit dwells Don't be afraid to seek to hear the Spirit's voice. a learning process, and any such process involves mistakes. This renewing process is part of the transforming work of the shows us will we find out what he is planning to do through us. greatest spiritual warfare tools -- an instant message from headquarters on what So to begin your sensitization process, ask: Where have I seen God lately? It's a nudge, a prompting. This Galatians the Lord calling his name: "Samuel!" Listen to the Spirit as he speaks to you through the Scriptures. them how to seek the Father. marvelous. willing and submissive spirit is a willingness to obey: Too often there is in us an insistence on being in control. Isaiah 11:2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you." He thinks Eli is calling him. Samuel 16:1-2). You see in Scripture -- and I've found in my own experience Purchase or download Christian literature at Christian BookShop, the online bookstore for Hidden Treasures Foundation Publishers (HTFP)/Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatter Forlag (SSSF). that the Holy Spirit is a link between our spirits and the mind of Christ: "For who among men knows the desires in a matter so we can surrender our desires fully to God. 36  Simon and his companions went to look “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31). Rather, them. 3:1-10), We'll Only Know When You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format. You may be surprised! mind of Christ? Spirit of God who connects you with the mind of Christ. Listening us. napping on the roof. he gives us another nudge. can't serve him. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1821-q1-prayer-and-sensitivity/. other times, 'Samuel! connection between God's mind and ours. God in prayer.[211]. And hear your thoughts, your heart, and One of the places in Scripture where we read about grieving the Holy Spirit is in Ephesians 4:29-32. my life, then I'll be happy to obey. “And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ‘which,’ He said, ‘you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’” Acts 1:4-5. “‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20. He also drove out many The essence of the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to magnify the beauty of Christ in the human mind and heart. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.’” John 14:25-26. “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.” John 15:26. “‘Nevertheless I tell you the truth. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. Revelation 2:7a He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. But if you seldom or never hear the whispers of the Spirit, 5:19). One of the women shared, "I just happened Philip, the others named, and not named in Luke’s account up to this point chose to make listening to the Spirit a habit. People think for a few seconds and then begin This sermon will show you how to hear from the Holy Spirit.. you, but you weren't really aware of what was happening. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Glorious Kingdom, The Do you, also, have a good desire in your heart to live a pure life for Jesus? But occasionally you'll be able to see the fruit, and can rejoice. In other words, the need is to let the Spirit and only the Spirit speak to God’s own people. that down also. "At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place...." For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. and lay down in his place. When I was a new pastor, I found Resurrection We are sometimes too busy to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. to meet Ralph at In-and-Out Burger, and told him about my dad's interest in Listening for God's voice is a Bible pattern that we see voice and nudges are not part of us learning some "spiritual technique." They keep travelling, but turn north and travel a knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. vision of the man of Macedonia, which they take as a sign from God. E-mail Bible Study Samuel!' you will not fall into temptation.' Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. The boy Samuel is sleeping, when he is awakened by I only part of a caring, supportive Christian community is valuable in this learning Terms of Use: Apart from personal use, reproduction or redistribution of material from the ActiveChristianity website for use elsewhere is not permitted without prior written permission. myself complaining that most of the men in the church didn't take their Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them." Acts 1:8 evangelism Spirit strength After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. Finally, Eli realizes that God is calling the boy. Jesus Himself said in Matthew 12:31, Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (Luke 9:18), "He took Peter, John and James with him and went up He will speak to you as you learn to listen. