Jesus was speaking to His disciples about the need for Him to go so that He could
send them another Helper, the Spirit of Truth. In John 16:12-13 He said,
I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide
you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but
whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell [show] you things
At this moment in time, they were not yet born again as Jesus had not yet gone to
the cross. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14,
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for
they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are
This was right after he taught us in 1 Corinthians 2:12,
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is
from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given
to us by God.
Praise God! As born-again children of God, we have received the Holy Spirit. So
now, John 16:13 is in place. Look at it again. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would
guide us into all truth and show us things to come.
We do not need fortune tellers, tarot cards, reading tea leaves, reading bones, etc. All
we need is to know that we are children of God, and that He loves us and wants the
best for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and is revealing it to us all the time.
He also told us in 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.
We need never walk in confusion ever again. He will teach us whatever we need to
know about ANYTHING! That’s what ALL things means! Hallelujah!!
He will even remind us of things we may have forgotten…if we ask Him.
Jesus said in John 10:27,
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
I used to think that I could not hear God…until I was taught this scripture. Jesus said
we DO hear His voice. And He is talking to us all the time. So, then I must have not
been listening correctly or I was not aware of what His voice sounds like.
It is not always a boom or audible sound. Most times it is a still small leading in the
heart. Paul told us in Romans 8:16,
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of
Is there an assurance, an awareness, a “Yes” in your heart that you are a child of God?
That is Him bearing witness with you that you are. In other words, you have already
heard the voice of God! Now that is good news worth shouting for!
James 4:8 tells us,
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
I want to encourage you to take time to draw aside into a place where it is quiet from
all the distractions of life…just where you and He are alone together. Worship
Him…pray in tongues…then be still and listen. You will sense His presence. You will
sense a peace, joy, love…that’s His assurance.
Then go ahead and ask anything you need to know, and I believe you will hear Him
leading you to the truth…His wisdom. And when you act on His guidance, He will
lead you in His life of prosperity and success. Praise God!
This is our year of Great Beginnings!
We love you and pray for you every day.