"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come...he will shew you things to come" (John 16:13).
A minister friend of mine had three serious automobile accidents in less than ten years. People were killed in these accidents. His wife was almost killed, and the minister himself was seriously injured.
Both he and his wife were healed by the hand of God.
When he heard me teaching along these lines of listening to your spirit, the inward witness, he said, "Brother Hagin, every one of those accidents could have been avoided if I had listened to that inward intuition."
Yet people will argue, "I just don't know why those accidents happened to a good Christian. He's a preacher."
Well, he had to learn to listen to his spirit just like you had to learn to listen to yours.
People want to blame God and say that God did these things. But as this preacher told me, "If I had listened to the inward intuition I had that something was about to happen, I would have waited and prayed. Instead, I said, 'I'm busy. I don't have time to pray.'"
Many times, if we had waited on God when we had that inward witness, God would have shown us things, and we could have avoided problems.
But let's not moan and groan about our past failures. Let's take advantage of our present opportunities, and make sure that we follow our inward witness in the future.
Let's learn to develop our spirit, and learn to listen to it, and then obey it.
Confession: I am becoming spirit-conscious. I am developing my spirit. And I am listening to it!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )