Faith Food Devotional
Examine Your LeadingAugust 4, 2015
The Word and the Spirit agree.Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
(2 Peter 1:20-21)
How can you tell if it is the Spirit of God? If it is in line with the Word, then it is of the Spirit. If it is not in line with the Word, then it is not the Spirit.
I've had people tell me God was leading them to do something, and when I heard what it was, I said, "No, that's not the Spirit of God."
This is an extreme case, but it's true. A man told me he thought the Spirit of God was leading him and another woman to leave their spouses and marry one another. No! That is out of line with the Word!
The Holy Spirit does not break up homes.
The Spirit and the Word agree! The Bible is inspired by the Spirit of God. Examine your leading in the light of the Word.
Confession: I am led by the Spirit of God. I examine my leading in the light of His Word, because the Word and the Spirit agree.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications