The Holy Spirit, Satan, or Me?

by admin ~ August 19th, 2011. Filed under: Brandenburg.

How do you know if that voice you hear is you, the Holy Spirit, or Satan? It could be any one of the three and it could be that you are being deceived into thinking that it is the Holy Spirit when it is either you or worse Satan (or one of his demons). And there is a lot of validation by “God told me” or the “Holy Spirit led me” today. And sometimes, that “telling” or “leading” turns out like the person wanted it, so he thought it must be God that was at work. To start, God isn’t telling anyone anything on the level of Scripture today. The Bible is finished, once and for all delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:2-4). And what was completed was sufficient (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 19:7-11). The Holy Spirit will lead us. True. But how does He lead us? By means of God’s Word. Ephesians 6:17 says that the Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. You know it’s the Holy Spirit (and not Satan or you) if it is the Word of God. I’m not saying it has to be exact wording of the King James Version. I’m saying that it will be a voice that lines up with the exact teaching of Scripture. And if you are not sure, then go to someone in the church that knows the Bible or even the whole church to make sure. Jesus said that He sanctifies through the truth and that the truth is the Word of God. Our guidance will be Scriptural guidance. And if it isn’t in the Bible, don’t hold it up as that authoritative. It isn’t.

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