Leading of The Spirit-Part 6

Posted By on Friday, February 19, 2016

Even though the Lord spoke deep with me, I know apart from that.  I could never doubt it.  A thousand people could say, “We do not believe you, Beuttler.”  I would say, “that does not make any difference.  I still know.”  That is the Spirit.  He gives us the assurance of our personal relationship to God as children.
“God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will.” Hebrews 2:4
There is the witness of the Spirit by means of what we call the gifts of the Spirit.  That would take in tongues, interpretations, prophecy, some of the other gifts of the Spirit of God.  God, by means of the gifts of the Spirit, bears witness to His Word, to the truth.  The kind of witness differs with the kind of ministry.  You take an evangelist who ministers, let’s say in the Spirit.  God bears witness to his ministry with healings, with miracles, with the casting out of spirits with great results.
I am a teacher.  Miracles, healings, baptisms and salvation are not the integral part of my ministry.  In my case, the Spirit often bears witness by means of tongues, interpretation or prophecy to the truth spoken.  The Spirit of God witnesses.
He also witnesses on the inside where God’s people spontaneously know this is the truth, this is from God, I heard from God.  All over the world, on occasions people have said, “Brother Beuttler, God spoke to my heart this day.”  I do not know what He said, but He bore witness to their hearts what was said there was the word of the Lord to their hearts.  That can be embarrassing to me.
I was in France, for the first time in this particular church, and I spoke what the Lord laid on my heart.  After the meeting the pastor said, “Brother Beuttler, I do not know what to do.  I am going to have a problem.”  I said, “Well what does that have to do with me?”
He said, “You brought it about.  You caused it.”  I said, “How did that happen?”  He said, “You spoke tonight as though you had been in our last business meeting.  We have trouble in this church, and you spent all evening speaking on that condition.  My problem is: How will I ever convince my people that nobody has told you anything about our church problem?”