How To Be Lead By The Spirit Part 3

Wednesday February 16, 2011

Offering message: John 6:5 and 6. God will often make you face the impossible. Don’t be afraid of needs and problems. God will put you in a tough place to prove you. He’s going to use, bless, and fill you. He knows what He is going to do through you. Go after the big problems. God always knows what He is going to do. He doesn’t lose sleep over your problems. Pastor Dale tells of Paul Yonggi Cho’s (in The Fourth Dimension) sowing his house and needing $50,000 by the 31st of December of one year and how God showed him what to do during the last hours. Believe when you sow. Sermon Notes: Text: Prov. 6:20-22. You want to live knowing that you’ve done the will of God. How do you know what is God’s will for you? (1) Let your integrity guide you. (Listen to last Wednesday’s sermon.) (2) God has given the spirit of counsel. He wants us to tap into divine counsel. Safety is in the multitude of counselors. It doesn’t say decision-makers. Counsel does not give you the right to abdocate your personal responsibility. You still make the decisions. A good counselor will show you the options and the consequences of your decisions and will direct you to the responsibility to the Word and its consequences. Don’t be quick to guide people too much. You are giving counsel when a person acts on what he or she decides. Ask for anointed counsel. (3) Know that your actions are based on the Word of God. What you do needs to based on the Word of God. The Word leads you. Ps. 119:105 God’s Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. Make a commitment to the Word. It’s an anchor. It will help you to discern. The Spirit and the Word always agree. Let the Word guide you. The Word is counsel. Hold onto it, and don’t let it go. I Cor. 15:57 God always leads you into victory. You are bound to victory like a husband and wife are bound to each other. Regulate your life by the Word of God. How do I apply the Word to my life? What does the Word say to or about me? Walk in love and keep the Word as a high priority. Matt. 6:24-34 tells you that you can’t serve God and money. Money should not be the determining factor when you make decisions. Don’t let the love of money be your guide or god. Don’t let style be your guide. If you start getting your eyes off the Word, you’ll start letting materialism get in. The Word gets rid of worry and will lead you. Be led by the Word, not by the world. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other things (clothing, food, shelter…) will be added to you. Seek the kingdom. Don’t seek the things. How do you treat the Word? It is God’s revelation to you. I John 2:15-16 Don’t love the world’s system and the world’s way of doing things. The love in us is opposing the world’s thinking and system. Don’t follow the the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life. Kenneth Hagin said that pride kept him from publishing several books.