14. THEN & NOW, IN REVIVAL, THE HOLY SPIRIT DEFENDS us, GUIDES us, TEACHES us...
When the Holy Spirit that fills us, He DEFENDS us.
We not only have a guardian angel near us, we also have the Spirit within us to constantly protect us. We as Christians can face any situation without fear. The Omnipotent Spirit is present to defend us. Jesus has the Holy Spirit defend any and all of we Christians, but being Spirit filled, we feel the confirmation, we hear the comfort of assurance that we are under His protection.
"WHEN THE ENEMY COMES IN LIKE A FLOOD, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM."
In the Holy Spirit filled person, we find the Spirit GUIDES.
Have you ever wonder what to do? when? how? where? There is One who is constantly with us to inform us of God's will for us. We need not be in confusion. If we are in uncertainty, and confusion, then we must have grieved or ignored the speaking of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit seeks to guide all, even sinners are guided toward Jesus and salvation. In the Spirit filled person, we hear and feel that guidance, and He leads us to places wherein to show forth the fruit of the Spirit via the gifts of the Spirit.
"FOR AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THESE ARE THE SONS OF GOD."
The Holy Spirit filled person finds that the Spirit TEACHES.
Those who ignore the Spirit are missing the lessons of the greatest Teacher that ever existed. He desires to teach us. We should get into the Word of God which the Spirit has inspired and let the Author explain what He has said in it.
I see often the lessons the Holy Spirit teaches me. I often call them 'illustrated lessons' for the Spirit not only speaks the teaching, He leads me through the lesson.
I Cor. 2:12-13
"NOW WE HAVE RECEIVED, NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD, BUT THE SPIRIT WHO IS FROM GOD, THAT WE MAY KNOW THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FREELY GIVEN TO US BY GOD. THESE THINGS WE ALSO SPEAK, NOT IN WORD WHICH MAN'S WISDOM TEACHES, BUT WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHES, COMPARING SPIRITUAL THINGS WITH SPIRITUAL."