God Told Me!…Really?
by ASHER INTRATER JUNE 14, 2020
In our congregations, where we believe in the active gifts of the Holy Spirit, we often hear people say with great enthusiasm, “God told
me…!” What do we mean by such a statement? Can it be true?
It is possible through faith in Yeshua to receive the Holy Spirit living inside of us: Romans 8:9, 11, 11 – “the Spirit of God dwelling in you…” “Spirit dwells inside of you…” “His Spirit dwelling in you…”
With the spiritual presence of God on the inside, we can be led by that Spirit. Romans 8:14 – “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.” This sense of inner leading can be a daily, if not moment-by-moment experience.
This “leading” is a continuation of the experience of the prophets of Israel (I Samuel 10:10-13, Joel 2:28-29) and a fulfillment of the prayer of Moses that all God’s people would receive the Holy Spirit and prophesy (Numbers 11:29). Yet the New Covenant experience of “indwelling” is more delicate, intuitive, internal, subjective, and normative than the prophetic interventions of God described in the Law and Prophets.