Emanna for 07/10/2019

The Leading of the Spirit (1)

Bible Verses

Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Rom 8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.

Words of Ministry

(Part 1 of 2) Many Christians have a mistaken, natural concept regarding the leading of the Spirit. People invariably think that the leading of the Spirit comes suddenly from the third heaven or elsewhere. Some ask the Lord for a sign saying, "O Lord, give me a sign, an indicator, whether or not I should buy this thing. Lord, keep the stores open, for if they are closed it will indicate that You do not want me to buy anything." The leading of the Spirit does not derive from nor depend upon outward things. The leading of the Spirit is an issue of the inner life. I would say that it comes from the sense of life, from the consciousness of the divine life within us. Hence, the leading of the Spirit is a matter of life, a matter of the sense and consciousness of life. The mind set upon the spirit is life. How can we know this life? Not by outward things, but by the inward sense and consciousness of life. There is an inward sense which comes from setting the mind upon the spirit. If our mind is set upon our spirit, we are immediately strengthened and satisfied inwardly. We also are watered and refreshed. By that sense and consciousness we can know the life within us, and by this sense of life we can know that we are walking rightly. In other words, we know that we are under the leading of the Spirit. (Continued tomorrow)

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 219-220. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 5/20/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.