Being Led by the Spirit: A Prophetic Word Received 2-25-2009
Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration.But my people do not know the requirements of the LORD. Jeremiah 8:7 NIV
Being led by the Spirit has become a catch phrase indicating a desire to do the right thing.This desire is admirable but does not accurately describe walking in the Spirit.Being led by the Spirit is being subject to a new order of command and a new center of control.You cannot imagine the path or find it by great contemplation.You must find it by entering into the flow of Spirit control.1
A new order [in earthly terms] is not needed—but a new creation reformed into the image or your Father."The old paths"2 & 3 references My way of being and doing—righteousness is not doing good—it is being good (whole).4& 5
You try to be something you are not—yet the answer is in allowing My redemptive flow to re-order you—you seek Me and find Me when you seek with your whole heart and I have made this possible through the Christ 6,7,8,.You cannot make a decision to seek me and (thus) find Me.You must make a decision to relinquish all into the I Am through the Christ of God.In so doing you find soul peace and prosperity of spirit.You will follow me because you are of Me.My sheep hear My voice9.
Transformation—if neglected as a doctrine—will lead to frustrated people who think they have seen it all and yet still have not found the way. [This results in a state wherein such a person has been "Inoculated" against the real10]
Normal [for you] is to what you have become accustomed.But new wine cannot be put into old skins11.[Therefore] a total transformation of the mind alone will bring the total union with My spirit that you desire12.Your (limited) idea of Me is thwarting your ability to attain oneness.
You must reject all fraud and cling to the truth.The truth makes you truly free because the bondage is in your thinking13&14.I desire to reveal all things to you that are needed.You cannot cling to both orders15&16.Plunge into the flow of My Spirit and you will see a revolution (rebellion, transformation, rotation) by revelation (disclosure, surprise, information).Giants fall when you see them as they really are—not as compared to your weakness—but as compared to My strength17.All (unholy) things work to keep you from understanding who I Am and how very near you are to the Kingdom18.Do not tolerate sham—it destroys you.Oh how needlessly you have struggled because your affection holds your enemy close19.Release and see if what I have said is not true.More than you know is balanced on your obedience.
Above all, stay aware of Christ.All that deters from this is fraud and destruction20.
Scripture References for Being Led by the Spirit
(Unless otherwise stated all are NKJV)
11 Corinthians 2:5-10
5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written:"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
2 Jeremiah 6:16
Thus says the LORD:"Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls.But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'
3 Matthew 11:28
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
52 Corinthians 9:8-10
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:"He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever."10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness
6 Jeremiah 24:7
Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.
7 Ezekiel 3:10
Moreover He said to me: "Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears."
8 Romans 5:5
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
11 Matthew 9:17
Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
13 John 8:32
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
142 Timothy 2:25-26
25 They should gently teach those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people's hearts, and they will believe the truth. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the Devil's trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. NLT
"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
16 Ephesians 5:11
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
17 2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
33 And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 34 Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God."But after that no one dared question Him.
19 Proverbs 6:27
Can a man take fire to his bosom and his clothes not be burned?
20 Hebrews 12:1-3
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25