SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY
2-27-16
Week 2

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20 (NKJV)

BEING SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE IS RECOGNIZING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S SPIRIT

“Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3 8 (NKJV)

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. John 16:13 (NKJV)

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,” Romans 8:16 (NKJV)

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Romans 8:14 (NKJV)

“But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” Hebrews 10:15-16 (NKJV)

HOW CAN I RECOGNIZE THE INNER WITNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ?

1. WANT: I MUST WANT TO DO GOD’S WILL

“I want to hear what God the LORD says… Psalms 85:8a (GW)

“I desire to do your will, my God… Psalm 40:8a (NIV)

“What I want most and at all times is to honor your laws.” Psalms 119:20 (CEV)

2. WITHDRAW: GET ALONE AND IN A QUIET PLACE WITH GOD

“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:16 (NIV)

“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Matthew 6:6 (NKJV)

3. WAIT: CALM YOUR THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS

“Be still, and know that I am God…  Psalms 46:10a (NKJV)

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”  Psalms 62:5 (NLT)

“Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act.” Psalms 37:7a (NLT)

4. WATCH: LET GOD GIVE YOU A MENTAL PICTURE

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” Psalm 119:18 (NIV)

“After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: ” Genesis 15:1 a (NIV)

5. WORD: VALIDATE WITH GOD’S WORD

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. “ 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

 

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