Works Every Time by
Pastor John Hamel
“When … the Spirit of truth, is come,
He will guide you into all truth … He will shew
you things to come.” (John 16:13)
is always the result of following the leading of the Holy Spirit." Dr.
Kenneth E. Hagin
Do you belong to Jesus? Have you ever
opened your mouth and said aloud, “Jesus, You’re my choice?”
(Romans 10:13) If you have not yet done so, this would be a good time, particularly if you are seeking guidance.
bookstores and websites of the world are overflowing with counterfeit
forms of guidance intended to lead the unsuspecting into darkness.Only by being in union with the God of
Creation, through Jesus, are you guaranteed to
not be misled by any of them.
Any guidance that is not Bible-based will
ultimately and always lead to wrong decisions, loss and tragedy. If Jesus is
your Lord and Master, then He is also your Good Shepherd. He promises to lead you away from tragedy
and into God’s plan for your life through the Person of the Holy Spirit.
In the above verse of Scripture, Jesus
referred to the Holy Spirit as the “Spirit of Truth.”He said that the “Spirit of Truth”
would tell you whatever Jesus or His Father
needed you to know. (He’ll even give you a “heads up” so to speak
about things having to do with the future.)The
primary way He does this is down in your “gut”.
Have you ever had a “gut feeling” to not do something and you did it anyway?
Later, after paying the price for not following your “gut instinct” you
said to yourself, “Something told me not to do that. What was I thinking?”
Well, that “something” was actually “Someone” called the Holy
Spirit. Here’s something the Amplified Bible says.
the peace … from Christ act as Umpire continually … deciding and
settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds.” (Colossians
This is saying, “If you don’t have
total peace about something, DO NOT DO IT.” The Inner Umpire (the
Spirit of Truth) is saying, “Do it and you’ll regret it.”
to the Inner Umpire Saved My Life
One day I was riding one of my brother’s
motorcycles high up in the Santa Ynez Mountain
range above Santa Barbara, California.It had rained heavily the day before and
huge mudslides were blocking the mountain roads everywhere.
I approached one slide that was blocking
my side of the road and decided to quickly go around it – on the wrong
side of the road.
As soon as I made that decision, it was as if someone
punched me in the gut.
I knew “Who” and what it
inner "green light" of the Holy Spirit had just changed to a
"red light" and I knew immediately He was telling me to
I quickly downshifted and began braking
immediately.I tucked the bike into a hole in the
mudslide on my side of the road.
No sooner had I done that, than a vehicle came speeding around the mudslide from
the opposite direction.The driver
had his head back, drinking a can of beer.Had I not obeyed the “Spirit of Truth,” the
“Inner Umpire” or that “Punch in the gut,” I would have been killed
Since that experience it
doesn’t take much of a “gut instinct” to get me to slow down or even
stop in my tracks when I’ve made a wrong decision. You can read this
life-saving testimony in greater detail at "Experiencing
the Glory Testimony 22."
the Holy Spirit's Red Light or Green Light - No Matter What
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.
He is giving you His inner "red light" about proceeding, apply the
There are many ways God guides Believers
in Jesus; His Word (Psalm 119:154), dreams, visions, prophecy (Joel ), Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians
12:8) and even Angels (Acts
10:1-48). These are all Biblical forms of guidance. I’ve experienced them
However, these are not the PRIMARY way
God guides.Although some may never
experience any of these other forms of guidance, ALL Believers can and will
experience the “Inner Witness.”This
is the number one way God guides all Believers today.
Listen to the “Inner Umpire.”He’ll always lead you away from tragedy
and into great success!
This is Supernatural Guidance at its
best! It works every time. Ignore it and you’ll regret it.Adhere to it and you’ll be greatly,
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