MAY 25…Day 145 FOLLOW THE LEADER TO LEAD THE FOLLOWERS
“However, when He, the Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you into all Truth; for He will not speak of His own authority, but He whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-14 NKJV
According to our text, the Holy Spirit is the heavenly messenger and tour guide for our spiritual experience in this life. His job is to ‘lead’ us into all truth and our job is to ‘follow’ as we are being groomed to be Jesus’ “body” or spiritual leadership in the earth. The problem is that too many believers want to lead before they know how to ‘be led!’ Today, it is very real and present danger that so many churches are full of unspiritual people with carnally oriented leaders, all trying to convince unbelievers to believe in the God they don’t even listen to themselves! In this way the church shames itself without even realizing it, giving society a license to label it as outdated and hypocritical. We can only become light to humanity by first learning to be enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Notice how the Spirit of God was given in the absence of Jesus Himself to equip believers with everything needed to successfully navigate through this life for God. The word ‘guide’ here literally means that God’s Spirit has been given to us as our ‘conductor’ or ‘route leader.’ If we are willing to follow and do things His way, the Bible tells us that He will take us where we need to go in order to fulfill our destiny, which is God’s will. He will conduct the business of the church in such a way so as to cause it to be a conductor of His business! “Learning to be led” will make your life a map through this lost world and a marker of God’s hidden treasures for other seeking souls!