Someone might ask,”What does it mean to be led by the Spirit of God?” You mean to tell me that the Spirit of God can direct the way I act? Direct the way I behave and direct the way I conduct myself in this life? Yes. Children of God act godly and holy because the moral make-up is changed by the Grace of God. The Spirit leads a man so God can fulfill His purpose in your life.
Rom 8:14…For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
So, why doesn’t the Spirit of God lead everybody? Reason? Everyone is not “born of the Spirit”. You mean to tell me that I must be born of the Spirit to be led by the Spirit? Yes. That’s what Jesus meant when He said that men must be born of the Spirit or simply born again.
John 3:6-7…That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
To be born again does not imply a natural or physical birth. To be born again does not imply a natural moral change made by man himself. To be born again means to be birthed by the Spirit of God into a new creation by the Spirit of Holiness. The moral character is changed by the Grace of God. The Spirit of God leads a morally changed man “in the life of holiness” not “into the life of holiness”. The new birth consists of a place where the heart and soul is cleansed from sin and forgiveness from all past sins is found in the human conscience. The new birth is a regenerating work of the Spirit of God that morally shows man that the past is gone. The slate is wiped clean from a past life of unholiness and filthy living. The sins are blotted out and this new creation desires to live and act like a child of God…not a child of the Devil like you used to be. Holiness is enacted in the human soul when Saving Grace is experienced.
To be led by the Spirit of God is a great privilege that world cannot share. To be led by the Spirit of God will allow you to glorify Christ in your body and and Spirit. The leading of the Spirit makes men witnesses for Christ in both word and deed. The Spirit “leads” and “guides” the child of God into all truth. Jesus told the disciples about the great blessing of the Spirit of God that would flow from the cross at Calvary.
John 16:13…Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth
Being led of the Spirit allows God to fulfill His purpose in your life. Glory! God wants to fulfill His purpose in the life of every child of God. Being led of the Spirit allows God to do this very work. The Holy Spirit is a believers comfort that the unbelieveing world cannot experience, cannot see, or cannot know. When you know, when you believe, and when you obey God…The Spirit of Truth will abide with you forever as Jesus said He would.
John 14:16-17…And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
The Spirit of God establishes, touches, and directs the hearts of those who are “led” by the Spirit of God. Those led by the Spirit of God look and wait patiently for the coming of Christ.
2 Thess 3:3-5…But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you, And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