The Inward Witness 1
“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
Another way God speaks to us today is through the ‘inward witness.’ As soon as a man or woman gets born again, his spirit is illuminated with the life and nature of God; this enables him or her to hear from God.
The day you got born again was the day you received the life of God into your spirit. That was the day you got enlightened to be able to perceive spiritual things through the inward witness.
1 John 5:10 says, “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself …” This shows that there is a witness in you as a child of God through which God is able to lead you today.
John 1:9 says, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” This means that everyone born into the world has a witness inside of him that attests to divine realities. For instance, you have never been to heaven but you are sure there is a heaven. It is the inward witness that gives you that reality.
Romans 8:16 (NKJV) says, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,” The Spirit corroborates evidence with your spirit that you are a child of God. The inward witness gives you that certainty by the Holy Spirit.
Please read Colossians 1:9 and ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
For further study, read:
John 10:1-5, John 10:16, John 10:26-29.
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Listen to your inward witness as a Christian.