Don’t Be Misguided
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”(Romans 8:14) INDEED, “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”(Matthew 5:9)
A Christian once appealed to his fellows: “Please ask God to show you what He wants me to do, and when He does, tell me what it is.” We can understand his request, but all unintentionally it was inconsistent with the New Testament. God makes no provision there for mediators between ourselves and Christ. We no longer look to men to tell us what we ought to do. The Lord, the indwelling Spirit, teaches us His will.
In Acts 21, we read that when Paul felt he should visit Jerusalem a number of people besought him not to do so because of the serious trouble, which was expected to befall him there. Yet he declined to reverse his decision. Why? Because in his inner being he had assurance regarding the Lord’s will.
If we are truly walking with God we dare not be governed by other people’s opinions. In Old Testament times, people might consult the prophets, but today is all about being led by the Spirit: knowing this, the Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. (Romans 8:16)
The functional roles of the gifts of the Spirit are not to be decimated or discounted by this position. Remember, the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17)
CONFESS AS FOLLOWS:
I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus. (James 4:7)