“He leads me” Pt 3
WAY’S GOD LEADS AND GUIDES US
The inward witness
The voice of our own spirit – conscience
The authoritative voice of the Holy Spirit
Prophecy, visions and dreams
Rom 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
EX. O.T. ISREAL FOLLOWING A CLOUD
Num. 9:15 now on the day that the tabernacle was erected the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and in the evening it was like the appearance of fire over the tabernacle, until
morning. 16 so it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. 17 and whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterward the sons of israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of israel would camp. 18 at the command of the lord the sons of israel would set out, and at the command of the lord they would camp; as long as the cloud settled over the tabernacle, they remained camped. 19 even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of israel would keep the lord’s charge and not set out. 20 if sometimes the cloud remained a few days over the tabernacle, according to the command of the lord they remained camped. then according to the command of the lord they set out. 21 if sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning, when the cloud was lifted in the morning, they would move out; or if it remained in the daytime and at night, whenever the cloud was lifted, they would set out. 22 whether it was two days or a month or a year that the cloud lingered over the tabernacle, staying above it, the sons of israel remained camped and did not set out; but when it was lifted, they did set out.
WHEN JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED AND THE VEIL WAS TORN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM GOD MOVED OUT OF MAN MADE TEMPLES AND NOW HE DWELLS IN US WHO BELIEVE.
Acts 17:24 “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands
1 Cor. 3:16 “Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Cor. 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
1 JOHN 4:4 GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU!
Rom 8:11 but if the spirit of him who raised jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised christ jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit who dwells in you.
ISRAEL FOLLOWED A CLOUD… WE FOLLOW A WITNESS.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (RIGHT OF SONSHIP)
WALKING IN GODS PATHS
Amp eph. 2:10 for we are god’s [own] handiwork (his workmanship), recreated in christ jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which god predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which he prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which he prearranged and made ready for us to live].
GOD PRECEEDS HIS PEOPLE IN THE DIRECTION HE SENDS THEM. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR GUIDE AND NO ONE CAN GUIDE US WITHOUT FIRST HAVING BEEN THERE.
Prov 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
Is. 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.