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Door #1 The leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives

Door #1 Continue discussing the who, where, why and how questions concerning the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. {for a review of the 20 questions, see Genuine questions being asked about the Holy Spirit

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September 6, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Hmmmm? Has everyone figured out by now all you ever wanna know about the Spirit’s leading (but were afraid to ask)?

    Here’s a “mind and faith stretching” thought: Jesus said, “My sheep HEAR My voice.” Then Prov. 3:5-6 it says, “trust in the Lord with all your heart…” and ends by saying, “…He will DIRECT your paths (make your paths straight).” There are a lot of other “God speaks to us” and “God guides, leads, directs,” etc. us passages, but this will do for now.

    Does anyone know of a verse that says when we hear His voice or He directs us that we understand? In other words, the sheep recognize the Shepherd’s voice, but do they know what the Shepherd has in mind? They may recognize the inflection in His voice, but do they understand right away?

    In Prov.3 does it say, that He will show you what path to take? How much information did God give Noah or Abe? How about Saul on the road to Damascus? At first it looks like He gives us just enough for the next step. More will follow. Sometimes we take many more steps. Does God stop us?

    There are examples where the Lord clearly told some just what He was gonna do and what would happen. Did they understand? How about Daniel? How about Peter?

    Do you reckon that might be how the Spirit leads? Key word here is L-E-A-D-S (not pushes). OK Bob, maybe a few nudges :).

    Charlie

    Comment by fellership | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  2. maybe someone with a concordance handy could find this reference-

    I believe there is a situation with Moses and the children of Israel. I think it’s really a cool thing that didn’t happen much, if ever again. It said that God shared his plan with Moses – he filled Him in on the big picture. However, with the children of Israel – He just gave the next step. What kind of relationship God and Moses must have had for Him to unfold His plans for him.

    Comment by alice | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  3. Come to think of it, God also did that to Paul. He revealed quite a lot about His plans for him. It was a bit later until Paul saw the big picture and actually lived it out in real life on earth.

    That’s a gudun Alice 🙂
    c

    Comment by fellership | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  4. Alice,

    I didn’t find the reference you mentioned where God specifically shared His plan for His people with Moses. But, the second chapter of Isaiah tells us God’s desire at the time for His “children”.

    ISA 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days the mountain of the LORD’S temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

    This was for His “children” here on earth. I’m not sure how much more plain Isaiah’s message could be of God’s desires. Whatever, this certainly was a prophecy which didn’t come about………read the next couple of verses about the house of Jacob’s reaction to God’s call.

    This is the prophecy which I like to use to help guide folks away from the myth that God’s children don’t have a say in what happens to them. God presents His desires and IF God’s children turn to Him and follow His guidlines presented in His desires things the “prophecy” works out, but IF God’s children turn away (with their free will) God’s plan can be altered.

    Comment by mrzerog | September 8, 2006 | Reply

  5. Wow Bob, that is an interesting verse. Why do you think it has not been fulfilled?

    Someday I’d like to have a discussion about God’s will and man’s free will. That might stir up things a bit :).

    Have you ever thought that just cuz people didn’t comply with God’s “if” doesn’t mean He altered His plan? What if God works it out in another way or with other people.

    Here’s an example: Esther 4:14 “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. What’s more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?” (NLT)

    Maybe there are times God is offering us the privilege to join Him in His plan in a specific way. If we reject or blow it, does that mean He must now change His plan?

    Samson is another good example. It wasn’t until the very end of his life (literally) that he fulfilled what God called him to. He messed up big time most of his life. Mysteriously, Samson is included in Heb.11 among some pretty big biblical characters (v.32) Hmmm?  Go figure!? 😕

    Charlie

    Comment by fellership | September 8, 2006 | Reply

  6. Charlie,

    Yep, that is an interesting discussion. I’m thinking that off the top of my head if you think that God knows exactly how you are going to react to every situation and how you are going to choose one path or the other……then how can you say that you really have free will? Can God know what your choices are going to be? How can He be your friend if He knows this stuff beforehand? Spontenaity (sp?) is a big part of friendship…….if nothing is spontainious (sp?) there is a lot missing in the relationship don’t you think?

    Comment by mrzerog | September 8, 2006 | Reply


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