When you are shut in with God in prayer, the Holy Spirit will always lead you to God’s revealed Word. Christ is the living Word and He will build up your faith.
We are commanded:
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. . . . Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. . . . And take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:11, 13, 17).
Often when you receive specific instructions from the Lord, the Holy Spirit will direct you to a passage of Scripture by whispering to your spirit that you should turn to it. And then God’s Word will speak to you directly, telling you how to get through your crisis.
Many of you reading this message are in a situation that requires a word from God. Nobody on earth can help you and the only way you can get through your crisis is to remain in Christ’s presence until He gives instructions! He must tell you the way through: what to do, when to act. The perfect timing is all in the hands of the Holy Spirit — not too early or too late.
Beloved, you do not need to worry about your trial. God is faithful to respond to your every need and request, so as you pray, simply say, “Lord, I come now not just to have my needs met but also to meet Your need.”
We were made for fellowship with Him, even in our heaviest times. Do you love to be with Him? Do you prefer Him above all others? I trust that you heart cries out, “Jesus, You are my soul’s great pleasure and I love Your company.”
I pray that God will put in all of us a heart that is easily wooed to His presence. Let us pray through all our trials and listen closely to the Holy Spirit in our secret time of communion.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon