The topic we agreed upon is HOLY GHOST CONSCIOUSNESS(How to hear the voice of Holy Spirit)
The topic itself means being aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit at all times
The BIBLE says those that are led by the Spirit are the sons of God
Or let’s say, BEING IN COMMUNICATION with the Holy Spirit at all times
It says SONS OF GOD!
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Note that the Bible didn’t say “children”
Sonship connotes maturity
That’s why the prophecy about Jesus says:
Unto us, a child is born and unto us, a Son is given and the kingdom shall be upon the shoulder of the Son not the child
To be led by the Spirit or to be conscious of the Holy Spirit connotes spiritual maturity.
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son, is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder
HOLY GHOST CONSCIOUSNESS is all about BEING LED by the Holy Spirit
So, tonight, it is all about our maturity as believers.
Let’s start like this
And if you cannot talk back to Him
And you can’t be led if you can’t hear HIM talk to you
TALKING & HEARING
We will just focus on TALKING & HEARING
I don’t believe that there is any believer that cannot talk back to the Holy Spirit
I don’t want to believe that there is any believer that doesn’t hear the voice of the Holy Spirit
HOW WELL DO YOU SPEAK BACK TO HIM
The only challenge is HOW WELL DO YOU HEAR
I don’t think there’s anyone who has 100% accuracy 100% of the time
On a scale of 1-10, can you score yourself?
A. How well do you hear?
B. How well do you talk?
I didn’t say how much but how well
So, don’t feel bad if you are not getting 10/10 as of now
Meanwhile, this study is meant to move you forward if you put all to use.
The major challenge is that there are too many voices disturbing us and that made it hard to easily discern the voice of the Holy Spirit
1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
If I may ask you- where is the HOLY SPIRIT?
The Holy Spirit is IN us
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
If He is going to ever speak to you, you must expect it to come from the INSIDE
that’s where the first problem js
As I said earlier, many people get confused because our mind is a host of different voices.
But No, He speaks from your heart, mind…in the inside of you
Many expect to hear from their ear as if He is outside
For, there are three to four different kinds of voices interfering with our mind
Voice of the Devil
Voice of the flesh.
Voice of the Holy Spirit
Voice of your spirit
I know many of us are not too familiar with the number 4
The voice of the devil is the opposite of the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Voice of the flesh is the opposite of the voice of your spirit man
The first two are bad.
The latter is good
I think the one we have a problem with is not the voice of the devil. You all can discern evil thoughts…. isn’t it?
Our main challenge is the voice of the flesh
It is the loudest and the commonest.
It is always confusing the voice of the Holy Spirit in us.
HOW DO I DISCERN?
So, you want to ask, HOW DO I DISCERN distinctively, the voice of the Holy Spirit
Simple- SPEND SOME TIME PLAYING THE VOICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ALONE TO YOURSELF
The next question is HOW?
One simple way is to DEAD OTHER VOICES.
The more you die the other two bad voices, the easier it is to get familiar with the voice of the Holy Spirit
There are people I call on the phone for the first time and they know it is me
We have never talked to or seen each other
Guess their usual response?
I always hear your voice through your messages and KBI lectures.
I am calling them for the first time. As soon as I say hello and they reply, I often ask them, HOW DO YOU KNOW IT WAS ME
They spend time listening to my voice
I don’t know if there’s a ton like that here as well
So, how do you spend time with the voice of the Holy Spirit – BY READING THE BIBLE
The Bible is the recorded voice of the Holy Spirit
Can someone say that?
The Bible is the recorded voice of the Holy Spirit
Take, for instance, you are four in a room when two people face each other and they started talking about football.
Meanwhile, there other two does not like football. They don’t even watch it
They will be lost out of the conversation. They will keep quiet
What do you think would happen?
When the Holy Spirit and your spirit began to read the word, the other two voices will excuse you
If you are used to mummy’s voice. If you read her book, whose voice will you hear from it?
