5. IS THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKING TO YOU???
DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAK TO YOU:
1. CONFIRMATIONS THAT YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD???
"THE SPIRIT HIMSELF BEARS WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT,
THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD."
The Holy Spirit witnesses to us in our conscience. With a still small voice, we hear the Spirit confirm that we are in right standing with the Lord. This voice is there to hear, whenever we desire to hear Him.
2. LOVING CONFIRMATIONS IN YOUR CONSCIENCE THAT YOU ARE SPEAKING TRUTH???
"I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I AM NOT LYING,
MY CONSCIENCE ALSO BEARING ME WITNESS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT."
3. PREACHING MESSAGES THAT ARE GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF THE SPIRIT,
CONFIRMING THE COMMANDMENTS FROM GOD???
The Lord Jesus heard the voice of the Spirit speak to Him. He then spoke to His disciples what He heard the Spirit speak.
"AFTER HE THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS TO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN."
4. DIRECTION IN LIFE, WORDS TO PROCLAIM FOR GOD, AND WHAT IS TO BE YOUR OBEDIENCE TO GOD?
Paul also heard the Spirit speak to him. He heard the Spirit forbid him to go to Asia. This guidance was spoken to Paul by the same Holy Spirit that speaks to us. We, like Paul, can hear the Spirit guide us in our decisions.
"...FORBIDDEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO PREACH THE WORD IN ASIA. AFTER THEY HAD COME TO MYSIA, THEY TRIED TO GO TO BITHYNIA, BUT THE SPIRIT DID NOT PERMIT THEM."
II Peter 1:21
"...HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST."
"...WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND YOU WILL NOT FULFILL THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH. FOR THE FLESH LUSTS AGAINST THE SPIRIT, AND THE SPIRIT AGAINST THE FLESH; AND THESE ARE CONTRARY TO ONE ANOTHER, SO THAT YOU DO NOT DO THE THINGS YOU WISH. BUT IF YOU ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW."
THEN WE KNOW WE ARE 'SPIRIT FILLED'
IN THE REVIVAL NOW, AS THEY WERE THEN.
However, if the 'spirit' that speaks, leads you to disobey the commands of God, urges you to satisfy your own carnal desires, and leads you to self centeredness, then that is influence of a demonic spirit.