Teaching on the Leading of the Spirit

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  • 8/6/2019 Teaching on the Leading of the Spirit


    The Leading of the SpiritThe outlines

    byKenneth Nwakanma

    PREAMBLESPsalm 78A maskil[a] of Asaph.

    1 My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth with a parable;I will utter hidden things,

    things from of old 3 things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. 4 We will not hide them from theirdescendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. 7Then theywould put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

    Opening Verses:For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8:14

    Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he sha

    hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13

    13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He

    will tell you about the future.NIV version

    This means all re-born spirits must be led by the Spirit into Truth and destiny.

    Before the new we were all in darkness (John 12:46), led by our senses (Romans 7:25) and satanic nature and power in and on us ( E2:2)

    Our Human spirit

    After we became born again (of the Spirit) through the steps of repentance, forgiveness, faith in the Name and Blood of Jesus Christ,our spirit receives life and light from God then we must be led by the Spirit.

    In the rebirth, it is our human spirit that receives God-life(becomes new) and it is our spirit that communes and communicates with theSpirit of God

    Proverbs 20:27 Matthew 6:22,23

    Spiritually speaking, the whole world outside is darkness, Jesus is the only source of Light (selah) and the Holy Spirit is His RevealerPsalm 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy Light shall we see light.

    Holy Spirit-Light (Christ) He houses the whole mind and mystery of Christ

    Human spirit-candle-Using the Word (match-stick) and Eternal Life (fuel)


    (Truths are Hidden and must be searched out, see matt 13;33,44, God is Truth and hides-Isaiah 45:15)

    1. All things created are in Christ- Col 1:15-20All created things or beings (temporal and spiritual) were created by Christ Jesus, through Him and for Him .And their eternal purpose

    the Fathers will (their reconciliation) are in Him and through Him also, and He is the Word2. Everyone who is born again has his life and destiny ( Fathers will) hidden in Christ (The Word)

    Col 3:3 For ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God. (Also Psalm 40:7&8, 1 Peter 2:5)

    The wisdom and knowledge need to fulfill them are also in Him.

    Col2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

    It is vital to find out and fulfill all aspects of the Fathers will because of the consequence:Rev22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of th

    book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.


    1. Leads us to conform to His (Holy) Image, nature and Will for our individual lives-commandments, individual plans.Gal 5:16-25, Luke 4:1

    2. Leads us to know the mysteries of the gospel, Matthew 13:11, Roman 16:253. Leads us to the present Truth of the gospel to walk in for a particular age and dispensation: 2 Pet 1:12, 19-21, Eph 3:3-10

  • 8/6/2019 Teaching on the Leading of the Spirit


    Note that these 3-fold leadings will be individually and corporately realized at three levels: Rom 12:2

    a. Goodb. Acceptablec. Perfect


    1. Inner witness: Romans 8;16 . the conscience is the voice of the new nature. Our spirit is means by which the holy Spirit leadus (Prov 20:27). He enlightens our spirit with Truth. Man is a tripartite man (1Thess 5.23). The Spirit-led life begins from the

    consciousness of the inward man and his relationship with the Holy Spirit within. This is an inner life. Spirit to spirit ( as like wproduce like). It is our spirit that is reborn, not our soul or body(it is called the hidden man of the heart 1 Pet 3:4. Beware of

    external stimulus.

    Even the unborn spirit receives Gods message thru the inner witnessing-conscience: Romans 2:14-16

    For the reborn spirit this witness is accompanied by inner peace and joy (confidence):Col 3:15

    The Word confirms all leadings: 2 Peter 1:19, John 17:17 (the letter of the Word kills 2 Cor 3:6)th e xter of God Jer 9:24

    There must be 2 to three witness from the things of the Spirit before any establishment: 2 Cor 13:1, Gen 41:32

    There is always a time interval between the witnesses and the corresponding Word to confirm-Hab 2:1-2

    Be spiritually minded! How?

    Let your spirit dominate your soul and your soul your body. How? Holy Spirit>spirit>soul>body

    Understanding the Word: Revelation Knowledge 2Cor 4:6

    2. Voice of the Holy Spirit: He will guide you to all truthActs 10:19

    When the Holy Spirit speaks it is more authoritative, almost audible

    DO NOT SEEK voices: 1 Cor 14:10

    Proof all things 1 Thess 5:21, The Spirit and Word must agree. Feed on the Word

    3. Dreams & Visions ( the language of God) Job 33:14 -18,Acts 16:9, (3 sources of dreams-man Isa29:8, eccl5:3,satanJer23:25and God). Strategic prayers are applied

    4. Supernatural works of the Spirit ;This is more of a confirmatory leading especially as to timing and to bring radical obedience:Mark 16:20, John 10:38

    Note that this is external, God leads the reborn from the inner man not outward man that perishes, Dont go seeking for

    SIGNS! Faith is vital.


    Promptings in the spirit, revelation, precise instructions, spectacular guidance


    1. Key of Word assimilation2. Key of fasting3. Key of private worship4. Key of praying ( in the Holy Ghost)

    Speaking mysteries (The role of Tongues in Spirit Leading)

    1 Cor 2:1-16, 1 Cor 14;2

    How Understanding comes2 Cor 4:6

    Word and Prayer

    Develop your human spirit to be able to receive and understand the things of the SpiritRenew the soul(mind) in order to destroy pollutions, vain imaginations, false beliefs, traditions and chains

    Crucify the flesh

    Satans DistractionsNoise,Time,Etc




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