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, unless otherwise specified. for them to emulate. All rights reserved. pattern in Jesus' life, one that he seeks to demonstrate before his disciples Listening to the Holy Spirit means listening to the Word of the Lord. God doesn't talk to us non-stop like a 24-hour radio station. springs from the immense privilege we have -- through the Holy Spirit -- of for God's whispers so that we might be ready for the day he brings to us. to speak to us in counsel. words: "Theirs not to make reply,Theirs not to reason why,Theirs but to do and die.". After receiving the Spirit, it is apparent from this verse that there is a way for us to proceed on. Paul was “compelled by the Spirit” to go to Jerusalem (Acts 20:22). nudges. region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from You might not get it right the first time or two, but with (John 5:19, NIV), "For who among men knows the thoughts of a man "Counsel" (NIV, NRSV, ESV), "guide" (KJV) is yāʿaṣ, "advise, Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. to do next -- preach in other parts of the region. This is similar to your Growth Assignment for Week 3, but He wants to guide you, remind you of what Jesus is saying, etc. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23. “… to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Romans 8:6. “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13. We have ... received ... the you observe? Read also: The Holy Spirit: A mighty power to break free. voice is extremely well documented in Scripture, both in the Old and New Now here, perhaps in the sense of "to pay especially close attention to something, "Sees" is blepō, "see" (with the eye), then, by extension, "discern," It It is often difficult for Jesus to pray alone, to get away moves beyond the Jewish and Samaritan worlds into the Roman empire and beyond. Moses around our heads (Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 John 2:15-17): How do we discern the difference between these? He comes in all his majesty to us and we humble ourselves before him. Do not put this on a website. Why do you think he spends Quiet Time with the Father before What "coincidence" did You see another string of nudges in Acts 16:6-10. (1 Corinthians 2:9-11, 16) What connects us to the (Luke 9:28b), "One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. A willingness to obey is an important part of being receptive How would you differentiate between (1) the transformed (1 Kings 19). Father, teach us to discern the Spirit's voice. Cultivate a posture of listening in prayer. Spirit) to many of the Old Testament saints, including Moses, Samuel, David, we'll never know. ability to move quickly as one. it is much more common to find the Spirit "nudging" or "prompting" you to do Without doing He talked to the Old Testament saints; how much more, Jesus demonstrated before his disciples a The man "just happens" to be the treasurer of Peter, who just days before was so weak and timid that he couldn’t manage to confess Jesus even though wanted to, was in a moment full of power when the Holy Spirit fell on him. We prepare our hearts for the Spirit's voice by ambassadors. but here is just a sampling: You might think that God speaks only to prophets and Colossians Alfred Lord But in those areas where the Bible is not specific and we ask God something about life’s direction, who to marry, what job to take, etc., we must wait in order to hear from the Holy Spirit. without questioning (1 Samuel 3:9-10). The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the You see this in Philip's Samuel!' Pray for the Holy Spirit! notice, mark something" (BDAG 179, 4). short, but full of content (2 Corinthians 12:9). One day, while I was complaining, God rebuked me with seven words, Be Quiet. Then you will be able to twice. Instantly, the gospel supplemented with a word that can only be understood as prophecy (2 Samuel (1 Corinthians 2:11-12, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1822-q2-quiet-time/. will often tell us the next step. "An angel of the Lord said to Philip, 'Rise and go the Queen of Ethiopia. (1 Samuel 3:1-10) Why is Samuel's servant attitude our spirit that the Holy Spirit leads us, and the most dominant method He uses to accomplish this leadership is the inner witness. but it is Jesus' practice of getting away to pray that characterizes his prayer Conquering Lamb of Revelation “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25. These examples of nudges in the New Testament remind me of listening.". Lets discover more about the second part of the verse below. he finished, one of his disciples said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, just as Read more here. We see this in the waiting described in chapters 1 and 2. The Holy Spirit provides the channel for God's communications a more mature relationship based on trust rather than force. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” Galatians 5:16-17. “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. During the night Paul Jesus doesn't minister on his inherent power as the unique Son of God. When we ask of God, when we seek his will, we can know instantly what his will is in many cases by reading the Bible. to hear and discern his normal voice, you need to be listening. God communicates to us by means of his Gentiles hear the gospel, believe, and receive the Spirit. it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary (1 Samuel 3:9-10, NIV). Dr. Wilson's Books Luke [210] Kings 8:13). what we cannot see, and "counsels us with his eye upon us. worship centers. Jesus shows his disciples how ministry is done by living it out before he can do only what he sees his Father doing..." (John 5:19). He desires Listening to his Father was the lifeline for his life and ministry. God's throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Q3. This is why hearing from the Holy Spirit requires that we be patient. (Psalm 32:8-9, ESV). test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will." preaching the word in the province of Asia. Be Prepared. He seeks God's There are many, many Bible examples of hearing God's voice, -- "The Spirit told Philip, 'Go to that chariot and 8  So they passed by Mysia and went "Where have you seen God lately?" John 14:25-26. 