Led by the Spirit Series – Week 1
“Promptings, Dreams, and Visions”
Romans 8:14-16 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
The Holy Spirit has been active among the people of God since the beginning of time.
Old Testament – Holy Spirit came on people like kings, prophets, and leaders and gave them insight, guidance, direction, and wisdom. He would come on them to do a job and then leave.
It was prophesied that the Holy Spirit would come on Jesus.
Isaiah 11:2 – The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
New Testament – The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus. Jesus fulfilled the OT prophecies. He closed the Old Covenant. He established the New Covenant.
Before Jesus departure, He promised to send the Holy Spirit.
John 14:16 – And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.
John 14:26 – But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Only you are not going to see Him like you see me with your natural eyes, but by faith, He will be with you forever.
On the day of Pentecost, the church began. The Holy Spirit was released on earth for every believer.
Acts 2:2 – And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
And all the men received the Holy Spirit and the women were left out.
Acts 2:4 – And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 2:17 – “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
We see that this scripture includes gender and generations. Male and female; young and old. Every one is included.
The Holy Spirit leads Christians sometimes through promptings, visions, and dreams. Sometimes He puts a strong desire in your heart.
Philippians 2:13 – for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
The Holy Spirit is a powerful person. He is on our side working for us and with us.
You don’t have to wait hours and hours for the Holy Spirit to give you promptings. He makes it easy not difficult.
Prompting – Port St. Lucie
Sometimes we do special intercession. The Holy Spirit took me into intercession when He gave me the vision of Life Christian Church.
Vision – My Vision of Life Christian Church
In Acts 10:11-17 - Peter had a vision in which he was commanded to kill and eat unclean animals. He was offended. Later, when he met men sent to him from the Gentile Cornelius, who was unclean to Jewish Peter, he understood the vision as God’s permission to minister to the Gentiles.
Dream – Anton’s dream, California.
In Matthew, Joseph had a dream…Matthew 1:20-21 – But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
I used to tell my children either you will learn to be guided or you will learn by circumstances.
You can live your life watching out for yourself. I better make sure I get that promotion. I better make sure no one takes advantage of me. Living like this is too stressful.
But being led by the Spirit is fun and exciting and He takes you places you never dreamed.
I made a choice I will keep my eyes on Him and while my eyes are on Him, He will help me to see through His eyes.
Video of message by Pastor Sarah Marie below: