The Holy Spirit Our Leader

John 16:13 says, “However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth…” Verse 14 says, “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”
 
1 John 2:27 says, “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.”
 
The key to following the Holy Spirit is to be led. To be led speaks of attentive, sensitive, watching, alert, and focused. Galatians 5:16 says, “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”
 
We saw in the journey of the children of Israel lots of flesh. They looked back and complained. They compared what they had in the past to what they didn’t have at the present. They totally forgot the bondage and only focused on their fleshly wants.
 
Yesterday I read 1 John. I noticed the word practice. 1:6 says, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” 2:29 says, “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.” 3:7 says, “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.”
 
The Amplified describes righteousness as conforming our thoughts, purpose, and actions to His will. All flesh is our will. Therein lies the root that tugs constantly. Our flesh wants its own way. Here is the question to ask yourself: who is leading me?

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