“The Holy Spirit Speaks”
The Holy Spirit Speaks
2 Samuel 23:2 & Matthew 17:5
1. THE HOLY SPIRIT TALKS TODAY – Dt 5:24
-we must listen because of all of the voices in our society
-the voice of the Spirit rises above all other voices
-to hear the voice of the Spirit we must be quiet – Psalm 46:10
-develop the art of listening – Js 1:19…Eccl 5:1-2…Is 55:3
2. EXPECT THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SPEAK AND EXPECT THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SPEAK TO YOU
-develop a friendship with the Spirit of God
-He is always speaking and speaks to everyone – unbeliever and believer
-do not go by fleeces – the Spirit speaks directly to you and everything else is a confirmation of what the Spirit is saying
-The Holy Spirit speaks even when He is silent…..
-when the Spirit’s voice grows stronger, we can talk back to Him, but the voice of the Spirit is reciprocal. He can talk back to us also…….
-The Holy Spirit can speak to us generally or specifically — HOW?
A. He can tell you things you do not know – Jere 33:3
-The Spirit can see ahead and knows the future
B. He will tell you things yo never thought He would say – Isaiah 55:8
***We can resist or submit to the voice of the Holy Spirit
-through direct disobedience
-pushing the Spirit’s voice away – that could’t be the Lord
-surrender to the voice of the Holy Spirit…..