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Are You in Contact With Your Spirit Guide?

We’re hearing so much in this day about
the New Age Movement and how we should
be in contact with our “other self” through
our “spirit guide.” These concepts are being
taught in our public schools, even at the
lower grade levels. Misguided, deceived
individuals are teaching our innocent children
about transcendental meditation, yoga, and
the spirit world.

Numerous celebrities, such as Shirley
MacLaine, Linda Evans, and John Denver,
have publicized their involvement with such
fearsome ancient spirit guides as Ramtha,
Spectra, and Lazirus, who supposedly
possess supernatural knowledge and can assist
them in making important decisions and
choices.

The truth is that most of the spirits out
there are not holy. It is vitally important to
recognize this fact. Sadly, too many people
do not realize that when they participate in
activities like “channeling,” trances, seances,
etc., they are opening themselves up to all
kinds of demonic spirits. Often, people
actually give themselves over to evil spirits,
with tragic results.

Our Guide

As Christians, our Spirit Guide lives
within us. Your body is the temple of the
Holy Ghost which is in you
(1 Corinthians
6:19). Therefore, if our Spirit Guide is within
us, we have no need to go outside ourselves
for guidance as others suggest. He is all we
need.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is
come, he will guide you into all truth: for he
shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever
he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he
willshow you things to come
(John 16:13).

Imagine, you have access to the greatest
Spirit of all — the precious Holy Spirit. You
can possess, and be possessed by, the most
powerful force in all the universe, the
omniscient, omnipresent Spirit of the eternal God.
Shirley MacLaine and others talk about their
spirit guides being so special because they
are ancient. But our Spirit Guide — the Holy
Spirit — helped create the world, even man.

Genesis 1:1,2 says, In the beginning God
created the heaven and the earth. And the
earth was without form, and void; and
darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of
the waters.
So the Holy Spirit was there at
the dawn of creation — as a part of the
Trinity. He is from the beginning and predates
all other spirit guides.

We can have contact with this Holy Spirit
and be guided by Him, but first we must
possess Him. The only way that can happen
is by the illumination of His Word. He must
convince us of the truth. John 16:8 says,
And when he is come, he will reprove
[convince] the world of sin, and of righteousness,
and of judgment.
He convinces us that we
need Him and guides us to the born-again
experience.

Thank God, the Spirit does strive with
us and illuminates the truth to us.

Our Intercessor

Not only does the Spirit convince us of
our need of Christ, He also creates
intercessory thoughts in us. There are times
when we don’t even know what we need —
what is good for us. So many times we may
not even know how we should pray or what
we should ask for. So we have to join our
spirit with the Holy Spirit to seek out God’s
best plan for our lives. Romans 8:26 says,
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray
for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us with groanings which
cannot be uttered.

There are times when we come to God,
praying only for what we want — asking for
His approval — instead of seeking His will
for our lives. I’m convinced that on those
occasions when we come to God, asking
selfishly, the Holy Spirit is saying, “No,
Father, no.” When we do not ask within the
will of God, then the Holy Spirit, in His
mercy, intercedes for what is best.

As a young bride, I had an experience
like this. I wanted a baby so much that I
begged God to let me have one. I refused to
consider how much a child would have
hampered and burdened my calling and
ministry, which at that time required me to
live “on the road” for months at a time. I
avoided thinking about how cruel and unfair
my work load and life-style would be to a
helpless, wholly-dependent little one.

Even after I knew that motherhood was
not God’s will for me, I asked anyway. But
the Holy Spirit, in His goodness, interceded
for me — for my own good. And now, when I
can see things clearly and in perspective,
that knowledge brings me great comfort.

There may also be times when we
experience a yearning for something that is
undefined and inexpressible. It’s a hunger or
yearning we simply can’t understand. At
times like these, we can join our spirits
with the Holy Spirit and let Him create
intercessory thoughts within us. Then we
can have peace that what is being sought in
our behalf is for our good…and will be done.
And this is the confidence that we have in
him, that, if we ask any thing according to
his will, he heareth us: and if we know that
he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know
that we have the petitions that we desired of
him
(1 John 5:14,15).

