I don’t know about you but when I first got saved, I found it hard to say the words, “The Holy Spirit told me or God told me…” I felt I wasn’t qualified and Spiritually grown enough to say those words yet. I thought those words were reserved for people who were super spiritual and actually hear God’s voice audibly. Besides, I was not sure if that was God talking to me or not. So, I just resorted to saying, “Something told me…”
I also found it hard to say, “The Holy Spirit told me..” because I didn’t want to sound all spiritual and goody two shoes. Especially when I was among unbelievers, so I compromised and just said, “Something told me..”
But his name is not “Something” In fact he is not a “thing.” He is a person, the third person in the God-head and he lives in you and I. His name is the Holy Spirit.
Again, I believe more of this is because we are not sure he is the one talking, so in order not to make a “mistake” we use the word, “Something.” But you must come to the point in your walk with the Holy Spirit that you are able to confidently and comfortably say his name.
We mentioned in our previous article, Knowing His Voice, that intimacy with the Holy Spirit is very essential to clearly tell his voice apart from other voices. Check out that article.
You do not have to earn hearing his voice, so whether you just got saved yesterday or you’ve been saved since you were born, you can hear and know his voice.
He is always speaking to you. And just as you can tell the voice of your best friend even from a distance because you spend quality time with him/her, you will be able to tell the voice of the Holy Spirit because you spend quality time talking and hearing him.
I am also very concerned that Christians who clearly hear his voice still find it hard to say his name.
You must cut through whatever is holding you back from saying his name and confidently say it.
Worried you might be wrong and he wasn’t the one speaking?
Then test the voice.
The Holy Spirit has attributes and fruit that he bears in us and this fruit is reflected in everything he says.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.” _ Galatians 5:22-23.
Also, whatever he tells you will always align with the word of God. This is another reason you need to read and study the word of God.
So, if that voice is telling you to keep your pride, lie, steal, etc. That is definitely not him. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is evident in his voice and words.
Many times, it is as simple as an awesome thought coming to your mind that is a total opposite of what you would usually do and you sure know you ain’t that smart to think that up. That’s the Holy Spirit speaking to you dear.
It is imperative you know that it’s the Holy Spirit speaking because he does have a lot more to tell you. And you don’t want to miss it.
It’s okay to say, “Something” But that proves that you ain’t sure and when you ain’t sure about something, it makes it hard to put faith on it and obey it. You must be sure.
“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth (Holy Spirit), 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. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” John 16: 13 – 15.
So be comfortable and confidently say his name when you hear him speak.
He has a name.
The Holy Spirit.
You are Eternally Loved.