Divine Guidance


“The pure thoughts of Biblical Truths, illumined by the Holy Spirit, not the deceptive thoughts of man, are the basis for Divine Guidance. The Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spirit, is the light by which everything is enlightened, that has enlightenment.” —C. S. Craig.

Do not depend on human viewpoint.

Do not depend on the thinking of other people.

Do not even depend on your own understanding; depend on the Holy Spirit. God’s Knowledge enters man’s conscientiousness.

The Holy Spirit will always use God’s Word stored in your soul (conscientiousness) from Bible Study to guide you through fields of prosperity and  adversity — ‘the Grace-life.’ If you do not have Bible Doctrine stored in your soul, ready for the spiritual battles that lie ahead, you have a problem. Therefore, be submissive, trusting, and always studious of God’s Word. (Please reference  Proverbs 3:5-6; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12.)

Each believer by/through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, learns God. But, the believer must be consistent in Bible study. Each believer has a destiny, based on his volition — own choices. God has a plan for each believer. God is not caught off guard by your thinking or your choices. God knew your thinking (every thought) before He created creation — billions of years ago. God has always known everything about you. Therefore, live your life in loyalty and truth — be honest with God. God desires that we learn honesty, humility, faithfulness and obedience. God wants these virtues for our benefit, not His.

“The foolish man fools himself. The honest man knows better.” — C.S. Craig.

One of the most detrimental problems in the local church is that the Pastor/teacher is not teaching the meat of the Word to the congregation. Perhaps your Pastor was not taught to TEACH the Word by exegesis of each verse, and by categories, when attending Seminary. What a shame that so many pulpits in America never graduate their congregation from elementary school; they never get with “instruction,” but preach “sermons of milk.” When this is the case, the congregation lacks understanding and wisdom (depth), with the result that the believer is unsure of Divine Truths and Divine Guidance.   

When the Pastor is not teaching the Word (feeding the flock) the whole church body is like a ship without a rudder, tossed to and fro on endless waves with no direction, no arrival to the shores of MATURITY IN CHRIST, no peace, no rest.

The Bible is composed of Letters from The God of Heaven, by the Holy Spirit as a guide for man. The Bible is Divine Knowledge that God deems necessary for man’s benefit, while here on earth, while Jesus Christ is absent. The administration of life is written in The Plan of God — the Bible.

Jesus Christ represents every believer at the right hand of the Father. Every believer on earth is supposed to represent the Son of God as an ambassador, as a witness, as a light to a world of people living in darkness, without eternal life (John 8:12).

We believers are to be faithful servants (John 12:26). We are to serve with humility (Acts 20:18, 19). The faithful servant delights in the Lord and lives a life of joy no matter how severe life may be or become (Psalms 40:8). “My sheep hear (know) my voice, and I know them and they follow me” (John 10:27).

In order to represent our Lord Jesus Christ effectively, everyone who is born again must be guided by the Holy Spirit. We are to be equipped by the Word of God to serve (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4:10,11). Therefore, Divine Guidance is given by the Holy Spirit through recalling Scripture, “And I remembered the Word of the Lord” (Acts 11:16a).

We must learn by the Holy Spirit who is our guide in all things divine (John 16:7-15). Divine Guidance is the key to executing the Christian life. The Holy Spirit can only guide us when we are “filled with the Spirit” (Romans 8:14; Ephesians 5:18).

We have God’s Word that He will guide us and fill us in Isaiah 58:11, “we shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”

Two Imperatives should define every believer:

  1. Every believer is in full time Christian Service.  
  2. Every believer is a full time student of the Bible.


Two Principles define Divine Guidance:

  1. The “filling” ministry of the Holy Spirit, (1 John 1:9);
  2. The mind of Christ (God’s Word).  

Therefore, God’s Word is for instruction and the Holy Spirit for guidance (1 Corinthians 2:16).

From these two principles we derive three imperatives:

  1. Knowledge of the WILL of God (Romans 12:2).
  2. Yieldedness to the Will of God (Romans 12:1).
  3. Guidance and spiritual growth  (2 Peter 3:18).

The question of what is the will of God falls into three categories:

  1. What does the Lord want me to think? Answer: Divine Viewpoint — know the mind of Christ, the Word of God.
  2. What does He want me to do? Answer: Be Conformed to the Image of Christ — Glorify Christ.
  3. Where does He want me to serve? Answer: Wherever you are. All believers are in “Full Time” Christian Service.

God’s Will is that every member of the human race be born again. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (a change of mental attitude toward Christ), ”Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved”  (John  6:40, 47; Acts 4:12; 16:31; Romans 5:8;  1 John 3:23). “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3,4).

MECHANICS of Divine Guidance:  (Acts 11)

  1. Guidance through prayer – vs. 5;
  2. Guidance through God’s Word – vs. 7-10;
  3. Guidance through providential circumstances – vs. 11;
  4. Guidance through the Filling of the Holy Spirit – vs. 12;
  5. Guidance through Comparison of Events – vs. 13-15;
  6. Guidance through Recalling Scripture – vs. 16.

Six Points or Problem Solving Instructions Regarding Divine Guidance (Will): 

Point 1).


Divine Guidance is the doctrine of determining the will of God for our lives by: the communication of Bible Doctrine — Divine Will through Divine Revelation and the circumstances an details of life.

Point 2).

Cardinal Principle of Divine Guidance (1 John 3:23):

  1. For unbeliever — salvation (2 Peter 3:9).
  2. For believer — spirituality  (Ephesians  5:18).

Point 3). THREE CATEGORIES (types) of will:

  1. Sovereign Will of God.
  2. Angelic will.
  3. Human will.

Point  4). The humanity of Christ had free-will (Matt.26:42; Heb. 10:7, 9):

  1. No free will in mankind would imply no free will in the humanity of Christ.
  2. The basic principle of Divine Guidance, however, is based on the fact that man possesses volition of the soul as free will.

Point 5).

 Types of the Will of God:

  1. Directive will, or desire of God: His directives are actually commands and/or prohibitions (Numbers 22:12).
  2. Permissive will of God: what God allows to happen because He has given free will to mankind (Numbers 22:20).
  3. Overruling will of God: based on the principle that Jesus Christ controls history (Numbers 23).

Point 6).   

Mandates of Divine Guidance:

    1. Submit to the will of God by being filled with the Holy Spirit, which empowers obedience to God (Romans 6:13; 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:17-18; 1 John 1:9).
    2. Know the will of God through knowledge of God’s Word and application accordingly (Psalms 32:8; Proverbs 3: 1-6; Isaiah 58:11; Romans 12:2).
    3. Grow in the will of God by advancing to spiritual maturity (2 Peter 3:18; James 4:6).

This Bible Study and several other study’s on WOTM are produced from published Bible Study materials originally from RBT Bible Ministries.

Happy Studying in Fields of Grace.

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