Rom. 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about the last days. Just the mention of this topic stirs up thoughts of wars, famines, earthquakes, and the mark of the beast. Sometimes we tend to overlook the greatest sign of the end times which Peter proclaimed on the day of Pentecost. Peter said that the Holy Spirit would be poured out on all mankind in the last of days. Today, the Holy Spirit is being poured out on regions of the globe for the first time. From China to the Ukraine, from Viet Nam to Romania, God is pouring out His Spirit.
When we receive the Holy Spirit a magnificent change begins to happen in our lives. Instead of making our own decisions in life, the Holy Spirit wants to lead us in every arena. Paul said that this was the proof that we are sons, that we are led by the Spirit. Here are some thoughts from Matthew Henry on today’s verse.
“All that are Christ’s are taken into the relation of Children to God, v. 14. Their property: They are led by the Spirit of God, as a scholar in his learning is led by his tutor, as a traveller in his journey is led by his guide, as a soldier in his engagements is led by his captain; not driven as beasts, but led as rational creatures, drawn with the cords of a man and the bands of love. It is the undoubted character of all true believers that they are led by the Spirit of God. Having submitted themselves in believing to his guidance, they do in their obedience follow that guidance, and are sweetly led into all truth and all duty.”
Just think for a moment. What if our whole city was infiltrated by people actually being led by the Holy Spirit? Just think how that would change our world. How could something like that happen? Well, it starts with one person. It starts when you yield or I yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Rather than striving in our own wisdom and strength we yield to the Holy Spirit. It is a much easier, less complicated life. So how do we know we are sons? “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”