At that moment, your spirit gets hard to the Holy Spirit more and more
If a close friend sends sms to you, you’re likely to hear their voice from the sms
Whether you know it or not, the Voice of the Holy Spirit is coming to you
When you read the Bible, whose voice will you hear from it?
People will finish reading a novel and they will start talking with Queen’s English, what happened?
The novel affected them
So, if you want to help yourself, no one will lay hands on you…just do these things
DO THESE WITH YOUR BIBLE
The same with the Bible
Get a Bible version that is easy to read and understand. So that your confusion will not start from the version you are reading
I will further break it down
1. Get an understandable Bible
2. Read your Bible every day
3. Meditate (ponder on what you have read).
Read your Bible every day and all the time!
You can play audio Bible.
You can read in the toilet or bathroom
Most importantly, schedule a time of the day to read and ponder. We call it quiet time
You can use the Daily Communion for SFA
You can do it in the morning or at night
Somebody said he has to do SFA in the morning.
Then prepare to study the DC the night before
As you do this, you silenced the other voices and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit the more
as you ponder, you are rubbing minds with the Holy Spirit
What MEDITATION does for you is that, after closing your Bible, you can still shit out other voices by pondering on what you read from the word
You get to speak to Him more and He replies to you
GROWING IN HIS VOICE
Some can hear his voice but they have issues here and there
1Sa 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than
Many want the Holy Spirit to speak to them on big things before they can obey. They get it wrong.
You train your spirit to be conscious and hear the HOLY SPIRIT when you learn to OBEY IN SIMPLE THINGS
2. If what you think you heard contradicts your conscience, follow your conscience
you can’t get it wrong with your conscience. Don’t say the Holy Spirit asked me to touch her or him. Don’t say the Holy Spirit led me to sin
Holy Spirit doesn’t talk all the time. Sometimes, He gives prompts, signs, and stimuli and you’re expected to respond to it
3. Learn to yield
You may need to observe yourself and how He deals with you in line with the outcome to properly interpret the signals
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For instance, I have mastered how to know WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME THINGS
I have missed it sometimes but I eventually got it right
Holy Spirit may not tell me explicitly, but there is a way he communicates it
You may have to learn that as you go on
So, if you asked me who is going to come first, I may tell you confidently (if He told me about it). I have carefully observed how He leads me when it comes to that
1Jn 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous
4. Guilt is your biggest stumbling block
Do not sin
If you sin, ask for forgiveness.
Don’t allow guilt to capture your heart
Guilt will make you feel Holy Spirit has run away from you
He will only leave you if you refuse to believe that He hasn’t forgiven you and you still live with the guilt
HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS FOR SERVICE
There are two major reasons why God will give you the Holy Spirit
You are empowered for a primary reason, TO BE HIS WITNESS
Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost comes upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth
How do you become His true witness?
When you PREACH HIS WORD TO SINNERS.
When you TEACH THE SAINTS
1Ti 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
that’s why the Bible says the TEACHERS OF THE WORD should be given DOUBLE HONOUR & DOUBLE WAGES
There are SEVEN DEACONS
that the church appointed
All seven were filled with the Holy Spirit
But I bet you, can oy remember two among them: PHILIP & STEPHEN
They were all appointed to serve tables
But those two became a witness
And so the power of God and the presence of God increased so much in their lives that they became most famous
Second, when we become witnesses, we enjoy His presence
When He follows you,
You become aware of His presence.
People around you also become aware of the fact that the Holy Spirit is with you
Mark 16: 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
You see FAVOUR and OPENED DOORS
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Lastly, as you WITNESS, you bear fruits.
As you bear fruits, you grow in Him
You can become an effective witness if you submit yourself to the training in SADOZ.
We train you
And you are allowed to teach others ONLINE.
that way, you grow in Spirit and become more empowered
The way to grow is to teach others.
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You will become special and distinguished people in life and in whatever you do (career/academics) just like Philip and Stephen
This is your portion in Jesus’ Name
Daddy, we have examined your word. You have opened our minds to see how to get better in our communion and walk with the Holy Spirit both in communion and service.
We receive grace in Jesus’ Name. Amen!