Allowing the Holy Spirit to create
intercessory thoughts and prayers brings such
satisfaction and fulfillment. It goes beyond
our understanding or ability to put it into
words. It is so beautiful and powerful.

Our Comforter

Then, the Holy Spirit comforts us. I will
not leave you comfortless: I will come to you

(John 14:18).

I love the story about a very sad
unbeliever who was seated next to a Christian
man on a train. During the trip, the unsaved
man began to cry and weep. The believer
said to him, “I see you are troubled and
sad. Is there some way I can help you?”

The sorrowful man replied, “I’ve just lost
my wife. Our home seems so empty. All I
have left to keep me company is her
parakeet.”

The believer replied, “Well, as a Christian
I have the Paraclete — the Holy Spirit. He
never leaves me. And He will meet your
need if you’ll allow Him to.”

Paraclete, in the Greek, means
“comforter” and is the name given for the Holy
Spirit. As Christians, we have the constant,
unfailing presence of the Holy Spirit to guide
and comfort us.

Our Spiritual Gift-giver

The Holy Spirit also controls the spiritual
gifts bestowed upon the body of Christ,
the Church. The manifestation of the Spirit
is given to every man to profit withal For to
one is given by the Spirit the word of
wisdom; to another the word of knowledge…to
another faith…to another the gifts of healing…
to another the working of miracles; to another
prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to
another divers kinds of tongues; to another
the interpretation of tongues: but all these
worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit,
dividing to every man severally as he will

(1 Corinthians 12:7-11).

God gives these gifts to each believer, as
He wills. Each of us has been given a very
special gift — and the Holy Spirit will guide
us into a place of service using the particular
gift He has chosen for us. He will also
give us power when using that gift.

Peter had the gift of communication —
the ability to preach. But after he was filled
with the Holy Spirit (see Acts 1:8; 2:4), he
not only had the gift but also the fruit…
boldness (see Acts 4:13). So the Holy Spirit
not only gives us spiritual gifts, He also
gives us the ability (fruit) and strength to
use them.

Spiritual gifts are not given to hoard for
our own benefit or enjoyment. They are
given to enable us to minister to others.
And the Spirit will provide the opportunity —
He will definitely show us our place of service.

I believe there are times, depending on
the circumstances, when more than one
gift of the Spirit may be exercised through
you. A situation may arise where there is
no one else to depend on and the Holy
Spirit manifests (or works) a particular gift
through you to meet a particular need at a
particular time. It may be a gift that has
never operated in your life before, but when
the Spirit puts you in a situation, He will
illuminate your mind to meet the need. You
will discover that where God guides, He
provides.

The Holy Spirit is our Keeper

Not only is our Spirit Guide with us in
life, but He remains with us even after death.

Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman relates a beautiful
story about how he personally discovered
this thrilling truth. He was sitting in his
home, reading an address delivered by Dr.
Moorhead at a Bible Conference. Dr.
Moorhead declared that when one becomes
a child of God, the Spirit of God comes in to
dwell in that person and will continue in
that body until the Resurrection. Even after
the human spirit has departed to be with
the Lord, the third member of the godhead
remains with that body until the Resurrection.

Dr. Chapman said that as he thought
about this, he started to cry. He said, “We
hitched the horse to the carriage, and my
wife and I rode out to a little graveyard
where we had buried our firstborn son. As
we stood there beside that little grave, we
said, √ęThank You, Lord, for keeping watch.’
Immediately the peace of God flooded our
souls.” He went on, “Later, when I stood by
the grave of my mother, again I said, ‘Thank
You, Holy Spirit, for staying with Your temple
and keeping watch.'”

What a comfort! On the day of
Resurrection the Spirit will touch the body with
new life, reunite it with the soul, and sweep
our triuned body, soul, and spirit to be with
God. How amazing and beautiful!

I encourage you today to get in contact
with your Spirit Guide. But don’t be fooled
by the false teachers of the so-called New
Age Movement. Satan always has a
counterfeit for the real and profitable things in
life. He would like to deceive you into
listening to his emissaries of evil and guide
you into darkness. But he is no match for
the real “Spirit Guide” — the Holy Spirit, who
will always guide you into all truth.
Remember, Greater is he that is in you, than
he that is in the world
(1 John 4:4).

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