Emanna for 07/11/2019

The Leading of the Spirit

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

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...when you are about to go shopping you need not pray, "Lord, should I go shopping or not? If I should not go, give me a sign." There is no need for you to pray in this way. You should not say, "O Lord, if You do not want me to go to the department store, prevent me." Do not think that if the Lord does not stop you from going shopping that you have the leading of the Lord. Everything might be smooth outwardly, but how about inwardly? Perhaps after you have parked your automobile and while you are walking toward the door of the department store you have no peace within. Instead of being inwardly strengthened you feel frustrated. However, since everything is smooth outwardly you proceed. Inwardly, however, the closer you get to the store, the emptier you feel. You may be able to justify yourself by outward things: by the fact that you have the money; that the weather is excellent; and that there is little traffic. I do not inquire about the outward things. I ask about your inward sensations. Although everything is positive outwardly, inwardly you are empty and weak. You do not have the anointing, the watering, or the inward peace. What does this mean? It means that the leading of the Spirit is within you, in your inner life. The divine life within us leads us constantly, not by signs or indicators, but by giving us an inward sense, feeling, or consciousness.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 220-221. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 5/21/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.