0812- Being Led by the Holy Spirit 跟随圣灵的引导

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He is God. He is holy, righteous and just. He is highly sensitive and that is why He is described like a dove. A dove is gentler and more sensitive than the pigeon.The first step of being led by the Holy Spirit is to allow Him to pinpoint things that are unpleasant, ungodly and sin to Him. During our contemplative prayer to God, we allow God to point a finger or shine a light into our hearts to reveal hidden sins in our lives. This is important because it is definitely the voice of God speaking to us when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to Him. Our conscience which is part of our spirit being has been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ is very sensitive towards sin. It is a good safeguard and guide for our lives.

Ephesians 4:30 (NKJV) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1 Timothy 4:2 (NKJV) speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,

We do not sense the grieving in our mind but in our heart or spirit man. The Holy Spirit will speak to our conscience and we are extremely sensitive to Him. However, our conscience will be seared and rendered insensitive to the voice and the leading of the Holy Spirit when we continue to ignore His promptings, especially when it is a conviction of sin or the need to walk away from temptations. This is especially true for those who are living in habitual sin. It can be co-habitation, fornication, and illegal dealings. We will also sense the grieving of the Holy Spirit when we willfully rebel or walk in bitterness, unforgiveness towards friends, colleagues, relatives and loved ones rather than respond in love, grace and forgiveness. All these are part of being led by the Holy Spirt. It is not just in the supernatural.

Romans 8:12-13 (NKJV) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

We have to choose to walk in the Spirit when the Bible says that we are no longer debtors to the flesh. We choose to forgive, pray for our enemies and carry out acts of reconciliation with the people whom God reveals to us. When we undertake these acts of forgiveness, denying the flesh and dealing with the issues in our lives whenever the Holy Spirit leads us, then we are conscious of our spirit man and this is a safeguard in our lives.

We need to master being led by the Holy Spirit if that is how God is communicating to us because we have been too used to being dictated by our flesh and our mind.

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跟随圣灵的引导

圣灵是三位一体神的第三位格。祂是神,圣洁、公义和公正。圣灵极其敏感,所以祂被形容仿佛鸽子。形容圣灵的鸽子 (英文:dove) 比普通家鸽 或其他鹁鸽(英文:pigeon) 更为 温顺和敏感。

受圣灵引导的第一步骤是允许祂准确地指出 凡祂认为令人不快的、不敬虔的和得罪祂的事。在我们向上帝做深思祷告的时候,我们让上帝来指引或在我们心中投进一束光亮,将我们生命里隐藏的罪显明出来。这是很重要的,因为当我们向神完全敞开自己时,那确实是神的声音在向我们说话。我们的良心是我们灵人的一部份,已蒙耶稣基督的宝血洁净, 因此对罪非常敏感,是我们生命很好的安全措施和指南。

以弗所书 4:30 不要叫 神的圣灵担忧,你们原是受了他的印记,等候得赎的日子来到。

提摩太前书 4:2 这是因为说谎之人的假冒,这等人的良心,如同被热铁烙惯了一般。

我们对痛苦的感知不是在头脑中,而是在我们心里或内在灵人里。圣灵会向我们的良心说话,我们也对圣灵非常敏感。然而,当我们继续忽视圣灵的感动,尤其是叫我们为罪自责 或需要远离试探时,我们的良心就会如同被热铁烙惯了一般枯干萎顿,对圣灵的声音和引导变得不再敏感。这对于那些活在习瘾之罪中的人来说尤其如此;也许是同居,淫乱,和非法交易。当我们不是以慈爱、恩典、宽恕来回应和对待别人,而是任性悖逆或心怀苦毒,不愿意饶恕 朋友、同事、亲人和所爱的人,那么我们也会察觉到圣灵的哀伤。以上这些都与圣灵的带领有关,不仅仅于超自然界。

罗马书 8:12-13 弟兄们,这样看来,我们并不是欠肉体的债,去顺从肉体活着。你们若顺从肉体活着必要死,若靠着圣灵治死身体的恶行必要活着。

圣经说我们不再是欠肉体的债,因此我们就当选择顺着圣灵而行。我们要选择饶恕别人,为我们的仇敌祷告,并与神向我们所显示的人进行和解。当我们履行这些宽恕行为、不顺从肉体情欲行事、并随时跟从圣灵的带领对付我们生命中的问题时,我们就做到了敏于灵人,而这正是我们生命中的护卫。

如果这是神与我们的沟通方式,那么我们要精于让圣灵带领,因为我们已经太习惯于肉体和思想的支配。

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