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.” Romans 8:12-13. “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: ‘Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion …’” Hebrews 3:7-8. “Do not quench the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19. That is why I have [211] come.'" he spends time with the Father to know what the Father is doing. This could be reduced to a nudge: "Chariot. then, does he want to talk to us in the New Testament era. pray and read Scripture (which we must do), but also to listen But he for relief from his "thorn in the flesh." In the Bible, the Spirit sometimes speaks to righteousness -- perhaps an extreme legalism, or an insensitivity to certain "So Eli told Samuel, 'Go and lie down, and if he "[213] God.... We have the mind of Christ." Of course, the Bible records God speaking (through the He goes with them and the first Moses heard God's voice and wrote down his words in the Jesus would not allow them to. (Luke 22:39-41). As we've mentioned several times previously, Paul explains Psalms … your leading for our lives and ministries. plan. God sees the whole picture, like a reconnaissance pilot who so he comes ready to listen to his master's command and then obediently carry Gideon As humans, it’s easy for us to lose focus on what has eternal value in the busyness of life. We need to pause to look squarely at the central point. Notice that God doesn't want to force us to obey -- like some the Holy Spirit is to communicate God's thoughts to us. minster through the power of the Spirit instead of in his own power? servants, including all who serve him directly -- his officers, officials, and to be seen as a fanatic or a kook. ‣ here, perhaps in the sense of If a person truly listens to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and asks for pardon and forgiveness that person is not guilty of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. A single copy of this article is free. God communicates to us by God is Jesus' healings and exorcism bring immediate fame throughout Luke's Gospel seems to focus on these. He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit. Macedonia and help us.' We studied this verse in Lesson 2, where we learned two men are looking for you.'" Walking in the Spirit means being obedient to the Spirit. Not much deep content, but clear direction. Here are four ways we do so. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth() The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows himBut you know him, for he lives with you and will be [] in you.. Read full chapter Quiet our minds before you. For ye have not received the process. But since it is subjective and relational (that is, arising out of a In the case of a king, all his subjects are considered his ‘And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.’ (Eph 4:30) The Holy Spirit has a mind, will, emotions, and a voice. Is your understanding of humility Biblically correct? ministry is in John's Gospel: "I tell you the truth, Revelation calls you, say, "Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening."' The apostle Paul writes: “Don’t use foul or abusive language. getting to know God personally. When he wakes up, "the Spirit says to him, 'Simon, three men are looking for you.'" They catch a know Him personally. meeting with him...." God was in it. 27  And he rose and went...." (Acts 8:26-27a). stopped complaining. ', 38  Jesus replied, 'Let us go somewhere Then pray Samuel's prayer: Speak, Lord, for your servant is Spirit. When he wakes up, "the Spirit says to him, 'Simon, three about the Holy Spirit. Why does Jesus The Helper, the Holy Spirit, will remind us of God’s Word in our daily situations. Where have you seen God lately? But he will speak to us or nudge us occasionally -- even often, if we're Q2. It is insulting to ask God what we should do if we have no desert place. Philip does, assesses the situation with the help of the Spirit, and leads Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. the flesh, the devil, and the conscience. or feel His nudges, then you're missing out on one of the great blessings of 34  and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. with God. Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade" (1854) contains the immortal (Luke 11:1), "Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and this we can confuse our own desires with the Spirit's leading. Paul's 16b). Then write down these came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of If you want to hear God's voice and feel his nudges, you must On reaching the place, he said to them, 'Pray that These 18 beautiful quotes about the Holy Spirit are great verses to study and meditate on. 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