John 16:13-15 – “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore, I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” NKJV
It is my desire to “speak only those things I hear the Lord saying” and “do only those things I see Him doing.” I have been asked for chapter and verse and usually refer them to this passage as an example of what I am talking about. Jesus promised us that the Holy Spirit our Advocate, Comforter, and Teacher will “teach” and “guide” us into All Truth.
We were told that He would not speak on His own initiative but say Only what He hears from Heaven and will “open our eyes to what is coming.” He will glorify the LORD Jesus Christ and take what Jesus is “saying” and “doing” and share it with us, “imparting” to us “gifts” and “abilities” to accomplish God’s Purposes in this life. Jesus said, “All things that the Father has are Mine…” He assured us that the Holy Spirit would take of those things and declare them to us so that we too could know the mind of the Father!
Therefore, we can fully expect to walk through this maze called “life” with calm assurance in our hearts because we “know” the “mind of the Father” through the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. We do not have to become flustered and frustrated with the events of life, we can rest in the Peace of God because we have a “Comforter” who will “guide” us into All Truth!
I have been through both ends of that spectrum. I have experienced that dilemma sitting in a doctor’s office awaiting a report that caused great trepidation. But through the prayers of many friends, the Holy Spirit came in and calmed my spirit and assured me that “God was in control.” Looking back, I observe how quickly things went from trepidation to rejoicing and God’s Peace flooded my heart.
The devil tries to shipwreck our lives, but the Holy Spirit brings the Peace of God into the matter powerfully. It is there that Holy Spirit speaks into our hearts what He is “hearing” in the Throne Room of Heaven we can walk out of that situation in total victory! To God be the Glory!
That is why the apostle Paul told us in Romans 8:26-30 – “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” NKJV
If I can recommend anything to you it is to learn to “trust” the voice of the Spirit of God. He will not lead you astray and He will always guide you according to the Word and Will of God. If what you are hearing does not line up with God’s Word “it is not the Spirit of God speaking” so discard it. If it lines up with the Word of God and brings the Peace of God “rest in it” and be at peace. God is working on your behalf and will guide you into all truth!
May the Lord’s blessings be richly upon you as you go through your day!