Be in Tune with the Holy Spirit

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The Holy Spirit lives in the believer, and his purpose is to guide us and convict us to keep us from sinning.

Christ communicates with us through the Spirit, and we communicate to Christ through the Spirit. The Spirit communicates with us by placing thoughts in our minds and changing the desire of our hearts. When we repent and are baptized, we receive the Holy Spirit, and then we are connected to Christ and we can walk in his divine power.

If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)


Purpose of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit guides us in God’s Truth and he will guide us through what is yet to come.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. (John 16:13-14)

When we see or hear something, the Spirit will either guide us to it or away from it. Sometimes the Spirit will make us uncomfortable with a choice we are about to make.

And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: (John 16:8)

The Spirit enables us to understand the Word and the deep things of God.

For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11)

The Spirit intercedes for us when we pray, and helps us in our weakness, keeping us in the will of God.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)


Hearing the Holy Spirit

To hear the Spirit, we must know the Word which is the language of God. The Spirit’s guidance is more understandable if we know the Word and if we know God.

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)

We are connected to the Lord when our hearts are filled with his love, and we have more understanding of his ways, because God is love. The more of God’s love that is in our hearts, the closer we are to the Lord, and the more in tune we are with the Spirit.

We will be in tune with the Spirit if we read and meditate on the Word, pray, and obey the Word of God. The Spirit lives in us, and he places Christ’s thoughts in our minds and/or changes the desires of our hearts, if we are still inside and thinking on things above.

We will not be fully in tune with the Spirit if the noise of the world pulls us away from the Spirit.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2)

If we can be still inside and keep our conscious and subconscious minds on things above, we will notice the thoughts that the Spirit puts in our minds. We have the desire to hear the Spirit, and we call on Christ to speak to us.

The more motivated we are to hear Christ through the Spirit, the more we pray for the Lord’s divine power to help us, and if we never give up, we will hear the Spirit.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)

It is important we ask the Lord to help us hear the Spirit because it can be extremely difficult to hear the Spirit when using our own power. But when we add the power of God, we will hear the Spirit.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. 

People that tune into the noise of the world are putting themselves away from the Holy Spirit because they are not in tune with the Spirit. We remain in tune with the Spirit when we think on things above and when we know scripture.

If we train ourselves to use the Spirit as a filter to the world, then everything we see and hear goes to the Spirit, and the Spirit guides our response. This can eventually be done in our subconscious mind as well as in the conscious mind, and this will keep us in tune with the Spirit.


Blessing of Being in Tune with the Spirit

The blessing of being in tune with the Spirit is the same blessing of being in tune with the Father and the Son. There is no greater blessing than following the Spirit serving Christ.

Being still inside and in tune with the Spirit can become our lifestyle. We learn to see and hear the world through the Spirit who filters out everything from the world that is not of God.

Be in tune with the Spirit and pray for the Lord’s divine power, and the Spirit will guide you down the narrow road to Heaven.