Inner Guidance System
You Can Trust Your Life to It
by Pastor John Hamel
"The spirit of man
is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the
belly." (Proverbs 20:27)
is always the result of following the leading of the Holy Spirit." Dr.
Kenneth E. Hagin
In this study
we will be talking about the subject of guidance. For a much more detailed study, go
to our JHM Online Bible Training Centre and click on Supernatural Guidance.
not possible to share everything the Bible says about this subject in
such a short study. However, we will be able to share enough,
including a powerful testimony, to get you
on the right track and keep you there.
Bible says that your spirit, the real you, is the
"candle" of the Lord. Today we would say man's spirit is
the "flood light" of the Lord. The point being made is that
God wants to give light, or answers to our many questions, through our
spirits, deep down inside.
doesn't talk to humans through the human mind because God doesn't live in
the realm of the human mind.
God doesn't talk to humans through the
human body because God doesn't live in the physical realm
God talks to His human creation through their human
spirits. After all, God is a Spirit and He lives in the
spirit realm. (John 4:24)
only makes sense for God to talk to Born Again human
beings through their human spirits because their human spirits are in union
with Him. (1Corinthians )
Now that we've established the fact that our Born Again human spirits are in
union with the Spirit of God, let's look at the Amplified Bible.
let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire
continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all
questions that arise in your minds] ..." (Colossians Amplified Bible)
Bible says that we are to let peace guide us, or act as umpire concerning all decisions we
have to make in life. This simply means that if we have a
creamy "peace" about doing something, as long as it's legal,
moral and Scriptural, God issaying to do it.
the other hand, if we have a knot of "unrest" down on
the inside about doing something, it is because God is saying to not do
that. Simply remember, a "knot" means to
is why Paul referred to the Holy Spirit within as God's
"umpire." Umpires decide whether an athlete is safe or
out. The Inner Umpire of the Holy Spirit is constantly telling the
Born Again child of God whether they are "safe" or
"out." "right" or "wrong" when it comes
to decision making.
is why we always put God in position to where He only has to answer us
"Yes" or "No." We do all we can to make what we believe
to be proper decisions in every area of our lives and then we go to the
Father and ask if we have made a right decision or not. We then give
Him a few days to give us that "peace" or "unrest," His
"Yes" or His "No."
so simple even a child can do it. Problem is many of God's disobedient children don't want to be
"bothered" or "inconvenienced" by His primary form of
you ever know not to do something deep down inside, a "gut
knowing," a "gut instinct" saying, "Don't do that"
and you did it anyway, only to regret it later? You later said,
"What in the world was I thinking when I did that? Something on the
inside was telling me not to do that."
that "something" was actually "Someone". That
“Someone” was the Holy Spirit leading
you. Had you followed Him, you would have not gotten into
trouble. This is the primary way, or the number one way the Holy
Spirit guides the Believer today when there is no Scripture to tell them
what to do.
always say it this way.When asking
God whether you should do something or not, simply remember, “peace” is His
“Yes,” “unrest” is His “No.”
Trust the Holy Spirit's Red Light or Green Light - No Matter What
way to remember it is a “red light” deep down inside your belly (spirit) is
a “Stop” signal.A “green light”
deep down inside your belly is a “Go” signal.You’ll get better at recognizing this the
more determined you are to follow Him.
September 11, 2001, Shenksville, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and New York
City came under a devastating attack of Muslim terrorists. The terrorists
hijacked four commercial airliners filled with passengers. They flew
them into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the Twin Towers of the World
Trade Center in New York City and into the ground in Pennsylvania. Over
three thousand human beings lost their lives that day, including eleven
unborn children, either on one of four hijacked planes, on the ground or in
the morning of those Muslim terrorist attacks a Spirit-filled Believer in
the Lord Jesus Christ was engineering one of the underground subway trains
that made regular stops directly beneath the World Trade Center. The
World Trade Center had already come under attack as he was driving his train
there as his next stop. He had no knowledge whatsoever of what was
happening above ground.
train engineer reports that for some reason he had a big knowing in his gut
to stop the train immediately. He had a big "red light" in his
spirit about proceeding any further towards his Twin Tower's destination.
first thought was if he stopped the train without being signaled to do so
from his above ground dispatcher, he would lose his job. It is an
extremely dangerous thing to stop an underground train without being
signaled to do so because other trains could come along and slam into it in
this Spirit-filled engineer was so overwhelmed with the inner knowing to
stop the train and to stop the train immediately, he obeyed that inner
train engineer applied the brakes, stopping the train which was headed for
the Twin Towers underground station and just sat there.
later realized had he overridden the inner prompting of the Holy Spirit, the
strong "red light" of the Holy Spirit and continued on, he would
have driven himself and his trainload of passengers directly under one of
the Twin Towers at precisely the same time it was collapsing into itself.
Spirit-filled engineer's prompt obedience to the Inner Witness of the Holy
Spirit - the lack of a "green light" and the strong presence of a
"red light" within - not only saved his life but hundreds of other
lives that fateful morning in 2001.
whatever reason the Holy Spirit might be guiding you through the inner
witness, we want to encourage you to obey Him at all times - no matter what.
He is trying to protect your life. Maybe He is trying to keep you from
marrying the wrong person. Maybe He is trying to lead you into
prosperity. Possibly He is guiding you into a major change of
direction in your life.
not allow outward circumstances to keep you from obeying Him.
He has been impressing you for months or even
years that something specific is coming into your life. Just rest and
let Him work out the details.
He is giving you His "green light" to proceed with something, by
all means proceed.
course, this is not the only way God guides His children according to the
Bible.He does have a voice, of course. He can use
the Still Small Voice (1Kings ),
the Authoritative Voice of the Holy Spirit (Acts ), Dreams (Matthew ), Visions (Acts ), Prophecy (Acts ) and Angels (Acts 10:3). These are
indeed all Scriptural forms of guidance. I have experienced them
never insist on these forms of guidance alone. I always insist on
having the inner "Umpire" the inner "Witness,"
the inner "Peace" or "Unrest," the "Red light"
or "Green light" of the Holy Spirit to
guide me. This is the primary way the Apostle Paul taught that God
guides when we have no Scripture to tell us what to do.
insist that Almighty God guide you in any other way than the inner "Umpire"
is to open yourself up to wrong spirits and deceptive guidance.
When we insist on voices, dreams, visions, prophecy or Angelic forms
of guidance, contrary to what Paul taught, Satan himself will gladly accommodate
us with counterfeits.
with the inner "Umpire". He makes perfect decisions every
time. If God wants to use any of the other higher forms of guidance,
He can and will. First show Him He can trust you to follow the inner
"Umpire" of "peace" or "unrest."
you in union with the Spirit of God through acceptance of the Person of
Jesus Christ?If not, say, “Jesus, You’re my choice for Light and Life.” (Romans 10:13)You will immediately connect with the God
of Creation in the Spirit realm.
your spirit, not your mind or your body, is "the
candle of the Lord."